United Nations High Commissioner for RefugeesUNHCR
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is hiring an Associate Protection Cluster Coordination Officer, for Pemba.
Support the Sub-national Protection Cluster to implement field activities (assessments, implementation of services, etc), including direct engagement with partners, other clusters and the local government administration;
Elaborate essential documents, such as mission reports, situation analysis, and referrals of sensitive cases;
Organize regular protection meetings at district level and lead on behalf of the Protection Cluster; identify and follow up on main needs, gaps;
In coordination with members of the Protection Cluster, plan and monitor activities, in line with the Protection Cluster strategy;
Represent the Protection Cluster at the inter-cluster level including for reporting and sharing of information as well as mainstreaming of protection standards and inter-cluster assessments;
Ensure liaison with thematic working groups (AoRs) under the protection cluster framework (GBV, Child Protection, House Land and Property);
Chair the Sub-national Protection Cluster in the absence of the Protection Cluster Coordinator;
Mainstream protection throughout the conflict-induced IDP response, ensuring the observance of basic principles and standards on IDP response are observed;
The incumbent will have duty of enhancing communication, collection of information and analysis of protection data in the conflict affected area. The main trends, needs and gaps, in line with the available capacity, should guide the direct planning, response and advocacy;
Ensure an approach that is centered on the needs of the affected populations, taking particular consideration to children, women, disabled and elderly individuals;
The incumbent will be actively involved in resource mobilization, including in the Humanitarian Response Plan;
Support the Protection Cluster to ensure that protection informs and shapes the overall humanitarian response and that the protection response is integrated into the Humanitarian Country Team’s common humanitarian action plan.
Required education level
Bachelor degree or equivalent in Law; International Law; Political Sciences; or other relevant field.
Competencies and values
Professionalism: demonstrated understanding of operations relevant to UNHCR technical capabilities or knowledge relevant or transferrable to UNHCR procedures and rules; discretion, political sensitivity, diplomacy and tact to deal with clients; ability to apply good judgement; ability to liaise and coordinate with a range of different actors, especially in senior positions;
Integrity: demonstrate the values and ethical standards of the UN and UNHCR in daily activities and behaviours while acting without consideration of personal gains; resist undue political pressure in decision-making; stand by decisions that are in the organization’s interest even if they are unpopular;
Teamwork and respect for diversity: ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; excellent interpersonal skills; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, mixed-gender environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;s;
Commitment to continuous learning: initiative and willingness to learn new skills and stay abreast of new developments in area of expertise; ability to adapt to changes in work environment;
Planning and organizing: effective organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to manage a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner; ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor (own) work; ability to work under pressure, with conflicting deadlines, and to handle multiple concurrent projects/activities;
Communication: proven interpersonal skills; good spoken and written communication skills, including ability to prepare clear and concise reports; ability to conduct presentations, articulate options and positions concisely; ability to make and defend recommendations;
Flexibility: adaptability and ability to live and work in potentially hazardous and remote conditions, involving physical hardship and little comfort; to operate independently in austere environments for protracted periods; willingness to travel within the area of operations and to transfer to other duty stations within the area of operations as necessary;
Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards UNHCR’s mission and vision, as well as to the UN Core Values.