Nakivale settlement is one of the oldest settlements in Uganda. As of 31 Dec 2019, refugee population of Nakivale settlement is about 122,600 and for Oruchinga settlement about 7,900. About 76.4% and 79.5% of the refugee population in Nakivale and Oruchinga settlement respectively are women and children with a significant number of persons with specific needs. The top three refugee population in Nakivale are: Congolese (48.9%), Burundians (29.0%) and Somalis (10.9%), whereas Oruchinga only have: Congolese (54.5%), Rwandans (23.7%) and Burundians (21.6%) only.
The incumbent is expected to coordinate administrative, logistics and daily operation in collaboration with the Head of Office, Admin Unit in Mbarara Sub-Office, and supervise cleaning services in the offices and the accommodation as well as manage the drivers in Nakivale.
Nakivale is about 70 km from Mbarara. All staff assigned to Nakivale are expected to reside at the staff accommodation provided by the office due to lack of local UNDSS cleared accommodation. There is a vibrant local market at the Base Camp zone of the settlement, though local supermarkets are only found in Mbarara. In term of medical services, only basic medical services are available in health centres in the settlements, and if necessary, further medical referral to Mbarara, with further medical referral to Kampala. The nearest banking facilities including ATM are either in Kabingo of Insigiro District, or Mbarara. At the staff accommodation compound provided by UNHCR, electricity and water are available.