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Senior CBI Assistant (Temporary Appointment)

Hodeidah (Yemen)

  • Organization: UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • Location: Hodeidah (Yemen)
  • Grade: Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public, Private Partnership
    • Cash-Based Interventions
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2021-05-15

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Recruitment under Temporary Appointment.

This Job Opening is open to all candidates. Applicants who meets the minimum requirements are considered eligible. External candidates must be legally present in Yemen at the time of application, recruitment and hire. Applicants who meets the minimum requirements are considered eligible.
External candidates must be legally present in Yemen at the time of application, recruitment and hire. Organizational Setting and Work Relationships:
The Senior CBI (Cash-Based Interventions) Assistant is supervised by a Senior CBI/Programme or Field staff. S/he performs a variety of functions related to cash assistance activities within the office. The supervisor defines work processes and provides regular advice and guidance.

The incumbent will assist in monitoring the quality of the provision of cash assistance for the operation under area of responsibility. S/he will be required to maintain strong relations with other units within UNHCR as well as operational partners and contractors working with UNHCR on the delivery of cash assistance to persons of concern (POC).


Duties:

-       Coordinate data collection and cash assistance eligibility determination with relevant partners and contractors.
- Assist in monitoring the implementation of the UNHCR cash assistance programme including the delivery of all assistance item, monitoring of infrastructure, completion of home visits, etc.
- Export and manage data related to the cash assistance delivery.
- Perform data analysis and reporting as required.
- Coordinate with relevant units and personnel on decisions and visits related to cash assistance program.
- Coordinate with the bank and other institutes on actions related to cash delivery issues.
- Receive queries from internal UNHCR units and external agencies related to the cash assistance delivery and provide feedback and follow up as necessary.
- Ensure proper filing and record keeping.
- Liaise with POC, assistance beneficiaries, and partners.
- Direct incidents and problems to the supervisor when they cannot be resolved at their level.
- Perform other related duties as required.


Minimum Qualifications:
Education & Professional Work Experience
Years of Experience / Degree Level
For G5 - 2 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 1 year relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher

Field(s) of Education
Certificates and/or Licenses
Business Administration, Law, Political Science

Essential:
Computer skills, including knowledge of database applications.

Desirable:
Knowledge of UNHCR programmes and activities. Experience in working with UNHCR contractors and partners. Experience in Cash-Based interventions. Working experience in MS/Excel and MS/Access.


Functional Skills:
IT-Computer Literacy
CB-Cash-based Programming/Managing/Planning
IT-Microsoft Excel Competencies as defined in Job Profile Please also note that English and Arabic are essential for this Job Opening. Duration: until 31 December 2021

Effective date: As soon as possible

Candidates may be required to sit for a test. Only pre-selected candidates will be notified. Only online applications are accepted (applications sent by email will not be accepted). No late applications will be accepted.

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

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

If you have questions during the on-line application, please contact HR Team well before the deadline: at yemsahr@unhcr.org (Sana'a).


Operational Context:

UNHCR Yemen has one of the top five CBI programmes globally, having implemented close to $48 million CBI interventions in 2019 to IDPs, refugees, asylum-seekers and the vulnerable host community, supporting over 1,2 million displaced people to address prioritized needs, such as rent, protection services and winterization assistance.
The operating environment in Hudeidah hub comes with specific challenges the incumbent needs to be prepared for, including different exchange rates and an official and unofficial exchange rate system within; differences in data collection methodologies by governorate in Hudeidah hub such as Hudeidah, Hajjah, Mahweet and by population group; constrained access to beneficiaries, especially with the COVID-19 restrictions; immense vulnerabilities across the population, leading to challenging targeting; unpredictability of funding streams, and monitoring of the distributions. The closing date for submission of applications is 15 May 2021 (Midnight Geneva time).
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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