Apply for United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Recruitment

Apply for United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Recruitment.

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) was created in 1950, during the aftermath of the Second World War, to help millions of Europeans who had fled or lost their homes. We had three years to complete our work and then disband. Today, over 65 years later, our organization is still hard at work, protecting and assisting refugees around the world.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Protection Associate
Position Number: 10026329
Location: Yola, Adamawa
Category: Protection Operational Support
Grade: GS – 6
Duration of Contract: 1 Year
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment

Context, Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Protection Associate reports to the Protection Officer.
  • He/she will monitor protection standards, operational procedures and practices in protection delivery in line with international standards and provides functional protection support to information management and programme staff.
  • The incumbent will be expected to coordinate quality, timely and effective protection responses to the needs of populations of concern and identify opportunities to mainstream protection methodologies and integrate protection safeguards in operational responses in all sectors.
  • He/she will contribute to designing a comprehensive protection strategy and liaises externally with authorities and partners on protection doctrine and policy as guided by the supervisor.
  • The Protection Associate will also ensure that persons of concern are involved in making decisions that affect them, whether in accessing their rights or in identifying appropriate solutions to their problems.
  • To achieve this, the incumbent will need to build and maintain effective interfaces with communities of concern, local authorities and protection and assistance partners.

The incumbent will have the following responsibilities:

  • Stay abreast of political, social, economic and cultural developments that have an impact on the protection environment.
  • Consistently apply International and National Law and applicable UN/UNHCR and IASC policy, standards and codes of conduct.
  • Assist in providing comments on existing and draft legislation related to persons of concern.
  • Provide advice on protection issues to persons of concern; liaise with competent authorities to ensure the issuance of personal and other relevant documentation.
  • Assist in conducting eligibility and status determination for persons of concern.
  • Contribute to measures to identify, prevent and reduce statelessness.
  • Contribute to a country-level child protection plan as part of the protection strategy.
  • Contribute to a country-level education plan as part of the protection strategy.
  • Monitor Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all protection/solutions activities.
  • Manage individual protection cases including those on SGBV and child protection. Monitor, and intervene in cases of refoulement, expulsion and other protection incidents.
  • Assist in identifying durable solutions for the largest possible number of persons of concern through voluntary repatriation, local integration and where appropriate, resettlement.
  • Contribute to the design, implementation and evaluation of protection related AGD based programming with implementing and operational partners.
  • Contribute to effective information management through the provision of disaggregated data on populations of concern and their problems.
  • Participate in initiatives to capacitate authorities, relevant institutions and NGOs to strengthen national protection related legislation and procedures.
  • Perform any other related functions as required.

Requirements
Essential Minimum Qualifications:

  • Completion of secondary school. Additional certificate/training in International Law, Political Science or related field is required.
  • Minimum 6 years of previous job experience relevant to the function.
  • Excellent knowledge of English.

Desirable Qualifications & Competencies:

  • Completed Protection Learning Programme.
  • Completion of the UNHCR Learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position
  • Good computer skills (in MS office).

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click Here to Apply

Job Title: Protection Associate
Position Number: 10023795
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Category: Protection Operational Support
Grade: GS – 6
Duration of Contract: One Year
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Slot: 3

Context, Duties And Responsibilities

  • The Protection Associate reports to the Protection Officer.  He/she will monitor protection standards, operational procedures and practices in protection delivery in line with international standards and provides functional protection support to information management and programme staff.
  • The incumbent will be expected to coordinate quality, timely and effective protection responses to the needs of populations of concern and identify opportunities to mainstream protection methodologies and integrate protection safeguards in operational responses in all sectors.
  • He/she will contribute to designing a comprehensive protection strategy and liaises externally with authorities and partners on protection doctrine and policy as guided by the supervisor.
  • The Protection Associate will also ensure that persons of concern are involved in making decisions that affect them, whether in accessing their rights or in identifying appropriate solutions to their problems.
  • To achieve this, the incumbent will need to build and maintain effective interfaces with communities of concern, local authorities and protection and assistance partners.

