25 April 2017

UN Associate Solutions & Development Officer Career Jobs - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: TMP030
Vacancy Notice: 16/2017
Reports to: Head of Office
Duty Station: Adjumani, Uganda
Post Grade: NOB

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.

Job Summary: The Associate Solutions & Development Officer will play a pivotal role in guiding and supporting the development and implementation of a comprehensive response on the regional level in West Nile. The incumbent will have extensive contacts with both internal and external counterparts and partners in Uganda. Within UNHCR, the incumbent will establish close working relations with the relevant staff working in the community services, program and field sectors. Key external partners will include District authorities, Office of the Prime Minister, Private and Official organisation, 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 the District Local Governments 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 Assistant Solutions and Development Officer will provide support on the application of the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) in Uganda, including contributing to the overall implementation of Refugee and Host Population Empowerment (ReHoPE) as follows

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Tasked with developing and implementing ReHoPE: - Institutionalizing solutions-oriented approaches within UNHCR and partners through training sessions and participation in all planning processes
  • In charge of reporting on implementation of ReHoPE projects
  • Take lead in regular mapping exercises of the relevant districts, liaising with sector specialists, to determine gaps, capacity and comparative advantage of different actors Engaging local government:
  • Serve as the key liaison with the District Local Governments as part of developing these relationships and effectively engage on district level development.

Key Activities:
  • Being part of district planning processes, developing gap and needs assessments, advocacy for inclusion of refugee areas in DLG planning documents and budgets Develop key partnerships with development actors and private sector:
  • Develop and manage partnerships with development actors and private sector
  • Develop linkages with existing programmes/projects in the districts to bring them closer to/within the settlements

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Associate Solutions & Development Officer job opportunity should hold a University degree in social sciences, socio-economic development, development planning, rural development, or other related fields
  • At least four years’ experience relevant to the function, both in humanitarian and development contexts.
  • Previous experience in similar settings is essential.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain partnerships with a variety of actors including government and private sector
  • Prior exposure and experience in planning, implementing, and monitoring programmes and managing multiple projects
  • Excellent computer skills including excel, word and power point
  • Fluency in English, drafting and reporting

Personal Competencies:
  • Functional Competencies: Empowering refugees, Monitoring and evaluating programmes/projects, Strong advocacy and negotiation skills
  • Managerial Competencies: Managing performance, Excellent oral and written communication, including listening, facilitating and influencing skills

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: 4th May 2017


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