Massive Recruitment at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Application portal is correctly open for The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Job Recruitment, 30th September, 2019

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.

The Recruitment at United Nations High Commissioner includes:

Job Title: Livelihood and Economic Inclusion Officer

Job ID: 18305
Location: Abuja
Salary Grade: P3
Hardship Level: C
Family Location Type: Non-Family


Organizational Setting and Work Relationships

  • The Livelihood and Economic Inclusion Officer has a key role to play in aligning livelihoods and economic inclusion efforts with the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR), which underscores the need to mobilize additional actors and to adopt a whole-of-society approach to strengthen refugee self-reliance and help ease pressure on host countries. Promoting economic inclusion of refugees is a key development area that will enable the achievement of these objectives and contribute to the 2030 Agenda’s Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Leveraging the growing global momentum, UNHCR is working to translate the objectives of the GCR into impactful results for persons of concern (POC), including through follow-up on pledges made through the 2019 Global Refugee Forum. Contributing to this global roll-out of the GCR, the Livelihood and Economic Inclusion Officer, with support from the Livelihoods and Economic Inclusion Unit in the Division of Resilience and Solutions (DRS), works towards the following objectives: 1) improve the enabling environment for refugees to work through advocacy on the right to/at work, access to economic opportunities and service;
  • Seek new and strengthen existing partnerships including with the private sector, development actors, government institutions and specialized agencies to advance economic inclusion of refugees; and
  • Enhance ongoing livelihoods and economic inclusion programming through evidence-based and market-driven approaches to improve economic inclusion outcomes.
  • The Livelihood and Economic Inclusion Officer should be proactive, always looking for new opportunities, and persuasive in mobilizing donors and new partners around new models of economic and social integration. The incumbent will play a role in formulating interventions that position UNHCR a key catalyst for livelihoods and the economic inclusion of refugees.
  • S/he will interact with both internal and external counterparts. The incumbent will work closely with multi-functional teams on matters including but not limited to protection, education, cash, partnerships, research and analytics, SGBV, solutions, complementary pathways and more. Externally, the Livelihoods and Economic Inclusion Officer will help promote refugees¿ economic inclusion through effective partnerships with relevant government line ministries, development actors, the private sector, UN agencies, international organisations and NGOs, and research institutions and universities, both at the global and country levels.
  • 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

  • Facilitate the economic inclusion of refugees in coordination with relevant external partners such as line ministries, private sector and development actors in accordance with UNHCR Global and Country level policies, priorities, and strategies, in particular the Global Compact on Refugees.
  • Work with the multi-functional team, more specifically with the Protection Unit, to assess the legal framework for the right to work and rights at work in respective host countries and recommend/implement advocacy initiatives and policy reforms to improve UNHCR POC¿s economic inclusion, rights and access to work.
  • Strengthen partnerships with relevant stakeholders to enhance economic inclusion of UNHCR POC. This includes advocating with public and private sector services providers to include UNHCR POC in supporting services (business development, micro-finance, training, saving accounts, poverty alleviation and social protection, etc.).
  • Build on UNHCR databases to support regular information sharing and coordination among different humanitarian, developmental and governmental stakeholders. This includes supporting the implementation of socioeconomic and wealth ranking surveys to inform targeting, monitoring and facilitation of development programmes.
  • Conduct necessary assessments in collaboration with relevant private and public stakeholders, including impact assessments on local economies and surveys that help to identify investment and funding opportunities that enhance the economic inclusion of UNHCR POC.
  • Work with economic development agencies to help adapt their programmes to become inclusive of UNHCR POC and with the private sector to enhance inclusion of UNHCR POC in their labour force and supply chains.
  • In case UNHCR is implementing specific livelihoods activities, strengthen, guide and monitor the livelihoods interventions to help ensure they are market-based, and that the role of UNHCR has been strategically determined in consideration of its comparative advantage vis-à-vis other partners.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications
Years of Experience / Degree Level:

  • For P3/NOC: 6 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 5 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 4 years relevant experience with Doctorate degree

Field(s) of Education:

  • Business Management;
  • Socio-Economics Development;
  • Economics/International Economics Rural Development;
  • Financial Management;
  • or other relevant field.
  • (Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Certificates and/or Licenses:

  • UNHCR Protection Learning Programme (PLP);
  • Operations Management Learning Programme (OMLP);
  • (Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Relevant Job Experience:
Essential:

  • Technical competencies in sub-sectors relevant to livelihoods programming e.g. microfinance, employment, entrepreneurship, private sector development, local economic development, poverty reduction, agriculture, livestock, vocational and technical education and training, etc.
  • Experience in facilitating the economic inclusion of vulnerable and marginalized groups and managing and advising on development processes in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders, ideally in varied field contexts.
  • Experience in working with and developing partnerships with private sector, NGOs, UN organisations, and government authorities in sub-sectors relevant to livelihood programming e.g. microfinance, employment, entrepreneurship, private sector development, local economic development, poverty reduction, agriculture, livestock, vocational and technical education and training, etc.
  • Experience in conducting sector assessments using quality social-science methods and tools, and in developing at least one comprehensive multi-year strategic plan for livelihoods support.

Desirable:

  • Experience with UNHCR policies and standards.

Functional Skills:

  • LV-Livelihoods & sub-sectors (value-chain upgrading, microfinance, cash assistance, etc.;
  • EX-Field experience;
  • EX-Experience with Inter/Non-Governmental Organization (INGO/NGO);
  • LV-Livelihood Project Development and Implementation;
  • MG-Project Management;
  • MG-Strategic Planning;
  • MS-Networking;
  • MS-Drafting, Documentation, Data Presentation;
  • (Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Language Requirements:

  • For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.
  • For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.
  • For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.

This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional essential and/or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation and/or position. Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates.

