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Assistant Refugee Status Determination (RSD) Officer 21 October 2020 Int. Specialist UNHCR Panama
UNHCR
Panama
Panama City (PAN)
English,Spanish
Immediate
12 months
21 October 2020

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 RSD Officer, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

Strategic Direction and Coordination:

  • Stay abreast of legal, political, security and other developments which impact on the protection environment, and in particular, on protection delivery through RSD.
  • Assist in the development of the RSD strategy of the operation and in the annual planning exercise.

Response and Advice:

  • Conduct RSD interviews and draft RSD Assessments in accordance with applicable standards and guidelines.
  • Review RSD decisions and provide appropriate feedback and guidance to RSD staff.[1]
  • Maintain accurate and up-to date records and data related to all work on individual cases.
  • Provide counselling to asylum seekers and refugees.
  • Systematically apply an age, gender and diversity (AGD) perspective in the performance of assigned functions.
  • Assist in monitoring RSD trends and in compiling and analysing RSD statistics related to RSD case processing to identify and respond to developments or issues impacting on the efficiency or quality of RSD decision-making, and to propose remedial measures.

Advocacy, Information Management and Research:

  • Conduct research on country of origin information (COI) and legal issues related to RSD and assist in maintaining a local repository of relevant information, guidelines and standards accessible to RSD staff in the operation.
  • Ensure that persons of concern, Government authorities and legal partners have accurate information on the RSD procedures, including UNHCR standards, policy and practice.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining processes to ensure that persons of concern, Government authorities and partners have accurate information on the RSD procedures, including UNHCR standards, policies and practice.
  • Assist in initiatives to advocate with and support Government authorities and legal partners to establish and strengthen fair and efficient RSD procedures and RSD decision-making.
  • Assist in evaluating and projecting RSD staffing needs using the RSD Staffing Benchmark.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to:

  • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);
  • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
  • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities;
  • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
  • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers;
  • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.

[1] Note: RSD UN Volunteers are not authorized to endorse and co-sign RSD decisions.

Bachelor degree or equivalent

Type of Degree: Law, political science, international relations or another related field

24 Months

Years of work experience: Minimum 2 years of relevant professional job experience, preferably in the area of refugee protection, human rights or international humanitarian law.

  • Knowledge of International Refugee Law and Human Rights Law and ability to apply the relevant legal principles.
  • Strong research and analytical skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills.
  • The ability to work effectively under stress and in crisis situations.
  • Working experience with procedures and principles related to RSD is highly desirable.
  • Experience as a decision-maker in UNHCR or Government RSD procedures.
  • Experience in counselling asylum seekers or refugees.
  • Experience in working with vulnerable or traumatized individuals.
  • Completion of UNHCR's RSD Learning Programme, COI Learning Programme, or Protection Learning Programme.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Spanish(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Protection of refugees, asylum seekers and IDPs, Human rights

Relevant professional job experience, preferably in the area of refugee protection, human rights or international humanitarian law.

No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 21-Oct-2020 at 23:59hrs, Germany time

Associate Protection Officer 21 October 2020 Int. Specialist UNHCR Mauritania
Open

Associate Protection Officer

International Specialist
UNHCR
Mauritania
Bassikounou (MRT)
French,English,Arabic
Immediate
12 months
21 October 2020

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.

  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Protection of refugees, asylum seekers and IDPs, Human rights

Competencies and values:

  • Integrity and professionalism: demonstrated expertise in area of specialty and ability to apply good judgment; high degree of autonomy, personal initiative and ability to take ownership; willingness to accept wide responsibilities and ability to work independently under established procedures in a politically sensitive environment, while exercising discretion, impartiality and neutrality; ability to manage information objectively, accurately and confidentially; responsive and client-oriented.
  • Accountability: mature and responsible; ability to operate in compliance with organizational rules and regulations.
  • Commitment to continuous learning: initiative and willingness to learn new skills and stay abreast of new developments in area of expertise; ability to adapt to changes in work environment.
  • Planning and organizing: effective organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to manage a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner; ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor (own) work; ability to work under pressure, with conflicting deadlines, and to handle multiple concurrent projects/activities.
  • Teamwork and respect for diversity: ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working

relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity and gender;

