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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 position below:

Job Title: Head of Field Office

Job ID: 19729
Location: Takum, Taraba
Hardship Level: U
Family Location Type: Pending

Organizational Context

  • Head of a UNHCR Field Office (HoFO) is a senior managerial position within a given country operation. The incumbent carries the full delegated authority of the UNHCR Representative (or the country Manager or Head of Sub-Office) of the country, who will exercise entire supervisory managerial responsibility over the position.
  • The position, on the other hand, provides all information on developments in relation to the protection (legal protection issues relating to the persons of concern to UNHCR), security (Physical security in relation to the UNCR staff and the persons of concern to UNHCR) and operational matters (programme and office management / administration) within the domain of its geographical area of responsibility to the UNHCR Representative (or the country manager) on a regular and timely manner. Subject to the specific legal or socio economic or security developments in the Area of Responsibility (AOR), Representative will direct and guide the Head of Field Office to take the most appropriate course of action. Concerning overall physical security concerns, HoFO will liaise directly with the competent UN security coordinator while keeping the UNHCR Representative fully informed.
  • While the functional responsibility of a Head of Field Office will always remain the same despite its grade level, the other parameters (therefore the depth and breadth of the competencies) such as the size of the population of concern to UNHCR, their specific legal/security concerns, volume of assistance, Number of operational / Implementing partners and the size of the Office (i.e. number of UNHCR staff and their grade levels) will determine the appropriate grade level. The operational autonomy also depends upon the same parameters/competencies.
  • As the most senior UNHCR staff member within the given geographical area, he/she is required to liaise with all the relevant senior government officials, security organs in the area, the Head of various Non-Governmental Organisations (both national and internationals based in the area), Civilian/tribal leaders/elders, local opinion makers and the local media net-work to ensure his/her assigned responsibilities are effectively and efficiently discharged.
  • As the extended field representative of UNHCR at the front line of High Commissioner’s operations, he/she remain as the effective advocate and assistant to the local authorities to ensure that the respective government authorities in the area implement their conventional responsibilities in favour of refugees and others of concern to UNHCR.

Functional Statement
Accountabilities:

  • The Convention concerning the treatment of asylum seekers, IDPs, refugees, returnees and the stateless, where applicable, is disseminated to the local authorities.
  • UNHCR policies and standards are applied consistently in the AOR to ensure quality protection of populations of concern.
  • A healthy, safe and respectful working environment is provided to the workforce in the AOR.

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and report on the implementation of refugee conventional responsibilities and international obligations of the local authorities Vis a Vis the population of concern to UNHCR within the given geographical area; based on local situations/developments make appropriate recommendation to the UNHCR Representative/HoSO.
  • Advocate and promote UNHCR standards concerning the treatment of asylum seekers, refugees and returnees as well as IDPs, where applicable; Advocate, promote and encourage the concerned authorities and local opinion makers to uphold established UNHCR standards that have become the international norms.
  • Ensure that the basic needs of the concerned population are properly assessed with the participation of the beneficiaries themselves, the host governments and/or the competent Implementing partners and/or UNHCR itself.
  • Subject to the needs, ensure that the planning, formulation and budgeting of identified assistance projects are done as per UNHCR programme cycle; upon approval of assistance project, ensure the timely implementation and rigorous monitoring  of identified assistance activities
  • Ensure through the subordinate staff that all deadlines for monitoring and reporting of UNHCR operational activities (i.e. include assistance as well as Administrative) are met on a regular basis.
  • Manage all UNHCR resources, both human, financial/material, at an optimum level for the wellbeing of the concerned population and the UNHCR staff.
  • Ensure that all security measures of UNHCR office (and residential, where ever applicable) compounds are always up to date; any security breaches and/or potential security threat should be reported immediately to competent UN security coordinator in the country.
  • Ensure that staff welfare, both in terms of working and living conditions, are maintained at a satisfactory level within the constraints in the operational area; this requires remaining current in health and medical facilities locally available and evacuation options available in a moment of medical urgency.
  • Guide, coach and advocate the subordinate staff to maintain highest standards of conduct and behaviour thorough one’s own practice and deeds.
  • Prepare and submit regular reports, both verbally and written, to the UNHCR Representative/HoSO. In the event of substantial telephone conversation that leads to specific action or non-action, it should be recorded and share with the other party.
  • Any other responsibilities/functions deemed necessary or as delegated by the UNHCR Representative of the country in order to meet the level of the services in the organization.

