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Job Recruitment at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (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 positions below:

 

Job Title: Protection Associate (Ogoja)

Job ID: 19415
Location: Ogoja, Cross River
Salary Grade: G6
Hardship Level: D
Family Location Type: Non-Family

Duties and Qualifications
Organizational Setting and Work Relationships:

  • The Protection Associate also ensures that PoC are involved 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.
  • All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR¿s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.
  • The Protection Associate normally reports to the Protection Officer or the Senior Protection Officer.  The incumbent 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 Protection Associate is expected to coordinate quality, timely and effective protection responses to the needs of populations of concern (PoC) and identify opportunities to mainstream protection methodologies and integrate protection safeguards in operational responses in all sectors.  S / he contributes to designing a comprehensive protection strategy and liaises externally with authorities and partners on protection doctrine and policy as guided by the supervisor.

Duties

  • Contribute to the design, implementation and evaluation of protection related AGD based programming with implementing and operational partners.
  • Facilitate effective information management through the provision of disaggregated data on PoC and their problems.
  • Participate in initiatives to capacitate authorities, relevant institutions and NGOs to strengthen national protection related legislation and procedures.
  • Assist the supervisor in prioritizing PoC for interview, counselling and propose protection support for individual cases.
  • Assist the supervisor with enforcing compliance of local implementing partners with global protection policies and standards of professional integrity in the delivery of protection services.
  • Assit the supervisor with enforcing compliance with, and integrity of, all protection standard operating procedures.
  • Submit individual payments request for PoC for approval.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
  • Stay abreast of political, social, economic and cultural developments that have an impact on the protection environment.
  • Consistently apply International and National Law and applicable UN/UNHCR and IASC policy, standards and codes of conduct.
  • Assist in providing comments on existing and draft legislation related to PoC.
  • Provide advice on protection issues to PoC; liaise with competent authorities to ensure the issuance of personal and other relevant documentation.
  • Assist in conducting eligibility and status determination for PoC.
  • 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 as part of the protection strategy.
  • Monitor Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all protection/solutions activities.
  • Manage individual protection cases including those on SGBV and child protection. Monitor, and intervene in cases of refoulement, expulsion and other protection incidents.
  • Assist in identifying durable solutions for the largest possible number of PoC through voluntary repatriation, local integration and where appropriate, resettlement.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Years of Experience / Degree Level
  • For G6 – 6 years of relevant experience with a High school diploma
  • Education & Professional Work Experience

Field(s) of Education:

  • Not applicable

Certificates and / or Licenses
International Law, Political Science: or other related field (Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Relevant Job Experience:

  • Essential: Not specified
  • Desirable: Protection Learning Programme

Functional Skills:

  • PR-Protection-related guidelines, standards and indicators
  • PR-Refugee Protection Principles and Framework
  • (Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)
  • IT-Computer Literacy
  • CL-Protection & Solutions Awareness

Language Requirements:

  • For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.
  • For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.
  • For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.

Position Competencies:

  • Language Requirements
  • English is mandatory.
  • Competencies as defined in Job Profile

Procedures and Eligibility

  • Interested candidates should consult the Policy and Procedures on Assignments of Locally recruited Staff (IOM/49-FOM/50/2012 dated 15 June 2012).

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

Job Title: Senior Shelter Assistant

Job ID: 19416
Location: Yola, Adamawa
Salary Grade: G5
Hardship Level: D
Family Location Type: Non-Family

Duties and Qualifications

Organizational Setting and Work Relationships:

  • The Senior Shelter Assistant supports UNHCR technical efforts during an emergency and or protracted crises assisting his / her supervisor in ensuring that national and / or international Shelter standards and best practices are met.
  • Main contacts are with staff members in the same duty station to exchange information, to establish understanding of respective needs. The incumbent also liaises with IPs and local authorities on behalf of UNHCR.
  • All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR’s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.
  • The Senior Shelter Assistant will assist in providing technical support on shelter and general infrastructure related activities as well as regular guidance within the Area of Responsibility (AoR).
  • As part of the shelter team, the Senior Shelter Assistant assists the supervisor in assessment of shelter needs, capacity and monitoring of the project implementation as well as reporting activities.
  • The incumbent usually reports to a senior shelter / settlement technical colleague.