Position Competencies

  • C001L3: Accountability Level 3
  • C002L3: Teamwork & Collaboration Level 3
  • C003L3: Communication Level 3
  • C004L3: Commitment to Continuous Learning Level 3
  • C005L3: Client & Result Orientation Level 3
  • C006L3: Organizational Awareness Level 3
  • M001L3: Empowering and Building Trust Level 3
  • M003L3: Judgement and Decision Making Level 3
  • M006L3: Managing Resources Level 3
  • X001L3: Analytical Thinking Level 3
  • X005L3: Planning and Organizing Level 3


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title: Field Security Officer

Job ID: 18417
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Salary Grade: P3
Hardship Level: E
Family Location Type: Non-Family

Organizational Setting and Work Relationships

  • The Field Security Officer reports to the manager, who may be, according to context, the Representative/Chief of Mission or Head of Office within a country operation, the Senior Field Security Officer; the Bureau Director in a Regional Directorate; the Chief, Security Operations Section at Headquarters, or another.
  • The incumbent acts as an adviser to the manager on field security, providing sound, well- reasoned advice followed by support in implementation of agreed measures or steps.
  • S/he may directly supervise security personnel at the international or national level.
  • The Field Security Officer may, depending on the context, be expected to travel on mission to multiple duty stations, where s/he provides advice and support to the local manager as agreed in mission terms of reference.
  • The incumbent may, depending on the context, be expected to monitor, coach, guide and support security personnel in a particular country, region or sub-region.

Duties

  • Advise and support the supervisor in managing the safety and security of UNHCR personnel, partners, operations, premises and refugees or persons of concern.
  • Undertake security assessments in close co-operation with UNHCR senior staff members and interagency partners, analysing security factors and levels of risk related to UNHCR activities and programmes.
  • Evaluate existing security measures to determine their appropriateness and identify areas needing improvement. Follow up with actions to oversee or implement those improvements.
  • Assist in ensuring compliance with standards established through the Security Risk Management process.
  • Assist in the development of plans for evacuation, medical evacuation and other contingencies.
  • In cooperation with UNHCR senior staff members, ensure that security measures are fully integrated into operational planning, including budgetary provisions, at the earliest stages of development.
  • Participate and support in activities to advise on programme criticality assessment process.
  • As a member of a multi-functional team, contribute to efforts to ensure the physical protection and security of refugees and other persons of concern by providing security assessments, analysis and advice in developing and implementing effective strategies which underpin the responsibilities of the host state.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with security-related actors, including host government law enforcement authorities and other stakeholders to ensure effective information sharing; provide regular feedback and analysis to country managers.
  • Maintain close co-operation with staff of the UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS), ensuring UNHCR’s understanding of applicable requirements, cooperating in security assessments and planning and supporting UNDSS understanding of agency requirements.
  • Support UNHCR staff serving as members of the country Security Management Team (SMT), or Area Security Management Team (ASMT), Area Security Coordinators (ASC) and Wardens.
  • Provide country-relevant security advice and training to UNHCR personnel, and where appropriate, to staff of NGOs and implementing partners in areas including, inter alia, preparation for and conduct of road missions, radio telecommunications and responding to specific threats within the environment.
  • Conduct rehearsals and practical exercises to ensure that staff are familiar with contingency plans and can implement them confidently in an emergency.
  • Prepare periodic analytical reports on security in accordance with UN and UNHCR standard operating procedures, sharing with managers in the country of assignment and FSS.
  • Maintain linkages with the Staff Welfare Section, and the Medical Service, referring cases as required.
  • Undertake other security-related functions or responsibilities as delegated by the supervisor.
  • Provide security-related advice, in written and oral form, to the manager and other staff.
  • Advise on, and upon approval, implement, needed mitigating measures.
  • Participate in criticality assessments.
  • Represent UNHCR in interagency working groups and attend SMT or ASMT meetings as an observer.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications
Years of Experience / Degree Level:

  • For P3/NOC – 6 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 5 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 4 years relevant experience with Doctorate degree

Field(s) of Education – (Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential):

  • Security Security Management; Business Administration; Political Science; Social Science; International Relations; or other relevant field.
  • Also relevant would be military or police academy degree (at Officer level), and the equivalent of an advanced university degree (MA or equivalent) specifically successful completion of the Command and General Staff at a recognized military staff college or police equivalent.

Relevant Job Experience
Essential:

  • Security risk management experience in an international capacity.

Desirable:

  • Proven competences in security analysis. Experience in high-risk/hardship environments is an asset. Experience working within or with humanitarian NGOs is an asset. Relevant training an asset.

Functional Skills – (Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential):

  • FS-Field Security Operations
  • FS-Security Analysis
  • FS-Security Planning
  • FS-UN/UNHCR Rules, Regulations and Guidelines on Security Management
  • MG-Negotiation

Language Requirements:

  • For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.
  • For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.
  • For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.

Position Competencies:

  • C001L3 – Accountability Level 3
  • C002L3 – Teamwork & Collaboration Level 3
  • C003L3 – Communication Level 3
  • C004L3 – Commitment to Continuous Learning Level 3
  • C005L3 – Client & Result Orientation Level 3
  • C006L3 – Organizational Awareness Level 3
  • M004L3 – Strategic Planning and Vision Level 3
  • M005L3 – Leadership Level 3
  • X001L3 – Analytical Thinking Level 3
  • X007L3 – Political Awareness Level 3
  • X008L3 – Stakeholder Management Level 3


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Protection Officer

Job ID: 18447
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Salary Grade: P3
Hardship Level: E

Organizational Setting and Work Relationships
In the Bureaux, the Protection Officer works under the direct supervision of the Senior Protection Coordinator or Senior Protection Officer. In the Field, the incumbent normally reports to the Representative, Deputy or Assistant Representative (Protection), Head of Sub Office or Senior Protection Officer as appropriate. The incumbent may have direct supervisory responsibility for protection staff whose work may include RSD, community-based protection, registration, resettlement, complementary pathways, internal displacement and education, among other areas. In HQ, the incumbent may report to a Senior Protection Officer, Chief of Section or Deputy Director and may supervise other protection staff.

