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Associate Protection Officer 25 January 2021 Int. Specialist UNHCR Somalia
Open

Associate Protection Officer

International Specialist
UNHCR
Somalia
Hargeisa (SOM)
English
Immediate
12 months
25 January 2021

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

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.

Desirable Qualifications and Skills:

  • Knowledge of UN policies and procedures;
  • 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
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: 25 January 2021

Associate Livelihoods Officer 26 January 2021 Int. Specialist UNHCR Colombia
UNHCR
Colombia
Medellin (COL)
English,Spanish
Immediate
12 months
26 January 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 the Associate Field officer of Sub Office, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Support UNHCR in establishing and maintaining relationships with selected government entities at the national, department and municipality levels, private sector actors (companies, business associations…), academic institutions and non-governmental / civil society organizations.
  • Participate in representation of UNHCR in inter-agency meetings and other coordination for a related to Livelihoods and labor market access.
  • Assist in developing and implementing UNHCR’s strategy for Livelihoods and economic inclusion (including promotion of labor market access and employment, entrepreneurship, vocational training and financial inclusion) for persons of concern (Venezuelan refugees and migrants, Colombian returnees and IDPs, and host communities), including innovating and/or piloting new initiatives and activities.
  • Provide knowledge management support: tracking information; monitoring implementation of project activities in close coordination with Field Offices and other units in Bogota; responding to requests; and/or drafting, contributing to and/or editing documents (reports, fact sheets, etc.) for donors, private sector actors, internal agency and/or UN system requests.
  • Support the organization, logistics, communication, implementation and follow-up of advocacy and activities carried out by UNHCR in the areas of Livelihoods (including access to employment, entrepreneurship and value-chain engagement, vocational training, and financial inclusion), private sector engagement and prevention of xenophobia.
  • Assist to draft, implement and/or oversee Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Livelihoods and economic inclusion activities. In close coordination with Field Offices and other UNHCR units in Bogota, promote compliance of staff and implementing partners with global Livelihoods policies and standards of professional integrity.
  • Participate in initiatives to build capacity in authorities, relevant institutions, private sector and NGOs to strengthen national related legislation that promotes sustainable Livelihoods and procedures for IDPs and Refugees
  • Stay abreast of political, social, business, economic and cultural developments that have an impact on Livelihoods and economic inclusion, including opportunities for income generation.
  • Other duties as requested by the UNV’s supervisor.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Business Management, Rural Development, Socio-Economics Development, Financial Management, Economics/International Economics, or other relevant field.

  • Knowledge of UN policies and procedures;

  • Computer skills: Office Package (excellent knowledge of Word, good knowledge of Excel and Power Point) and Internet browsing.
36 Months
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Spanish(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Protection of refugees, asylum seekers and IDPs
  • Minimum 3 years of 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 working with and developing partnerships with private sector, NGOs, UN organisations, and government authorities 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 with Inter/Non-Governmental Organization (INGO/NGO);
  • Field experience;
  • Project Management;
  • Strategic Planning;
  • Networking;
  • Drafting, Documentation, Data Presentation;
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Judgement and Decision-making, Leadership, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 26-Jan-2021 t 23:59hrs, Germany time zone