The incumbent will have the following responsibilities:

  • Stay abreast of political, social, economic and cultural developments that have an impact on the protection environment.
  • Consistently apply International and National Law and applicable UN/UNHCR and IASC policy, standards and codes of conduct.
  • Assist in providing comments on existing and draft legislation related to persons of concern.
  • Provide advice on protection issues to persons of concern; liaise with competent authorities to ensure the issuance of personal and other relevant documentation.
  • Assist in conducting eligibility and status determination for persons of concern.
  • Contribute to measures to identify, prevent and reduce statelessness.
  • Contribute to a country-level child protection plan as part of the protection strategy.
  • Contribute to a country-level education plan as part of the protection strategy.
  • Monitor Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all protection/solutions activities.
  • Manage individual protection cases including those on SGBV and child protection. Monitor, and intervene in cases of refoulement, expulsion and other protection incidents.
  • Assist in identifying durable solutions for the largest possible number of persons of concern through voluntary repatriation, local integration and where appropriate, resettlement.
  • Contribute to the design, implementation and evaluation of protection related AGD based programming with implementing and operational partners.
  • Contribute to effective information management through the provision of disaggregated data on populations of concern and their problems.
  • Participate in initiatives to capacitate authorities, relevant institutions and NGOs to strengthen national protection related legislation and procedures.
  • Perform any other related functions as required.

Essential Minimum Qualifications

  • Completion of secondary school. Additional certificate/training in International Law, Political Science or related field is required.
  • Minimum 6 years of previous job experience relevant to the function.
  • Excellent knowledge of English.

Desirable Qualifications & Competencies:

  • Completed Protection Learning Programme.
  • Completion of the UNHCR Learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position
  • Good computer skills (in MS office)

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click Here to Apply

Job Title: Information Technology & Communication (ICT) Associate
Position Number: 10024173
Location: Maiduguri – Borno
Category: ICT
Grade: GS – 6
Duration of Contract: 1 Year
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment

Context, Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under the overall supervision of the Admin/Finance Officer, the ICT Associate provides reliable and timely ICT services on the application and infrastructure of UNHCR standard ICT services in the Area of Responsibility (AoR).
  • S/he receives technical guidance from ICT Officer in Abuja or Regional ICT Officer responsible for the Telecom/IT infrastructure in the region in which the field or emergency operation exists.

The incumbent will have the following responsibilities:

  • Assist in on-site needs assessment and installation and maintenance of UNHCR Telecommunications and IT equipment.
  • In consultation with the Senior Regional ICT officer, establish the ICT requirements in field operations, taking into account the overall IT and Telecom strategy of the region, the operational needs and the security constraints.
  • Install and configure the most appropriate type of UNHCR IT and Telecommunications systems (HF, VHF, UHF, and Microwave Links, Telephony, and satellite systems) to meet the field and emergency operations immediate ICT needs.
  • Ensure that the equipment under his/her responsibility is in good working condition, by inspecting regularly the hardware and installations. If required, arrange promptly repairs or replacement as necessary according to established procedures.
  • Maintain records of the installations and repairs/replacements done and keep the Regional ICT officer fully informed on the status of the equipment.
  • Provide each office, where equipment is installed, with full information for their asset management records.
  • If applicable, keep a proper inventory level of all sites spares and return spare parts for repair/replacement.
  • Monitor and maintain the LAN, Network Servers, Printers, LAN points, Hubs, Patch pane, etc. to prevent faults occurring.
  • Add or remove users from the Network.
  • Assist in the maintenance of accurate records of users and usage of the Network.
  • Carry out minor hardware maintenance.
  • Provide Technical Briefing/Training on the equipment to local ICT resources and users, including IPs, ensuring that they are able to maintain/use the equipment.
  • Assist in the development and configuration of IT and Telecom Equipment/Kits used in field operations and emergencies.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Requirements
Essential Minimum Qualifications:

  • Completion of Secondary School or equivalent technical school with formal training and certification on relevant ICT related fields.
  • Minimum 6 years of job experience relevant to the function or particularly on HF/VHF radio or IT systems, PAMA satellite systems, PABX, Cisco routers and satellite modems.
  • Knowledge of computer application packages such as MS Office.
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language and/or local language.