Authority:

  • Represent UNHCR in inter-agency fora and with local authorities in the AOR.
  • Enforce compliance with UNHCR’s global protection, programme, finance, human resources and security policies and standards.
  • Submit project proposals for assistance to refugees and other persons of concern to UNHCR Representation or Sub-Office in coordination with local authorities and NGOs.

Essential Minimum Qualifications And Professional Experience Required

  • Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA / BS) in Management / Personnel Administration or Law or Political Science or International Relation or Economics or a related field plus minimum at least 6 years of relevant work experience relevant to the function. Graduate degree (equivalent of a Master’s) plus 5 years or Doctorate degree (equivalent of a PhD) plus 4 years of previous relevant work experience may also be accepted.
  • In-depth knowledge in all aspects of UNHCR mandate and its Field level application.
  • Applied knowledge of protection principles, operational arrangements/standards in relation to protection, assistance, UNHCR office management and staff administration.
  • Should be conversant in the current priorities in the organisation and existing mechanisms within the organisation to implement those priorities.
  • Basic computer skills and working knowledge in MS Office software.
  • Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.

Desirable Qualifications & Competencies:

  • Working experience both in UNHCR HQ and/or a Regional Office and the Field
  • UNHCR Specific learning/training activities ( i.e. Learning Programme in Management & Operations)
  • Proficiency of the language(s) that are used within the Sub Office area.
  • Knowledge of additional UN languages.

Note: This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR Head of Field Office (P3) positions. 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.

Position Competencies

  • C001L3 – Accountability Level 3
  • C002L3 – Teamwork & Collaboration Level 3
  • C003L3 – Communication Level 3
  • C004L3 – Commitment to Continuous Learning Level 3
  • C005L3 – Client & Result Orientation Level 3
  • C006L3 – Organizational Awareness Level 3
  • M001L3 – Empowering and Building Trust Level 3
  • M002L3 – Managing Performance Level 3
  • M006L3 – Managing Resources Level 3
  • M005L3 – Leadership Level 3
  • M003L3 – Judgement and Decision Making Level 3
  • M004L3 – Strategic Planning and Vision Level 3
  • X005L3 – Planning and Organizing Level 3
  • X001L3 – Analytical Thinking Level 3
  • X007L3 – Political Awareness Level 3

Remuneration
Salary Grade – P3

 

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

 

Job Title: Associate Information Management Officer

Job ID: 19533
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Hardship Level: E
Family Location Type: Non-Family

Procedures and Eligibility

  • Before submitting an application, UNHCR staff members intending to apply to this Job Opening are requested to consult the Recruitment and Assignments Policy (RAP, UNHCR/HCP/2017/2 and the Recruitment and Assignments Administrative Instruction (RAAI), UNHCR/AI/2017/7 OF 15 August 2017.

Responsibilities
Organizational Setting and Work Relationships:

