Associate Compound Manager
Application deadline 8 months ago: Monday 9 May 2022 at 00:00 UTCOpen application form
This is a UNV International Specialist contract. This kind of contract is known as International UN Volunteer. It is normally internationally recruited only. More about UNV International Specialist contracts.
The Sub Office Assosa oversees 6 refugee camps with a PoC population of over 270,000. Assosa is classified as security level -phase 2. The current security situation in the entire Benishangul-Gumuz is unpredictable. Tongo and Gureshombola refugee camps are unaccessible and refuges and staff have since been relocated to Tsore. Restriction of movement is imposed on the movement of the staff member and the activities in the field, depending on the development of security situation. The security situation is expected to remain the same with no major changes according to the current reading of the situation.
Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Admin Officer or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Associate Compound Manager will:
• Ensure effective compound management system and criteria established and enforced with the aim of strengthening internal controls, efficiency, and transparency. Specifically, to achieve the following results: • A well-defined compound management system developed that addresses various aspects of compound management in a structured and coherent manner. This includes but is not restricted to: - Usage of residential compounds for the sole purpose of ‘residential accommodation. - Consistent architecture design for new construction and/or old building renovation. - Standardized cabling, wiring, plumbing to ensure consistent compliance of the industrial safety standard requirements and to minimize risks of ‘business’ disruption. - Transparency in compound management decision-making process. - Central services shared by all agencies (guards, water, power, sanitation, recreation facilities etc.) - Manage the accommodation facilities by assigning rooms to guests and maintain a list of guests in the compound. - Ensure accommodation facilities are cleaned on a daily basis. - Ensure the bathrooms are maintained clean on a daily basis. - Manage the store with cleaning equipment and supplies and advice administration on procurement of cleaning supplies. - Ensure the maintained of office equipment/installation and machinery in the compound i.e., Generators, laundry machines/water supply/borehole and kitchen equipment. - Assist by supervising directly on a day-to-day basis the technician, electrician, plumber, Generator technician and the handy man/gardener. - Maintain a daily attendance record of casuals engaged for a specific task. - Ensure that the General Compound both International and National including the office area are clean and all trash is emptied on a daily basis.
• Professionalism • Teamwork and respect for diversity • Planning and organizing • Communication
progressively responsible technical and administrative experience in office premises management; • Excellent English knowledge, including oral and written skills; excellent drafting and reporting skills. • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing. • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel • Have affinity with or interest in humanitarian relief, post-conflict situations, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System
Assosa is a non-family duty station with a 8-week Rest and Recuperation cycle (location Addis Ababa), staff members are accommodated in guesthouses within UNHCR compound. The banking facilities are limited, and do not deal with foreign currencies. UNHCR has good internet connectivity and inter-office telephone communication. However, connectivity for mobile telephone communication is not reliable most of the time. There are no international schools available. Medical facilities are limited but medical referrals and evacuations are referred to Addis Ababa in a timely manner. There are daily commercial flights between Addis Ababa and Assosa.
The diversity of topography in Ethiopia has resulted in a wide variety of climate in the country. The climate in Assosa is classifies as tropical. The hottest season of the region is in March/April and temperature may rise to 35 °C, followed by a long rainy season. Flights to Assosa are sometimes affected by bad weather for flights during the rainy season. Remoteness, isolation, and lack of entertainment in social life are the factors to be also considered prior to applying.
Ethiopia is a unique country and Assosa is a unique (humanitarian) operation. It provides for an interesting and enriching environment, but also requires a mature level of cultural awareness, as well as more stamina and commitment than elsewhere to make life comfortable and affordable. Therefore, flexibility and the ability and willingness to live and work in harsh and potentially hazardous conditions, involving physical hardship and little comfort, are essential.