The incumbent acts as an advisor to senior management in, when not responsible for, designing a comprehensive protection strategy under the area of responsibility (AoR). S/he represents the Organization to authorities, UN sister agencies, partners and other stakeholders on protection policy and doctrine.

The Protection Officer coordinates quality, timely and effective protection responses to the needs of populations of concern under the AoR. S/he ensures that persons of concern of all age, gender and diversity groups are involved with the Office in making decisions that affect them, whether in accessing their rights or in identifying and implementing appropriate solutions to their problems. To undertake this role effectively, the incumbent will need to build and maintain effective interfaces with other relevant teams within the operation or the Bureau (including programme; PI and external relations; IM) and with DIP, communities of concern, authorities, protection and assistance partners as well as a broader network of stakeholders who can contribute to enhancing protection and achieving solutions.

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

  • Provide technical guidance and support to UNHCR and partners on all protection related issues.
  • Stay abreast of and report as relevant on legal political, social, economic and cultural developments that have an impact on the protection environment.
  • Engage relevant national authorities and structures in identifying and expanding opportunities in view of developing or strengthening national asylum/RSD systems.
  • Facilitate a consultative process with government counterparts, partners and persons of concern to develop and implement a comprehensive protection and solutions strategy addressing the specific protection needs of women and men, children, youth and older persons, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientation and/or gender identities (LGBTI persons), persons living with HIV/AIDS; gender equality and Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) priorities with regard to these persons.
  • In operations applying the Cluster Approach, seek to ensure the response of the Protection Cluster is grounded in a strategy which covers all assessed and prioritized protection needs of the affected populations.
  • Support senior management to ensure the protection strategy is fully integrated into the Country Operations Plan, the UN Development and Assistance Framework (UNDAF), the Humanitarian Country Team¿s common humanitarian response plan where applicable, as well as with the implementation of the Global Compact on Refugees and the Three Year Strategy on Resettlement and Complementary Pathways.
  • Promote relevant International, Regional and National Law and applicable UN/UNHCR and IASC policy, standards and codes of conduct and ensure that all sectors and /or in clusters in applicable operations fulfill their responsibilities in mainstreaming protection.
  • Promote the implementation of the AGD policy, including UNHCR¿s updated commitments to women and girls, and, design, deliver I and monitor programmes on an AGD basis to address identified protection needs.
  • Develop, implement and monitor community-based protection strategies and ensure systematic application and integration of participatory and community-based approaches in protection and solutions planning, programming and strategies.
  • Support the establishment of feedback and response systems and the incorporation of feedback received from persons of concern into programme design and adaptation.
  • Support the operation to develop and implement robust prevention, identification, and responses to fraud within protection processes and procedures, including registration, RSD, resettlement and complementary pathways, ensuring the integrity of interventions across all protection activities.
  • Assist UNHCR management at country level to comply with polices and commitment on Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse measures.
  • Oversee and manage individual protection cases including those on SGBV and child protection.
  • Provide legal advice and guidance on protection issues to internal and external interlocutors; ensure legal assistance is accessible to persons of concern; liaise with competent authorities to ensure the issuance of personal and other relevant documents to persons of concern (including women and others in need of civil documentation, in particular birth certificates).
  • As designated Data Protection Focal Point, assist the data controller in carrying out his or her responsibilities regarding the Data Protection Policy (7.2 DPP).
  • Oversee and undertake eligibility and status determination within the AoR ensuring compliance with UNHCR procedural standards and international protection principles.
  • Promote and implement effective strategies and measures to identify, prevent and reduce statelessness within the AoR.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of an education plan as part of protection strategy within the AoR as relevant.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of a child protection plan as part of the protection strategy within the AoR ensuring programmes use a child protection systems approach.
  • Monitor, and intervene in cases of refoulement, expulsion and other protection incidents through working relations with governments and other partners.
  • Work to safeguard the rights of persons of concern in the context of mixed movements as relevant.
  • Coordinate the preparation of, implement and oversee Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all protection/solutions activities.
  • Ensure that durable solutions through voluntary repatriation, local integration and where appropriate, resettlement and complementary pathways are sought and provided to the largest possible number of persons of concern, including undertaking and/or overseeing resettlement and complementary pathways activities.
  • Contribute to the coordination of the design, implementation and evaluation of protection related programming with implementing and operational partners.
  • Contribute to and facilitate a programme of results-based advocacy through a consultative process with sectorial and/or cluster partners.
  • Ensure that the Protection Sector or Cluster has an effective information management component which: provides disaggregated data on populations of concern and their problems; researches, collects and disseminates relevant protection information and good practices to enhance protection delivery.
  • Build the protection capacity of national and local government, partners and civil society to assume their responsibilities vis-a-vis all persons of concern through protection training, mainstreaming and related activities.
  • Coordinate capacity-building initiatives for communities and individuals to assert their rights.
  • Advise and capacitate national authorities, relevant institutions and civil society to strengthen legislation and status determination procedures and mechanisms.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

For Positions in Bureaux

  • Support the Regional Bureau and Country Operations to reflect the protection and solution angle in support of persons of concern within regional processes.
  • Support Country Operations in the development of strategies to build and further develop national asylum/RSD systems with a view to ensuring their fairness, efficiency, adaptability and integrity, favourable protection environment and solutions.
  • Assist UNHCR management at regional and country level to comply with polices and commitment on Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse measures.
  • Support Country Operations and ensure they meet their complementary pathways objectives and resettlement quotas.
  • In close collaboration with DIP, (a) contribute to the development of background and general normative, policy, and legal positions, in compliance with UNHCR’s global protection policies and standards; (b) contribute to the development of strategies at the regional and country level on the usage of law and policy approaches, including legislative and judicial engagement and UN human rights mechanisms and/or regional ones and other protection frameworks, and integrated human rights standards in protection strategies and advocacy; and (c) support coordination and review of UNHCR’s country reports to the UN human rights mechanisms.
  • Engage in relevant international and regional fora and contribute to forging regional partnerships to advocate for key protection and mandate issues, and engage in cross-cutting  protection-related matters, including mixed movement, internal displacement and climate change/disaster-related displacement responses, as well as Statelessness, in cooperation with DIP and where relevant RSD.