Desirable Qualifications & Competencies:

  • Knowledge of other UN languages.
  • Hands-on experience with wireless and VoIP systems, electricity, generators, lightning protection an asset.
  • Previous experience in Emergencies is an advantage.
  • Training experience.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click Here to Apply

Job Title: Senior Supply Assistant
Position Number: 10029705
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Grade: GS – 5
Duration of Contract: 1 Year
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment

Context, Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Senior Supply Assistant provides support supply to all local activities pertaining to the supply chain function including planning, sourcing, transport, shipping, customs clearance and warehousing in the purview of the Maiduguri Sub-Office. The incumbent is supervised by the Supply Officer who provides regular guidance.
  • S/he works independently on routine tasks while follows instructions of the supervisor or more complex issues.
  • The incumbent maintains regular contact on a working level on routine issues with other UNHCR offices, UN agencies, NGOs, government partners and commercial contractors in the area to facilitate the operation.
  • The duty of the incumbent is to support the management of material resources within the geographical area covered by the Sub-Office while exercising efficiency in the use of those resources.

The Incumbent will have the following Responsibilities
Strategy:

  • Apply UNHCR’s procurement strategy when planning for purchase of important commodities and services.

Operational Support:

  • Initiate custom clearance of consignments, draft exemption requests, and liaise with local agent.
  • Support warehouse management, and assist with planning and goods deliveries, and provide information on the status of requests and the availability of items in the supply chain.
  • Maintain accurate and comprehensive records on logistical activities and provide reports and updates periodically, and on request.

Infrastructure Support:

  • Examine Purchase Requests to ensure conformity and liaise with requesters.
  • Prepare quotation requests and tenders, produce bid-tabulations from tenders and prepare Purchase orders for approval.
  • Dispatch approved Purchase Orders, and follow-up with the delivery of ordered commodities and services.
  • Provide information on all procurement activities within area of responsibility.
  • Assist in managing Property, Plant and Equipment (PPE) effectively according to UNHCR rules and regulation including registration and marking of new PPE, Physical verification of PPE, preparation of agreements, preparation of disposal forms (including submissions to LAMB/AMB), and assistance with disposal of PPE.
  • Produce standard asset management reports and other asset information, periodically and when requested.

Business Support:

  • Maintain accurate data in all relevant business systems. Compile statistical information on supply chain related matters that will assist in decision making.
  • Any other responsibility deemed necessary or as delegated by the Supervisor in order to meet the level of service required by the organisation.

Essential Minimum Qualifications

  • Completion of the Secondary School education with post-secondary training/certificate in Business Administration, Logistics, Warehousing or a related field.
  • Minimum 5 years of previous relevant job experience.
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language and/or local language.

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Desirable Qualifications & Competencies

  • Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position such as the Supply Chain Learning Programme (SCLP).
  • Computer skills (MS Office and/or PeopleSoft/MSRP).
  • Experience in procurement
  • Experience in customs formalities.
  • Experience in logistics, transport or warehousing.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click Here to Apply

Job Title: Supply Associate
Position Number:: 10029702
Location: Abuja
Category: Supply Chain
Grade: GS – 6
Duration of Contract: 1 Year
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment

Context, Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Supply Associate manages and supports all activities pertaining to the supply chain function including planning, sourcing, transport shipping, customs clearance and warehousing management in the Maiduguri Sub-Office purview.
  • The incumbent is supervised by the Supply Officer who defines general work objectives and provides necessary advice and guidance.
  • The incumbent may supervise some staff in the office. The incumbent maintains regular contact on a working level on routine issues with other UNHCR offices, UN agencies, NGOs, government partners and commercial contractors in the area to facilitate the operation.
  • The duty of the incumbent is to support and monitor the management of material resources within the geographical area covered by the office while exercising efficiency in the use of those resources.

