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New Job Opportunity The United Nations (UN) at UNHCR Tanzania – Shelter Associate

Jobs in Tanzania 2022: New Job Vacancies at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Tanzania 2022

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Shelter Associate
locations Kibondo, Tanzania
time type Full time
job requisition id JR2203370
Hardship Level (not applicable for home-based) D
Family Type (not applicable for home-based) Family

Standard Job Description
Shelter Associate
Organizational Setting and Work Relationships
Shelter Associate provides support in carrying out comprehensive
sectoral needs assessments in liaison with other relevant sectors such
as protection, programme, community services, public health, WASH,
administration and supply. To ensure the most effective response, both
quantitative and qualitative data should be gathered on the
profile/needs and living conditions of both the displaced population and
host community. The incumbent will assist in the day to-day operations
of all construction and general infrastructure projects within the Area
of Responsibility (AoR) to ensure that works proceed as designed and
comply with established standards and procedures for the full project
cycle. Close and regular contact is maintained with technical and
non-technical staff of shelter sector members, national and
international NGOs and Government Authorities. The Shelter Associate
normally reports to a more senior shelter colleague. The incumbent
assists the supervisor in ensuring that shelter & infrastructure
responses within the AoR evolve according to the changing nature of the
situation, progressively working towards more durable solutions and
drawing from sustainable local building practices and materials. S/he
provides technical assistance in general infrastructure planning, design
and construction monitoring. Within an urban context, it is essential
that shelter responses take into consideration urban planning
strategies, including an analysis of residential areas, housing
affordability and availability. In addition, regardless of the context,
shelter assistance should at all times minimize the risk of harm,
eviction, exploitation and abuse, overcrowded living conditions, limited
access to services and unhygienic conditions. Special attention must be
given to the environment and low carbon approaches, attention to
material selection through sustainable means to ensure a green approach
to shelter delivery.

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



Technical Guidance

Assist in carrying out shelter needs assessments while liaising with
other relevant sectors such as protection, programme, community
services, WASH, administration and supply. – Work with the relevant
stakeholders to ensure that the shelter beneficiary selection process
prioritises the needs of the most vulnerable Persons of Concern (PoC). –
Assist the supervisor in developing and updating shelter strategies to
reflect evolving situations and ensure alignment with national and
global level policies and guidelines including: Global Compact on
Refugees, Sustainable Development Goals, Relevant Global Strategies and
Policies. – Provide support in the daily management of all construction
and infrastructure projects within the AoR ensuring that works are
carried out in compliance to established UNHCR and national
standards/best practices for the full project cycle. – Follow up the
design and construction of infrastructure (schools, health centres,
reception centres, drainage and roadworks etc) to confirm these are
approved by the relevant authorities, technically sound, supplemented
with accurate drawings, detailed BQs and specifications and implemented
according to plans, completed within designated timelines, budget and
ensure that this information is shared with relevant colleagues. – Work
closely with other relevant sectors such as WASH, education and health
so that shelter and infrastructure implementation is synchronised and
coordinated. – Assist implementing partners on sound technical shelter
and settlement issues while ensuring compliance with national and global
standards, national and operational strategies and guidance. –
Coordination – Provide technical support in the field of shelter,
construction and infrastructure development within the AoR to best meet
the needs of PoC. – Assist in coordination and management of UNHCR¿s
shelter and infrastructure interventions in a timely, cost-effective,
inter-sectoral manner. Work with the government and relevant authorities
and counterparts to ensure strong coordination and partnership. –
Participate, as technical focal point within the AoR for
shelter/infrastructure, in coordination meetings with various
stakeholders including Government counterparts to ensure UNHCR¿s
interests and those of the PoC are adequately reflected and disseminate
information to all stakeholders in a timely, efficient manner.


Assist Programme in reviewing technical components of the Project
Partnership Agreements that contain any construction and infrastructure
projects. – Actively work with Programme 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. – Provide support in the preparation of bid
documents for all construction and infrastructure projects including
technical specifications, BoQs, drawings, etc. – Assist in the technical
evaluation of received bids as well as in the review/inspection of the
quality of shelter and infrastructure products/works. – Perform other
related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications
Years of Experience / Degree Level

  • For
    G6 – 3 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 2 years
    relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher
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Field(s) of Education
Not applicable.
(Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Certificates and/or Licenses
Civil Engineering; Architecture (Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Relevant Job Experience

of SPHERE standards and the ability to use basic survey equipment,
digital cameras, and computer equipment. Experience in developing
shelter and settlement need assessments and undertaking gap analysis for
development of shelter programs.

of UNHCR shelter standards, as well as standards related to protection,
environment and land use. Knowledge of a range of shelter assistance
options, including sensitivity to cultural and gender specific needs to
ensure that the social and cultural background of PoC is taken into
account while designing and developing shelter options. Knowledge of
computer graphics, AutoCAD and mapping software as well as the capacity
to use mapping tools (GPS), and digital photographic equipment, and
related software (map info etc.).
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Functional Skills
3D modeling for Settlement Analysis (eg. Infraworks, Civil 3D)
CO-Drafting and Documentation SP-Shelter and Infrastructure Coordination
IT-Computer Assisted Design Software (e.g. AutoCAD) (Functional Skills
marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Language Requirements
International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English
and UN working language of the duty station if not English. For
National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language
of the duty station if not English and local language. For General
Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the
duty station if not English.

All UNHCR workforce members must
individually and collectively, contribute towards a working environment
where each person feels safe, and empowered to perform their duties.
This includes by demonstrating no tolerance for sexual exploitation and
abuse, harassment including sexual harassment, sexism, gender
inequality, discrimination and abuse of power.

As individuals
and as managers, all must be proactive in preventing and responding to
inappropriate conduct, support ongoing dialogue on these matters and
speaking up and seeking guidance and support from relevant UNHCR
resources when these issues arise.

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

Desired Candidate Profile
Required languages (expected Overall ability is at least B2 level): English

Desired languages
Operational context
Occupational Safety and Health Considerations:

Nature of Position:
Living and Working Conditions:
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Additional Qualifications
and Documentation, IT-Computer Assisted Design Software (e.g. AutoCAD),
SP-CAD 3D modeling for Settlement Analysis (eg. Infraworks, Civil 3D),
SP-Shelter and Infrastructure Coordination

Architecture – Other, Civil Engineering – Other

Work Experience
Analytical thinking, Client & results orientation, Commitment to
continuous learning, Communication, Empowering & building trust,
Innovation & creativity, Organizational awareness, Teamwork &
collaboration, Technological awareness

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Functional clearance
This position doesn’t require a functional clearance
Job Posting End Date November 28th, 2022.


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