Senior Shelter Assistant / Asistente Principal de Alojamiento (Temporal - FUCA)
Caracas, Venezuela
hace 3 días

Duties and Qualifications

Senior Shelter Assistant for the Field Unit in Caracas (FUCA)


The Senior Shelter Assistant will work under direct supervision of the Assistant Protection Officer (FUCA's manager) in technical coordination with the Shelter Cluster, who provides developmental and technical support and regular guidance.

The incumbent assists FUCA in the assessment of shelter needs and capacity and monitoring of the implementation project.

The Senior Shelter Assistant supports UNHCR efforts during an emergency and assists the Shelter Cluster in ensuring that international Shelter standards are met.


  • UNHCR Office has sufficient service support in the field of shelter thus better able to address technical issues related to shelter projects and meet the needs of persons of concern.
  • Responsibility

  • Assist in carrying out technical assessments of the unused or unfinished private and public buildings (i.e. private accommodation / houses / apartments) in priority locations that have been identified by the municipalities and / or the Shelter partners.
  • Assist in Site planning of identified potential settlement area, ensuring appropriate standards are adhered to.
  • Assist in production of necessary project documents (Project drawings, BoQ, Technical Specifications, Tendering documents, etc.)
  • Assist office in technical, shelter coordination activities with SEMA / NEMA, Partners and other shelter stake holders.
  • Assist the Shelter Officer in Maiduguri and also implementing partners when necessary on site improvement of informal tented settlements.
  • Assist the Shelter Officer to monitor the implementation of projects under the area of responsibility.
  • Assist in verifying any BoQ, execution plan, including defining the scope of works, technical drawings and specifications for internal analysis.
  • Support supply 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 (weekly and monthly).
  • Perform other related duties as required.


  • Liaise with IPs and local authorities on behalf of UNHCR.
  • Participate in monitoring of the implementation of shelter activities.

  • Completion of secondary school with certificate / training courses in shelter related fields.
  • Minimum 4 years of relevant work experience.
  • Good knowledge about construction and particularly rehabilitation and conversion of existing buildings. Any specific additional knowledge about electricity work, water and sanitation system will be an asset.
  • Good knowledge of Auto Cad, 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).
  • Excellent working knowledge of English (written / oral / comprehension).

  • Knowledge of UNHCR standards and criteria for site selection, as well as issues related to shelter, protection, WASH, environment, land property issues etc. will be an asset.
  • Computer literacy in MS Office and other relevant software to produce digital maps, site plans, layout and technical drawings.
  • Language Requirements UNHCR's hiring language for Venezuela is English. Candidates must have certain degree of English knowledge.

    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 (01 / 07 / 2020), 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.). For any additional consultation regarding this vacancy please contact the HR Unit at vencahr

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