Associate Shelter Officer at UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Under the direct supervision of the WASH Officer, the Associate Shelter Officer will undertake the
following duties and tasks:
Technical Guidance

  • Develop and periodically update a suitable shelter/infrastructure approach within the AoR, taking
    into consideration area-based multi-sectoral approaches, age and gender, culture, climate,
    environmental protection and the availability of local resources, including materials, capacities
    and existing infrastructure.
  • Carry out/support needs assessments while liaising with other relevant actors. Engage with the
    relevant stakeholders to ensure that the beneficiary selection process prioritises the shelter
    needs of the most vulnerable Persons of Concern (POC) are addressed.
  • Review, identify and monitor shelter and infrastrucutre programmes within the AoR and initiate
    responses to address the gaps in collaboration and coordination with key UNHCR technical and
    non-technical staff, operational partners and authorities as required.
  • When planning shelter/infra solutions, consider comprehensively considerations relating to water
    and sanitation, livelihoods, education and health and nutrition, so that implementation is
    synchronised and coordinated.
  • Support all construction and infrastructure projects within the AoR ensuring that works are
    carried out in compliance with established UNHCR and national standards/best practices for the
    full project cycle.
  • Work with established clear guidance and detailed standards for coordinated shelter
    assessments, specific to the operational context in line with emergency standards and long-term
    durable shelter solutions.
  • Monitor and follow up the design and construction of infrastructure and other facilities (schools,
    health centres, reception centres, drainage and roadworks etc) to confirm these are approved,
    technically sound, supplemented with accurate drawings, detailed BQs and specifications.
  • Advise UNHCR’s implementing partners on sound technical shelter/infra issues while ensuring
    compliance with global, national and operational strategies and guidance.
  • Support effective protection mainstreaming and community engagement practices throughout the
    impementation and post-impllementation processes.
  • Work with appropriate internationally accepted shelter standards, best practice and guidelines
    and disseminate this information among partners within the AoR to meet quality and oversight
  • Support the supervisor in ensuring that UNHCR’s operation is technically sound in the field of
    shelter, construction and infrastructure development within the AoR to best meet the needs of
  • Coordinate UNHCR’s shelter and infrastructure interventions in a timely, cost-effective, intersectoral
    manner providing adequate delivery of technical interventions and services to support
    operational needs.
  • Participate, as a technical focal point for shelter/infrastructure, in relevant
    interagency/coordination meetings with various stakeholders to ensure UNHCR’s interests and
    those of the POCs are adequately reflected and disseminate information to all stakeholders in a
    timely, efficient manner.
  • Provide support to Programme in reviewing technical components of the Project Partnership
    Agreements that contain any construction and infrastructure projects. Provide technical inputs
    and support Programme colleagues during Implementing Partner Selection.
  • Actively work with Programme, Field/Protection, and other units as a member of the Multi-
    Functional Team in the Operation and regularly participate in multi-sectoral activities to ensure
    protection and assistance needs of the population are met.
  • Work with the Supply team to advise on matters related to the procurement of construction,
    infrastructure and other sector related works and services, including the development of technical
    specifications, BoQs, drawings, etc. for bid documents.
  • Carry out technical evaluation of the received bids as well as review/inspection of the quality of
    shelter and infrastructure products/works during implementation and at completion.
  • Work in close collaboration with all relevant stakeholders including implementing and operational
    partners and affected communities on issues related to shelter/infra, while ensuring full
    participation of them in all work in order to achieve optimum levels of adequacy in the shelter
    response, for enhancement of skills development and income generating opportunities.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

How to apply

Applications should be addressed directly to: the Senior Administrative Officer, UNHCR Representation in
Myanmar, 287 Pyay Road, Sanchaung Township, or by email to not later than 01 June
2021 submitting the application together with complete duly filled UN-P11 form and referring clearly to the
vacancy notice number as advertised.
Please note that the completion of UNHCR Personal History Form and its supplementary sheet is
mandatory when submitting the application to UNHCR.
Only short-listed candidates will be individually notified and invited for a test and panel interview.

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