The incumbent will have the following responsibilities:

Strategy:

  • Prepare plans for delivery of relief items according to operational needs.
  • Apply UNHCR’s procurement strategy when planning for purchase of important commodities and services.

Operational Support:

  • Ensure timely customs clearance of consignments.
  • Manage storage of goods according to “best practices” and UNHCR rules and regulations; maintain an efficient system for the release, distribution and redeployment of goods.
  • Coordinate transportation and distribution of relief items.
  • Coordinate activities of implementing partners and/or contractors performing supply related activities, and ensure that they understand and adhere to relevant UNHCR rules and procedures.
  • Maintain accurate and comprehensive records on logistical activities and provide timely reports and updates both periodically and on request.

Infrastructure Support:

  • Evaluate purchase requisitions to ensure that specifications, delivery dates and all other requirements are in order.
  • Draft and dispatch quotation requests and/or tenders, and assist in the evaluation of offers and draft bid-tabulations, prepare proposals for award of contracts to the Committee on Contracts.
  • Prepare Purchase Orders and send confirmations, requests for inspection and other correspondence, and monitor the manufacture/transport of ordered goods to ensure timely delivery.
  • Provide guidance and advice on UNHCR procurement policies and procedures to support and assist requesting sections.
  • Implement effective asset and fleet management that regularly monitors the asset/fleet pool, saves cost and safeguards the investment of the organisation including receipt, inspection, registration & marking of new Property, Plant and Equipment (PPE), organisation of the physical verification of PPE, ensure that PPE agreements are properly issued and signed, and preparation of disposal forms and cases for the Asset Management Board, and organise the disposal of PPE according to Asset Management Board decisions.
  • Provide asset management reports, customised reports, and gathers information on all assets and provides in-depth reports periodically and when requested.

Business Support:

  • Monitor the quality and accuracy of supply chain related data in relevant business systems. Compile and analyse statistical information, identify trends and developments in supply chain related matters that will assist in decision making.
  • Disseminate and promote UNHCR’s global policies, standards and guidance on supply chain management.
  • Any other responsibility deemed necessary or as delegated by the Supervisor in order to meet the level of service required by the organisation.

Essential Minimum Qualifications

  • Completion of the Secondary School Education with post-secondary training/certificate in Trade, Business Administration, Economics, Marketing or a related field;
  • Minimum 6 years of previous relevant professional job experience;
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language and/or local language (as applicable in the duty station).

Desirable Qualifications & Competencies:

  • Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position such as the Supply Chain Learning Programme (SCLP);
  • Other UN procurement and logistics training – such as IAPSO and UNPD;
  • Knowledge and working experience of PeopleSoft/MSRP Supply Chain applications.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click Here to Apply

Job Title: Senior Secretary
Position Number: 10026311
Location:
 Abuja
Category: Executive Assistant/Personal Assistant/Senior Secretary
Grade: GS – 5
Duration of Contract: 1 Year
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment

Context, Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under the supervision of the Representative, the Senior Secretary shall be responsible for office management, secretarial and administrative support to the country office
  • As per specific instructions, the incumbent will be guided by the Representative who provides general outline of assignments and reviews the completed work for accuracy and conformance with objectives
  • Subject to the nature of the task/assignment, he/she will work independently on routine tasks, while S/He will follow instructions of the supervisor for more complex issues.
  • The Senior Secretary will also liaise with other internal or external entities to ensure effective delivery of services and achievement of objectives of the office.

The incumbent shall carry out the following responsibilities:

  • Arrange appointments and maintains supervisor’s calendar. Receive visitors; places and screens telephone calls and answers queries with discretion
  • Arrange meetings, both internal and external, some involving high-ranking officials, and take minutes and/or notes at meetings
  • Prepare correspondence, documents and reports, some of which are highly confidential
  • Receive, screen, log and route correspondence, attach necessary background information and maintain follow-up system.
  • Draft official correspondence, documents and reports on routine matters and/or for clearance by the supervisor and ensure follow-up. Maintain filing system for electronic and hard copy documents.
  • Assist in making travel arrangements/claims;
  • Assist in the preparation of visit programmes, briefings on issues covered by the office, collection of documentation for briefing kits; talking points and other material for missions, meetings and visits.
  • Liaise at an appropriate level with other units/Sections, HQ services, Regional Representations and country offices, as applicable, to facilitate the work of the office.
  • Perform other relevant duties as required.

