UN Project Physical Site Planner Job Careers – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:        Project Physical Site Planner

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Duty Station: Uganda

Vacancy Notice Number: Ro/001/19

Position Number: Ro/001/01/19

Position Grade:
NO-A

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 Project Physical Site Planner will oversee
the settlement development plans of the location(s) assigned to, working
closely with relevant government stakeholders (e.g. OPM, MLHUD, MoWE, DLGs).
The Project Physical Site Planner will oversee the planning and design
development of the construction/infrastructure project(s) assigned to, working
closely with the assigned Project Engineer, to ensure that the Works are
implemented and completed to the quality desired (as per specifications and
designs), within time and project(s) budget.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Provide technical guidance and support to the assigned project in
    all matters concerning Physical Planning to ensure quality,
    cost-effectiveness, sustainability and environmental soundness in their
    implementation, and taking into account policy priorities of UNHCR.
  • Upon requests, conducts technical assessments and provide
    recommendations, plan of action and verify compliance in the
    implementation of those projects.
  • Ensure that selection of sites are based on approved technical
    guidelines, giving full consideration to relevant factors like land
    availability, accessibility, security, water resources and absorption
    capacity.
  • Ensure that material selection and design layouts for constructions
    are based on approved technical guidelines, giving full consideration to relevant
    factors like orientation, drainage, preserving natural vegetation,
    physical access, cultural preferences, local built typologies, energy and
    water demands etc.
  • Conduct technical feasibility studies (site assessments) for
    identification of adequate sites in close coordination with Local
    Authorities at Sub County, District and Regional levels, as well as with
    the concerned line Ministries and implementing partners.
  • Ensure that basic technical criteria of land availability/property,
    accessibility, security, topography, water resources, absorption capacity,
    and adequate terrain for proper sanitation facilities are taken into
    consideration while selecting potential sites. Other factors such as
    national reserves, migration corridor, and flooding, possible conflict
    with local population (grazing land) have also to be taken into
    consideration when identifying potential settlement solutions.
  • Complies with all relevant stakeholders safety, quality, health and
    environmental procedures to ensure healthy and safe work environment;
  • Performs other related duties as may be assigned.
  • Responsible for maintaining up-to-date settlement plans and
    contributing to integrated physical development plans, in accordance with
    Uganda’s settlement planning and shelter guidelines, respecting UNHCR’s
    global master plan approach.
  • Responsible for the spatial planning, design development and
    materiality of construction/infrastructure projects executed by
    contractors, consultants, partners stakeholders, in accordance with UNHCR
    quality standards.
  • Represent UNHCR in the meetings and fora related to the functions

Key Result Areas: UNHCR’s country operation is technically sound in the field of physical
site planning 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 Project Physical
    Site Planner job placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture
    or Urban Planning;
  • Five years of experience in architectural and/or urban planning
    projects in Uganda;
  • Knowledge of Project management tools and processes;
  • Excellent command of English Language (Written and Spoken);
  • Strong report writing skills;
  • Good knowledge of basic computer software;
  • Good knowledge of AutoCAD 2D and other basic GIS software (e.g. open
    street map);
  • Familiarity with Ugandan national physical planning standards.
  • Experience in all disciplines of architecture, urban planning, rural
    settlement development, emergency management and environmental planning,
    and ability making the linkages to rehabilitation and development
    programmes will be an added advantage.
  • Good knowledge of ArcGIS or ArcMap.
  • Previous professional experience in the areas of rural development,
    natural resources and environmental management.
  • Proficiency in additional UN languages would be an asset
  • Judgement and Decision Making
  • Strategic Planning and Vision
  • Leadership
  • Managing Resources
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Innovation and Creativity
  • Technological Awareness
  • Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Political Awareness
  • Stakeholder 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
details.

Click Here

Deadline: 13th June 2019

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