UN Senior Shelter Associate Jobs – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:  Senior Shelter Associate

Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Duty Station:  Uganda

Position Grade LICA-7


About US:

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is a UN agency mandated to aid and protect refugees, forcibly displaced communities, and stateless people, and to assist in their voluntary repatriation, local integration or resettlement to a third country. UNHCR was created in 1950 to address the refugee crisis that resulted from World War II. The 1951 Refugee Convention established the scope and legal framework of the agency’s work, which initially focused on Europeans uprooted by the war. Beginning in the late 1950s, displacement caused by other conflicts, from the Hungarian Uprising to the decolonization of Africa and Asia, broadened the scope of UNHCR’s operations. Commensurate with the 1967 Protocol to the Refugee Convention, which expanded the geographic and temporal scope of refugee assistance, UNHCR operated across the world, with the bulk of its activities in developing countries.


Job Summary:  The Senior Shelter Associate – Intensive Public Works for Yumbe will provide technical guidance in the planning and implementation of Labour-intensive public works projects in the communities within the settlement and hosting Population areas. The incumbent will also offer technical support in programs execution under the agriculture/farming project as well as capacity building of groups engaged in the LIPW.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Report regularly on CFW activity implementation for all active sites, while maintaining accurate records of all relevant forms and documents. .
  • Prepare monthly sectorial reports and submit material for preparation of periodic project monitoring reports as required by the office at country level.
  • Report on shift to utility process.
  • Perform any other duties as may be required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal applicant must hold a Diploma in Engineering (Water or Civil), Environment, Forestry, Agriculture, Social Sciences from a reputable University is required.
  • At least 8 years of progressively responsible functions in water/ sanitary engineering or a related field, dealing with labour intensive public works, construction of shelter and infrastructure in rural settings is required.
  • Proven experience with Engineering Project Management and ability to achieve quality results, on time, and within budget is required.
  • Proven ability to deal with multiple tasks in a courteous and service-oriented manner in demanding working conditions that often have short deadlines is required.
  • Exposure to UNHCR mandate, its priorities and principles is required.
  • Experience in community engagement, construction supervision and site management are required.
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Technological Awareness
  • Innovation and Creativity


How to Apply:

All candidates who wish to join the United Nations in this capacity should apply online at the link below.


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Deadline: 9th September 2021


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