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

Job Title:      Site
Planning Associate
Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10028944
Vacancy Notice: 040/2018
Reports to: Associate
Field Officer
Duty Station: 
Post Grade: GL6
About US:
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 Site Planning Associate will work under
overall supervision of the Associate Field Officer in Kyaka and Physical Site
Planner in Mbarara, and in coordination 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. To
fulfil the role of Site Planning Associate is required to spend a substantial
percentage of her/his time working outside the office.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Assist in providing technical input related to physical planning,
    site selection/ development of refugee settlements, transit
    camps/way-station, infrastructures and shelter with due consideration to
    water, sanitation and environmental concern to the operation, implementing
    partners and other agencies involved in assisting persons of concern to
    UNHCR and design camp sites/settlements in accordance with selection
    criteria and technical requirement.
  • Work closely with counterparts in UNHCR as well as partners in the
    design and formulation of activities in line with cost effectiveness,
    technologically sound and socially appropriate solutions for the above
    mentioned activities. In case of direct implementation, design site plan
    and supervise construction activities undertaken by UNHCR in the
    settlements and other identified locations;
  • Assist in assessment of the needs and resources of people of concern
    in terms of shelter with participation of the community and taking into
    consideration the implementing partners’ views and in defining appropriate
  • Assist in providing inputs for formulation of project submissions to
    address the needs, taking into consideration the technical standards
    (UNHCR/Sphere/National) and UNHCR protection mandate and policy priorities,
    such as environment, women and children, groups with specific needs etc;
  • Assist in the identification of refugee hosting sites and planning
    for the development of appropriate infrastructure in consultation with the
    national and local authorities and following UNHCR standards and policies;
  • Assist in providing technical guidance and monitor in camp/site
    construction and related activities.
  • Support the UNHCR office in close monitoring of the camp/site
    development activities and the construction work undertaken by
    implementing partners with the aim of accomplishing the task in the most
    effective manner on agreed time schedule and in conformity with the set
    guidelines and principles in accordance with the overall objective of the
    UNHCR operation plans;
  • Work closely with the other UN agencies, Government ministries and
    implementing partners in order to coordinate activities encompassing
    camp/site planning, shelter and other infrastructures including roads,
    culverts in the settlements.
  • Perform any other related duties as required.
Key Performance Indicators:
  • UNHCR’s country operation has sufficient support in the field of
    site planning and thus better able to meet the needs of persons of concern
  • Enforce technical strategies, protocols and guidelines
  • Represent UNHCR in the meetings and fora related to the functions.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Site Planning
    Associate job opportunity should have completed secondary education with
    post-secondary training/certificate in one of the Civil Engineering
    disciplines with courses on Physical Planning, Construction Management,
    Infrastructure Development or any other related subjects.
  • At least six years of relevant working experience
  • Extensive knowledge of basic computer software including engineering
    design tools.
  • Fluency in English
  • 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 will be an added advantage.
  • Previous experience in the areas of rural development, natural
    resources and environmental management.
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
Deadline: 18th June 2018
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