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UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES (UNHCR) JOBS 2022 - ইউনাইটেড নেশনস হাই কমিশনার ফর রিফিউজিস (UNHCR) জব 2022 - NGO JOBS 2022

UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES (UNHCR) JOBS 2022 - ইউনাইটেড নেশনস হাই কমিশনার ফর রিফিউজিস (UNHCR) জব 2022 - NGO JOBS 2022


UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES (UNHCR)

INTERNAL/EXTERNAL VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Vacancy Notice No. VA/BGDCO/UNOPS/2022/008


UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES (UNHCR) JOBS 2022 - ইউনাইটেড নেশনস হাই কমিশনার ফর রিফিউজিস (UNHCR) জব 2022 - NGO JOBS 2022


Operational Context:
The Site Management Site Development Sector in Cox’s Bazar is responsible for coordinating the site management and site development including site planning, development and improvement works across camps. Under the overall supervision of the Sector Coordinator, the Technical Coordinator will support in leading the site development and site improvement response to the humanitarian response notably through the coordination of technical activities and the development of standards, guidance and support to the sector.

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 diversity.

Duties
CO-ORDINATION
  • Under the guidance of the Sector Coordinator, ensure appropriate technical coordination with all humanitarian partners (including national and international NGOs, the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement, UN and other international organizations (especially the World Bank and Asian Development Bank), as well as with national authorities and local structures including Local Government Engineering Department (LGED), the Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board (BREB), Department of Public Health Engineering (DPHE); and Roads and Highway Department (RHD),
  • Coordinate and/or support Working Groups, in collaboration with the Sector Coordinator for Site Development, land tenure, site improvement, relocation of services related to infrastructure projects, facility rationalization, flood risk mitigation and other hazards, such as landslide and cyclone and fire safety awareness, fire prevention and response, and development of the Joint Response Plan.
  • Support and liaise with the Energy and Environment Technical Working Group on plantation development and solar energy plans.
  • Promote inclusion of all stakeholders in the sector by creating an enabling environment for their participation in (Technical) Working Groups.
  • Ensure an appropriate distribution of responsibilities within the Technical Working Groups, with clearly defined focal points for specific issues as required.
  • Ensure that Technical Working Group partners work collectively in a spirit of cooperation and through consensual decision-making, ensuring complementarity of various stakeholders’ actions as far as possible.
  • Any other task as may be assigned.

PLANNING AND STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT
  • Support the Sector Coordinator, partner agencies and government counterparts in implementing their site development and site improvement activities ensuring they meet the sector priority needs and minimum standards;
  • Support in harmonizing site development and improvement assessment, design and implementation; advising on specific issues such as development or upgrade of infrastructure and facilities, as well as DRR;
  • As required, support on:
  1. Infrastructure mapping and tracking of implementation, in coordination with the Sector IMO.
  2. The technical aspects of contingency planning.
  3. Environment protection and mitigation of negative impacts.
  4. Exit/transition strategy for communal settings, as needed.

DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATION OF STANDARDS
  • Lead / facilitate (as appropriate) and provide technical and secretariat support to (Technical) Working Groups which are developing guidelines, standards and other outputs, within the sector.
  • Adapt relevant policies and guidelines and technical standards appropriate to the context. As required, develop contextualized guidance notes on site development and site improvement, in the framework of the relevant Working Groups.
  • Coordinate with other sectors (particularly WASH, Shelter/NFI, Health, Education and Logistics) to ensure appropriate and context- and crisis-specific solutions are implemented effectively, at the camp level.
  • Ensure that sector partners are aware of relevant policy guidelines and technical standards.
  • Support sector partners by compiling and harmonizing materials specifications and standard operating procedures.
  • Ensure site development and site improvement works support protection and inclusion for men, women, boys and girls.
  • Ensure that sector partner responses are in line with existing international, national and IASC policy guidelines, technical standards and relevant Government obligations in terms of, for example, building code compliance, labor market and the environment.
MONITORING AND REPORTING
  • Provide inputs on sector reports and support in developing monitoring mechanisms to review impact of the sector and progress against implementation plans.
  • Support the tracking of performance and humanitarian outcomes using benchmarks, indicators, and data (disaggregated by sex and age) as agreed through sector and inter-sector mechanisms.
PARTNERSHIPS
  • Ensure that site development and site improvement activities build on local capacities, context-specific strengths and national response capabilities.
  • Ensure appropriate links with and promote the capacity sharing with relevant authorities including RRRC and their CiC staff.
  • Identify and build relationships with key technical advisers and programme staff within the humanitarian community, respectfully of their respective mandates and programme priorities.
  • Identify and build relationships with other key partners, including relevant national authorities, the military, and national academic institutions (including statistics, engineering, architecture and geotechnics).
  • Identify and build cooperative relationships with relevant sectors, particularly Logistics, Health, WASH, Shelter/NFI, Protection and Education.

