Latest Recruitment at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

UNHCR was created in 1950, during the aftermath of the Second World War, to help millions of Europeans who had fled or lost their homes. We had three years to complete our work and then disband.
Today, over 65 years later, our organization is still hard at work, protecting and assisting refugees around the world.


Job Title: Senior Programme Assistant



Vacancy Notice No: 2018/VA/007

Position number:
Grade: G5
Contract Type: Temporary Appointment
Duration of Contract: 6 months (with possible renewal)
Duty Stations: Calabar
Supervisor: Programme Officer
Proposed Starting:

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 
The Senior Programme Assistant receives guidance from programme Officer in the operation. S/he may receive indirect guidance from other sections and units relevant to the country programme(s). UNHCR Manual, Operations Plans, UN and UNHCR financial/budgetary rules and regulations will guide the work of the Senior Programme Assistant.

The incumbent is expected to have contacts within the organization and outside the duty station, as well as with partners and other stakeholders to collect information, monitor programme activities and implement administrative requirements.

The incumbent will have the following responsibilities:
Collects, registers and maintains information on project activities.
Prepare status and progress reports, prepare tables and draft routine correspondence.
Prepare background material for use in discussions and briefing sessions.
Undertake proper collection, monitoring and use of baselines, standards and indicators needed to measure and analyse programme performance, trends and target interventions.
Review the implementation and performance of IPs agreements through appropriate physical monitoring to evaluate the projects by reviewing work plans, progress reports, budget, financial reports and expenditures. This may include field visits for specific monitoring and evaluation issues.
Apply UNHCR’s corporate tools (e.g. Global Focus, Focus Client) to assess the technical soundness of the operation and generate data for evidence-based decisions at the country-level.
Assist in ensuring compliance in issuance of audit certificates for Implementing Partners.
Perform other duties as required.
Provide inputs for the country operations plan (including budgets, staffing levels and structures) as well as prepare inputs for funding submissions, appeals and reports.
Access the relevant information and programme records, Focus/ MSRP data.
Represent UNHCR in physical monitoring of projects.

ESSENTIAL MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Completion of Secondary education courses/ training/ certificate in Business Administration, Social Science, International Law or related field.
Minimum 4 years of previous job experience relevant to the function.
Computer skills (in MS office).
Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language (as applicable in the duty station).

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIES

Completion of the UNHCR Learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position.
Good knowledge of UNHCR financial rules, procedures and processes.
Knowledge of UNHCR specific programmes (MSRP, Focus, etc.).
Prior exposure to UNHCR refugee operations and functions relating to office administration and programme activities.


Job Title: Driver - 11 positions



Vacancy Notice No: 2018/VA/008

Position number:
Grade: G2
Contract Type: Temporary Appointment
Duration of Contract: 6 months (with possible renewal)
Duty Stations: Calabar (5), Ikom (3), Obudu (3)
Supervisor: Senior Administrative Assistant
Proposed Starting:

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 
The Driver position in the Office normally falls under direct supervision of the senior Administrative Assistant. The incumbent is responsible for up keep and maintenance of the assigned UNHCR vehicle(s) as per technical guidance and specifications established by the organisation. He/she is required to follow strict instructions and security guidance provided by the supervisor. While basic function of a Driver is to drive the official vehicles of UNHCR, he/she may be called upon to perform minor maintenance and repair of UNHCR vehicles.

The incumbent has regular contacts with staff within UNHCR office and with service providers outside UNHCR involving a limited exchange of information.

The incumbent will have the following responsibilities:
Drive UNHCR vehicles for the transport of authorized passengers and delivery and collection of mail, documents, UNHCR pouch and other items.
Meet official personnel at the airport and facilitate immigration and customs formalities as required.
Perform day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicles; check oil, water, battery, brakes, tires, etc. and ensure that the assigned UNHCR vehicles are road worthy and maintained up to the established security standards.
Perform minor repairs and arrange for other repairs and ensure that the vehicle is kept clean.
Ensure that the steps required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accident.
Log official trips, daily mileage, gas consumption, oil changes, greasing, etc.
Perform other related duties as required.

ESSENTIAL MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Completion of Primary Education or equivalent technical or commercial school.
Minimum 2 years of previous job experience relevant to the function.
Driving licence, knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair.
Good knowledge of English and local language.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIES

Mechanical skills.


