Duties and Qualifications
Senior Shelter Assistant
Organizational Setting and Work Relationships
The Senior Shelter Assistant will assist in providing 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 Senior Shelter Assistant assists 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 / settlement technical colleague.
The Senior Shelter Assistant supports UNHCR technical efforts during an emergency and or protracted crises assisting his / her 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.
g. SIP making information on shelter projects within area of responsibility readily available for colleagues.
Years of Experience / Degree Level
For G5 - 5 years relevant experience with High school diploma
Certificates and / or Licenses
Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)
Relevant Job Experience
Relevant working experience, including collaboration with different international organizations. Good technical knowledge about construction standards and guidance.
Knowledge of UNHCR shelter standards, as well as standards related to protection, environment and land use. 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).
Knowledge on all shelter typologies utilized in UNHCR refugee responses.
SP-Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) activities
EX-Experience in international / governmental organizations
UN-Knowledge of UN / UNHCR terminology
Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)
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 pre-selected candidates will be contacted.
For any additional consultation regarding this vacancy please contact vencahr unhcr.org