  • Communication: proven interpersonal skills; good spoken and written communication skills, including ability to prepare clear and concise reports; ability to conduct presentations, articulate options and positions concisely; ability to make and defend recommendations; ability to communicate and empathize with staff (including national staff), military personnel, volunteers, counterparts and local interlocutors coming from very diverse backgrounds; ability to maintain composure and remain helpful towards the staff, but objective, without showing personal interest; capacity to transfer information and knowledge to a wide range of different target groups;
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and ability and willingness to operate independently in austere, remote and potentially hazardous environments for protracted periods, involving physical hardship and little comfort, and including possible extensive travel within the area of operations; willingness to transfer to other duty stations within area of operations as may be necessary;
  • Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards the UN core values.
No

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

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Application deadline: 21-10-2020

Associate Protection Officer 22 October 2020 Int. Specialist UNHCR Mozambique
Open

Associate Protection Officer

International Specialist
UNHCR
Mozambique
Maputo (MOZ)
English,Portuguese
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
22 October 2020

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 Snr. 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 address­ ing 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 ade­ quately 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 interloc­ utors; 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 Proce­ dures (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 per­ sons of concern;
  • Ensure through direct action and advocacy with more senior protection staff that the nec­ essary resources are allocated to enable protection activities to identify and address pro­ tection 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, au­ thorities 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 op­ erations applying the humanitarian cluster system, contribute to ensuring that the re­ sponse of the Protection Cluster is grounded in an AGO-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 protec­ tion delivery and provide technical advice if necessary;
  • Ensure participatory, community-based protection and AGO 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, Politi­ cal 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 counterpart

  • 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.
  • Experience in drafting documents and reports is an asset

  • Previous experience with the UN system is an asset
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Portuguese(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Protection of refugees, asylum seekers and IDPs

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

No

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Application deadline: 22 October 2020

Associate Programme Officer 22 October 2020 Int. Specialist UNHCR Somalia
Open

Associate Programme Officer

International Specialist
UNHCR
Somalia
Baidoa (SOM)
English
Immediate
12 months
22 October 2020

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

  • Through a consultative process within the country and field visits, stay involved in the development of the strategies, methodologies, contingency plans that respond to new and emerging operational challenges for the country;
  • Assist in ensuring that global strategic priorities (GSP) and regional priorities as well as information on projected resource availability guide the planning parameters;
  • Provide inputs for developing the country operations plan in compliance with global strategic priorities and regional priorities as well as with annual programming/planning instructions;
  • Assist in organizing a consultative process to ensure a consistent application of the organization’s criteria and policies for the selection of implementing and operational partners;
  • Assist in managing the development of a broad network of partners, good coordination practices and the development of partner capacities;
  • Assist in training UNHCR as well as implementing partners (IP) staff in UNHCR standard procedures related to the Results Based Programme (RBM) management;
  • Undertake proper collection, monitoring and use of baselines, standards and indicators needed to measure and analyze UNHCR’s performance, trends and target interventions;
  • Undertake field visits to evaluate and improve the planning, programming, implementation and monitoring of assistance projects;
  • Assist in implementing the establishment of sound monitoring processes, in reviewing final reports and on progress in order to advise on any corrective actions required or the need for additional resources to reach planned target levels;
  • Apply UNHCR’s corporate tools (e.g. Global Focus, Focus Client) to record data and assess the technical soundness of the operation and generate data for evidence-based decisions at the country-level;
  • Assist in keeping donor representatives briefed on developments and assist in the development of funding submissions, appeals and reports;
  • Assist in monitoring compliance to the organization’s resource allocation framework, providing support and assisting in corrective action where required;
  • Assist in establishing and handling Implementing Partners Reports.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

University degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Law, Economics, Development, Social Science or related field.