Job Title: Senior Field Assistant - 2 positions



Vacancy Notice No: 2018/VA/001

Position number:
Grade: G5
Contract Type: Temporary Appointment
Duration of Contract: 6 months (with possible renewal)
Duty Stations: Ikom, Obudu
Supervisor: Associate Protection Officer
Proposed Starting:

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


The Senior Field Assistant keeps frequent internal contacts with staff members in the same duty station to exchange information and with the external contacts generally with officials of national and international institutions, leaders of the refugee community, local population and/or Implementing Partners (IPs) on routine subject matters under the direction of the supervisor.

The incumbent will have the following responsibilities:
Assist in monitoring the implementation of UNHCR programme including the delivery of all assistance items and monitoring of infrastructure.
Act as interpreter in the exchange of routine information, contribute to related liaison activities and respond directly to routine queries.
Assist in administrative tasks as required such as preparation of reports and meeting authorized personnel and assisting them during field missions.
In coordination with implementing partners, assist in the reception, registration and provision of assistance to persons of concern to UNHCR.
Follow up, on a regular basis, the overall situation of persons of concern in camps and other areas where they have been accommodated and report accordingly.
Collect data and other information relevant to UNHCR and report to the supervisor accordingly.
Keep regular contacts with local authorities and implementing partners as requested by supervisor.
Undertake other relevant duties as required.

ESSENTIAL MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Completion of the Secondary Education with post-secondary training/certificate in Business Administration, Law, Political Science or related field.
Minimum 5 years of previous job experience relevant to the function.
Computer skills.
Excellent knowledge of English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIES

Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position



Job Title: Senior Administrative Assistant - 3 positions




Vacancy Notice No: 2018/VA/002
Position number:
Grade: G5
Contract Type: Temporary Appointment
Duration of Contract: 6 months (with possible renewal)
Duty Stations: Calabar, Ikom, Obudu
Supervisor: Administrative/Finance Officer
Proposed Starting:

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Senior Administrative Assistant sits in the field office and has supervisory functions on the office driver(s). The incumbent will always function under direct supervision of a Senior Officer often Administrative Officer or Administrative/Finance Officer, who is required to monitor the performance of the incumbent and provide regular guidance. S/he may liaise with local suppliers and/or officials and/or Implementing Partners (IPs) on routine subject matters under the direction of the supervisor.

The incumbent will have the following responsibilities:
Assist in interpreting and processing of entitlements, issuance of contracts and maintenance of various personnel records and files;
Attend meetings on day-to-day admin matters; administer the movement of UNHCR staff members and monitor their attendance records, leave plans, overtime and visa requirements.
Search office files and records relating to a variety of topics for information and reference. Select information and records in specified format or on the basis of general instructions for use by others in preparing reports, correspondence, technical papers, project or programme plans and general reference documents;
Assist in requisition of office supplies, equipment and arrange for distribution together with the appropriate inventory records;
Assist in administrative formalities related to travel arrangements and issuance/ renewal of visas, licences, travel arrangements and other similar documents;
Draft correspondence and reports, as required, on general administrative or specialized tasks which may be of a confidential nature within the assigned area of responsibility; Type correspondence, documents and reports, some of which may be highly confidential;
Arrange appointments and maintain supervisor's calendar, receive visitors, place and screen telephone calls and answer queries with discretion; Keep lists of names, addresses and telephone numbers of ministers, government officials and members of the diplomatic corps;
Assist the management to organise and run UNHCR Office and Residential (wherever applicable) compounds;
Facilitate various official missions of UNHCR staff and other persons of concern to UNHCR;
Prepare attestations and certificates required by the staff members for signature of senior officer;
Assist in processing MIP and various other claims by UNHCR staff and other clients of UNHCR ;
Any other responsibilities/functions deemed necessary or as delegated by the Head of the office and/or Supervisor in order to meet the level of the services in the organization.

ESSENTIAL MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Completion of Secondary education or equivalent technical or commercial school with certificate/training in Business Administration, Finance, Office Management, Human Resources or other related field.
Minimum 5 years of job experience relevant to the function;
Computer skills (MS office and People Soft applications).
Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language (as applicable in the duty station).

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIES
Knowledge in UNHCR Admin and financial rules, procedures and processes;
Knowledge and working experience of MSRP (Peoplesoft);
Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position.
Knowledge of another relevant UN or local languages.