Minimum Qualifications
Education & Professional Work Experience:

  • Years of Experience / Degree Level: For P3/NOC 6 years relevant experience with Undergraduate Degree; or 5 years relevant experience with Graduate Degree; or 4 years relevant experience with Doctorate Degree

Field(s) of Education:

  • Law,
  • International Law,
  • International Refugee Law,
  • International Human Rights Law,
  • International Humanitarian Law, Refugee and Forced Migration
  • Political Sciences
  • Or other relevant field.

Certificates and/or Licenses:

  • Protection Learning Programme
  • RSD Resettlement Learning Programme

Relevant Job Experience

  • Essential:
    • Minimum 4 years of relevant professional experience in the area of refugee protection, internal displacement, human rights or international humanitarian law, including experience in working directly with Field Offices.
    • Good knowledge of International Refugee and Human Rights Law and ability to apply the relevant legal principles.
    • Excellent legal research, analytical skills and drafting.
  • Desirable:
    • Diverse field experience.
    • Good IT skills including database management skills.

Functional Skills:

  • Protection-related guidelines, standards and indicators;
  • International Refugee Law;
  • Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD);
  • Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) Coordination and Projects management;
  • Comprehensive Solutions Framework;
  • Human Rights Doctrine/Standards
  • International Humanitarian Law;
  • Judicial engagement;
  • Protection and mixed-movements;
  • Internal displacement;
  • Climate change and disaster-related displacement;
  • Community-based Protection
  • Accountability to affected people

Language Requirements:

  • For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.
  • For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.
  • For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.

This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional essential and/or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation and/or position. Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates.

Position Competencies

  • C001L3 Accountability Level 3
  • C002L3 Teamwork & Collaboration Level 3
  • C003L3 Communication Level 3
  • C004L3 Commitment to Continuous Learning Level 3
  • C005L3 Client & Result Orientation Level 3
  • C006L3 Organizational Awareness Level 3
  • M001L3 Empowering and Building Trust Level 3
  • M002L3 Managing Performance Level 3
  • M006L3 Managing Resources Level 3
  • M005L3 Leadership Level 3
  • M003L3 Judgement and Decision Making Level 3
  • M004L3 Strategic Planning and Vision Level 3
  • X005L3 Planning and Organizing Level 3
  • X004L3 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Level 3
  • X007L3 Political Awareness Level 3.

 

Procedures and Eligibility

  • Before submitting an application, UNHCR staff members intending to apply to this Job Opening are requested to consult the Recruitment and Assignments Policy (RAP, UNHCR/HCP/2017/2 and the Recruitment and Assignments Administrative Instruction (RAAI), UNHCR/AI/2017/7 OF 15 August 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

 

Job Title: SGBV Officer

Job ID: 18334
Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria
Salary Grade: P3
Hardship Level: E
Family Location Type: Non-Family

Organizational Setting and Work Relationships

  • The SGBV Officer is a member of the Protection Team in a Regional Bureau or a Country Office and normally reports to the Senior SGBV Officer or the Senior Community-Based Protection Officer or the Senior Protection Officer or the Head of Sub-Office or the Assistant Representative for protection. In smaller offices, the post may report directly to the Representative.
  • The SGBV Officer supports the implementation the operations¿ efforts to fulfil UNHCR¿s mandate and associated obligations on SGBV prevention, risk mitigation and response based on policy and guidance.
  • S/he collaborates closely with the UNHCR management and the Protection team in the country and strengthens working relations with other agencies involved in SGBV prevention, risk mitigation and response.
  • The incumbent will maintain a close working relationship with the Bureau and the Division of International Protection for system-wide coherence.
  • 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
Implementation of UNHCR¿s Global Policies and Standards:

  • Support and facilitate the effective and timely development, implementation and monitoring of a clear and coherent multi-year and multi-sectoral SGBV strategy as part of the operation¿s broader Protection and Solutions Strategy, coordinate timely reporting on progress including the documentation of promising practices.
  • Participate in the promotion of compliance with UNHCR¿s SGBV policy, priorities and commitments (aligned with polices on age, gender, diversity (AGD) and accountability to affected populations (AAP), Child protection, gender equality, disability and youth empowerment.
  • For functions at regional level, support the harmonization of SGBV strategies in the region and alignment with global policies and commitments, support exchange of expertise and practices in the region and provide a regional level analysis of trends as well as aggregated reporting on SGBV.
  • Assist UNHCR management at country level to comply with Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse measures by providing technical advice, capacity building and supporting prevention and response programming for persons of concern.

Planning / Programming:

  • Support the development and implementation of programming for specialized SGBV prevention and response based on needs, risks and capacity assessments at the onset of an emergency and throughout all phases of displacement.
  • Participate in conducting, consolidating and reporting on SGBV assessments including gender equality components at least once per year, linked to annual planning processes and participatory assessments and sharing strategic trends analyses.
  • Contribute to planning processes and advocate for adequate resource (re)allocation and mobilization.
  • Support cross-cutting programs and technical sectors to mainstream gender and to program for mitigation of SGBV risks in their specific technical areas, and report on progress.