36 Months

Minimum 3 years of work experience relevant to the function, in programme management, monitoring and evaluation.

Desirable Qualifications and Skills:

  • Previous field experience is an advantage;
  • Familiar with UNHCR’s RBM approach and use of project/software is an asset;
  • Completion of the UNHCR Learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position;
  • Good knowledge of UNHCR financial rules, procedures and processes is an asset;
  • Knowledge of UNHCR specific programming tools (MSRP, Focus, etc.) is an asset.

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

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Development programme management
No

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

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Application deadline: 22 October 2020

Associate Eligibility Officer 22 October 2020 Int. Specialist UNHCR Somalia
UNHCR
Somalia
Bosasso (SOM)
English
Immediate
12 months
22 October 2020

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 and/or RSD Supervisor, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Conduct RSD interviews and draft RSD Assessments in accordance with applicable standards and guidelines.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to date records and data related to all work on individual cases.
  • Provide counselling to asylum seekers and refugees.
  • Assist in monitoring RSD trends and in compiling and analysing RSD statistics related to RSD case processing to identify and respond to developments or issues impacting on the efficiency or quality of RSD decision-making, and to propose remedial measures.
  • Conduct research on country of origin information (COI) and legal issues related to RSD and assist in maintaining a local repository of relevant information, guidelines and standards accessible to RSD staff in the operation.
  • Supervise the reception and provide support to the recepitionist in providing feedback to individual cases.
  • Supervise the protection email ID and letter box and ensure to provide timely responses to PoCs
  • Review RSD decisions and provide appropriate feedback and guidance to RSD staff.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining processes to ensure that persons of concern, Government authorities and partners have accurate information on the RSD procedures, including UNHCR standards, policies and practice.
  • Assist in initiatives to advocate with and support Government authorities and legal partners to establish and strengthen fair and efficient RSD procedures and RSD decision-making.
  • Design and carry out training for Government authorities and other partners on legal and procedural issues related to RSD and provide technical advice to strengthen national asylum procedures
  • Assist in evaluating and projecting RSD staffing needs using the RSD Staffing Benchmarks.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Type of Degree: Law, political science, international relations or another related field.

Basics of ICDL (Microsfot word and windows operating system)

24 Months

Years of work experience:

Minimum 2 years of relevant professional job experience, preferably in the area of refugee protection, human rights or international humanitarian law. The incumbent must be a dynamic, multi-functional person, who supports UNHCR with professionalism, dedication and client orientation.

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

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

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Please 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.

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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: 22 October 2020

Associate Protection Officer 22 October 2020 Int. Specialist UNHCR Guatemala
Open

Associate Protection Officer

International Specialist
UNHCR
Guatemala
Peten (GTM)
Spanish,English
01 January 2021
12 months
22 October 2020

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 Head of Field Unit Peten , 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.
  • Spanish(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Protection of refugees, asylum seekers and IDPs, Rule of law, judicial and national legal system reform
  • 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.Computer skills: Office Package (excellent knowledge of Word, good knowledge of Excel and Power Point) and Internet browsing.

Professional experience in the area of refugee protection, internal displacement, human rights or international humanitarian law. Good knowledge of International Refugee and Human Rights Law and ability to apply the relevant legal principles;

IT skills including database management skills.

