Senior CRR Officer UN Job Opportunities – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:             Senior CRR Officer
Organisation: United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Duty Station: Kampala,
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 Senior CRR
Officer will be the key interlocutor with National and District Government
Authorities and will have to identify and actively partner with other actors
and structures potentially able to contribute to the strategies and solutions
for refugees.
Key Duties and
Take leadership in supporting the government in
the development of a CRRF strategy for the roll-out country or region
concerned. Identify and respond to specific support needs within CRRF
Secretariats or related government-led coordination platforms, as applicable.
Build and strengthen the institutionalization of
CRRF-oriented approaches within UNHCR, with various government offices at
national/regional and district levels, as well as abroad range of development
and humanitarian partners through support and participation in all planning and
other processes in the various stages of the CRRF roll-out.
Actively participate in the conceptual
development and operational outline of the CRR roll-out, including the thematic
and geographic areas of refugee response. Identify priority areas,
partnerships, coordination/operational arrangements and opportunities for
resource mobilization for the CRRF.
Ensure targeted advocacy and messaging and
provide operational guidance for its implementation in close coordination with
the Task Team in HQ. Support and/or oversee the development and implementation
of a communication and stakeholder engagement strategy, if necessary.
Explore new and broaden existing partnerships
with a broad number of partners and stakeholders on issues related to the
roll-out and implementation of the CRRF, including the Government, civil
society international and regional organizations, private sector, academia and
other interlocutors, as outlined in the multi-stakeholder approach of the New
York Declaration. Build on and strengthen existing structures, coordination and
financing mechanisms where possible.
Seek and follow up on collaboration
opportunities with the World Bank, international financial institutions and
other related actors in close collaboration with Sr. Development Advisers,
where applicable.
The jobholder will facilitate the coordination
and information flow between UNHCR, the CRRF Secretariat/ related coordination
platform and all stakeholders involved in the roll-out of the CRRF at national
and field levels. And stay abreast of the CRRF implementation at the
country/regional level.
Gather, analyse and disseminate information in
the roll out country which have a bearing on UNHCR’s role in the roll-out of
the implementation of the pledges.
Facilitate and support in the different stages
of stocktaking in the CRRF roll-out, including identifying and synthesizing
lessons learnt and good practices in collaboration with UNHCR Headquarters.
Key Result Areas:
Represent UNHCR in meetings and fora related to
the functions of the position.
Provide strategic direction to the CRRF roll-out
in the given country/region, as agreed with the manager.
Coordinate planning, implementation, resource
mobilization, reporting and stocktaking activities, as agreed with the manager.
Build and strengthen short- and longer-term
partnerships, and nurture engagement of development actors.    

Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR
Senior CRR Officer career opportunity should hold a graduate degree (equivalent
of Master’s) in Economics, Law/International Law, Political Science, Social
Science, and Development, International Relations or related field.
At least eight years of relevant professional
Solid operational experience in refugee matters,
preferably in emergency and development context.
Broad knowledge and understanding of UNHCR’s
mandate and operations, including coordination with development actors and
multi-partner frameworks/coordination mechanisms (e.g. UN, IFIs).
Versatile experience on partnerships and
stakeholder coordination.
Excellent communication, writing and analytical
Excellent English language skills, including
drafting skills.
Strong and up-to-date knowledge of development,
state-building and peace-building in fragile and conflict-affected situations.
Previous experience in the implementation of
regional and national policy frameworks.
Experience of working with national governments
on development planning, development agencies and/or private sector.
Experience in facilitating humanitarian and
development actors¿ interactions.
Experience in working in a Refugee Coordination
Response context.
Working knowledge of another UN language.
Accountability, Teamwork & Collaboration, Communication,
Commitment to Continuous Learning, Client & Result Orientation,
Organizational Awareness, Empowering and Building Trust, Managing Resources,
Leadership, Judgement and Decision Making, Strategic Planning and Vision,
Political Awareness, Analytical Thinking, Stakeholder Management
How to Apply:
All interested Ugandan nationals 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: 6th
November 2017
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