Duties

  • Assist with the monitoring and reporting of the project implementation under the AoR.
  • Support supply colleagues in the market analysis of locally available construction materials and skills, promoting the use of local capacity as appropriate.
  • Regularly report on work progress of various shelter activities and preparation of SitRep’s (weekly and monthly). Utilising standard portals e.g. SIP making information on shelter projects within area of responsibility readily available for colleagues.
  • Liaise with IPs and local authorities on behalf of UNHCR.
  • Participate in monitoring of the implementation of shelter activities.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
  • Assist in carrying out technical assessments of all shelter typologies e.g. (i.e. unused or unfinished private and public buildings / private accommodation /houses/apartments) in priority locations that have been identified by the municipalities and /or the Shelter partners.
  • Assist the supervisor in technical and/or shelter coordination activities.
  • Assist in technical design work and preparation of tender documents such as specifications, schedules of work and BQ’s.
  • Assist the supervisor and/or implementing partners when necessary with technical support for all aspects of shelter related activities.

Minimum Qualifications
Years of Experience / Degree Level:

  • For G5 5 years relevant experience with High School Diploma

Field(s) of Education:

  • not specified.
  • (Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Certificates and/or Licenses:

  • Architecture
  • (Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)
  • Civil Engineering.

Relevant Job Experience
Essential:

  • Relevant working experience, including collaboration with different international organizations. Good technical knowledge about construction standards and guidance.

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of UNHCR shelter standards, as well as standards related to protection, environment and land use. Good knowledge of Auto Cad, site surveying and experience in undertaking related topography assessments/ feasibility studies for site identification and environmental impact studies whilst using surveying tools (including GPS equipment, GIS software). Knowledge on all shelter typologies utilized in UNHCR refugee responses.

Functional Skills:

  • UN-Knowledge of UN/UNHCR terminology
  • SP-Topographic Surveying
  • IT-Computer Literacy
  • (Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)
  • IT-MS Office Applications
  • SP-Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) activities
  • SP-Autocad software
  • EX-Experience in international/governmental organizations

Language Requirements

  • For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.
  • This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional essential and/or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation and/or position. Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates.
  • For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.
  • For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.

Position Competencies

  • Competencies as defined in Job Profile

Language Requirements:

  • English is mandatory

Additional  Information

  • A written test will be conducted for this position which will be followed by a competency-based interview.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

Application Deadline 31st March, 2020.

 

Job Title: Protection Associate

Job ID: 19336
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Salary Grade: G6
Hardship Level: E
Family Location Type: Non-Family

Duties and Qualifications
Organizational Setting and Work Relationships:

  • The Protection Associate also ensures that PoC are involved 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.
  • All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR¿s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.
  • The Protection Associate normally reports to the Protection Officer or the Senior Protection Officer.  The incumbent 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 Protection Associate is expected to coordinate quality, timely and effective protection responses to the needs of populations of concern (PoC) and identify opportunities to mainstream protection methodologies and integrate protection safeguards in operational responses in all sectors.  S/he contributes to designing a comprehensive protection strategy and liaises externally with authorities and partners on protection doctrine and policy as guided by the supervisor.

