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


Job Title:        Assistant
Environment Officer (Fresher UN Job Placements)

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Duty Station: Uganda

Vacancy Notice: Internal/ External Vacancy notice no. 016/2020

Position Number: 10026739

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 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 lifecycle 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


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • In 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 resources.
  • Undertake 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.
  • Act as focal point and liaison officer for all matters related to
    environmental activities amongst different sectors within UNHCR and
  • Assist 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.
  • Assist 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.
  • Document best practices/lessons for dissemination and implementation
    in the areas of natural resource management, forestry, sustainable
    agriculture, domestic energy and environmental education sectors.
  • Provide technical support in developing project proposals and
    implementation arrangements to address environmental rehabilitation needs
    within the framework of UNHCR policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Provide technical input on reports related to environmental issues.
  • Undertake other duties as required.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations Assistant Environment Officer
    job placement should hold an Undergraduate degree in Environmental
    Studies/Management of Natural Resources, Agriculture, Forestry or other
    related fields. Required.
  • One year of experience in environmental assessment, planning,
    monitoring and evaluation of integrated environmental programmes/projects
    in displacement and stable situations is required.
  • Awareness of and practical experience with refugee-related
    environmental problems is required.
  • Familiarity with emerging environmentally sustainable and appropriate
    technologies, and renewable energy is required.
  • Solid skills in analysis, using and presenting quantitative and
    qualitative data, and report writing is required.
  • Familiarity with community-based and participatory approaches is
  • Excellent knowledge of English language is required
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Stakeholder Management



  • Budgeting, planning and managerial skills, ability to work with
    various (relevant) computer software is desirable


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


Click Here


Deadline: 24th September 2020


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