Job Title: Senior Finance Assistant




Vacancy Notice No: 2018/VA/003

Position number:
Grade: G5
Contract Type: Temporary Appointment
Duration of Contract: 6 months (with possible renewal)
Duty Stations: Calabar
Supervisor: Administrative/Finance Officer
Proposed Starting:

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Senior Finance Assistant will provide administrative assistance to the Admin/Finance Officer and to ensure that routine services and activities within the administrative/finance domain are implemented.
The Senior Finance Assistant sits in the sub office and has supervisory functions on the office driver(s). The incumbent will always function under direct supervision of a Senior Officer often Administrative Officer or Administrative/Finance Officer, who is required to monitor the performance of the incumbent and provide regular guidance. S/he may liaise with local suppliers and/or officials and/or Implementing Partners (IPs) on routine subject matters under the direction of the supervisor.

The incumbent will have the following responsibilities:
Processes entitlements, issues of contracts and maintains various personnel records and files;
Assists in the recruitment of GS staff by evaluating candidate applications and conducting preliminary interviews;
Assists in surveys on local cost of living, local salaries, housing rental and collecting the information on the above-mentioned; Processing requests for visas, identity cards, driving licences and other personnel-related documents; Prepare travel authorization and assist in the submission of travel claims;
Attends meetings on day-to-day admin matters; administers the movement of local staff members, their attendance, leave plan, overtime, etc. Assists in the preparation of inventory records of non-expendable equipment for submission to HQs and takes care of stationary order;
Maintains financial records and monitoring systems to record and reconcile expenditures, balances, payments, statements and other data for day-to-day transactions and reports;
Assists in preparing financial vouchers and monthly accounts;
Selects and enters data from a wide variety of documents, verifying accuracy by checking sources, making necessary calculations and assuring inclusion of all relevant data;
Assists in preparing admin budget submission for entire year; maintains liaison with officials of local bank to obtain day-to-day information in exchange and interest rates, changes in procedures and regulations and matters pertaining to maintenance of office bank accounts.
Performs other duties as required.

ESSENTIAL MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Completion of Secondary education or equivalent technical or commercial school with certificate/training in Business Administration, Finance, Office Management, Human Resources or other related field.
Minimum 5 years of job experience relevant to the function;
Computer skills (MS office and People Soft applications).
Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language (as applicable in the duty station).

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIES
Knowledge in UNHCR Admin and financial rules, procedures and processes;
Knowledge and working experience of MSRP (Peoplesoft);
Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position.
Knowledge of another relevant UN or local languages.


Job Title: Senior Protection Assistant - 5 positions

Vacancy Notice No: 2018/VA/004

Position number:
Grade: G5
Contract Type: Temporary Appointment
Duration of Contract: 6 months (with possible renewal)
Duty Station: Calabar (1), Ikom (2), Obudu (2)
Supervisor: Protection Officer
Proposed Starting:

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Senior Protection Assistant normally reports to the Associate Protection Officer or the Protection Officer. He/she monitors protection standards, operational procedures and practices in protection delivery in line with international standards and provides functional protection support to information management and programme staff.

The incumbent will have the following responsibilities:
Consistently apply International and National Law and applicable UN/UNHCR and IASC policy, standards and codes of conduct.
Provide counselling on protection issues to persons of concern; liaise with competent authorities to ensure the issuance of personal and other relevant documentation.
Support activities in protection related AGD based programming with implementing and operational partners.
Conduct preliminary information gathering and interviews in support of eligibility, status determination, durable solutions and social needs assessment.
Contribute to measures to identify, prevent and reduce statelessness.
Contribute to a country-level child protection plan as part of the protection strategy.
Contribute to a country-level education plan for persons of concern as part of the protection strategy.
Monitor Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all protection/solutions activities.
Participate in individual protection case management including cases of SGBV and child protection. Monitor and report on cases of refoulement, expulsion and other protection incidents.
Assist in identifying durable solutions for persons of concern in voluntary repatriation, local integration and where appropriate, resettlement.
Contribute to the design, implementation and evaluation of protection related AGD based programming with implementing and operational partners.
Assist in drafting reports, routine correspondence, updating relevant databases and compiling statistics for the protection unit / section.
Contribute to initiatives to enhance national and local protection capacities.
Any other responsibilities/functions deemed necessary or as delegated by the Head of the office and/or Supervisor in order to meet the level of the services in the organization.

ESSENTIAL MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Completion of secondary school. Additional Training courses in protection related issues.
Job experience: relevant to the function: 4 years.
Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIES

Good computer skills.
Completed Protection Learning Programme.


