Shelter Assistant / Asistente de Alojamiento
Caracas, Venezuela
hace 3 días

Duties and Qualifications

Shelter Assistant

Organizational Setting and Work Relationships

The Shelter Assistant will assist in providing developmental and technical support on shelter and general infrastructure related activities as well as regular guidance within the Area of Responsibility (AoR).

As part of the shelter team, the Shelter Assistant supports the supervisor in assessment of shelter needs, capacity and monitoring of the project implementation as well as reporting activities.

The incumbent usually reports to a senior shelter or settlement technical colleague.

The Shelter Assistant supports UNHCR technical efforts during an emergency and / or protracted crises assisting the supervisor in ensuring that national and / or international shelter standards and best practices are met.

Main contacts are with staff members in the same duty station to exchange information, to establish understanding of respective needs.

The incumbent also liaises with IPs and local authorities on behalf of UNHCR

All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks.

In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.


  • Assist in carrying out technical assessments of all shelter typologies e.g. (i.e. unused or unfinished private and public buildings / private accommodation / houses / apartments) in priority locations that have been identified by the municipalities and / or the shelter partners.
  • Assist in technical design work and preparation of tender documents such as specifications, schedules of work and BQ s.
  • Assist the supervisor to monitor and report on implementation of shelter and general infrastructure projects under the AoR.
  • Support supply colleagues in the market analysis of locally available construction materials and skills, promoting the use of local capacity as appropriate.
  • Regularly report on work progress of various shelter activities and preparation of SitRep s (weekly and monthly). Utilising standard portals e.
  • g. SIP making information on shelter projects within area of responsibility readily available for colleagues.

  • Liaise with IPs and local authorities on behalf of UNHCR.
  • Participate in monitoring of the implementation of shelter activities.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
  • Minimum Qualifications

    Education & Professional Work Experience

    Years of Experience / Degree Level

    For G4 - 4 years relevant experience with High school diploma

    Field(s) of Education

    Not applicable

    Certificates and / or Licenses

    Not specified

    Relevant Job Experience

    Essential :

  • Relevant working experience, including collaboration with different international organizations.
  • Good technical knowledge about construction standards and guidance, particularly knowledge on all shelter typologies utilized in UNHCR refugee responses.
  • Desirable :

  • Capacity to work with multi sectorial teams to ensure that relevant issues related to the site / settlements planning are taken into consideration such as the development / maintenance of various infrastructures required.
  • Functional Skills

    IT-MS Office Applications

    EX-Experience in international / governmental organizations

    UN-Knowledge of UN / UNHCR terminology

    SP-Topographic Surveying

    IT-Computer Literacy

    SP-Shelter and Site Planning Technical Guidelines and Standards

    Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)

    Language Requirements

    For General Service jobs : Knowledge of English and / or UN working language of the duty station if not English.

    This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional essential and / or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation and / or position.

    Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates.

    Additional Information Pre-selected candidates might be invited to sit in a written test. Only pre-selected candidates will receive a notification.

    Applications received out of the established deadline will not be considered.

    UNHCR is committed to have a diverse workspace. All suitable candidates interested to apply, are invited to send their application regardless of gender, civil status, race, colour, ethnicity or nationality of origin, religious believes or sexual orientation.

    The application to UNHCR positions is free of charges (application, interview, recruitment, training, etc.).

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    For any additional consultation regarding this vacancy please contact vencahr

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