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Associate Field Officer 18 May 2021 Int. Specialist UNHCR Angola
Open

Associate Field Officer

International Specialist
UNHCR
Angola
Dundo (AGO)
English,French,Portuguese
Immediate
12 months
18 May 2021

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

  • Ensure that UNHCR’s policies, standards and procedures are constantly and coherently applied in the Area of Responsibility (AoR).
  • Ensure that the needs of persons of concern in the AoR are assessed and analysed in a participating manner and using an Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective to form a firm basis for planning.
  • Ensure that protection incidents and gaps in assistance are immediately identified and addressed.
  • Identify vulnerable groups or individuals who may need special attention or special arrangements and make recommendations on the needs of different groups of refugees.
  • Assess protection and assistance needs of refugees and asylum-seekers in the region and monitor implementation of refugee assistance programmes.
  • In co-ordination with implementing partners, handle the reception, registration and provision of assistance to persons of concern to UNHCR.
  • Provide inputs for project submissions and periodic narrative and financial reports for the annual programme.
  • Develop and maintain relations with local authorities ensuring smooth negotiations in all aspects of UNHCR's mandate for the benefit of refugees.
  • Monitor the security situation in the area and intervene as appropriate with the local authorities.
  • Participation in needs assessment as a member of the Multi-Functional team
  • In close coordination with programme and project control, monitor project implementation and provide feedback on the progress to the relevant units/sections
  • Undertake other relevant duties as required.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Law, International Law, International Relations, Political Sciences or related field.

24 Months

Minimum of 2 years of work experience with refugees and/or other people of concern in a protection capacity required.

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

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

Field experience. Experience in community services. Coordination/management role.

English is essential. Portuguese and/or French desirable.

No

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

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Application deadline: 18 May 2021

Associate Resettlement Officer 19 May 2021 Int. Specialist UNHCR Guatemala
UNHCR
Guatemala
Guatemala City (GTM)
English,Spanish
14 June 2021
12 months with possibility of extension
19 May 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 Associate Resettlement & Complementory Pathways Officer, P2, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Conduct casework by interviewing identified refugees for resettlement. Assess the resettlement needs and complete RRF (Resettlement Registration Forms) and refer cases for review to the Resettlement Officer;
  • Research country of origin information to support and strengthen resettlement cases;
  • Support and assist in the preparation of and facilitation of resettlement country missions;
  • Assist Resettlement Officer with the organizing of training workshops and seminars on resettlement related issues for UNHCR staff;
  • Manage in a fair manner refugees’ resettlement expectations through information sharing, outreach and counselling;
  • Regularly liaise with Protection, Community Services and other relevant Units to individual case processing within the Office;
  • Regularly update ProGres database with resettlement events and maintain own statistical data for reporting purposes;
  • Participate at the Resettlement Unit, Protection Section and Office meetings when requested;
  • Undertake support resettlement missions to the field when required.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

University degree in Law, Social Sciences, Sociology or related field.

24 Months

Minimum 2 years of work experience with refugees and/or other people of concern in a protection capacity required, especially in conducting RSD (Refugee Status Determination) and resettlement interviews.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Spanish(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Protection of refugees, asylum seekers and IDPs
  • Knowledge of UN policies and procedures;
  • Field experience;
  • Flexibility and ability to provide support and oversight to numerous projects at once and willingness to undertake some related administrative tasks;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills in a multi-cultural setting;
  • Ability to complete tasks within a set time frame;
  • Good analytical skills;
  • Ability to work effectively and with minimum supervision.

Computer skills: General computer literacy (word, email, internet) and good knowledge of the basic data-management programs; Excel, Access, ProGres (asset).

No

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

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Application deadline: 19-May-2021 at 23:59hrs, Germany time zone

National UNV Gender Officer 17 May 2021 Nat. Specialist UNWomen South Sudan
UNWomen
South Sudan
Bentiu (SSD)
English,Arabic
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
17 May 2021

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of WEE Team Lead or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Gender Officer & Coordinator will:

  • Thoroughly familiarize her/himself with the gender dynamics of South Sudan in order to enable the UN Women office, the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) and the humanitarian clusters to develop a sound understanding of the prevailing gender situation, and take informed decisions on integrating gender in planning and operations;

  • Provide high-level and technical capacities in planning and coordination to the HCT;

  • Ensure that Gender Equity and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE) is integrated into the Humanitarian Programming Cycle (HPC), the Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO), the Strategic Response Plan (SRP), Flash and Consolidated Appeal processes, and other relevant strategic planning instruments/processes;

  • Engage with clusters and ensure that gender is appropriately integrated system-wide across all the clusters;

  • Mobilize local NGOs and Government authorities to engage in coordination, planning and programming;

  • Engage in discussions with potential partners in the country, including embassies or other inter-governmental organizations, in order to mobilize resources locally and generate interest at more upstream level in funding UN Women activities;

  • Contribute to concept and proposal development in gender, livelihood, and other UN Women thematic areas.