  • The UNHCR Data Transformation Strategy 2020-2025 envisions that by 2025 UNHCR becomes a trusted leader on data and information related to refugees and other persons of concern, thereby enabling actions to protect and to empower persons of concern.
  • The Strategy stipulates investing in four complementary priority areas: data management and governance; information systems; capacities and skill development; and culture for evidence-informed decision-making. The strategy envisages data and information management functions in UNHCR carried out in a complementary and inter-linked manner between Headquarters Divisions and Services, Regional Bureaux, Country Operations and key external partners, including persons of concern.
  • Under the direct supervision of the (Snr) DIMA Coordinator/Deputy Director/Head of Service/Deputy Representative or other IM staff or designated manager, the Associate Information Management Officer supports data and information management activities in the relevant country  and regional offices.
  • They are part of a team of data and information management staff (depending on office configuration) and support coordination among staff working on information and data management activities and liaison with Headquarters/Region/Country on data related issues.
  • Information and data management staff are responsible for coordinating, planning and delivering on data and information activities for all UNHCR operational contexts, responses and populations of concern, including providing coordination and leadership in partnerships on data with all stakeholders including persons of concern.
  • They serve the entirety of UNHCR staff and activities, including protection, programme, operations, external relations and executive management for evidence-informed planning, advocacy, and coordination.
  • They are key in ensuring multi-stakeholder, multi-sector, and multi-country activities are provided with robust and meaningful data and information to support planning, funding and advocacy efforts. This includes both internal and external assessments, regional and country-based planning and monitoring activities such as the COPs, CRRF, RRPs, HNOs, HRPs, and Cluster Plans.
  • Information and data management covers the assessment, design, implementation and evaluation of data and statistical related activities. This includes assessment of the information landscape; definition of information and data needs; design of data and information activities, including data collection, analysis, storage and dissemination; implementation of data and information management activities; and monitoring and evaluation of data management activities.
  • The focus is largely operational data along with financial and HR data related to assessment, planning, monitoring and evaluation. This is the data, information and analysis needed to deliver robust and comprehensive assessments and evaluations, and to support results-based planning, monitoring and reporting implemented by UNHCR and by its partners.
  • Depending on if they are located in HQ, regional or country offices, the role of the data and information management staff is to provide the necessary quality assurance and technical support for the full range of the data and information management and analysis activities to countries and regional offices; to ensure these process are in accordance with technical standards for data and information management; and to undertake regional or country data and information management (definition, collection, analysis, storage and dissemination) activities. In addition they are responsible for coordinating HQ and external support to the country and regional offices, to liaise with relevant bodies on relevant data and statistical matters; to monitor the quality of data and information management activities in country/regional or HQ; to design and implement global, regional or country-based data strategies and systems; to ensure data and information activities are implemented in according with data privacy policies, global data sharing agreements and data protection regulations; to communicate the status, value and importance of data; to provide the data, information and analysis needed for global analysis; and to identify risks and opportunities based on insights derived from data.
  • 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.

Duties
Coordinate data and information management activities:

  • Participate in the data and information management team and activities.
  • Contribute to the design and implement data strategies and systems.
  • Assist the data team and others communicate the status, value, and importance of data.
  • Support the collection, storage, management and protection of data.
  • Support consolidation of data systems, including the interoperability of operational data and systems.
  • Ensure consistency of data and results for country, global and regional analysis, including cross border analysis and response.
  • Support the coordination with HQ, external and regional partners on data and information management efforts
  • Take part the relevant IM network (internal and external) on refugee. IDP, etc and related issues.
  • Support data security, data protection and responsible data-sharing.

Support offices with data and information management:

  • Support the analysis of primary and secondary data for interpretation and evidence-informed decision making.
  • Support the monitoring of data and information management activities in offices for integrity, veracity, reliability and credibility and compliance with policies.
  • Provide technical and training support to operations.
  • Support assessments and situational analysis process with analytical frameworks, data collection, and analysis (standards, methodologies).
  • Support planning process (standards, methodologies) with data and statistical analysis and quality assurance on Theories of Change and indicators.
  • Support monitoring by providing quality assurance to the monitoring methodologies, data collection and analyses.
  • Review and assess country or region-specific data systems and needs; provide recommendations to regional bureau.

Undertake data and information management activities at the Global/Regional/Country level:

  • Help consolidate data and information for country, regional and global analysis.
  • Undertake data management activities (definition of needs, data collection, analysis, storage and dissemination)
  • Support analysis for comparative country, regional and global analysis, including political and socio-economic trends.
  • Take part in planning processes (COPs, regional RRP, regional migration response plans, etc.).
  • Support cross-country assessment and situational analysis, such as in regional RRP situation or COP.
  • Support the analysis of trends concerning changes at the outcome and impact levels.
  • Develop information management products such as indicators, templates, maps and dashboards.
  • Help ensure data is curated and stored in data registries and libraries in accordance with standards.
  • Undertake geospatial and statistical analysis.
  • Provide population movement tracking systems and other population data systems.
  • Support web-based data portals.
  • Support solutions for meeting `communication with communities¿ information and data needs.

