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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Shelter Assistant Engineer 13 April 2021 Nat. Specialist UNHCR Kenya
UNHCR
Kenya
Dadaab (KEN)
English
01 April 2021
12 months
13 April 2021

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

Under the direct supervision of the Programme Officer, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks in addition to any other duties as may be assigned:

  • Design, develop engineer’s cost estimate, prepare tender document packages as well as ensure cost-effectiveness and technologically sound design. In case of direct implementation, design and supervise construction activities undertaken by the office.
  • Assist in provision of technical guidance and supervision in compound maintenance and site construction activities. This includes making recommendations on the procurement of the required building materials, equipment and tools to ensure timely implementation.
  • Assist in provision of technical guidance and supervision taking into account technical standards (UNHCR/Sphere/National) and UNHCR’s protection mandate and policy priorities, such as the environment, women and children, groups with specific needs etc.
  • Assist the Office in the areas of compound maintenance, buildings, alterations and to provide regular technical report to the supervisor and to other colleagues as appropriate.

Secondary education

Required Degree Level: Completion of Secondary School with post-secondary certificates/ diploma/ training in Civil Engineering/ Structural/ Architectural Engineering/ land surveying with additional training/ experience in rural development and physical planning

Education - Additional Comments: Proficient in basic computer software’s, including engineering (CAD), ARCGis and site planning design tools.

36 Months
  • Previous relevant job experience working with an international organization.
  • Ability to communicate well in English and prepare technical reports.
  • Ability to work in a team under intense emergency condition while respecting the cultural diversity
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Civil engineering and construction supervision

Civil Engineering/ Structural/ Architectural Engineering/ Land Surveying Rural Development and Physical Planning

No

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of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage 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 https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at

https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to

apply.

Application deadline: 13 April 2021