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Recruitment at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Sep 30, 2020, 10:46 PM

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.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

 

 

 

Job Title: Protection Officer
        
Job ID: 22131
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Salary Grade: P3
Hardship Level: E
Family Location Type: Non-Family

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 fulfil 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-à-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 fields.

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.

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.

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Field Security Officer

Job ID: 22114
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.
  • 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

  • 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:

  • Security Security Management; Business Administration; Political Science; Social Science; International Relations; or other relevant fields.

Certificates and/or Licenses:

  • Not specified.

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:

  • 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 -nLevel 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

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Senior Shelter Cluster Coordination Officer

Job ID: 22274
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Salary Grade: P4
Hardship Level: E
Family Location Type: Non-Family

Duties and Qualifications
Organizational Setting and Work Relationships:

  • In complex humanitarian emergencies where UNHCR is designated as the Shelter Cluster (SC) Lead Agency under the Cluster Approach, the Senior Shelter Cluster Coordination Officer performs a dedicated coordination, strategy development and advocacy function.
  • The incumbent reports directly to the UNHCR Representative who has final accountability for the performance of UNHCR as Cluster Lead Agency.
  • The incumbent liaises with the Global Shelter Cluster Coordinator who has global responsibility for the performance of UNHCR as Global Cluster Lead Agency.
  • The Senior Shelter Cluster Coordination Officer effectuates UNHCR's commitment to work within the framework of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) and the Cluster Approach.
  • The UNHCR SC Lead Agency functions, embodied in the role of the Senior Shelter Cluster Coordination Officer, are critical in ensuring UNHCR¿s leadership within a diverse shelter community.
  • The incumbent is expected to perform UNHCR's lead role in the SC and to impartially represent the interests of the members of the Shelter Cluster, including the provision of active support, as applicable, to sub-national clusters which may be coordinated by other Agencies.
  • As a result, the incumbent leads an inter-agency team in an environment that requires high standards of accountability and demonstrable leadership, coordination, negotiation and conflict resolution skills, and in which the principles of partnership and collaboration are essential.
  • The Senior Shelter Cluster Coordination Officer represents the SC in Inter-Cluster Coordination mechanisms. The incumbent ensures appropriate cross-sectoral coordination with other related clusters such as WASH, CCCM, Protection (HLP) and others, advocates for shelter in the humanitarian response, leads the mainstreaming of early recovery activities in the Shelter Cluster, and spearheads the integration of cross-cutting issues into the work of the Shelter Cluster, especially age, gender, diversity, HIV, environment.
  • The Senior Shelter Cluster Coordination Officer works closely with and/or directly supervises a multi-functional SC Support team, including, but not limited to, the areas of information management, needs assessment, technical support, shelter recovery, reporting and advocacy.
  • 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
Strategic Direction and Coordination:

  • Ensure that UNHCR delivers on its commitments and accountability as lead of the Shelter Cluster. Manage the team deployed or hired in country to coordinate the Shelter Cluster.
  • Ensure that strong working relationships are established with all cluster members at national and in all sub-national locations in order to facilitate effective collaboration and communication. Upon consultations with SC members, take final decision over format and frequency of meetings, designation of focal points and the establishment of a strategic advisory group, sub-national clusters, Technical Working Groups and ad hoc/task-related bodies for specific issues.
  • Ensure that coordination services, including meetings, are provided in line with the Principles of Partnership, ensuring that cluster coordination is inclusive, consultative and results-oriented at national level and in all the different sub-national locations.
  • Under the framework of the Inter-Agency contingency Plan, lead the development of contingency plans, the revision of existing contingency planning and emergency preparedness measures and ensure they are updated and developed.
  • Develop an SC Strategy in a consultative process with SC partners including the local government and ensure that the shelter response is driven by this strategy. Update as appropriate the SC Strategy: ensure proper linkages with disaster risk reduction, relief, and recovery and development efforts.
  • Ensure that the SC Strategy is integrated into the Humanitarian Country Team¿s common humanitarian action plan.
  • Promote accountability to affected population, participation of local and national stakeholders such as civil groups, and ensure coordination with government counterparts and other relevant authorities.
  • Ensure that appropriate transitional measures are in place for handing over to the government or recovery and development actors.
  • Ensure the establishment and maintenance of the cluster structure including the cluster core documents as defined by the Global Shelter Cluster guidance: Strategy, Technical Standards, and Factsheet.
  • Lead the evaluation of the cluster's performance. Based on the feedback of this evaluation, work with Shelter Cluster members to develop a plan of response to improve the cluster's performance.

Needs Assessment, Resources Mobilization and Allocation:

  • Lead, coordinate and conduct within the SC or at Inter-Cluster level shelter needs assessments, including participatory assessments.
  • Set up a system to ensure the timely availability of data to inform operational decisions by partners and strategic decisions of the Humanitarian Country Team.
  • Ensure that the SC covers all identified shelter needs of the affected population and not only those relating to the specific mandate of individual members of the Shelter Cluster.
  • Provide transparent strategic direction to the development of common funding criteria, resource mobilisation and prioritization within the SC for inclusion in Consolidated Appeals and pooled funds processes.
  • Establish mechanisms for accountable and transparent financial resource allocation within the cluster.

