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Category Host entity Country
Associate Protection Cluster Coordination Officer 27 April 2021 Int. Specialist UNHCR Cameroon
UNHCR
Cameroon
Maroua (CMR)
English,French
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
27 April 2021

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of UNHCR Head of Sub-Officer or his/her designated mandated representative(s), and under the functional supervision of the Sr. Cluster Coordination Officer, the UN Volunteer Associate Cluster Coordination Officer will:

  • Serve as dedicated coordinator for the Protection Sector in the Far North Region with a particular emphasis on information management and communication among sector members and other relevant partners, as well as training and capacity –building for members and partners;
  • Elaborate essential documents for the sector, as well as preparatory documents, draft agenda and convene Protection sector meetings, and draft meeting minutes.
  • Organize regular meetings and interaction with sector members for planning and monitoring of activities in coordination with Sr. Cluster Coordination Officer;
  • Represent the protection sector at the inter-sector level including for reporting and sharing of information as well as mainstreaming of protection standards and inter-sector assessments
  • Ensure liaison with thematic working groups (Area of Responsibility - AoR) under the protection sector (SGBV, Child Protection, House Land and Property Issues);
  • Coordinate the promotion of international refugee law principles and standards and also IDP legislation or policies ensuring that all sectors and clusters fulfill their responsibilities mainstreaming protection;
  • For 40% of his/her time, the incumbent assists the Sr. Cluster Coordination Officer in the communication, collection of information and analysis of protection data at the national level; assist in the research of data and analysis, organize advocacy for a with relevant target groups as deemed appropriate;
  • Ensure that the perspectives, capacities, needs and resources of the persons of concerns are reflected in the protection strategy, planning processes and operations plan addressing the specific protection needs of women and men, children, youth and older persons, persons with disabilities, minority groups such as sexual minorities and persons living with HIV/AIDS;
  • Support the Sr. Cluster Coordination Officer for the follow-up of all matters linked to resource mobilization, including the Humanitarian Response Plan;
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Type of Degree; University degree in Law, International Law, Political Science, or related field

24 Months
  • Minimum 2 years of experience with refugees and/or other people of concern in a protection capacity required.
  • Experience in information management and communication in Humanitarian and Protection affairs, in particular in the framework of Protection Clusters. Experience with relevant information management tools and software is desirable;
  • Field experience in particular of working with persons of concern desirable;
  • Commitment to help persons of concern and willingness to cooperate with counterparts and partners;
  • Good analytical skills;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills in a multi-cultural setting;
  • Ability to design, organize, deliver and evaluate training/capacity building activities;
  • Ability to live and work in the difficult and harsh conditions of developing countries is essential.

Desirable Qualifications and Skills:

  • Knowledge of UN policies and procedures;
  • Knowledge of the UN Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement, as well as of relevant UNHCR and inter-agency policies and guidelines on Protection;

Computer skills: Office Package (excellent knowledge of Word, good knowledge of Excel and Power Point) and Internet browsing.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Protection of refugees, asylum seekers and IDPs
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 27-04-2021