The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is hiring a Project Manager.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is a global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights, and building a better future for asylum seekers, refugees, internally displaced, returnees and stateless people. The operation in Mozambique has its main office in Maputo, field office in Nampula, and sub-office in Pemba. The incumbent will be based in Pemba with frequent missions to Nampula and to lesser extend missions to Maputo. The working language in the UNHCR offices in Mozambique is English, while the official language in country is Portuguese.
In view of the large-scale IDP situation and a protracted situation of refugees in the country and the shift towards longer-term and development-oriented responses, and in line with the Global Compact for Refugees (GCR), the operation is increasingly strengthening its engagement with development actors including multilateral development banks, bilateral development actors and UN development actors. Additionally, during the first Global Refugee Forum (GRF), in December 2019, the Government of Mozambique pledged to “continue local integration practice, aiming at stronger synergies between refugees and host communities and increase access to education, health and basic services for refugees and host communities by 2023.”
Building on this and in the framework of the Global UNHCR-BMZ Programme that aims at supporting UNHCR in its role as facilitator of the operationalization of the GCR in the Humanitarian-Development-Peace (HDP) Nexus commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, the representation of UNHCR in Mozambique has engaged in a joint project with the GIZ.
The incumbent will report to the Senior Operations Officer in Pemba. Technical supervisor will be provided by the Development Officer, based in Maputo, Mozambique.
Please also note that engagement under a UNHCR affiliate scheme is subject to proof of vaccination against COVID-19.
Education & Professional Work Experience
Years of Experience / Degree Level:
Work Experience and Education
External candidates: External candidates must meet the essential minimum requirements of the position and candidates not citizens of the country must comply with all eligibility requirements for employment in line with the prevailing legislative prerequisites in the country.
A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. For information on UN salaries, allowances and benefits, please visit the portal of the International Civil Service Commission at: http://icsc.un.org
Submission of Applications:
Applicants are invited to apply online and complete the mandatory motivation letter. For help with logging in to the MSRP External Portal, or with online applications, please contact the HR Unit well before the deadline to allow sufficient time for any technical problem to be resolved. External vacancies are posted on the external UNHCR website – https://www.unhcr.org/careers.html – Careers – Career opportunities – Other Opportunities – Vacancies – sort by Location or search by Job Opening number.
Not signed, incomplete and late applications will not be accepted. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates will be required to sit for a written test and/or oral interview. UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing or any other fees).
The evaluation of applicants will be conducted based on the information submitted during the application. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
UNHCR strongly encourages qualified female applicants to apply. UNHCR seeks to ensure that male and female employees are given equal career opportunities. UNHCR is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms gender, disability, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour or ethnic and national origins, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.
UNHCR has a zero-tolerance policy against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA). SEA is unacceptable behaviour and prohibited conduct for UNHCR personnel. It constitutes acts of serious misconduct and is therefore grounds for disciplinary measures, including dismissal. Any concerns or suspicions about a possible case of SEA should be reported immediately to the Inspector General’s Office (IGO) at email@example.com or through the online complain form at https://www.unhcr.org/php/complaints.php or by confidential fax: +41 22 739 73 80.
For any technical problems encountered during the online application, please send an email to the below email address titled “Online VA Query-your name and surname”. Human Resources Maputo firstname.lastname@example.org.