Capacity Development, Technical Support and Coordination:

  • Provide technical guidance and support field colleagues to operationalise and comply with UNHCR¿s corporate SGBV policy, priorities and commitments (aligned with policies on AGD and AAP, Child protection, disability, youth empowerment and gender equality).
  • Support operational capacity development efforts and provide technical support on gender and SGBV mainstreaming
  • Under the guidance of the Senior Protection Officer, support and facilitate the establishment of and ensure the functioning of SGBV coordination mechanisms with all relevant stakeholders.
  • Facilitate and strengthen the development and implementation of SGBV Standard Operating Procedures for all sites that enable all survivors to access, at a minimum, appropriate health, psychosocial, security and safety, and legal support.
  • Support and build capacity and systems for individual SGBV case management for survivors and persons at-risk of SGBV.
  • Ensure safe and ethical SGBV data collection and reporting is functioning and regular reporting is done on SGBV, including through PRIMES and protection monitoring processes. Promote the use of the SGBV module of PRIMES or another SGBV information management system that provides for safe and ethical data collection and analysis. Where applicable, support reporting under the Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Arrangements on conflict-related sexual violence (MARA).

Partnerships:

  • Strengthen UNHCR’s collaboration with host governments to develop national services in order to expand safe access for Persons of concern to services that prevent, mitigate, and respond to SGBV.
  • Support the capacity development of staff, partners and other stakeholders to address SGBV and to promote gender equality and the empowerment of displaced women and girls.
  • Strengthen partnerships including with UN agencies, governments, civil society and with displaced and host communities, to prevent, mitigate, and respond to SGBV, to promote gender equality and to ensure age and gender-informed protection and solution programs.
  • Support that community-based approaches are applied in SGBV programming and communities considered as key stakeholders.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications
Years of Experience / Degree Level:

  • For P3/NOC 6 years relevant experience with Undergraduate Degree; or 5 years relevant experience with Graduate Degree; or 4 years relevant experience with Doctorate Degree

Field(s) of Education:

  • Human rights; Social Anthropology; Social work;
  • Law; International Development; Social Sciences; or other relevant field.
  • (Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Certificates and/or Licenses:

  • n/a
  • (Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Relevant Job Experience
Essential:

  • 3 years of previous work experience relevant to the function of SGBV in an international context, of which two years in the field and having experience in the field of SGBV prevention, mitigation and response, broader protection or social work involving empowerment of women and girls, gender, child protection, mental health, counselling and working with survivors, humanitarian and development issues.
  • Applied experience in survivor-centred approach, SGBV guiding and Case management principles related to SGBV programs.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls and apply, promote and integrate gender analysis into humanitarian programming.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and implementation of multi-sectorial responses to SGBV and support to other sectors to mainstream SGBV prevention, risk mitigation and response.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of SGBV prevention theory and appropriate SGBV prevention and behaviour change strategies at different stages of the humanitarian response.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and implementation of prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse responsibilities within the humanitarian response. Knowledge and demonstrated use of UNHCR and Interagency SGBV tools and Guidance.

Desirable:

  • Demonstrated understanding of critical issues around SGBV data and knowledge of safe and ethical data collection and analysis, and conducting assessments.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of engagement with SGBV Interagency humanitarian architecture.
  • Knowledge and experience of participatory approaches to engaging with and mobilizing communities Good understanding of displacement and protection issues including, child protection, education and the application of the Age, Gender and Diversity Policy.
  • Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of position such as: Protection Learning Programme, Operations Management Learning Programme, Middle Management Learning Programme, SGBV and Gender Equality. Experience in a humanitarian context.

Functional Skills:

  • PR-Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) Coordination & Projects Management
  • PR-Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) Coordination
  • PR-Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) Prevention, risk mitigation and response programming
  • PR-Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) Capacity development and training
  • PR-Refugee Women issues
  • PR-Interviewing and counselling refugees/asylum seekers and in individual case management
  • PR-Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD)
  • TR-Training/Coaching/Facilitation
  • (Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Language Requirements:

  • For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.
  • For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.
  • For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.

This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional essential and/or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation and/or position. Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates.

Position Competencies

  • C001L3 Accountability Level 3
  • C002L3 Teamwork & Collaboration Level 3
  • C003L3 Communication Level 3
  • C004L3 Commitment to Continuous Learning Level 3
  • C005L3 Client & Result Orientation Level 3
  • C006L3 Organizational Awareness Level 3
  • M002L3 Managing Performance Level 3
  • M005L3 Leadership Level 3
  • M004L3 Strategic Planning and Vision Level 3
  • M003L3 Judgement and Decision Making Level 3
  • X007L3 Political Awareness Level 3
  • X004L3 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Level 3
  • X001L3 Analytical Thinking Level 3
  • X008L3 Stakeholder Management Level 3


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Shelter Officer

Job ID: 18448
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Salary Grade: P3
Hardship Level: E

Organizational Setting and Work Relationships
The Shelter Officer conducts comprehensive sectoral needs assessments in liaison with other relevant sectors such as Protection, Programme, Community Services, Public Health, WASH, Administration and Supply. To ensure the most effective response, both quantitative and qualitative data should be gathered on the profile/needs and living conditions of both the displaced population and host community.

Close and regular contact is also maintained with technical and non-technical staff of UN Agencies, Implementing Partners, and Shelter sector members, national and international NGOs and Government Authorities. The incumbent also discusses matters relating to shelter and infrastructure coordination and provision. Specialized functions to be dealt with by the incumbent in this post include shelter planning/design and construction monitoring including remote monitoring, therefore the person should have a strong academic qualification in civil engineering, architecture or a related discipline.

The Shelter Officer also ensures that the development of shelter strategies takes into account the local context, age and gender, culture, climate, environmental protection, available resources and skills. In addition, the incumbent ensures that shelter responses within the Area of Responsibility (AoR) evolve according to the changing nature of the situation, progressively working towards more durable solutions and drawing from local building practices and materials. Within an urban context, it is essential that shelter responses take into consideration urban planning strategies, including an analysis or residential areas, housing affordability and availability. In addition, regardless of the context, shelter assistance should at all times minimize the risk of eviction, exploitation and abuse, overcrowded living conditions, limited access to services and unhygienic conditions. The Shelter Officer normally reports to the Senior Shelter Officer.

