Senior Site Planning Associate UN Job Careers – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:       Senior Site Planning Associate
Organisation: United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10027154
Vacancy Notice: 009/2017
Reports to: Head of Field
Duty Station: Uganda
Post Grade: GL7
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 Senior Site
Planning Associate will supervise all site planning activities, liaising with
Office of the Prime Minister. The Senior Site Planning associate is expected to
provide support to field colleagues in all site planning related inquiries,
including necessary coordination with partners.
Key Duties and
  • The incumbent will coordinate / assist in
    scheduling and following up of plot demarcation works for a potential
    shelter construction (RHU & others).
  • Follow up and support the implementation
    of master plan of transit sites and detailed site layout principles for
    appropriate use of available land and safe siting of community facilities
    and infrastructure works including road and drainage works, water,
    sanitation and hygiene (WASH) facilities, community services, education
    and health facilities, for security lighting and potential power line
  • Supervise the implementation of shelter
    construction works and report on progress made, difficulties observed on
    daily basis, including winterisation and maintenance issues.
  • Ensure quality, conformity, cost and
    timeliness of shelter projects.
  • Establish and maintain relations with all
    stakeholders and ensure that activities are conducted in a manner which
    guaranties staff and POC safety in the site.
  • The incumbent will also coordinate works
    with community services, field and other related units as required in
    process of handing over the RHU/ other shelter.
  • Assist in the tents/POC relocation process
    during implementation of shelter program.
  • Follow up on on-going construction works
    including site fencing, waiting areas & other infrastructures works.
  • Assisting in other engineering tasks such
    as site assessment, structural assessment works, drafting of work
    specifications, preparation of sketch, cost estimating & tender
  • Actively participate, if required, in site
    identification, assessment and survey, applying UNHCR, international and
    national standards to advise on the suitability of sites.
  • Performs other duties as required.
Key Performance Indicators:
  • UNHCR shelter and settlement programme is
    implemented based on updated needs assessment and in accordance with
    agreed terms and conditions and standards.
  • UNHCRs policies, standards and procedures
    are constantly and coherently applied in the area of responsibility (AoR).
  • UNHCRs country operation has sufficient
    support in the field of shelter & settlement and is thus better able
    to meet the needs of persons of concern.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    UNHCR Senior Site Planning Associate job opportunity should have completed
    secondary education with additional training in Civil/Structural
    Engineering or other related field.
  • A minimum of eleven years of progressively
    relevant experience, including collaboration with different international
    organizations (e.g. UN agencies, Red Cross Movement, INGOs, IOs or Donors).
  • Field experience in responding to large
    scale emergencies working with relevant governmental technical departments
    and various organizations in identifying, designing, delimiting, clearing
    and developing land allocated to establish site camps.
  • Extensive knowledge of site surveying and
    experience in undertaking related topography assessments/ feasibility
    studies for site identification and environmental impact studies whilst
    using surveying tools (including GPS equipment, GIS software).
  • Prior experience in the design of camp
    master plans including layout of shelter plots, roads, communal
    infrastructures and basic services.
  • Prior experience in designing and
    implementing a longer term shelter strategy looking beyond the emergency
    phase, particularly within a camp context.
  • Significant exposure and experience of
    site construction management (including supervision, monitoring, quality
    control, evaluation, etc.).
  • Excellent working knowledge of English
    (written / oral / comprehension).
  • Knowledge of local language i.e. Madi is
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
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