No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Fecha límite para postularse: 22/10/2020

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Associate External Relations and Reporting Officer 26 October 2020 Int. Specialist UNHCR Congo
UNHCR
Congo
Brazzaville (COG)
French,English
Immediate
12 months
26 October 2020

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

  • Keep abreast all developments in operations to prepare appropriate briefings and reports.
  • Prepare periodic reports, i.e. donor updates, internal sitreps, briefing notes for senior managers, and activity-specific reports as required.
  • Prepare funding submissions for donors, and draft any required after-action reports.
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with the government, NGOs, and UN agencies to ensure cooperation in inter-related activities.
  • Support the UNHCR-led Cluster activities by preparing and distributing minutes, assisting in the organization of meetings; occasionally chairing meetings, and serving as the general secretariat for the relevant Cluster.
  • Support the supervisor in preparation for meetings and missions drafting of talking points.
  • Organize and accompany missions for VIP visitors, delegates to visit refugee sites or the activities of UNHCR implementing partners.
  • If there is no Public Information (PI) focal point in country, serve as PI focal point, contributing to and coordinating press events, interviews, PI missions and other activities related to information dissemination to the general public to promote UNHCR activities.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Type of Degree: International Relations, Political Science, Journalism, Communications, Business of Public Administration.

24 Months

A minimum 2 years of experience in a field related to external relations, communications, media relations or reporting.

Computer skills: Knowledge of Microsoft applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint

  • Demonstrated skills in oral and written communication.
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Emergency response, immediate relief operations, and post-conflict humanitarian aid operations
No

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

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Associate Livelihood and Economic Inclusion Officer 27 October 2020 Int. Specialist UNHCR Mozambique
UNHCR
Mozambique
Nampula (MOZ)
English,Portuguese,French
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
27 October 2020

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 the Associate Livelihoods and Economic Inclusion Officer or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Associate Livelihood and Economic Inclusion Officer will:

  • Maintain close contact and cooperation with partners to facilitate the economic inclusion of refugees, 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. 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.).
  • 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 and recommend/implement advocacy initiatives and policy reforms to improve UNHCR POC’s economic inclusion, rights and access to work.
  • 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 utilising community-based strategies 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.
  • 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.
  • The post holder will update and contribute to the implementation of the strategy for livelihoods in the area of responsibility within the Field Office where the position is located.
  • S/he will assist in the implementation of all livelihoods programmes. The incumbent will also be responsible to undertake stakeholder mapping and conduct outreach to potential development and private sector partners and respective opportunities to facilitate the socio-economic integration of persons of concern (POC) and peaceful coexistence with host community.
  • S/he is responsible for assisting in data collection and analysis, in the evaluation of the activities in the field and support the Office in the dialogue with the technical services of the local authorities and other agencies involved in livelihood projects. From an internal point of view, the post holder works in close contact with the colleagues in Community Services, Programme and Protection units.
  • The incumbent of the position will be required to spend 70% of the time on field visits, implementation of activities, liaising with direct beneficiaries and implementing partners, 15% on monitoring, reporting and contributing for UNHCR global evidence and 15% of the time helping to identify and implement innovation practices, potential new partners, communication and logistics.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Business Management; Socio-Economic Development; Economics/International Economics; Rural Development; Financial Management; or other relevant field.

24 Months

Essential:

  • Technical competencies in sub-sectors relevant to economic development 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 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.

Desirable:

  • Knowledge about latest development in the livelihoods sector, including broader UN processes on the SDGs and the Global Compact on Refugees.
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
  • Sound security awareness;
  • Have affinity with or interest in humanitarian work with displaced populations], volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Portuguese(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Other finance, economics and administration related experience, Other development programme/project experience, Protection of refugees, asylum seekers and IDPs
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Word, Excel, PPT and data management soft-wares.
No

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Application deadline: 27 October 2020

Chargé de Programme Urgence 28 October 2020 Int. Specialist WFP Burundi
Open

Chargé de Programme Urgence

International Specialist
WFP
Burundi
Bujumbura (BDI)
French,English
Immediate
12 months
28 October 2020

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

Sous la supervision directe du Chef de l’unité du Programme, le détenteur du poste sera en charge de la gestion et coordination des activités de préparation aux urgences et de répondre aux crises, incluant la planification, la mise en œuvre et le rapportage des activités et en partenariat avec les responsables fonctionnels afin de favoriser, ou possible, la transition entre la réponse à l’urgence et le résilience (nexus)

