United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Graduate & Exp. Job Recruitment (5 Positions)

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:

1) Job Title: Assistant WASH Officer
        
Job ID: 21234
Location: Ogoja, Cross River
Salary Grade: NA
Hardship Level: D
Family Location Type: Family

Organizational Setting and Work Relationships

  • The Assistant WASH Officer assists in the provision of professional technical support and guidance on activities within the areas of Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) in the locations within the Areas of Responsibility (AoR). The incumbent normally reports to the WASH Officer. S/he coordinates interventions with UNHCR’s implementing partners in line with WASH Sector. In addition, the incumbent will be expected to work within multi-functional and interdisciplinary teams.
  • The Assistant WASH Officer will support UNHCR, in coordination with the Government, to assess needs and coordinate the provision of WASH, and in particular, hygiene promotion services to Persons of Concern (PoC) to UNHCR. This will include coordination at site level with WASH partners in conjunction with the government authorities, and monitoring progress of hygiene promotion programme implementation to ensure that an adequate level of hygiene promotion service is provided at each site in accordance with the UNHCR WASH Manual and Technical Guidelines, and applicable UNHCR Standards and/or National Standards.
  • S/he will follow a rights-based and community focused approach to programme design and implementation.  The incumbent will follow the five principles for protection, accountability and WASH as outlined in UNHCR’s WASH Manual.
  • Where there is no senior WASH colleague in operation or the region, the incumbent should maintain regular communication with the WASH team in HQ for technical advice, information, and access to updated global tools and resources.
  • In order to ensure wider reach out to the refugees and other persons of concern and ensure their close involvement in the delivery and management of the Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) services, if not already in place, the incumbent will need to establish an appropriate consultative and monitoring framework which would draw the experience and expertise of a wide range of actors both internally and externally.
  • 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
Leadership and Coordination:

  • Work to coordinate activities of WASH implementing partners, together with other UN agencies, governmental and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and other partners within the AoR to ensure delivery of WASH services to beneficiaries (PoC and host community) meets UNHCR and /or nationally recognised and most up-to-date standards and policies.
  • Where there are PoC living outside of camps/settlements, work with partners to ensure the enjoyment of the human right to water and sanitation by all PoC.
  • Work with senior WASH staff (or management) to engage government and partners, following the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR), to unlock resources (humanitarian and development) for the design and construction of community-centred infrastructure, improved hygiene conditions, safe management of water and sanitation services and service provision upgrades in refugee hosting areas.
  • Work towards ensuring that all decision making regarding WASH services takes in to account the needs and capacities of PoC, and the solutions proposed by PoC.
  • Facilitate WASH coordination among partners, ensuring that inclusive and good practice coordination structures for all technical sectors covered are in place.
  • Assess gaps and overlaps in UNHCR funded WASH programmes and unmet needs, work to ensure that they are addressed, and the activities are oriented to addressing priority WASH issues.
  • Provide support to a multi-sector ¿technical unit¿ in the AoR, including sector functions covering site planning, shelter, health, nutrition, and environment.
  • Where relevant, provide support to national government(s) for inclusion of PoC within national SDG 6 development plans (Urban and Rural) and financing mechanisms and service delivery systems.
  • Contribute to key WASH strategic partnerships with development and humanitarian agencies to support inclusion of refugee WASH services within national systems and development financing mechanisms.
  • Engage with Urban WASH actors (GAUC, UCLG, UNHABITAT, Municipal Authorities, Utilities, and relevant government line ministries) for preparedness planning, inclusion in pro-poor tariffs, and provision of WASH services to PoC hosted in urban areas.

WASH Strategy, Planning and Programme Support:

  • Follow a WASH strategy which identifies the targets and approaches for water supply, excreta management, personal and environmental hygiene (including menstrual health), solid waste management, vector control, and institutional WASH facilities.
  • Under guidance of senior WASH staff (or management) jointly with WASH partners and other stakeholders, update detailed needs and resource assessments and revise designs and technical plans, taking into account practical aspects of implementation, long-term sustainable solutions, and relevant technical specifications and guidelines.
  • Advise and assist the UNHCR programme staff on the development of WASH aspects of the programme including planning, budgeting and input to financial management of the programme.
  • Involce PoC during planning, design, implementation, and monitoring of WASH services using an age, gender and diversity approach.
  • Work with senior WASH staff (or management) to ensure the WASH Strategy includes all UNHCR PoC, and considers at a minimum WASH access data collection, and advocacy for inclusion of all PoC (both in camp and out of camp) within national systems of WASH service provision

