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2 New Jobs at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Tanzania | Deadline: 02nd September, 2019

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Job Title: Protection Associate( KBO/VA/2019/017)-Tanzanian nationals only
Closing date: 02 Sep 2019
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Protection Associate reports to the Protection Officer. He/she monitors 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 Protection Associate is 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 contributes to designing a comprehensive protection strategy and liaises externally with authorities and partners on protection doctrine and policy as guided by the supervisor.
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The Protection Associate also ensures that persons of concern are involved with the Office 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.

Accountability
  • The protection of populations of concern is met through the application of International and National Law, relevant UN/UNHCR protection standards and IASC principles.
  • Protection activities are guided by the UNHCR country protection strategy.
  • The participation of persons of concern is facilitated through continuous assessment and evaluation using participatory, rights and community based approaches.
Protection incidents are immediately identified and reported.

Responsibility
  • 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.

Authority
  • Prioritize persons of concern for interview, counselling and propose protection support for individual cases.
  • Enforce compliance of local implementing partners with global protection policies and standards of professional integrity in the delivery of protection services.
  • Enforce compliance with, and integrity of, all protection standard operating procedures.
Submit individual payments request for persons of concern for approval.

Essential Minimum Qualifications & Professional Experience
  • Education: Completion of secondary school. Additional certificate/training in International Law, Political Science or related field is required.
  • Job experience: Relevant to the function: 6 years.
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language.

Desirable Minimum requirements
  • Good computer skills.
  • Completed Protection Learning Programme.

How to apply:
Interested applicants should express their interest by completing the attached Personal History Form and the Supplementary form if needed in full. Please note that submission of the Personal History Form which is not signed may render the application ineligible for consideration. Please quote the Vacancy Notice Number and Position title.

The Expression of Interest for the position should be sent only by Email to:
Admin/Finance Officer
UNHCR Sub Office Kibondo
Email: tankbva@unhcr.org
Due to the volume of applications only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Shortlisted Candidates will be required to sit for a written test
Qualified female and candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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Job Title: Livelihood and Economic Inclusion Associate(KBO/VA/2019/016)-Tanzanian nationals only
Closing date: 29 August 2019
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Livelihood and Economic Inclusion Associate will work under the direct supervision of the Programme Officer with the overall supervision of the Head of Field Office Kibondo. The incumbent will support in operationalizing the strategic vision to align livelihoods and economic inclusion efforts with the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR), which underscores the need to mobilize additional actors and to adopt a whole-of-society approach to strengthen refugee self-reliance and help ease pressure on host countries.

The Livelihood and Economic Inclusion Associate will collaborate closely with UNHCR livelihoods partners, government agencies, private sector and financial services providers as well as other relevant stakeholders to enhance the economic inclusion and improve self-reliance of both persons of concern (PoCs) to UNHCR and host community members. The incumbent will also be expected to deliberately explore opportunities of collaboration with other UNHCR cross cutting areas such as protection, education, cash, partnerships, research and analytics, SGBV, solutions, complementary pathways and more. To document good practices, results and to generate knowledge, the Livelihood and Economic Inclusion Associate will work closely with the supervisor to build on UNHCR databases and support regular information sharing and coordination among different humanitarian, developmental and governmental stakeholders. S/he will assist to mobilize refugees of different age, gender and background and to ensure that all stakeholders well understand the potential of economic inclusion of refugees and host community members, and to help communicate opportunities to PoCs.

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.

Responsibility
  • Explore partnerships with relevant stakeholders to enhance economic inclusion of PoCs to UNHCR. This includes working with economic development agencies to adapt their programmes to become inclusive of PoCs to UNHCR, working with the private sector to enhance inclusion of UNHCR PoC in their labour force and supply chains, working with financial service providers to enhance financial inclusion, and working with public and private sector service providers to include PoCs to UNHCR in supporting services (business development, micro-finance, training, saving accounts, poverty alleviation and social protection, etc.).
  • Work with the multi-functional team, more specifically with the Protection Unit, to collect information about the legal framework for the right to work and rights at work.
  • Support the implementation of socioeconomic and wealth ranking surveys to inform targeting, monitoring and facilitation of the engagement of development programmes.
  • Participate in necessary assessments in collaboration with relevant private and public stakeholders, including impact assessments on local economies and surveys that help to inform interventions and identify investment and funding opportunities that enhance the economic inclusion of PoCs to UNHCR.
  • Identify opportunities and innovative solutions to challenges identified in the assessment report for access to livelihood opportunities, finance and vocational and other skills training;
  • Lead advocacy effort around livelihoods issues by maintaining updated information on issues and policy changes that may affect livelihood opportunities for refugees, and ongoing measures by the Government and other institutions
  • In case UNHCR is implementing specific livelihoods activities, work closely with and provide technical assistance on livelihoods interventions to help ensure they are market-based, and that the role of UNHCR has been strategically determined in consideration of its comparative advantage vis-à-vis other partners.
  • Liaise with partners and authorities on livelihoods related issues under the technical guidance of the supervisor.
  • Prepare field reports and other relevant reports relating to livelihoods and make recommendations for interventions that enhance refugee economic inclusion to the designated officer.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications
Education & Professional Work Experience
  • High school Diploma with certificate in Management, Economics, Financial Management, Agriculture or other relevant field.
  • Minimum 6 years of job experience relevant to the function;
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Essential qualifications
Experience in facilitating the economic inclusion of vulnerable and marginalized groups in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders, ideally in varied field contexts. Experience in working in partnership with private sector, NGOs, UN organisations, and government authorities in sub-sectors relevant to livelihood programming, e.g. microfinance, employment, entrepreneurship, private sector development, local economic development, poverty reduction, agriculture, livestock, vocational and technical education and training, etc.

Desirable qualifications
Prior exposure to UNHCR refugee operations and functions relating to office administration and programme activities. Knowledge about latest development in the livelihoods sector, including broader UN processes on the SDGs and the Global Compact on Refugees. Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position.

Language Requirements
Knowledge of English

How to apply:
Interested applicants should express their interest by completing UNHCR Personal History Form and the Supplementary form if needed in full. Please note that submission of the Personal History Form which is not signed may render the application ineligible for consideration. Please quote the Vacancy Notice Number and Position title.

The Expression of Interest for the position should only be sent only by Email to:
Admin/Finance Officer
UNHCR Sub Office Kibondo
Email: tankbva@unhcr.org
Due to the volume of applications only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Shortlisted Candidates will be required to sit for a written test
Former candidates who previously performed similar functions will be given priority for consideration.
Qualified female and candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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