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

  • Ensure that UNHCR Field Operations are supported in carrying out shelter and settlement needs assessments taking into account the current situation, projected population planning figures and the expected scale of returns and displacement.
  • Contribute to the development of country level shelter strategies which are framed by UNHCR¿s Global Strategy for Settlement and Shelter and take into consideration the local context, age and gender, culture, climate, environmental protection and the availability of local resources, including materials, capacities and existing infrastructure.
  • Provide clear guidance on standards and best practices for shelter and settlement, including minimum emergency standards to meet basic and essential needs.
  • Organise and provide trainings in construction techniques and practices leading to more durable solutions and drawing from local building practices and materials.
  • Together with UNHCR’s implementing partners and Shelter Cluster members, compile, analyse and map available information on shelter options in country taking into account relevant policies adopted by the Government. When planning shelter works, ensure that the technical component reflects UNHCR minimum standards for the provision of emergency and other types of shelter assistance and is within the budgetary requirements. Due consideration should be given to standards in other relevant sectors such as water and sanitation.
  • Ensure the shelter strategy is periodically reviewed to reflect the evolving situation in country and progressively transitioning to more sustainable shelter solutions. This process should be done in close collaboration with the beneficiaries and the host Government while bearing in mind the shelter needs of people upon their eventual return to their country of origin.
  • Ensure that specifications, bills of quantities and drawings are produced in a technically sound and standardised manner and monitor programme performance to ensure works are implemented according to plans and completed within the designated timeframe.
  • Promote the sustainability of technical interventions through local capacity building and self-help in collaboration with local partners in the field. Ensure that local communities have been consulted on all activities so as not to create unnecessary tension between the displaced and host populations.
  • In consultation with UNHCR¿s implementing partners and local communities themselves, identify the need for community based Quick Impact Projects (QIPs) that can benefit the local and displaced communities.
  • Intervene with implementing partners on Shelter issues.
  • Decide priorities in the designing of implementation plan.
  • Advise on implementing partners’ selection.
  • Ensure technical information is available on the SIP (settlement information portal), ensure shelter dashboards are populated with relevant data, prepare mission reports and debrief.
  • Maintain regular contact with the SSS/DPSM Section in Geneva and support regular technical updates.
  • Enforce compliance with, and integrity of, all shelter standard operating procedures.
  • Enforce technical strategies, protocols and guidelines.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications
Education & Professional Work Experience

  • Years of Experience / Degree Level: For P3/NOC 6 years relevant experience with Undergraduate Degree; or 5 years relevant experience with Graduate Degree; or 4 years relevant experience with Doctorate degree

Field(s) of Education:

  • Architecture Engineering;
  • Civil Engineering;
  • Or other relevant field.

Relevant Job Experience
Essential:

  • Prior experience of implementing shelter and settlement projects in humanitarian context and large scale emergencies coordinating with operational partners, governmental technical departments. Minimum 2 years of international field experience
  • Prior experience in designing and implementing a shelter strategy, including host family situations, collective shelter and camp settings, in emergency while considering the transition to more sustainable solutions. Project formulation, planning, supervision and management skills.
  • Proficient in basic computer software¿s, including engineering (AutoCAD) and site planning design tools (GPS). Previous involvement in implementation processes (including development of bill of quantities, analysis of local capacity and local markets, cost estimations, etc.)
  • Experience of construction management (including site supervision, monitoring, quality control, evaluation etc.) including application of participatory approaches to facilitate active participation of communities into the project cycle and into the construction process
  • Experience in developing shelter and settlement need assessments and undertaking gap analysis for development of shelter programmes. Experience in building on existing local capacity and transfer knowledge as appropriate.

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of UNHCR shelter standards, as well as standards related to protection, WASH, environment and land use. Knowledge of a range of shelter assistance options, including sensitivity to cultural and gender specific needs to ensure that the social and cultural background of the refugees is taken into account while designing, developing and implementing shelter options
  • Familiarity with and considerable Field exposure to UNHCR programme planning and implementation and on humanitarian operations. Ability making the linkages to rehabilitation and development programmes will be an added advantage.

Functional Skills:

  • IT-Computer Literacy;
  • SP-Environment Planning;
  • SP-Design tools such as Global Positioning System (GPS);
  • SP-Shelter and Site Planning Technical Guidelines and Standards;
  • SP-Infrastructure Development/Construction Management/Property Management;
  • EX-Field experience in emergency and/or large-scale settings;
  • SP-Autocad software;
  • PR-Global Shelter Cluster Strategy;
  • SP-Shelter Assessment including survey/implementation/monitoring/evaluation/coordination
  • MG-Crisis/Emergency Relief Management;

Language Requirements:

  • For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.
  • For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.

This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional essential and/or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation and/or position. Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates.

Position Competencies

  • C001L3 Accountability Level 3
  • C002L3 Teamwork & Collaboration Level 3
  • C003L3 Communication Level 3
  • C004L3 Commitment to Continuous Learning Level 3
  • C005L3 Client & Result Orientation Level 3
  • C006L3 Organizational Awareness Level 3
  • M001L3 Empowering and Building Trust Level 3
  • M006L3 Managing Resources Level 3
  • M005L3 Leadership Level 3
  • M003L3 Judgement and Decision Making Level 3
  • X005L3 Planning and Organizing Level 3
  • X003L3 Technological Awareness Level 3
  • X001L3 Analytical Thinking Level 3
  • X008L3 Stakeholder Management Level 3

Procedures and Eligibility

  • Before submitting an application, UNHCR staff members intending to apply to this Job Opening are requested to consult the Recruitment and Assignments Policy (RAP, UNHCR/HCP/2017/2 and the Recruitment and Assignments Administrative Instruction (RAAI), UNHCR/AI/2017/7 OF 15 August 2017.

