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Inter-Agency Coordination Associate, G6 [Fixed-Term Appointment]

Arauca (Colombia)

  • Organization: UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • Location: Arauca (Colombia)
  • Grade: GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Managerial positions
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Public, Private Partnership
  • Closing Date: 2021-06-21

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DUTIES

- Provide support to the Senior Inter-Agency Coordination Officer (Inter-Sector Working Group and Sector Gender Focal Points Network Coordinator) and bridge between the Inter-Sector and the Sectors/Sub-sectors as well as the Task Forces.
- Contribute to the implementation at the Sector/Sub-sectors level of the comprehensive coordination strategies and empowerment of coordination mechanisms in line with the Inter-Sector Coordinator vision, strategy and guidance.
- Provide support to the inter-Sector and Sectors/Sub-sectors Coordinators in the preparation of Inter-Sector and Sector/Sub-sectors strategies, work plans, budgets and other planning documents which will feed into the main Regional Refugee Response plan.
- Support to optimize complementarity between the Inter-Sector and Sectors/Sub-sectors activities by supporting building on a series of common processes.
- Support promoting consistency in coordination standards and capacity between/among Sectors/Sub-sectors.
- Ensure cross-cutting issues, including gender equality programming, are properly reflected in Sectors/Sub-sectors activities.
- Coordinate, identify, process and elevate relevant topics/issues to Senior Inter-Agency Coordination Officer, referring to UNHCR policy decisions and guidance, when needed.
- Coordinate quality, timely and effective support to the Inter-Sector and Sectors/Sub-sectors ensuring at the same time that gender equality and gender with age marker is part of the working/sub-working group¿s agendas and work plans.
- Act as the information management focal point for the Sectors/Sub-sectors under responsibility, with duty to collect and compile data on activities, analyse and present information on the sector activities in a concise manner, and support the Inter-Sector and Sector/Sub-Sectors Coordinators in writing of sector specific reports as narratives and info-graphics.
- Facilitate the flow of information between the Inter-Sector and Sectors/Sub-sectors, update and maintain the relevant pages at the UNHCR information sharing portal and other support coordination tools of Inter-Sector and Sectors/Sub-Sectors, including the calendar of meetings, uploading of documents, updating sector relevant information and member information.
- Support the Inter-Sector and Sectors/Sub-sectors coordinators in organizing presentations, events, workshops, trainings in line with Inter-Sector and Sector//Sub-sectors work-plans and strategies.
- Encourage consistency on Inter-Sector and Sectors/Sub-sectors coordination standards, minimize duplication and develop synergies between Inter-Sector and Sectors/Sub-sectors.
- Perform other related duties as required.

MINIMUN QUALIFICATIONS

Education & Professional Work Experience

Years of experience/Degree Level

- Minimum 3 years of relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 2 years of relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher.

Certificates and/or Licenses

- International Law.
- International Relations.
- Political Science.
- Communication.
- Social Science.

Relevant Job Experience

Essential:
- Knowledge of UNHCR and interagency policies, standards, programmes and humanitarian operations in operational context.
- Demonstrated coordination and inter-personal skills.
- Drafting skills and strong ability to collect, analyze, and communicate information in written/oral formats.

Desirable:
- Solid experience in humanitarian coordination (including but not limited to interagency coordination) is an asset.
- Emergency response experience is an asset.
- Previous experience in intersectorial collaboration is an asset.
- Strong computer skills ¿ with a preference for ability to use Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, etc.
- Some knowledge of data base design and management will be an asset.

Functional Skills

- IT-Computer Literacy
- DM-Database Design & Development
- CO-Drafting and Documentation
- EX-Experience in the corporate sector

COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS

Core Competencies:
- Accountability
- Communication
- Organizational Awareness
- Teamwork & Collaboration
- Commitment to Continuous Learning
- Client & Result Orientation

Managerial Competencies:
- Empowering and Building Trust

Cross-Functional Competencies:
- Analytical Thinking
- Planning and Organizing
- Political Awareness Language Requirements

- Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English (Spanish).
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See below for this postion's Operational Context
======================================================================================================== With over 1.8 million Venezuelan refugees and migrants and more than 800,000 Colombian returnees from Venezuela, Colombia is the country most heavily affected by the Venezuelan displacement in the region. The over 946,624 Venezuelans who have not been able to regularize their migration status in Colombia, have limited access to basic services and lack opportunities for income generation. The worldwide COVID-19 health emergency has further impacted the protection risks of Venezuelan refugees and migrants, displaced and confined populations, Colombian returnees and other persons of concern. More than 116,000 Venezuelans have returned to Venezuela through humanitarian corridors since the borders closed in mid-March last year, most of them due to loss of income, evictions, food insecurity and other protection risks related to the inability to respect quarantine conditions. However, re-entries into Colombia have been on the rise starting September 2020 through informal crossing points.

The Inter-Agency Coordination Associate is a member of the Inter-Agency Coordination Unit. S/he normally reports to the Senior Inter-Agency Coordination Officer. The incumbent receives regular guidance and advice from the supervisor. S/he participates in all meetings/working groups related to the Refugee Coordination Model and Structure to provide support on coordination work on common processes.

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.

To find out more information about UNHCR, please visit our website. This vacancy will close on 21st June 2021 at 23:59 (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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