UN Jobs – Associate CRR Officer – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

 

Job Title:    Associate CRR Officer

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Vacancy Notice: Internal/ External Vacancy Notice 022/2020

Position Number: 10034575

Position Grade: NO-B

 

About US:

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 Comprehensive Refugee Response (CRR)
Officer will be critical in supporting the development and implementation of a
comprehensive response at national, regional and district levels.  The incumbent will have extensive contacts
with both internal and external counterparts and partners. Within UNHCR, the
Officer will establish close working relations with the relevant staff working
in the community services, protection, program and field sectors. Key external
partners will include the CRRF secretariat, national, regional and district authorities,
the UN and international organizations, UNHCR implementing and operational
partners, International and Local NGOs, development agencies and other actors
engaged in humanitarian and development initiatives in the relevant districts.
The incumbent 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.

 

The incumbent normally
works under the supervision of the Snr CRR Officer or Coordinator or the UNHCR
(Regional) Representative or a senior Officer as delegated by the (Regional)
Representative.

 

Key Duties and
Responsibilities:

·        
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.

·        
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.

·        
Develop
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.

·        
Assist
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.

·        
Support 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.

·        
Stay
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 engagement.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        
The
ideal candidate for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Associate
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 is required.

·        
At least
six years of previous job experience relevant to the function, both in humanitarian
and development contexts is required.

·        
Proven
ability to develop and maintain partnerships with a variety of actors –
including government and private sector is required.

·        
Proven
experience in planning, implementing, and monitoring programmes and managing
multiple projects is required.

·        
Excellent
drafting, presentation and reporting skills, including strong advocacy and
negotiation skills in situation involving multiple actors and diverse interests
is required.

·        
Knowledge
of protection, refugee matters and UNHCR’s mandate is required.

·        
Excellent
computer skills including excel, word and power point is required.

·        
Knowledge
of English is required.

·        
Analytical
Thinking

·        
Planning
and Organizing

·        
Stakeholder
Management

 

Desirable

·        
Experience
of working with development agencies or private sector is desirable.

·        
Experience
of working with national governments on development planning is desirable.

·        
Experience
of working on forced displacement issues, including with host communities in
the country is desirable.

·        
Experience
of working with synergies between the humanitarian-development nexus is
desirable.

·        
Experience
in resource mobilisation is desirable.

·        
Ability
to facilitate humanitarian and development actors’ interactions is desirable.

·        
Experience
in working in a Refugee Coordination Response context is desirable.

·        
Knowledge
of additional UN languages is desirable

 

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.

 

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Here

 

Deadline: 30th November 2020

 

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