Essential Minimum Qualifications

  • Completion of Secondary Education or equivalent Technical or commercial school with Secretarial training and/or certificate.
  • Minimum 5 years of previous job experience relevant to the function.
  • Computer skills (MS office and People soft applications).
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language.
  • Good communication skills (written and oral).

Desirable Qualifications & Competencies:

  • Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position.
  • Knowledge of another relevant UN language.
  • Good computer skills.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click Here to Apply

Job Title: Admin/Finance Associate
Position Number: 10023793
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Category: Administration
Grade: GS – 6
Duration of Contract: One Year
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment

Context, Duties And Responsibilities

  • The incumbent is based in the Maiduguri Sub-office under the supervision of the Admin/Finance Officer who defines general work objectives and provides necessary advice and guidance. The Admin/Finance Associate may supervise some support staff in which case Managerial competencies are applicable and should be selected by the staff member and manager in the context of Performance Appraisal Management (e-PAD).
  • The incumbent keeps frequent contacts with staff at various levels in the Sub-Office and occasionally with staff at the same level in other duty stations and/or Headquarters; with local suppliers, banks and financial institutions on subject matters which may be of importance to the Sub-Office and organisation at large.

Under the direct supervision of the Admin/Finance Officer the incumbent shall carry out the responsibilities below:

  • Performs personnel administration tasks including interpretation and processing entitlements, issuance of contracts and maintenance of various personnel records and files;
  • Assists in conducting preliminary interviews of candidates, administering typing exams and recruitment of GL staff;
  • Conducts surveys of local cost of living, DSA rate and servicing staff, housing rental and collects information on the above-mentioned.
  • Prepares travel authorization, ID cards and other personnel related documents for staff;
  • Record vouchers in MSRP Finance and Supply Chain application, prepares monthly replenishments, maintains Petty Cash, enters Requisitions and Purchase Orders. Prepares monthly reports on accounts for submission, as needed. If required, assists in preparation of ABOD and submission along with Country Operation Plan;
  • Prepares, updates, maintains inventory records of non-expendable equipment for submission to the main office. Orders and controls stationary supplies;
  • Attends meetings and participates in discussions of new or revised procedures and practices on administration and finance matters; interprets and assesses the impact of changes and makes recommendations for follow-up action;
  • Performs other duties as required.

Essential Minimum Qualifications

  • Completion of secondary education with post-secondary certificate/training in Business Administration, Finance, Office Management, Human Resources or other related fields;
  • Minimum 6 years of previous job experience relevant to the function;
  • Computer skills (MS office and People soft applications)
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language (as applicable in the duty station).
  • In offices where the working language is not English, excellent knowledge of UN working language of duty station and working knowledge of English

Desirable Qualifications & Competencies:

  • Knowledge of UNHCR administrative and financial rules and procedures.
  • Knowledge and working experience of MSRP Finance and EPM Budget applications.
  • Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position.
  • Knowledge of another relevant UN or local languages.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click Here to Apply

Job Title: Programme Associate
Position Number: 10010391
Location: FCT Abuja
Category: Programme
Grade: GS – 6
Duration of Contract: 1 Year
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment

Context, Duties and Responsibilities

  • The incumbent normally receives guidance from the Senior Programme Officer in the Country Office. He/she may receive indirect guidance from other sections and units relevant to the country programme(s). UNHCR Manual, Operations Plans, UN and UNHCR financial/budgetary rules and regulations will guide the work of the Programme Associate. S/he is expected to stay abreast of the challenges posed to the region by the political context, the UN and humanitarian reform and institutional developments.