Duties

  • Assist in identifying durable solutions for the largest possible number of PoC through 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.
  • Facilitate effective information management through the provision of disaggregated data on PoC and their problems.
  • Participate in initiatives to capacitate authorities, relevant institutions and NGOs to strengthen national protection related legislation and procedures.
  • Assist the supervisor in prioritizing PoC for interview, counselling and propose protection support for individual cases.
  • Assist the supervisor with enforcing compliance of local implementing partners with global protection policies and standards of professional integrity in the delivery of protection services.
  • Assit the supervisor with enforcing compliance with, and integrity of, all protection standard operating procedures.
  • Submit individual payments request for PoC for approval.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
  • Stay abreast of political, social, economic and cultural developments that have an impact on the protection environment.
  • Consistently apply International and National Law and applicable UN/UNHCR and IASC policy, standards and codes of conduct.
  • Assist in providing comments on existing and draft legislation related to PoC.
  • Provide advice on protection issues to PoC; liaise with competent authorities to ensure the issuance of personal and other relevant documentation.
  • Assist in conducting eligibility and status determination for PoC.
  • 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 as part of the protection strategy.
  • Monitor Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all protection/solutions activities.
  • Manage individual protection cases including those on SGBV and child protection. Monitor, and intervene in cases of refoulement, expulsion and other protection incidents.

Minimum Qualifications
Education & Professional Work Experience:

  • Years of Experience / Degree Level
  • For G6 – 6 years relevant experience with High school diploma

Field(s) of Education:

  • Not applicable

Certificates and / or Licenses: (Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential):

  • International Law, Political Science or other related field

Relevant Job Experience

  • Essential: Not specified
  • Desirable: Protection Learning Programme

Functional Skills – (Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential):

  • PR-Protection-related guidelines, standards and indicators
  • PR-Refugee Protection Principles and Framework
  • IT-Computer Literacy
  • CL-Protection & Solutions Awareness

Language Requirements:

  • For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.
  • For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.
  • For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.

Position Competencies:

  • Competencies as defined in Job Profile
  • Language Requirements: Knowledge of English is mandatory

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

Job Title: Protection Associate (Cluster Borno)
Job ID: 19327
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Salary Grade: G6
Hardship Level: E
Family Location Type: Non-Family

Duties and Qualifications
Organizational Setting and Work Relationships

  • The Protection Associate also ensures that PoC are involved 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.
  • All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR¿s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.
  • The Protection Associate normally reports to the Protection Officer or the Senior Protection Officer.  The incumbent 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 Protection Associate is expected to coordinate quality, timely and effective protection responses to the needs of populations of concern (PoC) and identify opportunities to mainstream protection methodologies and integrate protection safeguards in operational responses in all sectors.
  • S/he contributes to designing a comprehensive protection strategy and liaises externally with authorities and partners on protection doctrine and policy as guided by the supervisor.

Duties

  • Facilitate effective information management through the provision of disaggregated data on PoC and their problems.
  • Participate in initiatives to capacitate authorities, relevant institutions and NGOs to strengthen national protection related legislation and procedures.
  • Assist the supervisor in prioritizing PoC for interview, counselling and propose protection support for individual cases.
  • Assist the supervisor with enforcing compliance of local implementing partners with global protection policies and standards of professional integrity in the delivery of protection services.
  • Assit the supervisor with enforcing compliance with, and integrity of, all protection standard operating procedures.
  • Submit individual payments request for PoC for approval.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
  • Stay abreast of political, social, economic and cultural developments that have an impact on the protection environment.
  • Consistently apply International and National Law and applicable UN/UNHCR and IASC policy, standards and codes of conduct.
  • Assist in providing comments on existing and draft legislation related to PoC.
  • Provide advice on protection issues to PoC; liaise with competent authorities to ensure the issuance of personal and other relevant documentation.
  • Assist in conducting eligibility and status determination for PoC.
  • 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 as part of the protection strategy.
  • Monitor Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all protection/solutions activities.
  • Manage individual protection cases including those on SGBV and child protection. Monitor, and intervene in cases of refoulement, expulsion and other protection incidents.
  • Assist in identifying durable solutions for the largest possible number of PoC through 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.

Minimum Qualifications
Education & Professional Work Experience:

  • Years of Experience / Degree Level
  • For G6 – 6 years relevant experience with High school diploma

Field(s) of Education:

  • Not applicable

Certificates and / or Licenses – (Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential):

  • International Law, Political Science or other related field

Relevant Job Experience:

  • Essential: Not specified
  • Desirable: Protection Learning Programme

Functional Skills – (Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential):

  • IT-Computer Literacy
  • CL-Protection & Solutions Awareness
  • PR-Protection-related guidelines, standards and indicators
  • PR-Refugee Protection Principles and Framework

Language Requirements:

  • For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.
  • For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.
  • For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.