  • Contribute to the gap analysis in the areas of livelihoods, protection and GBV and Humanitarian response in the work location

  • Contribute to the design of capacity building materials and effectively implement the trainings at all levels

  • Manages the day-to-day livelihood activities, including activity finances as per UN Women financial regulations.

  • Prepare weekly and monthly work plans and ensure work plans are implemented as per the approved Annual work plan.

  • Monitor and document UN Women’s livelihood, protection and humanitarian work as directed by the Programme Specialist.

  • Prepare/contribute to weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual, donor and other reports

  • Represent UN Women in state meetings and other stakeholder meetings in the state.

  • Contribute and actively participate in a regular sector meetings within UN Women and at district level

  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

Bachelor degree or equivalent

A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area, e.g. gender studies, social sciences, agriculture or development studies.

24 Months
  • At least 2-3 years of relevant professional experience in coordination, planning, integration, advocacy for/in gender equality and women’s empowerment; experience in humanitarian settings and with humanitarian clusters required;

  • Extensive technical knowledge regarding gender in humanitarian action, GEWE, GBV, such as humanitarian planning and implementation instruments and processes, would be a strong asset;
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Gender equality and the advancement of women

The incumbent must be a dynamic, multi-functional person, who supports UN Women with professionalism, dedication and client orientation, and who must be willing both to work on programmatic/substantive aspects and to provide operational/logistical services. The following qualifications are required:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area, e.g. gender studies, social sciences, agriculture or development studies.

  • At least 2-3 years of relevant professional experience in coordination, planning, integration, advocacy for/in gender equality and women’s empowerment; experience in humanitarian settings and with humanitarian clusters required;

  • Extensive technical knowledge regarding gender in humanitarian action, GEWE, GBV, such as humanitarian planning and implementation instruments and processes, would be a strong asset;

    experience with training and facilitation (including participatory approaches), project development and management, monitoring and evaluation, human rights-based approaches, capacity development approaches, are all assets;

    Culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members and local authorities;

  • 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;

  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;

  • 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;

  • Fluency in spoken and written English knowledge of Arabic is an advantage;

  • valid national driver’s license and proven ability to drive manual gear 4x4 over rough terrain;

    Ability to perform duties under stress and in insecure, isolated and potentially hostile environments;

  • Sound security awareness;

  • Have affinity with or interest in women’s and gender issues, humanitarian action, refugee work, post-conflict or natural disaster situations, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
Yes

Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Empowering Others, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Leadership, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 17th May 2021

Project Control Assistant 24 May 2021 Nat. Specialist UNHCR Mauritania
UNHCR
Mauritania
Nouakchott (MRT)
French,English
Immediate
12 months
24 May 2021

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Project Control Officer or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer will:

  • Assist with monitoring that IP agreements are established for each project.
  • Prepare reports on project expenditures levels and patterns in relation to the Country Operations Plan and project agreements and implementation rates to track project progress.
  • Assist with the verification of the financial status of projects by researching files, calculating costs and anticipating expenditures, so that the balance available under each project can be easily monitored.
  • Escalate IP issues to supervisors.
  • Support the recommendation of acceptance or non-acceptance of IPRs and payment of instalments.
  • Contact implementing partners for project related matters.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in the course of their work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities:

  • 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;
  • Provide annual and end of assignment self-reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities.
  • 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.
Secondary education
24 Months
  • Have at least five (02) relevant professional experience in the field of accounting, finance, auditing, project management quality control, business analysis and / or risk management
  • Excellent computer skills, in particular in MS Office applications. Excellent communication skills.
  • Working experience with MSRP is an asset

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

accounting, finance, auditing, project management quality control, business analysis and / or risk management

No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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! FOR National UN Volunteer assignments ONLY

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Ceci est une annonce pour une affectation VNU national. Par conséquence, seuls les citoyens de la Mauritanie et les résidents légaux de la Mauritanie ayant une carte de résident de ce pays, le statut de réfugié ou d’apatride peuvent postuler à cette annonce. N’oubliez pas de cocher oui pour : « Je voudrais être considéré/e pour le volontariat dans mon pays. »

Date limite pour postuler : 24-05-2021

Les candidatures féminines et les personnes vivant en situation de handicap sont fortement encouragées.

Field Assistant 23 May 2021 Nat. Specialist UNHCR Guyana
Open

Field Assistant

National Specialist
UNHCR
Guyana
Georgetown (GUY) (GUY)
English,Spanish
01 July 2021
until 31 December 2021
23 May 2021

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Associate Protection Officer or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Field Assistant will:

Assist in administrative tasks as required such as preparation of reports, meeting authorized personnel and assisting them during field missions.

· Facilitate Interpretation when required by local authorities in support of registration, extension of stay permit, medical assistance, COVID measures, contribute to related liaison activities and respond directly to routine queries.

· Assist in the reception, registration, and provision of assistance to persons of concern to UNHCR.