Under the direct supervision of the Senior Programme Officer the incumbent shall carry out the responsibilities below:

  • Assist in negotiating agreements with implementing partners and ensure that IP agreements are established in conformity with UNHCR’s financial rules and the latest Headquarters’ instructions.
  • Undertake proper collection, monitoring and use of baselines, standards and indicators needed to measure and analyze Programme performance, trends and target interventions.
  • Review the implementation and performance of IPs agreements through appropriate physical monitoring to evaluate the projects by reviewing work plans, progress reports, budget, financial reports and expenditures; undertake field visits as required.
  • Use UNHCR’s corporate tools (e.g. Global Focus, Focus Client) to assess the technical soundness of the operation and generate data for evidence-based decisions at the country-level.
  • Assist in keeping donor representatives briefed on developments and assist in the development of funding submissions, appeals and reports.
  • Assist in ensuring compliance in issuance of audit certificates for Implementing Partners.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Essential Minimum Qualifications

  • Completion of Secondary education and post-secondary training/ certificate in Business Administration, Social Science, International Law or related field
  • Minimum 6 years of previous job experience relevant to the function
  • Computer skills (in MS office)
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language.

Desirables Qualifications & Competencies:

  • Completion of the UNHCR Learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position
  • Good knowledge of UNHCR financial rules, procedures and processes
  • Knowledge of UNHCR specific programmes (MSRP, Focus, etc.)
  • Prior exposure to UNHCR refugee operations and functions relating to office administration and programme activities.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office package tools(emphasis on MS Excel).

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click Here to Apply

Job Title: Senior Secretary
Position Number: 10026311
Location: FCT Abuja
Category: Executive Assistant/Personal Assistant/Senior Secretary
Grade: GS – 5
Duration of Contract: 1 Year
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment

Context, Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under the supervision of the Representative, the Senior Secretary shall be responsible for office management, secretarial and administrative support to the country office.
  • As per specific instructions, the incumbent will be guided by the Representative who provides general outline of assignments and reviews the completed work for accuracy and conformance with objectives.
  • Subject to the nature of the task/assignment, he/she will work independently on routine tasks, while S/He will follow instructions of the supervisor for more complex issues.
  • The Senior Secretary will also liaise with other internal or external entities to ensure effective delivery of services and achievement of objectives of the office.

The incumbent shall carry out the following responsibilities;

  • Arrange appointments and maintains supervisor’s calendar. Receive visitors; places and screens telephone calls and answers queries with discretion.
  • Arrange meetings, both internal and external, some involving high-ranking officials, and take minutes and/or notes at meetings.
  • Prepare correspondence, documents and reports, some of which are highly confidential.
  • Receive, screen, log and route correspondence, attach necessary background information and maintain follow-up system.
  • Draft official correspondence, documents and reports on routine matters and/or for clearance by the supervisor and ensure follow-up. Maintain filing system for electronic and hard copy documents.
  • Assist in making travel arrangements/claims;
  • Assist in the preparation of visit programmes, briefings on issues covered by the office, collection of documentation for briefing kits; talking points and other material for missions, meetings and visits.
  • Liaise at an appropriate level with other units/Sections, HQ services, Regional Representations and country offices, as applicable, to facilitate the work of the office.
  • Perform other relevant duties as required.

Requirements
Essential Minimum Qualifications:

  • Completion of Secondary education or equivalent technical or commercial school with Secretarial training and/or certificate.
  • Minimum 5 years of previous job experience relevant to the function.
  • Computer skills (MS office and People soft applications).
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language.
  • Good communication skills (written and oral).

Desirable Qualifications & Competencies:

  • Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position.
  • Knowledge of another relevant UN language.
  • Good computer skills.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click Here to Apply

Job Title: Supply Associate
Position Number:: 10027431
Location: Maiduguri – Borno State
Category: Supply Chain
Grade: GS – 6
Duration of Contract: 1 Year
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment

Context, Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Supply Associate manages and supports all activities pertaining to the supply chain function including planning, sourcing, transport shipping, customs clearance and warehousing management in the Maiduguri Sub-Office purview.
  • The incumbent is supervised by the Supply Officer who defines general work objectives and provides necessary advice and guidance.
  • The incumbent may supervise some staff in the office. The incumbent maintains regular contact on a working level on routine issues with other UNHCR offices, UN agencies, NGOs, government partners and commercial contractors in the area to facilitate the operation.
  • The duty of the incumbent is to support and monitor the management of material resources within the geographical area covered by the office while exercising efficiency in the use of those resources.