Ses fonctions spécifiques se trouvent résumées dans les points suivants :

I. Evaluation, conception, planification des programmes d’urgence

Sous le leadership du chef de Programme, en collaboration avec les unités du PAM concernées (particulièrement Supply Chain et VAM) et en collaboration avec le gouvernement et les autres partenaires, veiller à ce que les évaluations d’urgence soient exécutées et que les résultats soient pris en compte dans la formulation et la stratégie de réponse, y inclus les stratégies de sortie :

  • Assurer que la modalité d’intervention (cash, vivres, combinaison) soit choisie sur la base d’une analyse rigoureuse ;
  • Assurer la rédaction de rapports d’évaluation dans le plus bref délai ; veiller à ce que le CO, le bureau régional et le siège du PAM soient au courant des développements humanitaires et de la réponse du PAM, à travers des informations et consultations régulières ;
  • Contribuer aux actions de préparation aux urgences, telles que l’alerte précoce, l’analyse des risques et la planification de contingence ;
  • Coordonner l’élaboration de tous les plans et budgets de mise en œuvre des activités de réponse aux urgences dans le cadre du programme et de la stratégie d’intervention d’urgence convenus ;
  • Soutenir les efforts de mobilisation de ressources du CO pour les projets d’urgence en soutenant la préparation de propositions de financement ;
  • Contribuer à la formulation et à la révision du ICSP et/ou propositions pour « Immediate Response » window.

II. Gestion des activités d'urgence et mise en œuvre

  • Maintenir une surveillance continue de la situation d'urgence humanitaire en développement et ajuster les activités en conséquence ;

  • Etablir des partenariats stratégiques et opérationnels avec les partenaires coopérants et d’autres partenaires (CICR, FICR, partenaires RRM, etc.) ;

  • Etablir des Field Levels Agreements et/ou d’autres protocoles d’accord soient signés le plus rapidement possible en cas de réponse d’urgence ;

  • Assurer une coordination stratégique avec les partenaires pour que la réponse d’urgence soit, si possible, suivie d’une phase de redressement/et ou actions visant à augmenter la résilience des personnes et des communautés affectées par la crise ;
  • Assurer la participation active à toutes les réunions de coordination des activités d’urgence, y compris les réunions régulières à niveau des camps de réfugiés ;
  • Veiller à ce que les différentes activités prévues par la réponse soient mises en œuvre de manière coordonnée et cohérente, en interne avec les bureaux de terrain et autres unités ainsi qu’en externe avec les acteurs concernés ;

  • Surveiller en permanence les projets et mettre en évidence les risques potentiels pour la réalisation des activités ;

  • S’assurer que les activités d'urgence sont menées conformément aux normes minimales de Sphère et à la charte humanitaire en matière de réponse aux catastrophes ;
  • Veiller à la mise en place des comités de plaintes et de gestion au niveau de tous les sites d’intervention ;
  • Contribuer à mettre en place des mesures ou outils pour assurer la qualité des activités programmatiques, telles que les procédures opérationnelles Standards (SOP), le plan d’amélioration des performances, le registre des risques, etc.
  • Soutenir le renforcement des capacités du personnel du PAM, des partenaires et du gouvernement national en matière de préparation et réponse aux besoins d'assistance alimentaire et nutritionnel d’urgence ;
  • Fournir le support nécessaire aux bureaux de terrain et aux collègues impliqués dans la gestion et le suivi des activités relatives aux urgences ;
  • Etablir des contacts avec le mécanisme RR en vue d’établir des possibilités de coor- dination et de partenariat.