Technical Assistance and Capacity Building:

  • Plan and address adequately the needs of women, children, the elderly and people living with disabilities in planning and implementing WASH activities.
  • Provide input to  the Operation to define the scope of UNHCR involvement, expressed in terms of overall and operational objectives during emergency, transition, and protracted phases.
  • Support the review and analysis of partner project proposals and budgetary submissions.
  • Use community-based approaches, including clear involvement of women, girls, boys, and men, elderly, persons with disabilities in the design of WASH related infrastructure, products, and services.
  • Provide technical assistance to UNHCR office(s) and programmes in the development, integration and mainstreaming of appropriate client-focused and cost effective WASH programmes.
  • Ensure development of information, education and communication materials through community consultations, collaborating with women, girls, boys, men, elderly, persons with disability, and other potentially marginalised groups.
  • Contribute to capacity strengthening activities of UNHCR and its implementing/operational partners to address key areas of WASH importance to PoC.
  • Contribute to building the capacity and competence of UNHCR’s staff on both hardware and software components of WASH
  • Ensure community capacity building is carried out through multi-discipline teams working with women, girls, men, and boys of the community to train and empower them on WASH related aspects including: menstrual health, hygiene promotion, operation and maintenance, monitoring and reporting, and other topics.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Quality Assurance:

  • Monitor and evaluate WASH programmes within the AoR against standard UNHCR and SDG indicators to ensure that programmes are evidence-based and implemented in a comprehensive, client-focused, and cost-effective manner.
  • Contribute to carrying out monitoring and evaluation following UNHCR’s WASH monitoring system using standard resources for data collection, analysis and interpretation
  • Ensure that all data regarding the boreholes and WASH infrastructure is updated on UNHCR’s GIS portal and relevant website(s).
  • Monitor the collection and recording of SDG 6 WASH access data in the WASH Monitoring System for all UNHCR PoC to enable comparative reporting against national averages, to ensure that refugees/IDPs are not being left behind.
  • Collate WASH services access data (for both in-camp and out-of-camp PoC) to identify and promote inclusion of PoC within national SDG 6 development plans and financing mechanisms and service delivery systems.

Reporting and Accountability:

  • Work towards access to feedback and accountability mechanisms for the WASH services.
  • Contribute to the collating and analysis of data on the satisfaction of PoC with regards to WASH services.
  • Provide input to regular sectorial reports and submit material for preparation of periodic project monitoring reports as required.
  • Report regularly on WASH activity implementation by all WASH partners, while maintaining accurate records of all relevant performance indicators.
  • As requested, provide input to adequate reporting, timely updates and briefings to donor and management.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications
Education & Professional Work Experience:
Years of Experience / Degree Level

  • For P1/NOA – 1 year relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or no experience with Graduate degree; or no experience with Doctorate degree

Field(s) of Education:

  • Agriculture, Civil Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Hydrology, Geology, Natural Resources Management, Public Health, Rural Development, Social Science, Project management, Construction, Anthropology, Urban planning, Sociology, Community Development, Social work, Social Developmnt, Architecture, Water resource /development Water/Sanitation Engineering or other relevant field. (Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Relevant Job Experience
Essential:

  • Proven expertise in the area of WASH including surveys, programme implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and coordination.

Desirable:

  • Knowledge and understanding of water and wastewater hydraulics and physical, chemical and biological properties; solid waste management practices, vector control and hygiene promotion/awareness raising strategies.
  • Knowledge and understanding of relationship between water, wastewater, solid waste, vector control to public health indicators, and value of hygiene promotion/awareness raising and behaviour change methodologies.

