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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

Associate Protection Officer 25 April 2021 Int. Specialist UNHCR Iraq
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Associate Protection Officer

International Specialist
UNHCR
Iraq
Dohuk (IRQ)
English,Arabic
27 January 2017
12 months
25 April 2021

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

Under the direct supervision of Protection Officer, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Through relationships with persons of concern, authorities and network of partners stay abreast of political, social, economic and cultural developments that have an impact on the protection environment and provide advice to senior management.
  • 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;
  • Utilize the IDPs footprint during the planning process;
  • 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;
  • Coordinate the implementation and monitoring of programmes ensuring that identified protection needs, including an Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) approach, are adequately addressed;
  • Provide policy guidance and operational support to UNHCR and partners on all protection related issues;
  • 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 (civil documentation, in particular birth certificates);
  • Monitor, and assist with the intervention in cases of refoulement, expulsion and other protection incidents through working relations with governments and other partners;
  • Assist in the coordinated implementation and oversight of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all protection/solutions activities;
  • Ensure that durable solutions through voluntary repatriation, local integration and where appropriate, resettlement are sought and provided to the largest possible number of persons of concern;
  • Ensure through direct action and advocacy with more senior protection staff that the necessary resources are allocated to enable protection activities to identify and address protection and assistance gaps;
  • Support a consultative process with government counterparts at local levels, partners and persons of concern to develop and implement integrated strategies that address the key protection priorities, including, for example, child protection, education and SGBV, and solutions approaches;
  • Promote confidence building and conflict resolution among populations of concern, authorities and host communities;
  • Maintain protection presence through regular field missions and reports, making direct contact with persons of concern, host communities, local authorities and partners. In operations applying the humanitarian cluster system, contribute to ensuring that the response of the Protection Cluster is grounded in an AGD-compliant strategy which covers all assessed and prioritized protection needs of the affected populations;
  • Contribute to the Protection team's information management component which: provide disaggregated data on populations of concern and their problems; researches, collects and disseminates relevant protection information and good practices to enhance protection delivery and provide technical advice if necessary;
  • Ensure participatory, community-based protection and AGD approaches are included in, strategies and plans in the country operation;

Support persons of concern to develop structures that enhance their participation and protection.

Bachelor degree or equivalent

University degree in Law, International Law, International Relations, Social Sciences, Political Sciences or related field.

24 Months
  • Minimum 2 years of experience with refugees and/or other people of concern in a protection capacity required.
  • Field experience;
  • Commitment to help persons of concern and willingness to cooperate with counterparts
  • Good analytical skills;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills in a multi-cultural setting;
  • Ability to live and work in the difficult and harsh conditions of developing countries is essential.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Vehicle and fleet operation and maintenance
  • Knowledge of UN policies and procedures;
No

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

Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?
First register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup.
Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at
https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to
apply.
* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?
First update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile.
Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which
you would like to apply.
Application deadline: 25 April 2021