United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Senior Shelter Assistant Jobs in Nigeria

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Senior Shelter Assistant Jobs in Nigeria

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) was created in 1950, during the aftermath of the Second World War, to help millions of Europeans who had fled or lost their homes. We had three years to complete our work and then disband. Today, over 65 years later, our organization is still hard at work, protecting and assisting refugees around the world.

This position will provide support and assistance to UNHCR Field Office in Yola on shelter and Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) activities; under the direct supervision of the CCCM Officer/Head of Field Office.


  • Assist in carrying out technical assessments of the unused or unfinished private and public buildings (i.e. private accommodation /houses/apartments) in priority locations that have been identified by the municipalities and /or the Shelter partners.
  • Assist in Site planning of identified potential settlement area, ensuring appropriate standards are adhered to.
  • Liaise with IPs and local authorities on behalf of UNHCR.
  • Participate in monitoring of the implementation of shelter activities.
  • Assist in production of necessary project documents (Project drawings, BoQ, Technical Specifications, Tendering documents, etc.)
  • Assist office in technical, shelter coordination activities with SEMA / NEMA, Partners and other shelter stake holders.
  • Assist the Shelter Officer in Maiduguri and also implementing partners when necessary on site improvement of informal tented settlements.
  • Assist the Shelter Officer to monitor the implementation of projects under the area of responsibility.
  • Assist in verifying any BoQ, execution plan, including defining the scope of works, technical drawings and specifications for internal analysis.
  • Support supply in the market analysis of locally available construction materials and skills, promoting the use of local capacity as appropriate.
  • Regularly report on work progress of various shelter activities and preparation of SitRep (weekly and monthly).
  • Perform other related duties as required.


  • Completion of secondary school with certificate/training courses in shelter related fields.
  • Minimum 4 years of relevant work
  • Good knowledge about construction and particularly rehabilitation and conversion of existing buildings. Any specific additional knowledge about electricity work, water and sanitation system will be an asset.
  • Good knowledge of Auto Cad, site surveying and experience in undertaking related topography assessments/ feasibility studies for site identification and environmental impact studies whilst using surveying tools (including GPS equipment, GIS software).
  • Excellent working knowledge of English (written / oral / comprehension).

    How to Apply

    Kindly prepare an application/letter of motivation, Resume as well as fully completed and signed UNHCR Personal History Form (P11)
    Submit the application, resume and Personal history form (P11) via email to: niglahr@unhcr.org quoting in the subject line the vacancy number and title of the position (VERY IMPORTANT).
    Kindly make sure you use the "UNHCR Personal History Form".
    Kindly note that a written test will be conducted for this position which will be followed by a competency based interview. Application Closing Date 28th January, 2019.

    For more information and job application details, see; United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Senior Shelter Assistant Jobs in Nigeria

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