Position Competencies
Competencies as defined in Job Profile:

  • Language Requirements: English is mandatory

Additional  Information:

  • A written test will be conducted for this position which will be followed by a competency based interview.

Procedures and Eligibility:

  • Interested candidates should consult the Policy and Procedures on Assignments of Locally recruited Staff (IOM/49-FOM/50/2012 dated 15 June 2012).

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

Application Deadline  28th March, 2020.

 

Job Title: Protection Associate (Operations Adamawa)
Job ID: 19292
Location: Yola, Adamawa
Salary Grade: G6
Hardship Level: D
Family Location Type: Non-Family

Duties and Qualifications
Organizational Setting and Work Relationships:

  • The Protection Associate also ensures that PoC are involved 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.
  • All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR¿s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.
  • The Protection Associate normally reports to the Protection Officer or the Senior Protection Officer.  The incumbent 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 Protection Associate is expected to coordinate quality, timely and effective protection responses to the needs of populations of concern (PoC) and identify opportunities to mainstream protection methodologies and integrate protection safeguards in operational responses in all sectors.  S / he contributes to designing a comprehensive protection strategy and liaises externally with authorities and partners on protection doctrine and policy as guided by the supervisor.

Duties

  • Assist in identifying durable solutions for the largest possible number of PoC through 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.
  • Facilitate effective information management through the provision of disaggregated data on PoC and their problems.
  • Participate in initiatives to capacitate authorities, relevant institutions and NGOs to strengthen national protection related legislation and procedures.
  • Assist the supervisor in prioritizing PoC for interview, counseling and propose protection support for individual cases.
  • Assist the supervisor with enforcing compliance of local implementing partners with global protection policies and standards of professional integrity in the delivery of protection services.
  • Assist the supervisor with enforcing compliance with, and integrity of, all protection standard operating procedures.
  • Submit individual payments requests for PoC for approval.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
  • Stay abreast of political, social, economic and cultural developments that have an impact on the protection environment.
  • Consistently apply International and National Law and applicable UN/UNHCR and IASC policy, standards and codes of conduct.
  • Assist in providing comments on existing and draft legislation related to PoC.
  • Provide advice on protection issues to PoC; liaise with competent authorities to ensure the issuance of personal and other relevant documentation.
  • Assist in conducting eligibility and status determination for PoC.
  • 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 as part of the protection strategy.
  • Monitor Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all protection/solutions activities.
  • Manage individual protection cases including those on SGBV and child protection. Monitor, and intervene in cases of refoulement, expulsion and other protection incidents.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Years of Experience / Degree Level
  • For G6 – 6 years of relevant experience with a High school diploma
  • Education & Professional Work Experience

Field(s) of Education:

  • Not applicable

Certificates and / or Licenses
International Law, Political Science: or other related fields (Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Relevant Job Experience:

  • Essential: Not specified
  • Desirable: Protection Learning Programme

Functional Skills:

  • PR-Protection-related guidelines, standards and indicators
  • PR-Refugee Protection Principles and Framework
  • (Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)
  • IT-Computer Literacy
  • CL-Protection & Solutions Awareness

Language Requirements:

  • For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.
  • For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.
  • For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.

Position Competencies:

  • Competencies as defined in Job Profile
  • Language Requirements
  • English is mandatory.

Procedures and Eligibility

  • Interested candidates should consult the Policy and Procedures on Assignments of Locally recruited Staff (IOM/49-FOM/50/2012 dated 15 June 2012).

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

Application Deadline 29th March 2020.

 

Additional  Information

  • A written test will be conducted for this position which will be followed by a competency-based interview.
  • Please note that UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, traveling, processing, training or any other fees).
  • Eligible Applicants: This position is advertised open to internal and external applicants.

Note: This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional essential and/or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation and/or position. Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates.

 

Application Deadline 23rd March 2020.

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