UN Careers – Technical Coordinator – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:        Technical Coordinator

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda

Position Grade:
P4

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
Technical Coordinator coordinates in complex refugee situations the Settlement
planning, WASH, Energy and Environment, and Shelter interventions. The
incumbent will ensure compliance of UNHCR policies, rules and regulations in
the relevant technical fields. The incumbent will work closely with the
technical sector specialists.

S/he will coordinate
the technical needs assessments, develop integrated strategies taking into
account the community needs, protection concerns, local context, age and gender,
culture, climate, environmental conditions and available resources and skills. S/he
will also monitor, support, and provide guidance to partners. In addition, s/he
will be the face of UNHCR with external actors and UN/NGO partners with regard
to the coordination of technical projects/interventions as part of inter-agency
response efforts.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

·       
Proactively
lead and/or participate in inter-agency fora to ensure that UNHCR¿s Mandate and
programmes are given due attention and reflected in linkage at the country
level, bureaux and at the policy levels of humanitarian and development
coordination systems.

·       
Contribute
or lead  the effective establishment and
maintenance of coordination mechanisms for the shelter and settlement, WASH,
Energy and Environment technical sectors

·       
In line
with the refugee coordination model and globally-agreed arrangements ensure
timely and effective sectoral technical needs assessment, appropriate planning,
prioritization, implementation, reporting and evaluation.

·       
Contribute
to joint appeals, regional refugee response plans, regional refugee and migrant
response plans, refugee and resilience plans, comprehensive responses.

·       
Approve
project designing including preparation of BOQs/specifications and costing,
carry out and provide recommendations, plan of action and verify compliance in
the implementation for these technical sectors.

·       
Coordinate
internally and externally the technical interventions and ensure compliance
with technical standards.

·       
Lead
actively technical interagency working groups and ensure constructive and
amicable relationships with government and partners.

·       
Ensure
environmental considerations are taken into account for all the technical
interventions planned and implemented in settlement, shelter, wash and energy
programmes.

·       
Promote
the sustainability of technical interventions through local capacity building
and self-help in collaboration with partners in the field. Ensure  and lead community consultations

·       
Guide
and oversee 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.

·       
Ensure
regular reporting and updating of plans.

·       
Build
key strategic partnerships with development and humanitarian agencies in
relation to WASH and other community based infrastructure interventions.

·       
Lead
cross-functional preparation of issues and follow-up within UNHCR in the
relevant substantive units and services.

·       
Ensure
comprehensive monitoring of technical related activities is in place.

·       
Perform
other related duties as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Technical Coordinator job
placement should hold;

·       
For
P4/NOD 9 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 8 years
relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 7 years relevant experience with
Doctorate degree

·       
Civil-Engineering,
Water and Sanitation Engineering Public Health Engineering

·       
or other
relevant field

·       
Prior
experience of implementing infrastructure and WASH projects in humanitarian
context and large scale emergencies coordinating with operational partners,
governmental technical departments. Prior experience in designing and implementing
a community-based projects. Hands-on project formulation, planning, supervision
and management experience. Experience of technical project management
(including site supervision, monitoring, quality control, evaluation etc.) and
application of participatory approaches to facilitate active participation of
communities into the project cycle and into the construction process. Ability
to develop projects/activities with political awareness and in due
consideration to local context, including sensitivity to cultural and gender
specific needs to ensure that the social and cultural background of the
communities is taken into account while designing, developing and implementing
infrastructure works (engineering/ WASH). Strong experience in inter-agency coordination.
Strong experience in building on existing local capacity and transfer knowledge
as appropriate.

·       
Desirable:
Diverse field experience and
familiarity with UNHCR programming.

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.

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Here

Deadline: 16th April 2020

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