Functional Skills:

  • SP-WASH assessment including survey, implementation and oversight
  • WA-WASH-related Technologies
  • PG-Programme Management (project formulation, programme cycles & reporting standards)
  • MS-Reporting skills
  • IT-Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • IT-Computer Literacy
  • UN-UNHCR’s Mandate/Policy and Global Strategic Priorities
  • PR-Country Operations applying the Cluster Approach
  • SP-Experience in Irrigation or Site Planning or Shelter
  • EX-Experience with Inter/Non-Governmental Organization (INGO/NGO)
  • (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
Core Competencies:

  • Accountability
  • Communication
  • Organizational Awareness
  • Teamwork & Collaboration
  • Commitment to Continuous Learning
  • Client & Result Orientation

Managerial Competencies:

  • Judgement and Decision Making
  • Empowering and Building Trust

Cross-Functional Competencies:

  • Innovation and Creativity
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Technological Awareness

Language Requirements:

  • Please also note that English is essential for this Job Opening.
  • Working knowledge of Local language is desirable.

Application Closing Date
13th August, 2020; 11:59 PM. Nigeria time.

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

2) Job Title: Assistant Finance Officer

Job ID: 21233
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Salary Grade: NA
Hardship Level: E
Family Location Type: Non-Family

 Organizational Context

  • Assistant Finance Officer positions provide technical support with the processing of financial transactions, and monitor compliance with UNHCR and UN Financial Regulations and Rules.
  • In operations that do not have a Project Control Officer and are not covered by a Regional Project Control Officer, the Assistant Finance Officer must also perform oversight responsibilities with regard to the execution of projects.
  • The incumbent directly supervises general service staff.

Functional Statement
Accountability:

  • UNHCR’s financial rules and regulations, policies and procedures are adhered to by the office.
  • UNHCR’s local cash is safeguarded.
  • Monthly accounts are correct and approved.
  • Management is promptly informed of major variances in the execution of projects (budgets, finance, implementation or timeframe).

Responsibility:

  • Contribute to the assessment of budgetary needs for administrative budgets (ABOD); monitor and control ABOD expenditure in the office.
  • Analyze, evaluate and control disbursements/receipts, as well as expenditure variances against approved budgets;
  • Review vouchers, including ABOD and project disbursements.
  • Propose monthly cash requirements for the office, and ensure adequate and timely replenishments of funds.
  • Contribute to the preparation and processing of monthly accounts.
  • Provide financial status reports to supervisors.
  • Analyze and evaluate all financial reports produced on a regular basis.
  • Maintain effective business relationships with local banks.
  • Support ensuring compliance with UNHCR and UN Financial Regulations and Rules, policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that payments are effectuated by the monthly deadline.
  • Ensure that monthly accounts are correct and approved, and ensure timely monthly bank reconciliations, including open items, review and clearance of unwanted requisitions and PO balances.
  • Conduct regular checks of petty cash and cash accounts.

Authority:

  • Verify that all financial transactions are correct and in accordance with UNHCR rules and procedures.
  • Prepare office-level financial expenditure reports submitted to the regional office or Headquarters.
  • Approve vouchers, including ABOD and project disbursements.

Essential Minimum Qualifications and Professional Experience Required

  • Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA / BS) in Accounting, Finance, or Public or Business Administration, Economics or related field, OR undergraduate degree in another field combined with a professional qualification in accounting or finance (CPA/CIA or equivalent) plus minimum one year of previous job experience in the field of accounting or finance. Graduate degree (equivalent of a Master’s) or Doctorate degree (equivalent of a PhD) may also be accepted.
  • Excellent computer skills, in particular in MS Office applications.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.
  • For National Officer positions, very good knowledge of local language and local institutions is essential.

Desirable Qualifications & Competencies:

  • Professional qualification in accounting or finance (CPA/CIA or equivalent).
  • Working experience of at least one year in an intergovernmental organization (United Nations or similar).
  • Good knowledge of United Nations financial rules and procedures.
  • Good understanding of accrual accounting (such as IPSAS or IFRS).
  • Working experience with PeopleSoft/Oracle Financial modules.
  • Knowledge of additional UN languages.
  • This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR Assistant Finance Officer 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
Managerial Competencies:

  • Empowering and Building Trust
  • Managing Performance
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Strategic Planning and Vision
  • Leadership
  • Managing Resources

Cross-Functional Competencies:

  • Analytical Thinking
  • Innovation and Creativity
  • Technological Awareness
  • Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Policy Development and Research
  • Political Awareness
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Change Capability and Adaptability

Language Requirements:

  • Please also note that English is essential for this Job Opening.
  • Working knowledge of local language is desirable.