Work in close collaboration with:

  • All staff to further data literacy and assist in interpretation the data;
  • Registration staff regarding the use of individual and personally identifiable data collected or managed by UNHCR;
  • Programme staff on the data and information aspects of assessment, targeting and monitoring (three most data driven aspects of the OMC);
  • Cluster coordinators and partners on data and information needs in UNHCR-led cluster operations, including HNO and HRP processes.
  • Inter-agency staff on the development, coordination and monitoring of country and/or regional responses plans;
  • Protection staff on the design, implementation and analysis of protection and case monitoring systems;
  • Operations coordinators and reporting officers on the design and delivery of data and information management products for internal and external consumption;
  • Sectors technical experts on the methodologies, formats, storage and dissemination of sectoral data and information, including cross sector analysis.
  • Senior management to understand and serve their information and knowledge needs.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Years of Experience / Degree Level:

  • For P2/NOB 3 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 2 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 1 year relevant experience with Doctorate degree

Field(s) of Education:

  • Social Science;
  • Statistics;
  • Information Management;
  • Physical Science;
  • Economics;
  • Data Science;
  • Geography;
  • GIS;
  • Engineering;
  • Demography;
  • Computer Science;
  • Or other relevant field.
  • (Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Relevant Job Experience
Essential:

  • Experience with data sharing, data management and data analysis to support policy formulation and implementation.

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of national and international statistical systems; knowledge of international protection, human rights and international humanitarian law; experience in data collection and analysis in field situations; knowledge of GIS and geospatial systems and techniques.

Functional Skills:

  • DM-Data collection methodologies;
  • DM-Data Management;
  • DM-Database Design & Development;
  • MS-Data Collection Analysis;
  • DM-Metadata Creation & Management;
  • MS-Statistics Analysis
  • DM-Open Source Software & Data;
  • DM-Population census and econometrics;
  • DM-Protection Data Management Systems;
  • DM-ArcGIS (Geographic SP-Topographic Surveying Information System);
  • SP-Mapping Software;
  • DM-Cartographic Skills;
  • SP-Design tools such as Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • PR-Cluster Information Management Tools, Resources and Approaches;
  • PG-Needs Assessment and Response Analysis;
  • DM-Data governance, quality assurance and preservation
  • DM-Data Interoperability
  • DM-Data science methodologies
  • DM-Development of and revision of data standards
  • DM-Qualitative data analysis
  • DM-Quantitative data analysis
  • (Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)

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.
  • 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.

Position Competencies:

  • C001L2 Accountability Level 2
  • C002L2 Teamwork & Collaboration Level 2
  • C003L2 Communication Level 2
  • C004L2 Commitment to Continuous Learning Level 2
  • C005L2 Client & Result Orientation Level 2
  • C006L2 Organizational Awareness Level 2
  • M001L2 Empowering and Building Trust Level 2
  • M006L2 Managing Resources Level 2
  • M003L2 Judgement and Decision Making Level 2
  • M002L2 Managing Performance Level 2
  • X001L2 Analytical Thinking Level 2
  • X002L2 Innovation and Creativity Level 2
  • X003L2 Technological Awareness Level 2

Salary Grade
P2

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Senior Protection Officer

Job ID: 19514
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Hardship Level: E
Family Location Type: Non-Family

Organizational Setting and Work Relationships

  • In the Bureaux, the Senior Protection Officer works under the direct supervision of the Bureau Deputy Director or Head of Bureau Protection Service or Senior Protection Coordinator. In the Field, the incumbent normally reports to the Representative, Deputy or Assistant Representative (Protection) or Head of Sub Office as appropriate.
  • The incumbent has direct supervisory responsibility for protection staff whose work may include RSD, community-based protection, registration, resettlement, internal displacement, complementary pathways, and education, among other areas. In HQ, the incumbent may report to a Chief of Section or Deputy Director and may lead a Unit and/or supervise other protection staff.
  • The incumbent acts as a key advisor to senior management and leads the development of a comprehensive protection strategy under the area of responsibility (AoR).
  • S/he represents the Organization to authorities, UN sister agencies, partners and other stakeholders on protection policy and doctrine.
  • The Senior Protection Officer plans, leads and coordinates quality, timely and effective protection responses to the needs of populations of concern under the AoR. This includes ensuring that operational responses in all sectors are shaped in a protection optic, are consistent with and promote respect for relevant international law and UNHCR’s doctrine, mainstream protection methodologies and integrate protection safeguards.
  • Another important element of the incumbent functions is to ensure that persons of concern of all age, gender and diversity groups are involved with the Office in making decisions that affect them, whether in accessing their rights or in identifying and implementing appropriate solutions to their problems.
  • To undertake this role effectively, the incumbent will need to build and maintain effective interfaces with other relevant teams within the operation or the Bureau (including programme; PI and external relations; IM) and with DIP, communities of concern, authorities, protection and assistance partners as well as a broader network of stakeholders who can contribute to enhancing protection and achieving solutions.
  • 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 core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.