Essential Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
a. Education
  • Undergraduate level degree in Civil Engineering/Urban Planning/Architecture or related fields
  • Relevant professional qualification in engineering, architecture or urban planning
  • Certificates and/or Licenses: Civil Engineering/ Water Engineering/ Hydrology/ Water resource development.
b. Work Experience
  • At least two year’s relevant experience, of which two in the field, with UN or other international organizations.
  • Knowledge of current best practices, technical guidelines, and standards in site development and improvement in emergencies as well as transitional phases.
  • Knowledge of the Red Cross Movement, UN System, and NGO humanitarian community a plus.
  • Knowledge of local Government policies is a plus.
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD & GIS is a plus.
  • Experience in cluster/sector coordination is a plus.

Language Requirements
Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.

Desirable Qualifications & Competencies:
Behavioural
  • Demonstrated leadership ability in the context of consensual decision-making
  • Demonstrated management and facilitation skills
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills
  • Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills
  • Willingness and ability to work in hardship environments
  • Readily available for field visits and travel
  • Cultural and Gender sensitivity
  • Experience in building partnerships
Technical
  • Knowledge and expertise in the following software desirable: Microsoft Office (essential), Adobe suites recommended, AutoCAD / GIS advantageous as well as familiarity with online and cloud platform including the humanitariamresponse.info.
  • Graphical design skills/ability to draft clear reports and guidance documents.
  • Ability to produce clear engineering/technical sketches
Competency Requirements
Core Competencies
  • Accountability
  • Communication
  • Organizational Awareness
  • Teamwork & Collaboration
  • Commitment to Continuous Learning
  • Client & Result Orientation

Eligibility
  • Candidates must meet the essential minimum requirements of the position and candidates not citizens of the country must comply with all eligibility requirements for employment in line with the prevailing legislative prerequisites in the country.

Remuneration:
  • A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. For information on UN salaries, allowances and benefits, please visit the portal of the International Civil Service Commission at: http://icsc.un.org
Submission of Applications:
Interested candidates meeting the above requirements are requested to submit their applications online via UNHCR Bangladesh Job Portal https://bgdco.unhcr.org/Apps/jobportal/jobs. Candidates must comply with the below mandatory requirements. Non-compliance with any of the below points will immediately disqualify the candidacy of the applicant:

  • Submit fully updated, completed, and signed Personal History Form (PHF/P11) and Supplementary forms in PDF format. P11 (PHF) should always be in PDF format, and in the UNHCR template. Any other formats will not be accepted
  • Submit your updated Fact Sheet with P-11 (applicable for internal applicants)
  • When applying, interested candidates must clearly indicate the Position Title, Position Number and Vacancy Notice number in their application.
Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the Assessment Exercises for the recruitment of the position, which may include Written/Technical tests and/or Interviews, as applicable for the recruitment of the position.

UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing or any other fees).

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted based on the information submitted during the application. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.


Recruitment as a UNHCR staff member and engagement under a UNHCR affiliate scheme or as an intern is subject to proof of full vaccination, independently of contract type and duration, unless the candidate is based in a location with documented lack of access to COVID-19 vaccines or as applicable. 

UNHCR strongly encourages qualified female applicants for this position. UNHCR seeks to ensure that male and female employees are given equal career opportunities. UNHCR is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, and culture. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.

UNHCR has a zero-tolerance policy against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA). SEA is unacceptable behaviour and prohibited conduct for UNHCR personnel. It constitutes acts of serious misconduct and is therefore grounds for disciplinary measures, including dismissal. Any concerns or suspicions about a possible case of SEA should be reported immediately to the Inspector General’s Office (IGO) at inspector@unhcr.org or through the online complain form at https://www.unhcr.org/php/complaints.php or by confidential fax: +41 22 739 73 80.

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