Job Opportunity : UN Volunteer - Shelter Assistant

Job Opportunity : UN Volunteer - Shelter Assistant

Eligibility criteria

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.
Description of task

Under the Coordination of the Head of the Meiganga Sub-Office and under the functional supervision of the Assistant WASH Officer, the incumbent will have for main tasks to:
  • Conduct, in liaison with the heads of other sections, Comprehensive and priority needs assessments in terms of housing and essential infrastructures for refugees in sites as well as those outside the sites in their area of ​​intervention, to ensure the most effective response.
  • Contribute to the collection of both qualitative and quantitative datas and information on the profiles / needs and living conditions of refugees and host populations, particularly in the area of ​​housing. Regularly update datas and the situation of access, quality and housing conditions of refugees.
  • Ensure the implementation of UNHCR's Shelter and site planning Strategy; contribute to the analysis of the impact and relevance of this strategy in light of the changes that occurred in the operational context. Participate in updating the shelter strategy, taking into account the local context, age, gender, climate, environmental protection, available resources and skills.
  • Monitor projects and activities of the partners in charge of shelters and infrastructures to ensure compliance with national and international standards in their implementation.
  • Follow up and technical control of the infrastructure projects implemented.
  • Provide advice, technical guidance on infrastructure issues and projects to UNHCR management and sectoral staff and partners.
  • Organize and provide training in construction techniques and practices leading to more sustainable solutions and draw on local construction practices and materials. Produce/examine the drawing, plans, and contribute to the writing of technical specifications for infrastructure construction / rehabilitation on behalf of UNHCR.
  • Monitor the results of projects to ensure that the work is completed in accordance with the plans and completed in a timely manner.
  • Ensure a reliable, regular and timely reporting on the housing situation of refugees and on the infrastructure works undertaken and on the indicators trends.
  • Participate in the coordination of humanitarian interventions in ​​housing assistance and in the planning and programming exercises.
  • Respect and implement, in collaboration with the Programme Officer, the Assistant WaSh-Shelter Officer, the Admin Finance Officer, the Supply Associate and the Multifunctional team, all the procedures put in place.
  • Perform other related duties as required
  • Required degree level: Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Education - Additional Comments:
  • Hold a Degree or an Advanced technician Diploma in civil engineering, rural engineering or architectural work.
  • Have knowledge of humanitarian operations / knowledge of intervention areas would be an asset
  • Required experience: 48 Months
  • Experience remark:
Have a professional experience of at least 4 years in one of the fields mentioned above
Knowledge of Fufulde and Sango languages would be an asset
Have a good command of the use of MS Offices softwares (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), computer assisted drawing softwares (AutoCAD 2D and 3D, ArchiCAD, Adobe Illus-trator ...) and Geographic Information Systems softwares (Map Info, ArcGIS, Arcview ...).
Language skills:

English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise: Other human settlement related experience, Protection of refugees, asylum seekers and IDPs
Driving license: No
Competencies values:

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams
Application procedure:

Si vous n’êtes pas encore enregistré(e) dans la base des données du programme VNU :

1. Veuillez d'abord enregistrer votre profil de l'adresse

2. Après avoir créé votre compte, complétez toutes les sections de votre profil et soumettez-le.

3. Ensuite, allez à 'Ma page' à , cliquez sur le lien « Recrutement spécial » et sélectionnez l'appel spécial auquel vous souhaitez postuler.

* Si vous êtes déjà enregistré(e) dans la base des données du programme VNU :

1. Veuillez d'abord mettre à jour votre profil à l'adresse

2. Ensuite, allez à 'Ma page' à

3. et cliquez sur le lien « Recrutement spécial » et sélectionnez l'appel spécial auquel vous souhaitez postuler

NB: Il s'agit d'un poste pour les Volontaires des Nations Unies Nationaux. Seuls les ressortissants du pays de programme ou les résidents légaux du pays de programme avec le statut de réfugié ou encore les résidents légaux du pays ou du territoire de programme avec le statut d’apatride sont admissibles à déposer leur candidature

Les candidatures féminines sont fortement encouragées.

Date limite de candidature : 30 /09 / 2020



* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

1. Please first register your profile at

2. Important : After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it.

3. Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool ?

1. Please first update your profile at

2. Then go to ‘My Page’ at and

3.Click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.

Note: This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of (the Programme Country) and legal residents in (the Programme Country or territory) with the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged.

Application deadline : 30/ 09/ 2020

Please first register your profile at

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