· Provide functional and administrative support in implementing participatory approaches, needs assessments, monitoring, reporting and case management.

· Assist in drafting reports, routine correspondence, and compiling statistics within the Area of Responsibility (AoR).

· Identify vulnerable Persons of Concern and refer them to UNHCR and/or to relevant Government services.

· Enforce integrity in the delivery of protection services.

· Provide counselling to persons of concern in need of protection assistance and support and ensure proper feedback is provided to persons of concern.

· Assess the needs of vulnerable persons of concern, identify assistance and propose relevant solutions as required.

· Plan, organize and undertake distribution of food and non-food items in accordance with guidelines established by UNHCR and compile relevant reports of distribution activities.

· Assist in exploring opportunities for mainstreaming persons of concern into available local services, particularly health and educational services.

· Conduct and support regularly community outreach meetings, participatory assessments, and other mechanisms for consultations with persons of concern.

· Contribute to age, gender and diversity mainstreaming in all activities undertaken.

· Support in the identification of persons of concern for Livelihood’s activities as per established SOPs;

· Identify, document and report challenges faced by persons of concern to UNHCR in accessing services and in exercising basic rights.

· Support the preparation and implementation of monitoring activities of UNHCR programmes in the AoR, including post-distribution monitoring exercises.

· Maintain contact with relevant local authorities or non-state actors (Toshous, leaders within the Venezuelan and local and indigenous communities, government authorities, etc.) ensuring that UNHCR vision, approach and activities are well understood and accepted.

· Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in the course of their work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities:

· 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.

· Provide annual and end of assignment self-reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities.

· 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.

Secondary education

Required: High School diploma and/or certificate/license in Development Studies, Human Rights, Community Development/Social Work, Social Science, Political Science, international law.

12 Months

Essential: At least 1 year of relevant professional work experience with a High School Diploma,

· Desired: 2 years of previous work experience relevant to the function with Bachelors, equivalent or higher degree at the national and in social work or activities targeting vulnerable populations, or other relevant programmes; experience with protection of refugees, asylum seekers and other displaced populations is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization.

· Excellent oral and written skills.

· Accuracy and professionalism.

· 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.

· Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines.

· Have affinity with or interest in refugee protection, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.

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

Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 23 May 2021 at 23:59hrs, Germany time

Field Assistant 23 May 2021 Refugee UNHCR Guyana
UNHCR
Guyana
Georgetown (GUY) (GUY)
English,Spanish
01 July 2021
until 31 December 2021 with possibility of extension
23 May 2021

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be refugees in the country of assignment.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Associate Protection Officer or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Field Assistant will:

Assist in administrative tasks as required such as preparation of reports, meeting authorized personnel and assisting them during field missions.

· Facilitate Interpretation when required by local authorities in support of registration, extension of stay permit, medical assistance, COVID measures, contribute to related liaison activities and respond directly to routine queries.

· Support persons of concern in accessing public services, including by liaising with service providers.

· Assist in the reception, registration, and provision of assistance to persons of concern to UNHCR.

· Provide functional and administrative support in implementing participatory approaches, needs assessments, monitoring, reporting and case management.

· Assist in drafting reports, routine correspondence, and compiling statistics within the Area of Responsibility (AoR).

· Identify vulnerable Persons of Concern and refer them to UNHCR and/or to relevant Government services.

· Enforce integrity in the delivery of protection services.

· Provide counselling to persons of concern in need of protection assistance and support and ensure proper feedback is provided to persons of concern.

· Assess the needs of vulnerable persons of concern, identify assistance and propose relevant solutions as required.

· Operate the UNHCR hotline acting according to established ToRs and providing information or referral as needed.

· Assist in exploring opportunities for mainstreaming persons of concern into available local services, particularly health and educational services.

· Conduct and support regularly community outreach meetings, participatory assessments, and other mechanisms for consultations with persons of concern.

· Contribute to age, gender and diversity mainstreaming in all activities undertaken.

· Support in the identification of persons of concern for Livelihood’s activities as per established SOPs.

· Identify, document and report challenges faced by persons of concern to UNHCR in accessing services and in exercising basic rights.

· Support the preparation and implementation of monitoring activities of UNHCR programmes in the AoR, including post-distribution monitoring exercises.

· Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

Secondary education

Required: High School diploma and/or certificate/license in Development Studies, Human Rights, Community Development/Social Work, Social Science, Political Science, international law.

12 Months

Essential: At least 1 year of relevant professional work experience with a High School Diploma,

· Desired: 2 years of previous work experience relevant to the function with Bachelors, equivalent or higher degree at the national and in social work or activities targeting vulnerable populations, or other relevant programmes; experience with protection of refugees, asylum seekers and other displaced populations is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization.

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

Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

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.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

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This is a Refugee UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only legal residents in Guyana with the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply.

Application deadline: 23 May 2021 at 23:59hrs, Germany time