Under the direct supervisionof the Associate Physical Site Planner based in Branch office working closewith the Head of Field Office/Field Unit at Kabarore FU in collaboration with Headof Field Unit, the incumbent will be based in Kabarore FU and will be requiredto travel to Nyabiheke refugee camp, or assigned mission to support other camps,receptions centers and urban areas. Snr Shelter Assistant will support furtherdevelopment and continuity of the shelter activities and other infrastructuresproject activities at the camp level and host community projects fundeddirectly by UNHCR.


Finally, the incumbent withthe help of Associate Physical Site Planner will be responsible for ensuringthat UNHCR standards are maintained in shelter construction, monitor the workof construction companies, take care of the maintenance of the structuresalready built and monitor the numerous constructions undertaken within thesigned camp. 


Shortlisted candidates may be required to sitfor a test. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. No late applicationswill be accepted.

UNHCR is committed to diversity and welcomesapplications from qualified candidates regardless of disability, genderidentity, marital or civil partnership status, race, color or ethnic andnational origins, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of therecruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, training orany other fees). Should you be asked for a fee or a benefit at any stage ofthis process, please report your concern to UNHCR’s Investigation Service (inspector@unhcr.org).


·        Atfield level, assist the UNHCR Associate Physical Site Planner or Head of FieldOffice to implement clear guidance and standards for shelter, including minimumstandards to meet basic and essential needs.

·        Assistin carrying out technical assessments of the construction of new construction;rehabilitation/maintenance works (i.e. shelter/communalstructures/roads/drainage works) in priority locations that have beenidentified by the camp administration and /or the joint MFT team.

·        Assistthe respective Field Office/Field Unit in shelter monitoring, coordinate allshelter and infrastructure activities within the camp; working closely with theexisting refugee structures (leaders and shelter committees) to support onshelter interventions

·        AssistUNHCR Associate Physical Site Planner to monitor the implementation of projectsunder the area of responsibility.

·        Coordinatedaily need assessment on shelter within the camps

·        Participateon all shelter related meetings, compile reports or minutes on weekly/monthlybasis

·        Assistin verifying any BoQs, execution plan, including defining the scope of works,technical drawings and specifications for internal analysis.

·        Supportsupply in the market analysis of locally available construction materials andskills, promoting the use of local capacity as appropriate.

·        SupportField Office in monitoring WASH activities within the camps and to ensure allrelated WASH services conform to UNHCR standards

·        Playmajor role in Multi-functional Team during all stages of programme cycle

·        Regularlyreport on work progress of various activities and preparation of SitRep (weeklyand monthly).

Perform other related duties as required


·        Completionof secondary education with post-secondary certificate/training courses inshelter related fields.

·        Minimum3 years of relevant working experience, including collaboration with differentinternational organizations (e.g. UN agencies, Red Cross Movement, INGOs, IOsor Donors).

·        Excellentknowledge of English and good knowledge of French.

·        Knowledgeableon the use of engineering software’s i.e. AutoCAD, ArchiCAD etc.

·        ManagingResources

·        Analyticalthinking.

·        TechnologicalAwareness.

·        Planningand Organizing.

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·        Knowledgeof UNHCR standards and criteria for site selection, as well as issues relatedto shelter, protection, WASH, environment, land property issues etc. will be anasset.

·        Goodknowledge about construction of buildings. Any specific additional knowledgeabout electricity work, water and sanitation system will be an asset.

·        Goodknowledge of site surveying and experience in undertaking related topographyassessments/ feasibility studies for site identification and environmentalimpact studies whilst using surveying tools (including GPS equipment, GISsoftware).

·        Capacityto work with multi sectorial teams to ensure that relevant issues related tothe site/settlements planning are taken into consideration such as thedevelopment/maintenance of various infrastructures required.

·        Willingnessand ability to work in hardship environments.

·        Computerliteracy in MS Office and other relevant software to produce digital maps, siteplans, layout and technical drawings.




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