Fresher UN Assistant Environment Officer Jobs – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:        Assistant Environment Officer
Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10031827
Vacancy Notice: 016/2019
Reports to: 
Senior Protection Officer
Duty Station: 
Post Grade:
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 Environment Officer will work closely with
colleagues responsible for water and sanitation, shelter, nutrition, education,
health, community services and livelihoods. The incumbent will support the
UNHCR Office on all issues related to environment, self-reliance and
shelter/infrastructures and will make sure that UNHCR policies are in line with
global and national strategies. Regular and frequent discussions between the
incumbent and his/her supervisor(s), including at headquarters, are necessary
to ensure that the latest best practices and procedures are shared and applied consistently
on issues related to environment. The incumbent will undertake missions to the
camps and liaise with Sub-Offices on the implementation of environment,
self-reliance and shelters/site planning programmes. In addition, the staff
member will maintain regular contact with UN technical agencies, and
implementing and operational partners as needed. The incumbent should be
capable of working with minimum supervision in project submissions, revisions
and reallocations throughout the project life cycle in the environmental
programme. S/he will be instrumental in contributing to the development of
specific inputs related to the sector and must meet reporting requirements.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Work in
close collaboration with the relevant stakeholders, support the office in
undertaking regular assessments on environmental conditions in refugee-hosting
areas and measure the extent those conditions are affected by the presence of
refugee camps; collect and update data on main areas of environment, energy,
livelihood and shelters and identify means to mitigate the impact on natural
an assessment of the current domestic energy situation in the refugee camps
together with the concerned persons.
On the
basis of the assessment, and in consultation with relevant stakeholders,
identify effective interventions in the sector of energy both from the demand
and supply sides.
Serve as
the focal point and liaison officer for all matters related to environmental
activities amongst different sectors within UNHCR and outside.
in the management of UNHCR’s assistance programmes in the form of project
submissions, revision and reallocations in the environment sector throughout
the project lifecycle, needs assessment, budgeting, monitoring, implementation
and evaluation.
support to the UNHCR Office in organizing training activities of UNHCR and its
implementing partners to address key areas of environmental management, climate
change and domestic energy issues to refugees and other persons of concern
best practices/lessons for dissemination and implementation in the areas of
natural resource management, forestry, sustainable agriculture, domestic energy
and environmental education sectors.
technical support in developing project proposals and implementation
arrangements to address environmental rehabilitation needs within the framework
of UNHCR policies, procedures and guidelines
technical input on reports related to environmental issues.
any other duties as required.
Key Performance Indicators:
is provided in establishing partnerships with government ministries, NGOs,
other UN agencies and donors and coordinate planning a response to
refugee-related environmental damages in the country.
technical advice to develop project proposals and to support programme
implementation of environmental and self-reliance projects.
management is assisted in establishing coordination, monitoring and evaluation
systems, including information sharing mechanisms regarding environment, energy
sources and livelihoods.
the UNHCR Representation in coordinating matters related to environment amongst
different sectors within UNHCR, the local authorities, and implementing
UNHCR in relevant national meetings and technical conferences in the area of

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Assistant Environment Officer job
placement should hold an Undergraduate degree in Environmental
Studies/Management of Natural Resources, Agriculture, Forestry or other related
One year
of experience in environmental assessment, planning, monitoring and evaluation
of integrated environmental programmes/projects in displacement and stable
of and practical experience with refugee-related environmental problems.
with emerging environmentally sustainable and appropriate technologies, and
renewable energy.
skills in analysis, using and presenting quantitative and qualitative data, and
report writing.
with community-based and participatory approaches
knowledge of English language and knowledge of local language and local
planning and managerial skills, ability to work with various (relevant)
computer software.
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: 23rd July 2019
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