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

Job Title:             CRR Officer
Organisation: United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Duty Station: Kampala, 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.
Key Duties and
Help institutionalize CRRF-oriented approaches
within UNHCR, with various government offices at regional, national and
district levels, as well as a broad range of development and humanitarian
partners through support and participation in all planning processes.
Identify proactively support needs by government
offices and other partners and tailor specific guidance, as needed in the
various stages of the CRRF roll-out.
Keenly monitor the CRRF roll-out  at country-level, including implementation of
programmes and other forms of novel engagements, such as partnerships and
legislative reform/ follow-up, for the benefit of refugee and host
communities  in close collaboration with
UNHCR sector leads, local government and relevant partners.
Ensure that CRRF coordination at the operational
level builds on and reinforces existing multi-partner planning frameworks such
as the Refugee Coordination Model. 
Liaise with UN Resident Coordinator/ Area Coordinator offices and other
relevant stakeholders to ensure the same.
Assist the development of relationships and
effectively engage on district level development. Key activities will include
being part of district planning processes, facilitating strong working
relations between LGAs and sector specialists/partners, supporting government
in identifying entry points for CRRF programming. 
Build key partnerships and maintain good working
relations with all stakeholders involved in the CRRF implementation. Seek and
follow-up on collaboration opportunities with the World Bank in close
collaboration with Senior Development Advisers where applicable, as well as
with private sector, civil society, academia and other interlocutors of the
multi-stakeholder approach outlined in the New York Declaration.
Identify and follow-up on opportunities to
broaden existing partnerships, for example by expanding development engagement
of actors who have primarily engaged with refugees from a humanitarian angle
but otherwise engage in both humanitarian and development work, and seek new
partnerships with international and local actors who have previously not been
engaged in refugee response.
Provide support in the implementation of a
communication strategy of CRRF at regional and district level to generate
support from all partners and to strengthen links between the CRRF Secretariat
and partners at the operational level. Identify advocacy and engagement opportunities
for government and other partners.
Report from CRRF engagement, programming and
initiatives at the operational level to CRRF secretariat and to UNHCR
Representation in the country/regional office.
Assist the Senior Coordinator (CRR) or other
person, as appointed by the Representative, to regularly review the strategic
direction of the CRRF roll-out at country-level in close collaboration with
UNHCR Headquarters, and review short- and longer-term panning accordingly.
Support in the different stages of stocktaking
of the CRRF roll-out, including identifying and synthesizing lessons learnt and
good practices in collaboration with UNHCR Headquarters.
Keep abreast of the CRRF implementation at the
country level. Inform/update the CRRF secretariat on CRRF news, developments,
successes and challenges at the operational level. In collaboration with
communications/PI staff, identify opportunities for visibility and media
Key Result Areas:
Represent UNHCR in meetings and fora related to
the functions of the position.
Coordinate planning, implementation, reporting
and stocktaking activities, as agreed with the manager.
Engage in short- and longer-term partnership
development, and nurture engagement of development actors.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR
CRR Officer job placement should hold an undergraduate degree (equivalent of a
BA/BS) in Social Sciences, Socio-Economic Development, Development Planning,
Rural Development, or other related fields.
At least six years (5 years with graduate degree
(equivalent of a Master’s)) of previous job experience relevant to the
function, both in humanitarian and development contexts. Experience in similar
settings is essential.
Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain
partnerships with a variety of actors – including government and private
Proven experience in planning, implementing, and
monitoring programmes and managing multiple projects.
Excellent drafting, presentation and reporting
skills, including strong advocacy and negotiation skills in situation involving
multiple actors and diverse interests.
Knowledge of protection, refugee matters and
UNHCR’s mandate.
Excellent computer skills including excel, word
and power point.
Excellent English language skills, including
drafting and research capabilities.
Previous experience of working with development
agencies or private sector.
Experience of working with national governments
on development planning.
Experience of working on forced displacement issues,
including with host communities in the country.
Previous exposure and experience of working with
synergies between the humanitarian-development nexus.
Experience in resource mobilisation.
Ability to facilitate 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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