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Associate Settlement Planning Officer Int. Specialist UNHCR Nigeria

Associate Settlement Planning Officer

Associate Settlement Planning Officer

International Specialist
Host entity
Location, Country
Maiduguri (NGA)
Language skills
Expected Starting Date
01 October 2021
12 months with possiblity of extension
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.
Description of task

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Senior Shelter Cluster Coordinator or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Associate Settlement Planning officer will undertake the following tasks:

In particular, s/he will

  1. Coordinate and lead the shelter cluster technical working group on sites and settlement planning, refining the scope of the WG, defining and implementing a workplan and plan of action.
  2. Establish systems to identify track and monitor emergency settlement planning needs and activities across NE Nigeria. This will focus on displacement sites, both existing and requiring decongestion strategy.
  3. Work with other clusters to ensure that relevant standards are developed adapted and effectively communicates.
  4. Develop sound technical guidance on site planning including emergency minimum standards with a view of long-term implications and future urban development.
  5. Actively work to ensure that physical site planning takes account protection concerns, including where relevant, deconfliction and security, access to services for those living with disabilities and reduced risk of GBV issues relating to poor site planning.
  6. Ensure that each site has planning to reduce key risks including wind, flooding and fire.
  7. Build partner technical capacity, systems and tools in site planning through coaching, training and workshops
  8. Perform other duties as may be required.

Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Bachelors Degree in Architecture or Civil-Engineering is required for this position

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark

Minimum 2 years of relevant professional experience with a Master’s degree or 4 years of relevant professional experience with a Bachelor’s degree.

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Other human settlement related experience
Area of expertise details
  • Relevant professional experience includes management of humanitarian shelter or settlement programs / projects or a combination of experience in the humanitarian sector and construction related activities outside of the humanitarian sector such as supervision of construction works.

  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork and negotiation skills in a cross cultural environment and the ability to assist in communication of technical and non-technical details with Government technical staff as well as NGO staff and local authorities.

Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. 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? Please first update your profile at Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 22-09-2021