How to Apply
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Job Title: Senior Programme Officer

Job Ref: 18446
Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria
Salary Grade: P4
Hardship Level: E
Family Location Type: Non-Family

Organizational Setting and Work Relationships

  • The Senior Programme Officer may be based in HQ, field/regional bureau, typically reporting to and be guided by the Chief of Section/Deputy Director/Operations Manager and may supervise a small team of local and international staff. He/she may refer to UNHCR’s Programme Manual (Chapter IV), UNHCR’s corporate and regional strategic priorities, operation plans and other relevant institutional rules and regulations for further guidance.
  • The Senior Programme Officer will provide strategic programmatic guidance and advice to senior management with regard to the implementation of country or Bureau level protection and solutions strategies within available resources. S/he will coordinate with the other sections/units within the Bureau and/or office(s) across the country/region to ensure harmonized programmatic approaches at all levels and throughout the UNHCR Operations Management Cycle. S/he will work in line with the overall UNHCR directions which crucially require working with partners, including with persons of concern, governmental institutions and the private sector, ensuring that programme management is approached as per UNHCR’s Strategic Directions, Global Strategic Priorities (GSPs), Global Compact for Refugees (GCR), corporate positions on SDGs.
  • The incumbent is expected to work in line with the multi-functional team (MFT) approach as defined within the Program Manual, ensuring the participation of relevant stakeholders in all phases of the Program Management Cycle.
  • 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

  • Oversee a coherent approach in assessing and analysing the needs of persons of concern in a participatory manner, using an Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective as basis for planning.
  • Provide guidance to office(s) on programmatic aspects of developing multi-year protection and solutions strategies and annual plans with corresponding priorities taking into account corporate priorities.
  • Support Results Based Management and programme capacity in light of evolving requirements, programming approaches and gaps.
  • Support the planning process in compliance with planning parameters outlined in the Programme Manual and the planning instructions.
  • Ensure effective and results-based resource allocation in the planning processes and cost efficiency in the delivery of outputs.
  • Review and analyse plans, mid-year and year-end reports of UNHCR office(s), ensuring quality assurance and compliance with established policies, guidelines, procedures and standards.
  • Support the provision overall direction to broaden partnerships with key stakeholders in order to maximize the protection and solutions response for persons of concern.
  • Guide and provide directions to office(s) in operationalising new and emerging policies, strategies and partnerships, including in an inter-agency context, identifying opportunities and innovative solutions and ensuring compliance with existing standards.
  • Guide office(s) in managing a consultative process to ensure a consistent application of the framework for implementing with partners, including the effective implementation of the policy on selection and retention of partners, management of partnership agreements, risk-based project performance monitoring, and risk-based project audits, among others.
  • Actively contribute to UNHCRs programming of community of practice and continuously contributing to improvements of programming tools and processes.
  • Identify potential gaps and problems and in cooperation with other relevant sections recommend appropriate solutions to ensure the efficient implementation of programme activities
  • Develop comprehensive assistance programmes that compliment activities implemented from other operational partners.
  • Oversee a timely and effective follow-up of internal and external audits observations and recommendations that relate to programmatic issues.

Job Descriptions for all UNHCR jobs will also include the following as part of the ‘Duties’:

  • Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • For P4/NOD 9 years relevant experience with Undergraduate Degree; or 8 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 7 years relevant experience with Doctorate Degree

Field(s) of Education:

  • Business Administration, Social Science, Economics, International Relations or other relevant field.
  • Certificates and/or Licenses
  • Programme Management

Essential:

  • Demonstrated experience in developing and managing humanitarian projects and programmes including the allocation and management of resources. Sound knowledge of the UNHCR Operations Management Cycle Knowledge and practical experience on Results Based-Management. Demonstrated experience in field operations. Sound knowledge on the centrality of protection in programming. Enhanced knowledge on Joint Needs Assessments and the principles of targeting.

Desirable:

  • Demonstrated experience in coordination within an inter-agency context and other actors, in a refugee or humanitarian context. Solid experience in training and capacity building activities.

Functional Skills:

  • PG-Programme Management (project formulation, programme cycles and reporting standards)
  • PG-Results-Based Management
  • PG-UNHCR’s Programmes
  • PG-Experience with coordinating with Implementing Partners (Governmt/INGO/NGO/Corporate) Data and information management understanding;
  • PG-Needs Assessment and Response Analysis
  • PG-Resource Planning; eg. FOCUS, Global Focus Insight

Language Requirements:

  • For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.
  • For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.
  • For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.

This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional essential and/or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation and/or position. Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates.

Position Competencies

  • C002L3 Teamwork & Collaboration Level 3
  • C001L3 Accountability Level 3
  • C003L3 Communication Level 3
  • C004L3 Commitment to Continuous Learning Level 3
  • C005L3 Client & Result Orientation Level 3
  • C006L3 Organizational Awareness Level 3
  • M002L3 Managing Performance Level 3
  • M001L3 Empowering and Building Trust Level 3
  • M003L3 Judgement and Decision Making Level 3
  • M006L3 Managing Resources Level 3
  • M005L3 Leadership Level 3
  • M004L3 Strategic Planning and Vision Level 3
  • X001L3 Analytical Thinking Level 3
  • X008L3 Stakeholder Management Level 3
  • X007L3 Political Awareness Level 3
  • X004L3 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Level 3
  • X009L3 Change Capability and Adaptability Level 3


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Head of Sub-Office

Job ID: 18416
Location: Maiduguri
Salary Grade: P5
Hardship Level: E
Family Location Type: Non-Family

Organizational Context

Head of a UNHCR Sub Office (HoSO) is a senior managerial position within a given country operation. The incumbent carries the full delegated authority of the UNHCR Representative (or the country Manager) of the country, who will exercise entire supervisory managerial responsibility over the position. The position, on the other hand, provides all information on developments in relation to the protection (legal protection issues relating to the persons of concern to UNHCR), security (Physical security in relation to the UNCR staff and the persons of concern to UNHCR) and operational matters (programme and office management / administration) within the domain of its geographical area of responsibility to the UNHCR Representative (or the country manager) on a regular and timely manner. Subject to the specific legal or socio economic or security developments in the Area of Responsibility (AOR), Representative will direct and guide the Head of the Sub Office to take the most appropriate course of action. Concerning overall physical security concerns, HoSO will liaise directly with the competent UN security coordinator while keeping the UNHCR Representative fully informed.