Duties

  • Provide technical guidance and support to UNHCR and partners on all protection related issues.
  • Stay abreast of legal, political, social, economic and cultural developments that have an impact on the protection environment.
  • Manage a consultative process with government counterparts, partners and persons of concern to develop and implement a comprehensive protection and solutions strategy addressing the specific protection needs of women and men, children, youth and older persons, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientation and/or gender identities (LGBTI persons), persons living with HIV/AIDS; gender equality and Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) priorities with regard to these persons.
  • In operations applying the Cluster Approach, ensure the response of the Protection Cluster is grounded in a strategy which covers all assessed and prioritized protection needs of the affected populations.
  • Ensure that the protection strategy is fully integrated into the Country Operations Plan, the UN Development and Assistance Framework (UNDAF) and the Humanitarian Country Team¿s common humanitarian response plan as well as with the implementation of the Global Compact on Refugees and the Three Year Strategy on Resettlement and Complementary Pathways.
  • Promote relevant International, Regional and National Law and applicable UN/UNHCR and IASC policy, standards and codes of conduct and ensure that all sectors and /or in clusters in applicable operations fulfil their responsibilities in mainstreaming protection.
  • Promote the implementation of the AGD policy, including UNHCR’s updated commitments to women and girls,  and design, deliver and monitor programmes on an AGD basis to address identified protection needs.
  • Develop, implement and monitor community-based protection strategies and ensure systematic application and integration of participatory and community-based approaches in protection and solutions planning, programming and strategies.
  • Support the establishment of feedback and response systems and the incorporation of feedback received from persons of concern into programme design and adaptation.
  • Guide the operation in the development and implementation of robust prevention, identification, and responses to fraud within protection processes and procedures, including registration, RSD, and resettlement, ensuring the integrity of interventions across all protection activities.
  • Oversee the management of individual protection cases including those on SGBV and child protection.
  • Provide legal advice and guidance on protection issues to internal and external interlocutors; ensure legal assistance is accessible to persons of concern; liaise with competent authorities to ensure the issuance of personal and other relevant documents to persons of concern (including women and others in need of civil documentation in particular birth certificates).
  • As designated Data Protection Focal Point, assist the data controller in carrying out his or her responsibilities regarding the Data Protection Policy (7.2 DPP).
  • Oversee eligibility and status determination in the Operation(s) under the AoR, ensuring compliance with UNHCR procedural standards and international protection principles.
  • Promote and implement strategies and measures to identify, prevent and reduce statelessness.
  • Develop and implement an education plan as part of the protection strategy within the AoR as relevant.
  • Develop and implement a child protection plan as part of the protection strategy within the AoR, ensuring programmes use a child protection systems approach.
  • Monitor and intervene in cases of refoulement, expulsion and other protection incidents through working relations with governments and other partners.
  • Work to safeguard the rights of persons of concerns in the context of mixed movements as relevant.
  • Coordinate the preparation of, implement and oversee Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all protection/solutions activities.
  • Ensure that durable solutions through voluntary repatriation, local integration and where appropriate, resettlement and complementary pathways are sought and provided to the largest possible number of persons of concern including undertaking, supporting, and/or overseeing resettlement and complementary pathways activities, including implementation of the GCR Three Year Strategy.
  • Coordinate the design, implementation and evaluation of protection related programming with implementing and operational partners.
  • Develop and implement a programme of results-based advocacy through a consultative process with sectorial and/or cluster partners.
  • Ensure that the Protection Sector or Cluster has an effective information management component which provides disaggregated data on populations of concern and their problems.
  • Research, collect and disseminate relevant protection information and good practices to enhance protection delivery.
  • Develop the protection capacity of national and local authorities, partners and civil society to assume their responsibilities vis-à-vis all persons of concern through protection training, mainstreaming and related activities.
  • Coordinate capacity-development initiatives for communities and individuals to assert their rights.
  • Advise and capacitate national authorities, relevant institutions and civil society to strengthen legislation and status determination procedures and mechanisms.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

