20 February 2017

Entry Level Assistant Site Planner UN Job Vacancies - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:       Assistant Site Planner  
Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10027138
Vacancy Notice: 010/2017
Reports to: Head of Office
Duty Station: Uganda
Post Grade: GL5

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 provide support to 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 Responsibilities:  
  • The jobholder will 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.
  • Provide support to assess infrastructure conditions in refugee hosting areas and assess how and to what extend those conditions are effected by the presence of refugees.
  • 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 other duties as required.

Key Performance Indicators: 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 vacancy 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.
  • Good 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 operations. - Proficiency in another UN language.
  • Fluency in English 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: 23rd February, 2017

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