Associate Inter-Agency Coordination Officer - 20089
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency
the UN Refugee Agency  - موقع الشركة, Lebanon - UNHCR, لبنان
3d ago
source : Tanqeeb

تاريخ النشر ١٠ مايو ٢٠٢٠ المكان - Lebanon الشركة نوع الوظيفة Full Time

Eligible Applicants

Current NPO staff members holding an indefinite or fixed-term appointment are eligible to apply to advertised positions in the NPO category at their personal grade and one grade below or above, as Group 1 candidates.

They should finish one year in service on their last appointment before they are considered eligible to apply.

All other candidates are eligible to apply to positions in the NPO category as external candidates, including GS staff members holding an accredited university degree and fulfilling eligibility requirements, regardless of grade or length of service, who may apply to any vacant NPO position in their country of assignment for which they qualify.

Staff members must serve for a minimum of one year following assignment before being considered eligible to apply for another internally or externally advertised position within the same category.

The minimum one year requirement is waived in respect of a staff member whose position is being discontinued / reclassified

Procedures and Eligibility

This position is administered under Administrative Instruction on Recruitment and Assignment of Locally Recruited Staff (RALS) entered into force by 1 May 2020.

In addition to the Job Description, each vacancy may be accompanied by an Operational Context. Operational Context is mandatory for NPO positions.

NPO positions are advertised internally and externally within the country of the duty station.

Official UN working languages are English and French. Candidates for a position in the GS, FS and NPO categories are expected to possess a knowledge of English or French, in accordance with the applicable UN working language in the duty station.

Knowledge of additional language(s) may be specified as essential or desirable in the Operational Context. English and Arabic are mandatory for this position.

The testing of shortlisted candidates is mandatory in the NPO category.

Former GS staff members without a university degree currently serving in the NPO category at the date of entry into force of this Instruction (1 May 2020), can progress within the NPO category and be eligible to higher grade, as long as they meet the other essential requirements as per the job description.

Duties And Qualifications

Associate Inter-Agency Coordination Officer

Organizational Setting and Work Relationships

The Associate Inter-Agency Coordination Officer is usually located in Country Operations, Multi-Country Offices, Regional Bureaux, and Regional Refugee Coordinator s Office or in the Partnership and Coordination Service (PCS) in Headquarters.

S / he plays a crucial support role in ensuring UNHCR s approach to partnership and inter-agency processes are coherent.

The main aim is to assist senior management, as well as partner agencies, to ensure that UNHCR can fulfil its role to support the Government to lead the refugee response, coordinate other actors - including development actors at the early stages of a refugee response - and support the adherence to UNHCR inter agency commitments in IDP situations.

This should be done in line with UNHCRs Mandate, the Global Compact for Refugees, the 2019 IDP policy, and agreed inter-agency commitments.

The Associate Inter-Agency Coordination Officer ensures that support is provided for strategic planning, assessment, monitoring and analysis, of any joint assessments or interagency plans at the field level.

The incumbent will have direct contact with other staff members in the inter-agency structure from UN agencies, international and non-governmental organizations, and the government.

The post requires the ability to prioritize tasks and to organise work independently based on direction from the supervisor.

The incumbent will put particular emphasis on multi-sectorial information, coverage of information sources (UN and non-UN) and contributions to programs and projects, and interagency processes and products.

The incumbent will be tasked with setting up and supporting different inter agency meetings, ensuring UNHCR s coordination role where applicable and UNHCR input where necessary.

S / he will also be tasked with ensuring note taking and information sharing across a number of actors. The incumbent may also be tasked with the collection, presentation and dissemination of agreed inter agency data and information, including that coming from various stakeholders outside of UNHCR.

S / he will also support the Inter-Agency Coordinator in maintaining a constant dialogue with donors on the overall funding / resource status of the humanitarian programs in close collaboration with all partner agencies (UN and NGOs).

A key tool in this regard will be the facilitation and support of periodic Inter-Agency meetings, sector or cluster specific meetings, as well as to support the broadening of relevant inter-agency information through meeting reports, situation updates and newsletters.

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.

Duties

  • Provide support to inter agency processes, including for coordination in refugee settings and cluster coordination in IDP settings
  • Include partners in any UNHCR led interagency response, respecting their respective mandates and programme priorities.
  • Provide appropriate support for operational planning and forward looking coordination of the inter-agency humanitarian and development response.
  • Support the planning of adequate contingency and preparedness for new emergencies / scenarios is in place.
  • Close follow up on the strategic, operational, and day to day basic assistance sector / cluster issues.
  • Coordinate the basic assistance Sector by chairing regular working groups meetings, ensuring all agencies in the sector are adequately represented, liaise closely with a wide range of donors and governmental institutions, etc.
  • Provide close guidance and support to basic assistance working groups at field level.
  • Provide analysis on key humanitarian / development issues and trends in close collaboration with the information management team.
  • Conduct regular programmatic and funding gaps analysis.
  • Support the development of harmonized assessment, monitoring and evaluation activities in line with the agreed inter agency response
  • Draft correspondence, documents and reports, guidance notes, background information for meetings and workshops.
  • Conduct regular field visits to support and build the capacity of field working groups as well as ensuring field perspectives underpin the sector strategy.
  • Develop a harmonized referral system for the sector in conjunction with the information management team.
  • Liaise with external partners and local organizations on behalf of different sectors, the Interagency Coordination Unit, and UNHCR.
  • Lead, facilitate, and organize dedicated Sector Working Group meetings and technical task forces.
  • Prioritize tasks and organize work independently.
  • Engage with all sectors and identify IA Coordination activities.
  • Make recommendations on IA Coordination issues.
  • Work closely with government counterparts on issues related to the basic assistance.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
  • Minimum Qualifications

    Years of Experience / Degree Level

  • For P2 / NOB - 3 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 2 years relevant experience with Graduate degree;
  • or 1 year relevant experience with Doctorate degree

    Field(s) of Education

  • Social Sciences;
  • Development Studies;
  • Economics;
  • International Relations;
  • Political Affairs;
  • or other relevant field.

    Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)

    Certificates and / or Licenses

  • not specified;
  • Relevant Job Experience

    Essential

    Minimum 3 years of relevant experience in humanitarian or development programme implementation, including experience in facilitating inter-agency coordination at sector or macro-level.

    Good knowledge of the UN system, NGOs and related planning and coordination practises. Knowledge of MS Office applications.

    Knowledge of refugee protection principles and framework. Presentation delivery and / or public speaking experience.

    Desirable

    Demonstrated expertise in emergency response and preparedness planning and monitoring, including a good understanding of related standards and indicators.

    Demonstrated expertise in either assessments, monitoring and evaluation, research for programmes, and policy / context analysis.

    Experience in coordinating and implementing cash based interventions, including harmonization of practices and operating procedures.

    Experience in leading and facilitating meetings, delivering presentations, and conducting trainings for technical and non-technical audience.

    Work experience in the interagency response.

    Functional Skills

  • IT-Computer Literacy;
  • ER-Inter-Agency Coordination Mechanisms;
  • ER-Inter-Agency External Relations;
  • ER-Inter-Agency Leadership / Coordination;
  • ER-Inter-Agency Resource Mobilisation;
  • MS-Data Collection and Analysis;
  • PG-Cash-based Programming / Managing / Planning;
  • PR-Refugee Protection Principles and Framework;
  • CO-Public Speaking;
  • MS-Drafting, Documentation, Data Presentation;
  • 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.

    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.

    Additional Information

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates may be required to sit for written test and / or oral interview.

    UNHCR is committed to diversity and welcomes applications from qualified candidates regardless of disability, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, race, color or ethnic and national origins, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

    UNHCR has a ZERO TOLERANCE policy on sexual exploitation and abuse, and sexual harassment. Successful candidates will be subject to mandatory UN Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and Sexual Harassment clearance check prior to receiving an offer.

    UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, training or any other fees).

    All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.

    See below for this postion's Operational Context

    Nature Of The Position

    The key role of the Associate Inter-Agency Coordination Officer is to support the Senior Interagency Coordination Officer with the coordination of the Basic Assistance Sector with a primary focus on cash based interventions.

    The main responsibilities will include coordination of the Basic Assistance Sector by chairing regular working groups meetings.

    Ensuring all agencies in the sector are adequately represented and liaise closely with a wide range of donors and governmental institutions, etc.

    Provide close guidance and support to Basic Assistance working groups at field level. Ensure the Basic Assistance sector strategy (including objectives and logframe) are in line with the strategic objectives of the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan.

    Provide analysis on key humanitarian / development issues and trends in close collaboration with the Information Management Unit.

    Play a leading role for Cash Based Interventions in Lebanon (including regular mapping, coordination, harmonization and implementation of CBI programmes).

    Plan, coordinate, and oversee implementation of seasonal assistance (winter) programmes. Conduct regular programmatic and funding gaps analysis.

    Support the development of harmonized monitoring and evaluation activities as well as tracking impact of assistance on beneficiaries and communities.

    Serve as technical focal point on a wide range of programmatic issues. Draft correspondence, documents and reports, guidance notes, background information for meetings and workshops.

    Support research activities carried out by UNHCR's Basic Assistance unit to measure and evaluate impact of existing initiatives.

    Conduct regular field visits to support and build the capacity of field working groups as well as ensuring field perspectives underpin the sector strategy.

    Ensure the regular and emergency response are protection centered and based on a protection risk analysis. Provide technical support in the review and update of targeting approaches.

    Research, analyse, and monitor household's visits data / profiling exercises for significant trends and identify follow up actions and programmatic interventions.

    Living And Working Conditions

    There are currently an estimated 1.5 million Syrian refugees in Lebanon, which makes Lebanon the highest refugee-hosting country per capita in the world.

    There are no approved camps in the country and refugees are spread over 1,750 localities. The refugee response is led by the Government and local actors, supported by the international community.

    As the designated lead agency in the refugee response, UNHCR has established a sector-based structure in Beirut and in the field to support the Government.

    The structure brings together 13 UN agencies, 60 national and international NGO partners in identifying and agreeing on the strategic priorities to address the needs of Syrian refugees and other affected populations.

    The Lebanon national response falls under the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP), whereby UNHCR guides the refugee response while UNDP facilitates the resilience and stabilization component.

    Through inter-agency coordination mechanisms, 10 sectors have been established in Lebanon, with UNHCR leading or co-leading the Protection, Basic Assistance, Shelter, Social Stability and Health sectors.

    UNHCR is also providing information management support to most sectors . The Office has grown substantially in the past years.

    Aside from the Branch Office in the capital city of Beirut, UNHCR has two sub-offices in Zahle and Tripoli and two field offices in Mt Lebanon, Tyr (South), and one field unit in Qobayat under the Tripoli Sub-Office.

    Additional Relevant Skills

    MS-Data Collection and Analysis - Desirable

    PG-Cash-based Programming / Managing / Planning - Mandatory

    DM-Population census and econometrics - Desirable

    Closing Date

    Interested qualified internal and external candidates meeting the requirements of the Job Descriptions posted online can apply no later than 21 May 2020 Midnight Geneva Time

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