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Associate Field Officer

Dundo (AGO)

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Dundo (AGO)
  • Grade: International Specialist - Internationally recruited Volunteer
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
    • Civil Society and Local governance
  • Closing Date: 2020-12-02

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Eligibility criteria

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Description of task
  • Ensure that UNHCR’s policies, standards and procedures are constantly and coherently applied in the Area of Responsibility (AoR).
  • Ensure that the needs of persons of concern in the AoR are assessed and analysed in a participating manner and using an Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective to form a firm basis for planning.
  • Ensure that protection incidents and gaps in assistance are immediately identified and addressed.
  • Identify vulnerable groups or individuals who may need special attention or special arrangements and make recommendations on the needs of different groups of refugees.
  • Assess protection and assistance needs of refugees and asylum-seekers in the region and monitor implementation of refugee assistance programmes.
  • In co-ordination with implementing partners, handle the reception, registration and provision of assistance to persons of concern to UNHCR.
  • Provide inputs for project submissions and periodic narrative and financial reports for the annual programme.
  • Develop and maintain relations with local authorities ensuring smooth negotiations in all aspects of UNHCR's mandate for the benefit of refugees.
  • Monitor the security situation in the area and intervene as appropriate with the local authorities.
  • Participation in needs assessment as a member of the Multi-Functional team
  • In close coordination with programme and project control, monitor project implementation and provide feedback on the progress to the relevant units/sections
  • Undertake other relevant duties as required.
Qualifications/Requirements Required degree level: Bachelor degree or equivalent Education - Additional Comments:

Law, International Law, International Relations, Political Sciences or related field.

Required experience: 24 Months Experience remark:

Minimum of 2 years of work experience with refugees and/or other people of concern in a protection capacity required.

Computer skills: Office Package (excellent knowledge of Word, good knowledge of Excel and Power Point) and Internet browsing.

Language skills:
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
  • Portuguese(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise: Protection of refugees, asylum seekers and IDPs Area of expertise details:

Field experience. Experience in community services. Coordination/management role.

English is essential. Portuguese and/or French desirable.

Driving license: No Competencies values:

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

Application procedure:

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?
Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup.
Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?
Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call for to which you would like to apply.

Application deadline: 9 August 2020

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