Eligible Applicants:

  • This Job Opening is available to eligible UNHCR staff members and external applicants.

Procedures and Eligibility:

  • Interested applicants should consult the Administrative Instruction on Recruitment and Assignment of Locally Recruited Staff (RALS)
  • Applicants must be nationals of, and be locally recruited within the country of their employment

Application Closing Date
13th August, 2020 at 11:59 pm.

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

3) Job Title: Assistant Programme Officer
        
Job ID: 21248
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Salary Grade: NA
Hardship Level: E
Family Location Type: Non-Family

Job Descriptions
Organizational Setting and Work Relationships:

  • The Assistant Programme Officer may be based in HQ, field / regional bureau, and would normally receive guidance from more senior programme staff in the operation / bureau / division and may supervise a small team of local staff.
  •  The incumbent may refer to UNHCR¿s Programme Manual (Chapter IV), UNHCR’s corporate and regional strategic priorities, operation plans and other relevant institutional rules and regulations for further guidance.
  • The Assistant Programme Officer will support the provision of programmatic guidance and support with regard to the implementation of protection and solutions strategies within available resources.
  • The incumbent will play a role in coordinating with the other sections / units to ensure harmonized programmatic approaches at all levels and throughout the UNHCR Operations Management Cycle.
  • S / he will work in line with the overall UNHCR directions which crucially require working with partners, including with persons of concern, governmental institutions and the private sector, ensuring that programme management is approached as per UNHCR¿s Strategic Directions, Global Strategic Priorities (GSPs), Global Compact for Refugees (GCR), corporate positions on SDGs.
  • The incumbent is expected to work in line with the multi-functional team (MFT) approach as defined within the Program Manual, ensuring the participation of relevant stakeholders in all phases of the Program Management Cycle.

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

  • Support in assessing and analysing the needs of persons of concern in a participatory manner, using an Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective as basis for planning
  • Provide support on programmatic aspects of developing multi-year protection and solutions strategies and annual plans with corresponding priorities taking into account corporate priorities
  • Support Results Based Management and programme capacity in light of evolving requirements, programming approaches and gaps,
  • Assist the planning process in compliance with planning parameters outlined in the Programme Manual and the planning instructions
  • Contribute to the review and analyse of plans, mid-year and year-end reports of UNHCR offices in the region, ensuring quality assurance and compliance with established policies, guidelines, procedures and standards.
  • Assist with the provision of overall direction to broaden partnerships with key stakeholders in order to maximize the protection and solutions response for   persons of concern.
  • Contribute to the successful application of the framework for implementing with partners, including the effective implementation of the policy on selection and retention of partners, management of partnership agreements, risk-based project performance monitoring, and risk-based project audits, among others.
  • Contribute to ensure consistent and coherent monitoring approaches, tools and systems within the Area of Responsibility (AoR), in line with global standards and polices.
  • Actively contribute to UNHCRs programming of community of practice and continuously contribute to improvements of programming tools and processes.
  • Identify potential gaps and problems and in cooperation with other relevant sections recommend appropriate solutions to ensure the efficient implementation of programme activities
  • Assist in a timely and effective follow-up of internal and external audits observations and recommendations that relate to programmatic issues.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications
Education & Professional Work Experience:

Years of Experience / Degree Level:

  • For P1 / NOA – 1 year relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or no experience with Graduate degree; or no experience with Doctorate degree

Field(s) of Education:

  • Economics Business Administration Social Sciences or other relevant field.

(Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Certificates and / or Licenses:

  • Not specified

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

Relevant Job Experience:
Essential:

  • Demonstrated experience in programme management including familiarization with the OMC and sound knowledge Results Based-Management. Demonstrated experience in field operations, sound knowledge on the centrality of protection in programming, Joint Needs Assessments and the principles of targeting.

Desirable:

  • Demonstrated experience in coordination within an inter-agency context and other actors, in a refugee or humanitarian context. Sound experience in program management training and capacity building activities.

Functional Skills:

  • PG-Programme Management (project formulation, programme cycles and reporting standards)
  • PG-Results-Based Management
  • PG-UNHCR’s Programmes
  • PG-Experience with coordinating with Implementing Partners (Governmt / INGO  / NGO / Corporate)

(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.    

