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Shelter Associate, GL-6

Job Type: Full time | Company: UNHCR | Location: Benghazi, Libya | Date posted: 13-11-2017

 

UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES

INTERNAL/EXTERNAL VACANCY NOTICE

 

Title of Position:                       Shelter Associate, GL-6

Contract Type and Level:         Temporary Appointment

Location:                                  Benghazi, Libya

Effective date:                         as soon as possible

Duration:                                 6 Months (Renewable)

Closing Date:                         21th November 2017.

BACKGROUND

 

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country. It also has a mandate to help stateless people.  In more than six decades, the agency has helped tens of millions of people restart their lives. Today, a staff of some 7,190 people in more than 120 countries continues to help some 36.4 million persons.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

 

The Shelter Associate under the direct supervision of the Shelter/NFI Coordinator will ensure the technical integrity of all aspects of the shelter/NFI projects, such as assessments, measurements, technical drawings, surveys, training. The incumbent will establish trust and constructive working relationship with local authorities, implementing partners, CSOs and beneficiaries and facilitate smooth implementation of UNHCR’s activities.

 

FUNCTIONAL STATEMENT

 

Responsibilities

 

Accountability (key results that will be achieved)

 

  • Shelter/NFI projects are regularly monitored and evaluated.

  • Progress on shelter/NFI projects is reported on a weekly/monthly basis.

Responsibility (process and functions undertaken to achieve results)

 

-          Provide civil engineering advice to support UNHCR's Shelter/NFI requirements in the Libya operation including the emergency response following the humanitarian international and local standards.

-          Provide technical advice on the entire project starting from the assessment, planning stage till final monitoring and evaluation.

-          Ensure the technical integrity of all aspects of the shelter/NFI projects, such as assessments, measurements, technical drawings, surveys, training (technical drawings and BoQ provided by UNHCR and to be adjusted depending on local settings).

-          Undertake assessments within area of responsibility and collect data to implement projects, in conjunction with the local officers of appropriate government departments and NGO.

-          Contribute towards the implementation of the Shelter/NFI Strategy.

-          Report findings, including substantiated recommendation as to the urgency/feasibility of projects.

-          Prepare cost estimates for approved projects and assist in sourcing of shelter material based on BoQ.

-          Facilitate tender/bidding procedure and selection of contractors in coordination with supervisor/manager.

-          Undertake procurement of the necessary equipment, materials in coordination with supervisor/manager.

-          Oversee and coordinate the workers and sub-contracts in implementation of the projects.

-          Supervise the monitoring of NFI distributions.

-          Produce report related to NFI distributions, including follow up and tracking.

-          Conduct joint monitoring with the field team and other functional units of projects in progress.

-          Mobilize communities to keep up community interest and participation in the project activities, and to build partnership relationships.

-          Train, when appropriate, NGO partners and constantly monitor implementation.

-          Ensure good community participation in the execution of the projects through technical training and hiring trained workers as paid labour, when appropriate.

-          Monitor and report progress on a weekly basis to the supervisor/manager.

-          Provide inputs for evaluation of projects.

-          Supervise third party monitoring activities related to shelter/NFI activities in Libya.

-          Undertake any other duties as required.

 

Authority (decisions made in executing responsibilities and to achieve results)

 

-        Liaise on shelter/NFI related matters with IPs and local authorities on behalf of UNHCR. 

ESSENTIAL MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE and COMPETENCIES REQUIRED

 

  • Completion of secondary education with post-secondary certificate/training in Civil Engineering with expertise in/focus on shelter construction, and NFI distributions.

  • Minimum 6 years of previous job experience relevant to the function.

  • Experience in mobilizing and providing training on construction, NFI distributions and related fields.

  • Fluency in English and Arabic.

 

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS

  • Shortlisted candidates might be required to sit for a written test and will have to undergo an oral interview.

  • No late applications will be accepted.

  • Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

UNHCR is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, training or any other fees).

If you wish to be considered for this vacancy, please submit your Personal History Form (P11) (which can be downloaded from www.unhcr.org/recruit/p11new.doc ) and motivation letter by e-mail with the vacancy number HCR/Vac/2017/076  in the subject line to: LBYTRHR@UNHCR.ORG  no later than 21th November 2017.

 

Only applications submitted by e-mail with a signed P.11 form will be considered. Emails without vacancy number and position title the subject line will not be considered.

 

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