Capacity Development:

  • Ensure capacity building of the government counterpart or the organization that will take over the coordination of the cluster once this is phased out.
  • Coordinate the delivery of shelter training activities for SC members, other local partners, and relevant authorities.
  • Coordinate initiatives to build the shelter capacity of the national and local government, partners and civil society.

Standard Setting and Implementation:

  • Ensure that the shelter response is informed by appropriate relevant Technical Standards including among others Sphere, and good practice.
  • Ensure appropriate collaboration with shelter response-related clusters of CCCM, Early Recovery, Education, Health, Logistics, Protection and WASH in the work of the Shelter Cluster.
  • Coordinate the integration of cross-cutting issues in the work of the Shelter Cluster, including age, gender, environment, diversity.
  • Through Cluster-wide consultative processes, provide input into the development of global shelter policy and standards led by the Global Shelter Cluster.

Information Management, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting:

  • Ensure that the SC has a functional information management strategy and mechanism to report and share information within the Shelter Cluster, with the other clusters, with the government, with the overall humanitarian community including donors, with UNHCR internal mechanisms, and with the Global Shelter Cluster.
  • Ensure that the SC produces analytical shelter reports, including the Factsheet. Promote that information on affected population is disaggregated by sex and age. Implement decisions on indicators to measure impact and performance of SC members.
  • Ensure that the SC maintains an updated website and produces regular updates on the shelter concerns of the affected population, the response by the shelter actors, the gaps, challenges and recommendations.
  • Promote and ensure monitoring and evaluation of the impact of operations carried out by cluster members and the performance of the coordination team.
  • Appraise the performance of any directly supervised personnel of the SC coordination team.

Advocacy, Promotion and Fundraising:

  • Identify core advocacy concerns for the SC through a consultative process: develop joint cluster/ inter-cluster initiatives to ensure regular and consistent advocacy.
  • Represent the SC in meetings with sectoral and external partners, authorities, donors and other relevant interlocutors.
  • Issue reports and make advocacy statements on behalf of the Shelter Cluster.
  • Negotiate with the Humanitarian Coordinator/Resident Coordinator, the Humanitarian Country Team and cluster members the prioritization and inclusion of project proposals and common funding criteria for inclusion in inter-agency funding appeals.
  • Direct transparent and accountable financial and other resource allocation within the Shelter Cluster, when required, such as with regard to CERF or CHF.
  • Approach donors and other potential sources of funding to explain the SC strategy, challenges, and progress, and to advocate for funding for the overall shelter sector.
  • Coordinate with UNHCR and other partners to maximize communication impact to donors and others on the SC priorities.
  • Ensure a consistent interpretation and application of international law and related UNHCR and IASC legal standards and policies for the adequate provision of shelter.
  • Ensure the Shelter Cluster's adherence to international human rights instruments, the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement as well as other relevant international and regional instruments; in cooperation with the Humanitarian Country Team.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications
Education & Professional Work Experience:

Years of Experience / Degree Level:

  • 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:

  • Shelter-related sciences (e.g. civil engineering or architecture) or other relevant fields.
  • (Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Certificates and / or Licenses:

  • CCCM Cluster Coordination
  • HCR Coordination Lrng Prog
  • HCR Management Lrng Prg
  • UNHCR Tri-Cluster Knowledge and Coordination Skills Workshop
  • UNHCR Workshop on Emergency Management
  • (Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Relevant Job Experience:
Essential:

  • Work experience in an international capacity preferably working in shelter or with the SC. Excellent knowledge of the Humanitarian reform process and the role of the humanitarian community (UN System, Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, and NGO).
  • Extensive knowledge of current humanitarian issues. Experience in the implementation of shelter programmes. Good knowledge of shelter-related technical guidelines and standards.
  • Preferable good understanding of UNHCR with regard to global policies as well as operational and administrative issues. Good managerial and communication skills.

Desirable:

  • Applied knowledge in UNHCR mandate, its policies and priorities in relation to IDPs, shelter and NFI. Demonstrated expertise in program management and reporting requirements.

Functional Skills:

  • MG-Leadership
  • MG-Coordination
  • SO-Negotiation skills
  • PR-CCCM and Protection Technical Guidelines and Standards
  • PR-Cluster Information Management Tools, Resources and Approaches
  • PR-Country Operations applying the Cluster Approach
  • ER-Inter-Agency Coordination Mechanisms
  • MS-Drafting, Documentation, Data Presentation
  • SP-Shelter Assessment including survey/implementation/monitoring/evaluation/coordination
  • PR-Global Shelter Cluster Strategy
  • (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
  • M006L3 Managing Resources - Level 3
  • M002L3 Managing Performance - Level 3
  • M003L3 Judgement and Decision Making - Level 3
  • M004L3 Strategic Planning and Vision - Level 3
  • M005L3 Leadership - Level 3
  • X001L3 Analytical Thinking - Level 3
  • X004L3 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution - Level 3

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

 

 

Additional  Information and Notice

  • The UNHCR workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. UNHCR seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • Please note that UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, travelling, processing, training or any other fees).

 

Application Deadline  Tuesday, 20th October, 2020.  (Midnight geneva time)


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