Senior CRR Officer job at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Senior CRR Officer job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 14 June 2022

Hiring Organization: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Job Details:

Organizational Setting and Work Relationships
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 Coordinator or the UNHCR (Regional) Representative or a senior Officer as delegated by the (Regional) Representative.
All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR’s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.

• 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.
• 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 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.
• Facilitate the coordination and information flow between UNHCR, the CRRF Secretariat/ related coordination platform and 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.
• 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.
• Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications
Years of Experience / Degree Level
For P4/NOD – 9 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 8 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 7 years relevant experience with Doctorate degree

Field(s) of Education
Economics; Law/International Law; Political Science;
Social Science; Development; International Relations; or other relevant field.
(Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Certificates and/or Licenses
Not specified.
(Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Relevant Job Experience
Solid operational experience in refugee matters, preferably in emergency and development context. 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.

Strong and up-to-date knowledge of development, state-building and peace-building in fragile and conflict-affected situations. 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.

Functional Skills
PG-Stakeholder management and coordination with Implementing Partners (Gov/NGO/Corporate)
PR-International protection concepts and principles
CO-Strategic Communication
(Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Language Requirements
For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.
For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.
For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.

All UNHCR workforce members must individually and collectively, contribute towards a working environment where each person feels safe, and empowered to perform their duties. This includes by demonstrating no tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, harassment including sexual harassment, sexism, gender inequality, discrimination and abuse of power.
As individuals and as managers, all must be proactive in preventing and responding to inappropriate conduct, support ongoing dialogue on these matters and speaking up and seeking guidance and support from relevant UNHCR resources when these issues arise.

This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional essential and/or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation and/or position. Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates.
C001L3 – Accountability Level 3
C002L3 – Teamwork & Collaboration Level 3
C003L3 – Communication Level 3
C004L3 – Commitment to Continuous Learning Level 3
C005L3 – Client & Result Orientation Level 3
C006L3 – Organizational Awareness Level 3
M001L3 – Empowering and Building Trust Level 3
M006L3 – Managing Resources Level 3
M005L3 – Leadership Level 3
M003L3 – Judgement and Decision Making Level 3
M004L3 – Strategic Planning and Vision Level 3
X007L3 – Political Awareness Level 3
X001L3 – Analytical Thinking Level 3
X008L3 – Stakeholder Management Level 3

The UNHCR workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. UNHCR seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.
Please note that the closing date for positions advertised in the Addendum 2 to March 2022 Compendium is Tuesday 14 June 2022 (midnight Geneva time).

Application procedure

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Date Posted: 2022-06-06