Fresher UN Assistant Site Planner Career Jobs – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:          Assistant Site Planner
Organisation: United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10026373 
Vacancy Notice: 032/2017
Reports to: Head of Field
Duty Station: Uganda
Position Grade: NOA
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 work in liaison with other colleagues in the field, in particular
working in 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
  • Provide support to 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.
  • Assist to assess infrastructure conditions
    in refugee hosting areas and assess how and to what extend those
    conditions are effected by the presence of refugees.
  • The jobholder will 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 any other duties as required. 

Key Result Areas: 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 opportunity 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.
  • Broad 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
  • Fluency in English language. Proficiency
    in another UN 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: 18th December 2017

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