While the functional responsibility of a Head of a Sub Office will always remain the same despite its grade level, the other parameters (therefore the depth and breadth of the competencies) such as the size of the population of concern to UNHCR, their specific legal/security concerns, volume of assistance, Number of operational / Implementing partners and the size of the Office (i.e. number of UNHCR staff and their grade levels) will determine the appropriate grade level. The operational autonomy also depends upon the same parameters/competencies.

As the most senior UNHCR staff member within the given geographical area, he/she is required to liaise with all the relevant senior government officials, security organs in the area, the Head of various Non-Governmental Organisations (both national and internationals based in the area), Civilian/tribal leaders/elders, local opinion makers and the local media net-work to ensure his/her assigned responsibilities are effectively and efficiently discharged.

As the extended field representative of UNHCR at the front line of High Commissioner’s operations, he/she remain as the effective advocate and assistant to the local authorities to ensure that the respective government authorities in the area implement their conventional responsibilities in favour of refugees and others of concern to UNHCR.

Functional Statement
Accountability:

  • The Convention concerning the treatment of asylum seekers, IDPs, refugees, returnees and the stateless, where applicable, is disseminated to the local authorities.
  • UNHCR policies and standards are applied consistently in the AOR to ensure quality protection of populations of concern.
  • A healthy, safe and respectful working environment is provided to the workforce in the AOR.

Responsibility:

  • Monitor and report on the implementation of refugee conventional responsibilities and international obligations of the local authorities Vis a Vis the population of concern to UNHCR within the given geographical area; based on local situations/developments make appropriate recommendation to the UNHCR Representative.
  • Ensure through the subordinate staff that all deadlines for monitoring and reporting of UNHCR operational activities (i.e. include assistance as well as Administrative) are met on a regular basis.
  • Manage all UNHCR resources, both human, financial/material, at an optimum level for the wellbeing of the concerned population and the UNHCR staff.
  • Ensure that all security measures of UNHCR office (and residential, where ever applicable) compounds are always up to date; any security breaches and/or potential security threat should be reported immediately to competent UN security coordinator in the country.
  • Ensure that staff welfare, both in terms of working and living conditions, are maintained at a satisfactory level within the constraints in the operational area; this requires remaining current in health and medical facilities locally available and evacuation options available in a moment of medical urgency.
  • Guide, coach and advocate the subordinate staff to maintain highest standards of conduct and behaviour thorough one’s own practice and deeds.
  • Advocate and promote UNHCR  standards concerning the treatment of asylum seekers, refugees and returnees as well as IDPs, where applicable; Advocate, promote and encourage the concerned authorities and local opinion makers to uphold established UNHCR standards that have become the international norms.
  • Ensure that the basic needs of the concerned population are properly assessed with the participation of the beneficiaries themselves, the host governments and/or the competent Implementing partners and/or UNHCR itself.
  • Subject to the needs, ensure that the planning, formulation and budgeting of identified assistance projects are done as per UNHCR programme cycle; upon approval of assistance project, ensure the timely implementation and rigorous monitoring  of identified assistance activities
  • Prepare and submit regular reports, both verbally and written, to the UNHCR Representative. In the event of substantial telephone conversation that leads to specific action or non-action, it should be recorded and share with the other party.
  • Any other responsibilities/functions deemed necessary or as delegated by the UNHCR Representative of the country in order to meet the level of the services in the organization.

Authority:

  • Represent UNHCR in inter-agency fora and with local authorities in the AOR.
  • Enforce compliance with UNHCR’s global protection, programme, finance, human resources and security policies and standards.
  • Submit project proposals for assistance to refugees and other persons of concern to UNHCR Representation in coordination with local authorities and NGOs

Essential Minimum Qualifications And Professional Experience Required

  • Graduate (equivalent of a Master’s) degree in Management/Personnel Administration or Law or Political Science or International Relation or Economics or a related field plus minimum  at least 11 years of relevant work experience. Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) plus 12 years or Doctorate degree (equivalent of a PhD) plus 10 years of previous relevant work experience may also be accepted.
  • In-depth knowledge in all aspects of UNHCR mandate and its Field level application.
  • Applied knowledge of protection principles, operational arrangements/standards in relation to protection, assistance, UNHCR office management and staff administration.
  • Should be conversant in the current priorities in the organisation and existing mechanisms within the organisation to implement those priorities.
  • Basic computer skills and working knowledge in MS office software.
  • Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.

Desirable Qualifications & Competencies

  • Working experience both in UNHCR HQ and/or a Regional Office and the Field
  • UNHCR Specific learning/training activities ( i.e. Learning Programme in Management & Operations)
  • Knowledge of additional UN languages.

This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR Head of Sub Office (P5) positions. The Operational Context may contain additional essential and/or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation and/or position. Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates.

Position Competencies

  • C001L4 Accountability Level 4
  • C002L4 Teamwork & Collaboration Level 4
  • C003L4 Communication Level 4
  • C004L4 Commitment to Continuous Learning Level 4
  • C005L4 Client & Result Orientation Level 4
  • C006L4 Organizational Awareness Level 4
  • M001L4 Empowering and Building Trust Level 4
  • M002L4 Managing Performance Level 4
  • M006L4 Managing Resources Level 4
  • M005L4 Leadership Level 4
  • M003L4 Judgement and Decision Making Level 4
  • M004L4 Strategic Planning and Vision Level 4
  • X005L4 Planning and Organizing Level 4
  • X001L4 Analytical Thinking Level 4
  • X007L4 Political Awareness Level 4


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

 

Application Deadline: 9th October, 2019.

 

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