III. Suivi et Evaluation et rapportage

En collaboration avec l’unité M&E, assurer le suivi rigoureux des activités liées à la

réponse d’urgence en accompagnant la formation et le renforcement des capacités du staff du PAM et des partenaires stratégiques et de mise en œuvre :

  • Suivre les résultats des activités afin de s’assurer que les objectifs stratégiques sont atteints, que la qualité du programme est appropriée et que les délais et le budget imparti sont respectés. Suivre les progrès et initier des corrections selon les besoins de manière proactive ;
  • Organiser des revues après action, le cas échéant, et documenter les leçons apprises et bonnes pratiques de la réponse ;
  • Préparer les rapports d’exécution des activités liées à la réponse d’urgence, y inclus les rapports spécifiques exigés par les bailleurs ;
  • Contribuer de manière significative à la rédaction du Annual Country Report du PAM et de tout autre produit (Factsheets, leçons apprises, etc.)

IV. Gestion budgétaire et personnel

  • Exercer le rôle de « activity manager », gérer le budget des activités relatives aux urgences, suivre les dépenses en fonction des produits et résultats, suivre les fonds en fonction de leurs échéances et des restrictions des bailleurs ;
  • En étroite collaboration avec l’unité de gestion de budget et l’unité supply chain, suivre de près et gérer le pipeline des urgences de façon optimale ;

  • Superviser le personnel sous sa responsabilité (performance et développement) pour avoir une équipe performante ;
  • Entreprendre toute autre tâche assignée.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Niveau de qualifications : Licence/Maitrise

Domaine de qualification(s) :

Diplôme universitaire supérieur en affaires internationales, économie, nutrition / santé, Agriculture, sciences de l'environnement, sciences sociales ou tout autre domaine pertinent ou premier diplôme universitaire avec années supplémentaires d’expérience professionnelle et / ou de formation / cours.

60 Months
  • Avoir des connaissances techniques approfondies pour avoir fait partie des groupes ou équipes techniques.
  • Avoir dirigé la mise en œuvre des programmes pendant un minimum de 5 ans.
  • Avoir contribué aux discussions et aux décisions politiques.
  • Avoir des connaissances techniques approfondies pour avoir fait partie des groups ou équipes techniques;
  • Avoir contribué aux discussions et aux décisions politiques.

  • Langue(s) : Maîtrise de la langue anglaise (niveau C), du Français (niveau C)
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Development programme management, Monitoring and evaluation, Other development programme/project experience

- la mise en œuvre des programmes

- des connaissances techniques approfondies pour avoir fait partie des groupes ou équipes techniques.

No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Leadership, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Working in Teams

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Associate Administrative Officer 28 October 2020 Int. Specialist UNHCR Mauritania
UNHCR
Mauritania
Bassikounou (MRT)
French,Arabic
Immediate
6 months with possibility of extension
28 October 2020

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 Head of Sub Office, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:
  • Ensure that rules and regulations governing the utilization of UNHCR accommodation and office facilities are adhered to; also ensuring recoveries by different users and provide

regular reports

  • Provide guidance to travel administrators, and monitors the TA s &TC clearances and compliance with the Travel policy.
  • Preparation of estimates, forecasting office materials, supplies and furniture needs and preparing recurring administrative reports.
  • Participate in the preparation of memoranda of understanding, service contract local purchase orders and requisitions for the office.
  • Assist in the preparation of regular office administrative budget and annual procurement plan.
  • Assist with arranging of hospitality for events; conferences, group seminars, meetings and donor missions.
  • Manage reservations for the conference room and accommodation facilities.
  • Supervise maintenance staff (NUNVs) and provide overall guidance to cleaning and housekeeping staff.
  • Advise newly recruited personnel on general premises management regulations and policies
  • Undertake other duties as required

Master degree or equivalent

Business Administration, Marketing, Engineering, Logistics, Mathematics or a related field.

24 Months

A minimum 2 years of relevant professional experience in the field of Administration, logistics, formal training in Logistics desirable.

  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Logistics and supply management, Protection of refugees, asylum seekers and IDPs, Development programme/project administration

Sound knowledge of Microsoft applications including Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word. Knowledge or experience in Enterprise Resources Planning system (ERP) would be an advantage.

No

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

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Application deadline: 28-10-2020