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Latest Vacancies at the 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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

Job Title: Driver
Location:
 Abuja

Duties and Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • S/He 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.
  • 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.
  • Computer skills.

 

Job Title: Senior Protection Assistant
Location: 
Borno
Slot: 2 Openings

Duties And Responsibilities

  • The Senior Protection Assistant reports to 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 Senior Protection Assistant provides quality, timely and effective protection support to persons of concern and identifies opportunities to mainstream protection methodologies and safeguards in operational responses.
  • He/she contributes to designing a comprehensive protection strategy and may liaise externally with local authorities and partners on protection issues as guided by the supervisor.
  • The Senior Protection Assistant also ensures that persons of concern are involved with the Office in making decisions that affect them, whether in accessing their rights or in identifying appropriate solutions to their problems.
  • To achieve this, the incumbent will need to build and maintain effective interfaces with communities of concern, local authorities and protection and assistance partners.

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.
  • Contribute to the design, implementation and evaluation as well as 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.
  • 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.
  • Monitor Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all protection/solutions activities.
  • Contribute to initiatives to enhance national and local protection capacities.
  • Assist in identifying durable solutions for persons of concern.
  • Assist in drafting reports, routine correspondence, updating relevant databases and compiling statistics for the protection unit/section.

Essential Minimum Qualifications

  • Completion of secondary school. Additional Training courses in protection related issues.
  • 4 years relevant job experience.
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language.

Desirable Qualifications & Competencies:

  • Good computer skills.
  • Completed Protection Learning Programme.

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should prepare and submit an Application/Letter of Motivation, Resume as well as fully completed and signed UNHCR Personal History Form (P11) via email to: niglahr@unhcr.org quoting in the subject line the vacancy number and title of the position.

Click here to download Personal History Form (P11) – MS Word

 

Note

  • Kindly make sure you use the UNHCR personal History form.
  • Kindly note that a written test will be conducted for this position which will be followed by a competency based interview.
  • 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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