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Specialist Advisor to MoPIC LICA 11

Amman (Jordan)

  • Organization: UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • Location: Amman (Jordan)
  • Grade: International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
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  • Closing Date: 2020-04-08

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This position is advertised open to internal and external applicants. 1. General Background
(Brief description of the national, sector-specific or other relevant context in which the individual contractor will operate)
The humanitarian coordination structures in the Syrian refugees-receiving countries in the region are covered by the Refugee Coordination Model under UNHCR¿s leadership who is accountable for the overall response through its mandate. The UNHCR Country Office in Jordan, through the Inter-Agency Coordination Unit, supports the Government of Jordan in leading the response for the Syria crisis through the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MoPIC). In cognizant of the complex and changing operating environment, UNHCR is supporting the Specialist Advisor to the MoPIC Minister as part of its overall support to the Government of Jordan¿s vis-à-vis the refugee response. Furthermore, with the aim of tailoring and progressively strengthening the Jordan Response Plan (JRP) to the evolving situations, this position will be critical to MoPIC to its strategic oversight of the overall process and implementation of the JRP as well as its relationship and coordination with other national plans.
UNHCR's direct support is aimed at further strengthening MOPIC¿s capacity to strategically lead the overall planning efforts in line with its mandate while also supporting relevant line ministries and other national and International stakeholders to: (a) continue to respond to the Syria crisis by integrating the concepts and practices of the humanitarian and resilience approach into their core areas of responsibility; (b) facilitate, implement and monitor sector/thematic strategies; and c) identify any adjustments required as part of a more holistic and longer term approach within the context of the different plans and funding instruments as well as d) strategically oversee and guide the set-up of response mechanisms and planning instruments for any other refugee response, and as appropriate.  Under an agreement between the Ministry and UNHCR the incumbent will undertake the following responsibilities and work independently while following guidance obtained by UNHCR and in line with directions from the MoPIC Minister. 

2. Purpose and Scope of Assignment
(Concise and detailed description of activities, tasks and responsibilities to be undertaken, including expected travel, if applicable)
The Specialist Advisor to MoPIC Minister on Refugee Crisis Response will be responsible for the following duties:
- Advises the MoPIC Minister on strategic engagement with regards to Syria refugee crisis and any other existing or emerging refugee response;
- Within the response to the Syria Crisis, has strategic oversight on Jordan Response Plan (JRP) with all its components (Refugees, Host Community, as well as Infrastructure and Institutional Capacity Building);
- Facilitates the work of the international community and UN agencies with the Government entities on all issues related to the Syria Crisis and other existing or emerging refugee response;
- Streamlines JRP¿s planning, implementation, monitoring, and reporting processes, including advising on simplifying project approval process;
- Enhances accountability through increased effectiveness and transparency of aid coordination in relation to refugees matters;
- Ensures that the Global Compact on Refugees and the SDGs are taken into consideration and incorporated throughout the JRP planning process;
- Participates in different events, official meetings and fora on subject matters pertinent to this ToRs;
- Strategically oversees and guides HRCU implementation of mandate and services including implementation of state-of-the-art systems and practices;
- Plays a coordination role and engages with other Government officials, UN agencies, non-governmental organizations, diplomatic missions, etc. on matters related to the JRP;
- Strategically oversees, leads or assists, as appropriate, in the preparation of MoPIC's reports, studies, background and position papers, policy guidelines, proposals, project documents correspondence and presentations in relation to the Syria and other refugee response. 
- Ensures strategic, policy and technical support is available to JRP task forces and relevant line ministries;
- Advises humanitarian and resilience assistance programmes, plans, and evaluations; promotes that latest findings, lessons learned, policy guidelines, etc. are incorporated into the planned activities;
- Oversees the organization of and participates in working groups, meetings, trainings, conferences, consultations internal and/or with other stakeholders, as appropriate;
- Implements any other responsibilities and requests by the Minister, including technical and administrative responsibilities within the scope of these ToRs ;
- Performs other duties as required.

3. Monitoring and Progress Controls
(Clear description of measurable outputs, milestones, key performance indicators and/or reporting requirements which will enable performance monitoring)
Under the direct supervision of the Senior Inter Agency Coordinator, the Specialist Advisor to Minister on Refugee Crisis Response will ensure adequate guidance and advice to Minister of Planning and International Cooperation and UNHCR, as appropriate. The outputs will be measured against the responsibilities, tasks and activities listed above, while noting that these represent the comprehensive range and full set of duties which may be required within the contractual period. 
4. Qualifications and Experience
(List the required education, work experience, expertise and competencies of the individual contractor. The listed education and experience should correspond with the level at which the contract is offered.)
a. Education (Level and area of required and/or preferred education)
Advanced university degree (Master¿s degree or equivalent) in humanitarian, development, social or international studies or a related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with ten (10) years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
b. Work Experience
(List number of years and area of required work experience. Clearly distinguish between required experience and experience which could be an asset.)
20 years of service with Government or Government-like entities including at a minimum 10 years in senior managerial positions with Government or Government-like entities. Experience in an international organization would be an asset.
¿ Extensive knowledge and experience of post-crisis response coordination.
¿ Experience in the MENA region is required and experience in Jordan is an asset.
¿ Experience with the UN Common System is desirable.

c. Key Competencies
(Technical knowledge, skills, managerial competencies or other personal competencies relevant to the performance of the assignment.  Clearly distinguish between required and desired competencies)
- Language Skills: Proficient in both written and oral English and Arabic.
- Diplomacy and Partnerships: Excellent diplomatic and political skills as well as technical knowledge on government processes and relationships with ministries and other government entities.
- Proficient computer and word processing skills.
- Innovation: Ability to make new and useful ideas work. Creates new and relevant ideas and leads others to implement them.
- Communication: ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform. Gains trust of peers, partners and other stakeholders by presenting complex concepts in practical terms to others.
- Delivery: ability to get things done while exercising good judgement. Critically assesses value and relevance of existing policy / practice and contributes to enhanced delivery of products, services, and innovative solutions.
- Advocacy: building strategic Partnerships and Client Orientation: catalyses new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise.
d. Special Notice
- This temporary local individual contractor agreement is published for one position in Amman, Jordan at MoPIC.
- The individual contractor agreement is for the duration of four (4) months, with the possibility of extension, subject to availability of funds and mandate extension. The selected candidate is expected to start as soon as possible. CONSENT
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.
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term "sexual exploitation" means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term "sexual abuse" means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term "sexual harassment" means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator's working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment. The closing date to this position will be on 8 April 2010
We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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