Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Job Vacancies at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Uganda

Job Title:      Senior Site Planning Associate

Employer: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Location: Entebbe

Job Expiry Date : 24th October 2019


·         Coordinate / assist in scheduling and following up of plot demarcation works for a potential shelter construction (RHU & others).
·         Follow up and support the implementation of master plan of transit sites and detailed site layout principles for appropriate use of available land and safe siting of community facilities and infrastructure works including road and drainage works, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) facilities, community services, education and health facilities, for security lighting and potential power line works.
·         Supervise the implementation of shelter construction works and report on progress made, difficulties observed on daily basis, including winterisation and maintenance issues.
·         Ensure quality, conformity, cost and timeliness of shelter projects.
·         Establish and maintain relations with all stakeholders and ensure that activities are conducted in a manner which guaranties staff and POC safety in the site.
·         Coordinate works with community services, field and other related units as required in process of handing over the RHU/ other shelter.

·         Assist in the tents/POC relocation process during implementation of shelter program.
·         Follow up on on-going construction works including site fencing, waiting areas & other infrastructures works.
·         Assisting in other engineering tasks such as site assessment, structural assessment works drafting of work specifications, preparation of sketch, cost estimating & tender evaluation.
·         Provide recommendations for the establishment of projects, adjustments or discontinuation of existing projects and advise UNHCR management accordingly.
·         Represent UNHCR in meetings related to shelter and liaise with local authorities, NGOs, IPs and other stake holders on shelter issues.

Job Requirements
·         Completion of secondary education with additional training in Civil/Structural Engineering or other related field.
·         At least 11 years of progressively relevant experience, including collaboration with different international organizations (e.g. UN agencies, Red Cross Movement, INGOs, IOs or Donors).
·         Field experience in responding to large scale emergencies working with relevant governmental technical departments and various organizations in identifying, designing, delimiting, clearing and developing land allocated to establish site camps.

·         Good knowledge of site surveying and experience in undertaking related topography assessments/ feasibility studies for site identification and environmental impact studies whilst using surveying tools (including GPS equipment, GIS software).
·         Prior experience in the design of camp master plans including layout of shelter plots, roads, communal infrastructures and basic services.
·         Prior experience in designing and implementing a longer term shelter strategy looking beyond the emergency phase, particularly within a camp context.
·         Experience of site construction management (including supervision, monitoring, quality control, evaluation, etc.).
·         Excellent working knowledge of English (written / oral / comprehension).
·         Knowledge of local language.
·         Computer literacy in MS Office and other relevant software to produce digital maps e.g AutoCAD, site plans, layout and technical drawings.
·         Knowledge of UNHCR standards and criteria for site selection, as well as issues related to protection, WASH, environment, land property issues, etc.
·         Knowledge of AutoCAD drawing software.

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.

Apply Here

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