Entry Level Assistant Site Planner UN Job Vacancies – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:       Assistant Site Planner  
Organisation: United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10027138
Vacancy Notice: 010/2017
Reports to: Head of Office
Duty Station: Uganda
Post Grade: GL5
About UNHCR:
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was
established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly.
UNHCR’s mandate under the Statute of the Office of the United Nations High
Commissioner for Refugees is to lead and co-ordinate action for international
protection to refugees; seek permanent solutions for the problems of refugees
and safeguard refugee rights and well-being. UNHCR has an additional mandate
concerning issues of statelessness, as it is given a designated role under
Article 11 of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.
Job Summary: The Assistant
Site Planner will provide support
to protection, health, community services, water and sanitation. In addition to
physical planning, the incumbent may also assist with the functions in the
areas of shelter, infrastructure, and site selection and construction
management support. The incumbent liaises and co-ordinates UNHCR construction
related activities within the area of responsibility (AoR), in accordance with
UNHCR policies and priorities and maintains contacts with the local officials
and implementing partners to discuss and share information on the assessment of
infrastructure conditions in refugee hosting areas.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • The jobholder will coordinate and
    consolidate UNHCR construction related activities, in accordance with UNHCR
    policies and priorities.
  • Serve as the focal point on all matters
    related to construction activities amongst different sectors within UNHCR
    and between UNHCR and Partners.
  • Provide support to assess infrastructure
    conditions in refugee hosting areas and assess how and to what extend
    those conditions are effected by the presence of refugees.
  • Plan, design and coordinate refugee camp
    layouts.
  • Assist to update existing refugee camps to
    match the existing situation.
  • Supervise and monitor the implementation
    of construction projects administered by UNHCR under AoR.
  • Assist to prepare consolidated reports on
    construction related activities of sites within the AoR.
  • Develop and maintain liaison with
    specialized institutions, NGOs, bilateral and multilateral agencies,
    donors and other institutions to enhance technical activities in the
    related areas implemented in the locations under the AoR.
  • Perform other duties as required.
Key Performance Indicators: UNHCR
country operation has sufficient support in the field of site planning and thus
better able to meet the needs of persons of concern.
 Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    UNHCR Assistant Site Planner job vacancy should hold a University degree
    in one of the Civil Engineering disciplines with courses on physical
    planning construction management, infrastructure development or any other
    related subjects.
  • At least two years of relevant professional
    working experience.
  • Good knowledge of basic computer software,
    including engineering design tools.
  • Previous experience in all disciplines of
    Civil Engineering, Rural Settlement Development, Emergency Management and
    Environmental Planning, and ability making the linkages to rehabilitation
    and development programmes.
  • Familiarity with and Field exposure to
    UNHCR programme planning and implementation and on humanitarian
    operations. – Proficiency in another UN language.
  • Fluency in English language.
How to Apply:
All interested Ugandan nationals who wish to join the United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the aforementioned capacity are
encouraged to click on the link below and follow the application instructions
after reviewing the job details.
Deadline: 23rd February,
2017
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