UN Associate Shelter Officer Job Vacancies – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:      Associate Shelter Officer
Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10030514
Vacancy Notice: 005/2019
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head of Field Office
Post Grade: NOB
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
Associate Shelter Officer will oversee the day to-day operations of all
construction projects to ensure that works proceed as designed and comply with
established standards and procedures for the full project cycle.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Participate in the development and implementation of the Technical
    Unit procedures and processes.
  • Prepare site surveys and soil tests conducted directly by UNHCR
    and/or supervises site surveys and soil tests conducted by partners/other
  • Prepare necessary designs, drawings, calculations etc. for all
    construction projects.
  • Prepare and/or review cost estimates for construction projects
    including detailed Bills of Quantities.
  • Prepare all necessary tender documents and/or verify and clear such
    documents prepared by partners stakeholders
  • Carry out post-contract administration duties including assessing
    quantities, estimating cost for documentation of interim and final payment
    certification and controlling costs to include projects are completed
    within budget.
  • Assess existing building conditions, briefing partners stakeholders
    in the plans and designs to ensure that the right materials and equipment
    used are in line with UNHCR Government acceptable standards.
  • Ensure quality and quantity control, quantity control,
    variation/change order, carry out regular site visits, and meetings in
    order to ensure the project delivery meets quality standards and timeframe
    required by UNHCR.
  • Coordinate with Field Engineers on Construction Supervision and
    monthly progress reports in order to be able to closely monitor the actual
    cost and milestones against predetermined budget and timeline.
  • Advise on matters related to the procurement of sector related
    materials or equipment, including the development of technical
    specifications for bid documents, technical evaluation of bids,
    review/inspection of the quality of products/works.
  • Support Programme colleagues in analysing budgetary implications of
    technical components, as well as ensuring the technical integrity of all
    sectoral interventions.
  • Work in close coordination with all functional Units in UNHCR
    (Protection, Programme, Community Services, Field, Administration, and
    Supply) for all issues related to protection, population of concern
    figures and assistance.
  • Actively contribute to the preparation of the specific projects
    budget and monitor the financial performance of a given area of activity
    versus set budget to ensure alignment.
  • Comply with all relevant stakeholders safety, quality, health and
    environmental procedures to ensure healthy and safe work environment.
  • Perform other related duties as may be assigned
Key Performance Indicators:  UNHCR
country operation is technically sound in the field of construction activities
and is thus better able to meet the needs of persons of concern in Uganda.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Associate Shelter
    Officer job placement should hold an undergraduate degree (equivalent of a
    BA/BS) in Civil or Architectural Engineering with at least 3 years of
    previous relevant work experience including experience in supervising
    construction projects in Uganda. Graduate degree (equivalent of a Masters)
    plus 2 years or Doctorate degree (equivalent of a PhD) plus 1 year of
    previous relevant work experience may also be accepted.
  • Excellent report writing skills.
  • Good knowledge of basic computer software, including engineering
    design tools e.g. AutoCAD and GIS.
  • Experience in the management of construction sites.
  • Knowledge of local language and local institutions.
  • Excellent command of English Language (Written and Spoken).
  • Experience in all disciplines of civil engineering, rural settlement
    development, and emergency management, and ability making the linkages to
    rehabilitation and development programmes will be an added advantage.
  • Familiarity with and Field exposure to UNHCR programme planning and
    implementation and on humanitarian operations.
  • Skills on project formulation, planning, supervision and management.
  • Proficiency in additional UN languages would be an asset.
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: 24th January 2019
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