The incumbent will have the following responsibilities:
Strategy:

  • Prepare plans for delivery of relief items according to operational needs.
  • Apply UNHCR’s procurement strategy when planning for purchase of important commodities and services.

Operational Support:

  • Ensure timely customs clearance of consignments.
  • Manage storage of goods according to “best practices” and UNHCR rules and regulations; maintain an efficient system for the release, distribution and redeployment of goods.
  • Coordinate transportation and distribution of relief items.
  • Coordinate activities of implementing partners and/or contractors performing supply related activities, and ensure that they understand and adhere to relevant UNHCR rules and procedures.
  • Maintain accurate and comprehensive records on logistical activities and provide timely reports and updates both periodically and on request.

Infrastructure Support:

  • Evaluate purchase requisitions to ensure that specifications, delivery dates and all other requirements are in order.
  • Draft and dispatch quotation requests and/or tenders, and assist in the evaluation of offers and draft bid-tabulations, prepare proposals for award of contracts to the Committee on Contracts.
  • Prepare Purchase Orders and send confirmations, requests for inspection and other correspondence, and monitor the manufacture/transport of ordered goods to ensure timely delivery.
  • Provide guidance and advice on UNHCR procurement policies and procedures to support and assist requesting sections.
  • Implement effective asset and fleet management that regularly monitors the asset/fleet pool, saves cost and safeguards the investment of the organisation including receipt, inspection, registration & marking of new Property, Plant and Equipment (PPE), organisation of the physical verification of PPE, ensure that PPE agreements are properly issued and signed, and preparation of disposal forms and cases for the Asset Management Board, and organise the disposal of PPE according to Asset Management Board decisions.
  • Provide asset management reports, customised reports, and gathers information on all assets and provides in-depth reports periodically and when requested.

Business Support:

  • Monitor the quality and accuracy of supply chain related data in relevant business systems. Compile and analyse statistical information, identify trends and developments in supply chain related matters that will assist in decision making.
  • Disseminate and promote UNHCR’s global policies, standards and guidance on supply chain management.
  • Any other responsibility deemed necessary or as delegated by the Supervisor in order to meet the level of service required by the organisation.

Essential Minimum Qualifications

  • Completion of the Secondary School Education with post-secondary training/certificate in Trade, Business Administration, Economics, Marketing or a related field;
  • Minimum 6 years of previous relevant professional job experience;
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language and/or local language (as applicable in the duty station).

Desirable Qualifications & Competencies:

  • Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position such as the Supply Chain Learning Programme (SCLP);
  • Other UN procurement and logistics training – such as IAPSO and UNPD;
  • Knowledge and working experience of PeopleSoft/MSRP Supply Chain applications.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click Here to Apply

Job Title: Programme Associate
Location:
 Maiduguri, Borno
Position Number: 10024170
Category: Programme
Grade: GS – 6
Duration of Contract: 1 Year
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment

Context, Duties and Responsibilities
The incumbent normally receives guidance from the Senior Programme Officer in the Maiduguri Sub-Office. He/she may receive indirect guidance from other sections and units relevant to the Sub-Office programme(s). UNHCR Manual, Operations Plans, UN and UNHCR financial/budgetary rules and regulations will guide the work of the Programme Associate. S/he is expected to stay abreast of the challenges posed to the region by the political context, the UN and humanitarian reform and institutional developments.