Position Competencies
Core Competencies:

  • Accountability
  • Communication
  • Organizational Awareness
  • Teamwork & Collaboration
  • Commitment to Continuous Learning
  • Client & Result Orientation

Managerial Competencies:

  • Empowering and Building Trust
  • Judgement and Decision Making
  • Managing Performance

Cross-Functional Competencies:

  • Analytical Thinking
  • Change Capability and Adaptability
  • Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

Language Requirements:

  • Please also note that English is essential for this Job Opening.
  • Working Knowledge is desirable

Procedures and Eligibility:

  • Interested applicants should consult the Administrative Instruction on Recruitment and Assignment of Locally Recruited Staff (RALS).
  • Applicants must be nationals of, and be locally recruited within the country of their employment.

Application Closing Date
14th August, 2020 at 11:59 pm.

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

4) Job Title: Head of Sub Office

Job ID: 21329
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Salary Grade: P5
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.

Organizational Setting and Work Relationships
Head of a UNHCR Sub Office (HoSO) 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) 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 the Sub Office to take the most appropriate course of action. Concerning overall physical security concerns, HoSO will liaise directly with the competent UN security coordinator while keeping the UNHCR Representative fully informed.

While the functional responsibility of a Head of a Sub 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.

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

  • 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.
  • 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, wherever 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. 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.
  • 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 in coordination with local authorities and NGOs.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Education & Professional Work Experience
Years of Experience / Degree Level:

  • For P5 12 years relevant experience with Undergraduate Degree; or 11 years relevant experience with Graduate Degree; or 10 years relevant experience with Doctorate Degree.

Field(s) of Education

  • Human Resources Management;
  • Personnel Administration;
  • Law;
  • Political Science;
  • International Relations;
  • Economics;
  • Other relevant fields.

Certificates and / or Licenses:

  • HCR Management Lrng Prg;
  • HCR Managing Operatns Lrng Prg;

Relevant Job Experience:
Essential:

  • In-depth knowledge in all aspects of UNHCR’s Field level operation
  • Applied experience 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.

Desirable:

  • Working experience both in UNHCR HQ and / or a Regional Office and the Field.

Functional Skills:

  • UN-UNHCR Operations, mandate, principles and policies;
  • IT-Computer Literacy;
  • IT-Microsoft Office Productivity Software;
  • MG-Office Management;
  • PR-Protection-related guidelines, standards and indicators;
  • HR-Staff Administration;

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:

  • C001L4 Accountability – Level 4
  • C002L4 Teamwork & Collaboration – Level 4
  • C003L4 Communication – Level 4
  • C004L4 Commitment to Continuous Learning – Level 4
  • C005L4 Client & Result Orientation – Level 4
  • C006L4 Organizational Awareness – Level 4
  • M001L4 Empowering and Building Trust – Level 4
  • M002L4 Managing Performance – Level 4
  • M006L4 Managing Resources – Level 4
  • M005L4 Leadership – Level 4
  • M003L4 Judgement and Decision Making – Level 4
  • M004L4 Strategic Planning and Vision – Level 4
  • X005L4 Planning and Organizing – Level 4
  • X001L4 Analytical Thinking – Level 4
  • X007L4 Political Awareness – Level 4.

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 Closing Date
24th August, 2020 (midnight Geneva time).

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

5) Job Title: Senior Programme Officer

Job ID: 21334
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Salary Grade: P4
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.

Organizational Setting and Work Relationships
The Senior Programme Officer may be based in HQ, field/regional bureau, typically reporting to and be guided by the Chief of Section/Deputy Director/Operations Manager and may supervise a small team of local and international staff. He/she may refer to UNHCR’s Programme Manual (Chapter IV), UNHCR’s corporate and regional strategic priorities, operation plans and other relevant institutional rules and regulations for further guidance.

The Senior Programme Officer will provide strategic programmatic guidance and advice to senior management with regard to the implementation of country or Bureau level protection and solutions strategies within available resources. S/he will coordinate with the other sections/units within the Bureau and/or office(s) across the country/region to ensure harmonized programmatic approaches at all levels and throughout the UNHCR Operations Management Cycle.