Job Title: Senior Supply Assistant




Vacancy Notice No: 2018/VA/005

Position number:
Grade: G5
Contract Type: Temporary Appointment
Duration of Contract: 6 months (with possible renewal)
Duty Stations: Calabar
Supervisor: Programme Officer
Proposed Starting:

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Senior Supply Assistant provides support supply to all local activities pertaining to the supply chain function including planning, sourcing, transport, shipping, customs clearance and warehousing in the operation. The incumbent is supervised by the Programme Officer who provides regular guidance. S/he works independently on routine tasks while follows instructions of the supervisor or more complex issues. The incumbent maintains regular contact on a working level on routine issues with other UNHCR offices, UN agencies, NGOs, government partners and commercial contractors in the area to facilitate the operation. The duty of the incumbent is to support the management of material resources within the geographical area covered by the office while exercising efficiency in the use of those resources.

The incumbent will have the following responsibilities:
Apply UNHCR's procurement strategy when planning for purchase of important commodities and services.
Initiate custom clearance of consignments, draft exemption requests, and liaise with local agent.
Support warehouse management, and assist with planning and goods deliveries, and provide information on the status of requests and the availability of items in the supply chain.
Maintain accurate and comprehensive records on logistical activities and provide reports and updates periodically, and on request.
Examine Purchase Requests to ensure conformity and liaise with requesters.
Prepare quotation requests and tenders, produce bid-tabulations from tenders, prepare submission to the contract committee as appropriate and prepare Purchase orders for approval.
Dispatch approved Purchase Orders, and follow-up with the delivery of ordered commodities and services. Follow up with Finances for prompt payment of vendors.
Assist in managing Property, Plant and Equipment (PPE) as well as Serially Tracked Items (STI) effectively according to UNHCR rules and regulation including registration and marking of new PPE, Physical verification of PPE, preparation of agreements, preparation of disposal forms (including submissions to LAMB/AMB), and assistance with disposal of PPE and STI.
Produce standard asset management reports and other asset information, periodically and when requested.
Maintain accurate data and filing in all relevant business systems. Compile statistical information on supply chain related matters that will assist in decision making.
Any other responsibilities/functions deemed necessary or as delegated by the Head of the office and/or Supervisor in order to meet the level of the services in the organization.

ESSENTIAL MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Completion of the Secondary School education with post-secondary training/certificate in Business Administration, Logistics, Warehousing or a related field.
Minimum 5 years of previous relevant job experience.
Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language and/or local language.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIES
Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position such as the Supply Chain Learning Programme (SCLP).
Computer skills (MS Office and/or PeopleSoft/MSRP).
Experience in procurement
Experience in customs formalities.
Experience in logistics, transport or warehousing.




Job Title: Reporting Associate


Vacancy Notice No: 2018/VA/006
Position number:
Grade: G6
Contract Type: Temporary Appointment
Duration of Contract: 6 months (with possible renewal)
Duty Stations: Calabar
Supervisor: Head of Sub Office
Proposed Starting:

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

General guidance and support are received from the Head of Office. However, the incumbent should be able to work under minimum supervision, be creative and innovative. Guidance may also be given by the various specialised units in the office.
Within UNHCR: Close contacts with all sections to gather and analyse information.
With EXTERNAL Parties: All implementing partners and UN agencies to gather analyse and disseminate information about UNHCR activity information.
Impact of Work: Accurate and well-presented information will promote UNHCR action for refugees, contribute to good decision making, and help for fund-raising.
Errors can lead to inappropriate action, and impact negatively on UNHCR’s image and affect funding raising efforts

The incumbent will have the following responsibilities:
Assist the office in drafting the consolidation and analysis data on programme implementation and indicators (nutrition, health, watsan) in order to facilitate the preparation of periodic reports, i.e. Sitreps, activity-specific reports as may be required;
Assist in the collection of accurate data for presentation on the maps;
Prepares draft data for briefing notes, talking points, minutes and other papers for high level meetings and visits.
Assist in the distribution of minutes of the co-ordination meetings that are held periodically in the country of assignment;
Collate information for drafting press reports, booklets, etc.
Perform other duties as required

ESSENTIAL MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Completion of the Secondary Education with post-secondary training in Social Science, Journalism, Humanities or related field.
Minimum 6 years of previous relevant job experience.
Excellent computer skills and knowledge of MS Office applications.
Excellent drafting skills as well as translation and interpreting skills.
Proficiency in English with working knowledge of another relevant UN language.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIES
Knowledge of UNHCR programmes and activities;
Drafting skills.
Experience in dealing with the public;
Communication skills.



