UN Jobs – Cash-Based Interventions Officer at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Organisation: United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Duty Station: Uganda
About UNHCR:
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was
established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. UNHCR’s
mandate under the Statute of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner
for Refugees is to lead and co-ordinate action for international protection to
refugees; seek permanent solutions for the problems of refugees and safeguard
refugee rights and well-being. UNHCR has an additional mandate concerning
issues of statelessness, as it is given a designated role under Article 11 of
the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.
Job Summary: The Cash-Based
Interventions Officer offers support in planning, implementing, coordinating,
monitoring and evaluating cash- based interventions (CBIs) for Persons of
Concern. The incumbent ensures that cash and vouchers are routinely considered
as a response option in the respective operation or region, are complementary
to other types of assistance and are planned, implemented and monitored in line
with best practice and organizational guidance. The incumbent plays an
important role in promoting capacity-building of UNHCR personnel and partners,
and in advocacy, information and communication on cash and voucher-related
Key Duties and
Offer technical support and guidance on all
aspects related to CBIs, incl. assessments, planning and budgeting, technical
choices, legal and regulatory aspects, implementation modalities and
Keenly review and provide technical inputs on
reports and programme proposals.
Offer support in negotiating implementing
partner and financial service provider agreements.
Assist in defining and promoting an integrated
vision of providing assistance which incorporates in-kind and cash and/or
voucher modalities to meet UNHCR objectives.
Actively facilitate capacity building and
training of programme, protection, ICT, finance/admin, supply/procurement
personnel on various aspects of CBIs.
Offer support to sustain and expand a network of
strategic and operational partners (incl. UN agencies, INGOs, research
institutions, private entities) to ensure complementarity and efficiency and
share lessons learned.
Advocate with government, donors, etc. on all
issues relating to CBIs in the region and contribute to UNHCR’s resource
mobilization efforts.
Actively participate and represent UNHCR at
coordination meetings and Cash Working Groups and share information of UNHCR’s
Significantly contribute to the development and
implementation of a practicable strategy to institutionalize and scale up the
use of CBIs in UNHCR operations throughout the region.
Offer assistance in the development and
dissemination of policies, operational guidance, instructions, tools and
analytical frameworks aimed at ensuring the technical integrity of cash-based
Develop network of country focal points and CBI
programme managers and facilitate their training and capacity building.
Provide technical support missions across the
region and be available for rapid deployment if needed.
The incumbent will advocate for adequate
resourcing of CBIs, including the deployment of qualified technical specialist
Perform any other related duties.
Key Performance Indicators:
In collaboration with the country teams and
building on on-going programmes and country experience, a multi-sectorial and
multi-stakeholder strategy is developed for cash-based response for refugees and
hosting populations.
Technical advice are provided to UNHCR and
partner organisations on the implementation of the multi-purpose cash-based
response for shelter, non-food, food items and other essential needs, including
various steps of the project cycle such as identification, registration,
implementation, and monitoring and evaluation.
A coherent operational plan is developed
concentrating on the systems of targeting, delivery and monitoring of the
cash-based assistance.
Mapping of cash programming actors in the
country amongst refugees and refugee hosting communities is done and the cash
initiatives are coordinated amongst these populations in country, including
cash or voucher-based food assistance
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR
Cash-Based Interventions Officer job placement should possess an advanced
university degree (Masters or equivalent) in Economics, Management, Social
Sciences, Nutrition or a related field.
At least six years of relevant (international)
job experience with (8 years with University/Bachelor Degree) and at least two years
in an inter-governmental organization.
Proven technical skills in planning and managing
cash assistance.
Demonstrated expertise in feasibility studies,
assessments and surveys; needs and response analysis; cash transfer
programming, setting up and monitoring of systems.
Solid skills in analysis, using and presenting
quantitative and qualitative data, and report writing.
Familiarity with community-based and participatory
Broad knowledge of key actors involved in
developing policies and programmes related to cash-based assistance:
International and non-governmental organizations, research institutes.
Prior work experience in the region is desired
Inter-agency coordination experience is an added
Excellent written and spoken English. Arabic
language is desired
Personal Competencies:
Commitment to Continuous Learning Level 3
Communication Level 3
Teamwork & Collaboration Level 3
Accountability Level 3
Client & Result Orientation Level 3
Organizational Awareness Level 3
Strategic Planning and Vision Level 3
Judgement and Decision Making Level 3
Managing Performance Level 3
Empowering and Building Trust Level 3
Leadership Level 3
Managing Resources Level 3
Analytical Thinking Level 3
Innovation and Creativity Level 3
Technological Awareness Level 3
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Level 3
Change Capability and Adaptability Level 3
Policy Development & Research Level 3
Political Awareness Level 3
Stakeholder Management Level 3
Planning and Organizing Level 3
How to Apply:
All interested applicants who wish to join the United Nations High
Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged
to click on the link below and follow the application instructions after
reviewing the job details.
Deadline: 27th October, 2016
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