S/he will work in line with the overall UNHCR directions which crucially require working with partners, including with persons of concern, governmental institutions and the private sector, ensuring that programme management is approached as per UNHCR’s Strategic Directions, Global Strategic Priorities (GSPs), Global Compact for Refugees (GCR), corporate positions on SDGs.

The incumbent is expected to work in line with the multi-functional team (MFT) approach as defined within the Program Manual, ensuring the participation of relevant stakeholders in all phases of the Program Management Cycle.

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

  • Oversee a coherent approach in assessing and analysing the needs of persons of concern in a participatory manner, using an Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective as basis for planning.
  • Provide guidance to office(s) on programmatic aspects of developing multi-year protection and solutions strategies and annual plans with corresponding priorities taking into account corporate priorities.
  • Support Results-Based Management and programme capacity in light of evolving requirements, programming approaches and gaps.
  • Support the planning process in compliance with planning parameters outlined in the Programme Manual and the planning instructions.
  • Ensure effective and results-based resource allocation in the planning processes and cost efficiency in the delivery of outputs.
  • Review and analyse plans, mid-year and year-end reports of UNHCR office(s), ensuring quality assurance and compliance with established policies, guidelines, procedures and standards.
  • Support the provision overall direction to broaden partnerships with key stakeholders in order to maximize the protection and solutions response for persons of concern.
  • Guide and provide directions to office(s) in operationalising new and emerging policies, strategies and partnerships, including in an inter-agency context, identifying opportunities and innovative solutions and ensuring compliance with existing standards.
  • Guide office(s) in managing a consultative process to ensure a consistent application of the framework for implementing with partners, including the effective implementation of the policy on selection and retention of partners, management of partnership agreements, risk-based project performance monitoring, and risk-based project audits, among others.
  • Actively contribute to UNHCRs programming of community of practice and continuously contributing to improvements of programming tools and processes.
  • Identify potential gaps and problems and in cooperation with other relevant sections recommend appropriate solutions to ensure the efficient implementation of programme activities
  • Develop comprehensive assistance programmes that compliment activities implemented from other operational partners.
  • Oversee a timely and effective follow-up of internal and external audits observations and recommendations that relate to programmatic issues.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 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

  • Business Administration, Social Science, Economics, International Relations or other relevant field.

Certificates and / or Licenses

  • Programme Management

Essential:

  • Demonstrated experience in developing and managing humanitarian projects and programmes including the allocation and management of resources
  • Sound knowledge of the UNHCR Operations Management Cycle Knowledge and practical experience on Results Based-Management. Demonstrated experience in field operations. Sound knowledge on the centrality of protection in programming
  • Enhanced knowledge on Joint Needs Assessments and the principles of targeting.

Desirable:

  • Demonstrated experience in coordination within an inter-agency context and other actors, in a refugee or humanitarian context. Solid experience in training and capacity building activities.

Functional Skills:

  • PG-Programme Management (project formulation, programme cycles and reporting standards)
  • PG-Results-Based Management
  • PG-UNHCR’s Programmes
  • PG-Experience with coordinating with Implementing Partners (Governmt/INGO/NGO/Corporate) Data and information management understanding;
  • PG-Needs Assessment and Response Analysis
  • PG-Resource Planning; eg. FOCUS, Global Focus Insight

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:

  • C002L3 Teamwork & Collaboration – Level 3
  • C001L3 Accountability – Level 3
  • C003L3 Communication – Level 3
  • C004L3 Commitment to Continuous Learning – Level 3
  • C005L3 Client & Result Orientation – Level 3
  • C006L3 Organizational Awareness – Level 3
  • M002L3 Managing Performance – Level 3
  • M001L3 Empowering and Building Trust – Level 3
  • M003L3 Judgement and Decision Making – Level 3
  • M006L3 Managing Resources – Level 3
  • M005L3 Leadership – Level 3
  • M004L3 Strategic Planning and Vision – Level 3
  • X001L3 Analytical Thinking – Level 3
  • X008L3 Stakeholder Management – Level 3
  • X007L3 Political Awareness – Level 3
  • X004L3 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution – Level 3
  • X009L3 Change Capability and Adaptability – Level 3.

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 Closing Date
24th August, 2020 (midnight Geneva time).

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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