Job Title: Registration Associate - 2 positions



Vacancy Notice No: 2018/VA/009

Position number:
Grade: G6
Contract Type: Temporary Appointment
Duration of Contract: 6 months (with possible renewal)
Duty Stations: Ikom, Obudu
Supervisor: Protection Officer
Proposed Starting:

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Registration Associate is a member of the Registration team and is normally supervised by the Registration Officer. The Registration Associate is responsible for supporting all activities related to registration, and with ensuring that registration is effectively used for the identification of specific protection needs, for the management of operations, and for the achievement of durable solutions.

Depending on the size and structure of the Office, the Registration Associate may provide day-to-day supervision, direction and support to UNHCR staff engaged in registration and related activities (including Reception, Filing and Data Management staff), and monitors the efficiency and quality of registration processes, identity and entitlement documentation activities and population data management. The Registration Associate collaborates closely with Protection, Programme, Operational Data Management and Information Management colleagues as well as with Government authorities and partners on the provision of quality population data for the delivery of registration activities.

The incumbent will have the following responsibilities:

Assist in the implementation of registration strategies and methodologies for populations of concern.
Assist in the supervision and daily running of registration team activities, where required.
Conduct registration interviews when required in accordance with registration standards and guidance.
Provide counselling to, and responds to queries from, asylum seekers and refugees regarding UNHCR's registration procedures and their rights and entitlements.
Maintain accurate and up-to date records and data related to all registration cases.
Identify persons with specific needs and ensure timely referral to protection follow-up as required.
Collaborate with protection staff and/or partners in the delivery of assistance and programming, including provision of identity and entitlement documentation.
Draft correspondence and reports relating to registration activities in the operation, when required
Provide statistics and draft reports related to registration data, as requested.
Perform other related duties as required.

ESSENTIAL MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Completion of Secondary School with post-secondary training/certificate in social sciences, statistics, mathematics, information technology, or related fields.
Minimum 6 years of relevant professional job experience.
Good computer skills, particularly in data management.
Excellent knowledge of English and the local language.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIES
Training in basic principles of international protection.
Experience in working with UNHCR proGres software.
Knowledge of another relevant UN language.



Job Title: Assistant Field Officer




Vacancy Notice No: 2018/VA/010

Position number:
Grade: NOA
Contract Type: Temporary Appointment
Duration of Contract: 6 months (with possible renewal)
Duty Stations: Calabar
Supervisor: Protection Officer
Proposed Starting:

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Assistant Field Officer is supervised by Head of Sub-Office/Protection Officer depending on the structure of the Office. S/he may receive indirect guidance from other sections and units relevant to the country/regional programme(s). UNHCR Manual, programme and protection objectives, Operations Plans, UN and UNHCR financial/budgetary rules and regulations will guide the work of the incumbent.

The incumbent will have the following responsibilities:
Assess the needs of persons of concern in the AoR and formulate project submissions in collaboration with district authorities and implementing partners.
Promote and monitor the implementation of assistance projects.
Report regularly on rate of flow of new arrivals and estimate expected influx based on interviews with persons of concern.
In co-ordination with implementing partners, assist with the reception, registration and provision of assistance to persons of concern to UNHCR.
Keep track of cases of detention; register applicants for voluntary repatriation and family reunion.
Assist in the preparation of monthly sectoral reports and submit material for preparation of periodic project monitoring reports and year-end reports.
Undertake other relevant duties as required.
Submit recommendation for protection interventions to the designated officer.
Negotiate with local authority counterparts, partners and populations of concern

ESSENTIAL MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) in Law, Political Sciences or related fields.
Minimum 1 year of previous relevant work experience.
Excellent knowledge of English and working knowledge of another UN language.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIES

Field experience.
Computer skills.
Knowledge of refugee law.
Good knowledge of UNHCR’s programmes.
UNHCR Protection Learning Programme.
UNHCR Operations Management Learning Programme.



Method of Application


Internal Candidates:
Staff members who wish to be considered for this position should complete and attach the revised UN Personal History Form (P11) to their written application and send it via email ONLY to niglahr@unhcr.org quoting in the subject line the vacancy number and title of the position.

External Candidates:
External candidates should submit their application/letter of motivation, resume as well as fully completed and signed UN Personal History Form (P11) which can be downloaded from www.unhcr.org/recruit/p11new.doc and send via email ONLY to niglahr@unhcr.org quoting in the subject line the above vacancy notice number and title of the position.

KINDLY MAKE SURE TO INDICATE THE LOCATION OF CHOICE IN YOUR APPLICATION

THERE IS NO NEED TO SEND OTHER CERTIFICATES WITH THE APPLICATION AT THIS STAGE.

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
Kindly note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
Applications from female candidates are strongly encouraged.

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