For positions in Bureaux:

  • Support the Regional Bureau and Country Operations to reflect the protection and solution angle in support of persons of concern with regional processes.
  • Support Country Operations in the development of strategies to build and further develop national asylum/RSD systems with a view to ensuring their fairness, efficiency, adaptability and integrity, favourable protection environment and solutions.
  • Assist UNHCR management at country level to comply with policies and commitment on Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse measures.
  • Support Country Operations and ensure they meet their complementary pathways objectives and resettlement quotas.
  • In close collaboration with DIP, (a) contribute to the development of background and general normative, policy, and legal positions, in compliance with UNHCR global protection policies and standards; (b) contribute to the development of strategies at the regional and country level on the usage of law and policy approaches, including legislative and judicial engagement and UN human rights mechanisms and/or regional ones and other protection frameworks, and integrated human rights standards in protection strategies and advocacy; and (c) coordinate and review UNHCR¿s country reports to the UN human rights mechanisms.
  • Engage in relevant international and regional fora and forge regional partnerships to advocate for key protection and mandate issues, and engage in cross-cutting protection-related matters, including mixed movement, internal displacement and climate change/disaster-related displacement responses, as well as Statelessness in cooperation with DIP and where relevant RSD.

Qualifications
Education & Professional Work Experience:

  • For P4/NOD – 9 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 8 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 7 years relevant experience with Doctorate degree

Field(s) of Education:

  • Law, International Law, International refugee Law, International Human Rights Law,
  • International Humanitarian Law, Refugee and Forced Migration, Political Sciences or other relevant field.
  • (Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Certificates / Licenses:

  • Protection Learning Programme RSD-Resettlement Learning Programme Management Learning Programme
  • (Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Relevant Job Experience:
Essential:

  • Minimum 7 years of relevant professional experience in the area of refugee protection, internal displacement, human rights or international humanitarian law, including experience in working directly with Field Offices.
  • Very good knowledge of International Refugee and Human Rights Law and ability to apply the relevant legal principles, and of UNHCR’s protection strategies and policies.
  • Excellent legal research, analytical skills and drafting.

Desirable:

  • Diverse field experience. Good IT skills including database management skills.

Functional Skills

  • Protection-related guidelines, standards and indicators
  • International Refugee Law
  • Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD)
  • Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) Coordination and Projects management
  • Comprehensive Solutions Framework
  • Refugee Coordination Model
  • Inter-Agency Coordination
  • Human Rights Doctrine/Standards
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • Judicial engagement
  • Protection and mixed-movements
  • Internal displacement
  • Climate change and disaster-related displacement
  • Community-based Protection
  • Accountability to Affected people

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.

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.

Position Competencies

  • C001L3 – Accountability Level 3
  • C002L3 – Teamwork & Collaboration Level 3
  • C003L3 – Communication Level 3
  • C004L3 – Commitment to Continuous Learning Level 3
  • C005L3 – Client & Result Orientation Level 3
  • C006L3 – Organizational Awareness Level 3
  • M001L3 – Empowering and Building Trust Level 3
  • M002L3 – Managing Performance Level 3
  • M006L3 – Managing Resources Level 3
  • M005L3 – Leadership Level 3
  • M003L3 – Judgement and Decision Making Level 3
  • M004L3 – Strategic Planning and Vision Level 3
  • X005L3 – Planning and Organizing Level 3
  • X004L3 – Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Level 3
  • X007L3 – Political Awareness Level 3

Remuneration
Salary Grade – P4

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

Deadline: Midnight Geneva time; 16th April, 2020.

Additional  Information / Notice

  • The UNHCR workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. UNHCR seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • Please note that UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, travelling, processing, training or any other fees).
  • Before submitting an application, UNHCR staff members intending to apply to this Job Opening are requested to consult the Recruitment and Assignments Policy (RAP, UNHCR/HCP/2017/2 and the Recruitment and Assignments Administrative Instruction (RAAI), UNHCR/AI/2017/7 OF 15 August 2017.



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