Under the direct supervision of the Senior Programme Officer the incumbent shall carry out the responsibilities below:

  • Assist in negotiating agreements with implementing partners and ensure that IP agreements are established in conformity with UNHCR’s financial rules and the latest Headquarters’ instructions.
  • Undertake proper collection, monitoring and use of baselines, standards and indicators needed to measure and analyze Programme performance, trends and target interventions.
  • Review the implementation and performance of IPs agreements through appropriate physical monitoring to evaluate the projects by reviewing work plans, progress reports, budget, financial reports and expenditures; undertake field visits as required.
  • Use UNHCR’s corporate tools (e.g. Global Focus, Focus Client) to assess the technical soundness of the operation and generate data for evidence-based decisions at the country-level.
  • Assist in keeping donor representatives briefed on developments and assist in the development of funding submissions, appeals and reports.
  • Assist in ensuring compliance in issuance of audit certificates for Implementing Partners.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Essential Minimum Qualifications

  • Completion of Secondary education and post-secondary training/ certificate in Business Administration, Social Science, International Law or related field
  • Minimum 6 years of previous job experience relevant to the function
  • Computer skills (in MS office)
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language.

Desirable Qualifications & Competencies:

  • Completion of the UNHCR Learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position
  • Good knowledge of UNHCR financial rules, procedures and processes
  • Knowledge of UNHCR specific programmes (MSRP, Focus, etc.)
  • Prior exposure to UNHCR refugee operations and functions relating to office administration and programme activities.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office package tools(emphasis on MS Excel).

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click Here to Apply

Job Title: Protection Associate
Position Number: 10023784
Location: FCT Abuja
Grade: GS – 6
Duration of Contract: 1 Year
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment

Context, Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Protection Associate reports to the Associate Protection Officer.  He/she will monitor protection standards, operational procedures and practices in protection delivery in line with international standards and provides functional protection support to information management and programme staff.
  • The incumbent will be expected to coordinate quality, timely and effective protection responses to the needs of populations of concern and identify opportunities to mainstream protection methodologies and integrate protection safeguards in operational responses in all sectors.
  • He/she will contribute to designing a comprehensive protection strategy and liaises externally with authorities and partners on protection doctrine and policy as guided by the supervisor.
  • The Protection Associate will also ensure that persons of concern are involved in making decisions that affect them, whether in accessing their rights or in identifying appropriate solutions to their problems.
  • To achieve this, the incumbent will need to build and maintain effective interfaces with communities of concern, local authorities and protection and assistance partners.

The incumbent will have the following responsibilities:

  • Stay abreast of political, social, economic and cultural developments that have an impact on the protection environment.
  • Consistently apply International and National Law and applicable UN/UNHCR and IASC policy, standards and codes of conduct.
  • Assist in providing comments on existing and draft legislation related to persons of concern.
  • Provide advice on protection issues to persons of concern; liaise with competent authorities to ensure the issuance of personal and other relevant documentation.
  • Assist in conducting eligibility and status determination for persons of concern.
  • Contribute to measures to identify, prevent and reduce statelessness.
  • Contribute to a country-level child protection plan as part of the protection strategy.
  • Contribute to a country-level education plan as part of the protection strategy.
  • Monitor Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all protection/solutions activities.
  • Manage individual protection cases including those on SGBV and child protection. Monitor, and intervene in cases of refoulement, expulsion and other protection incidents.
  • Assist in identifying durable solutions for the largest possible number of persons of concern through voluntary repatriation, local integration and where appropriate, resettlement.
  • Contribute to the design, implementation and evaluation of protection related AGD based programming with implementing and operational partners.
  • Contribute to effective information management through the provision of disaggregated data on populations of concern and their problems.
  • Participate in initiatives to capacitate authorities, relevant institutions and NGOs to strengthen national protection related legislation and procedures.
  • Perform any other related functions as required.

Essential Minimum Qualifications

  • Completion of Secondary School. Additional certificate/training in International Law, Political Science or related field is required.
  • Minimum 6 years of previous job experience relevant to the function.
  • Excellent knowledge of English.

Desirable Qualifications & Competencies

  • Completed Protection Learning Programme.
  • Completion of the UNHCR Learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position
  • Good computer skills (in MS office)

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click Here to Apply

Application Deadline 2nd October, 2018.

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