Since 30th August 2017, Zambia has been receiving new arrivals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) mainly from Pweto, in Haute Katanga and Moba, in Tanganyika Provinces. The refugees are running away from conflict between Government forces and their allies (Abatembo) and the Elema (Elements). The majority of the refugees have been crossing into Zambia through Chiengi District in Luapula Province and these were kept for a few days at a Reception Centre in Chiengi (about 100 km away from Nchelenge office) before being temporarily relocated and registered at Kenani Refugee Transit Centre and then relocated to Mantapala Settlement in Nchelenge District.
As of 30th June 2018, a cumulative total of 10,300 individuals from the DRC had been reallocated to the settlement of Mantapala (Nchelenge District) provided by the Government Republic of Zambia. While the number has been stable over the last 4 months, the new settlement also aim to assist host communities (estimated to nearly 5,000 people) in terms of basic social infrastructures (WASH, Education and Health). Mantapala Settlement has a high average of yearly rains compared to the rest of Zambia as the rain starts from October to May, while the dry season runs from June to September. The current access road to and within the Settlement as well as planning drainage among the livable blocks remains among the biggest challenges. As the Settlement is newly established the need for the expertise of a Site Planner is crucial as the planned figure is a total of 25,000 individual (host communities included).
While The Mission Objectives Are
Lead the delivery of Site Planning services for the Settlement of Mantapala to meet UNHCR standards; Act as focal point for site planning issues within UNHCR and coordinate the activities with Governmental and Non-Governmental counterparts; and Facilitate adoption of methodologies for monitoring and reporting.
Duties And Responsibilities
Under the supervision of Head of Office, the UNV Civil Engineer will:
Furthermore, UN Volunteers Are Required To
Required Skills And Experience
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