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Inter-Agency Coordination Associate- UNOPS

Mafraq (Jordan)

  • Organization: UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • Location: Mafraq (Jordan)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Managerial positions
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Public, Private Partnership
  • Closing Date: 2021-06-23

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This position is advertised open to internal and external applicants. Inter-Agency Coordination Associate

Organizational Setting and Work Relationships

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.


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.

Minimum Qualifications

Years of Experience / Degree Level
For LICA 6 - 3 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 2 years relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher

Field(s) of Education
Not applicable.
(Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Certificates and/or Licenses
International Law, Political Science, Social Science,
International Relations, Communications
(Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

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
(Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Language Requirements
For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.
For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.
For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.


All UNHCR workforce members must individually and collectively, including in particular when supervising others, contribute towards a working environment where each person feels safe, and empowered to perform their duties by demonstrating no tolerance for sexism, gender inequality, discrimination, abuse of power, harassment including sexual harassment, and sexual exploitation and abuse. As individual workforce members and as managers, all must be proactive in preventing inappropriate conduct, support ongoing dialogue on these matters and take these issues seriously by speaking up and seeking guidance and support from relevant UNHCR resources, as well as, when required/appropriate, report, for corrective action to be taken, whilst considering a victim-centered-approach.

This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional essential and/or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation and/or position. Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates. Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English
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See below for this postion's Operational Context
======================================================================================================== Operational Context:

UNHCR has expanded its protection capacity to other governorates including Mafraq. The Sub-Office in Mafraq covers the Zaatari Refugee Camp, Raba¿a Al Sarhan Reception Centre, and Urban refugees living in Mafraq governorate. The office oversees more than 160,000 refugees registered in the area covered by the Sub Office including urban and camp refugees.  Registered Syrian refugees in urban settings have relatively good access to basic public services (including health, education, shelter, supply of water and electricity).
The inter- Agency Coordination Associate is supervised by the Head of Field Office, The inter-Agency Coordination Associate is  expected to 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.

S/he Act as the information management focal point for the Sectors/Sub-sectors under responsibility, with duty to collect and compile data on activities, contributes to consistency on Inter-Sector and Sectors/Sub-sectors coordination standards, minimize duplication and develop synergies between Inter-Sector and Sectors/Sub-sectors 
He/she will support to optimize complementarity between the Inter-Sector and Sectors/Sub-sectors activities by supporting building on a series of common processes.

The interagency coordination Associate will be expected to support the Inter-Sector and Sector/Sub-Sectors Coordinators in writing of sector specific reports for Mafraq urban and Zaatari. Inter-agency coordination Associate will participate in all meetings/working groups related to the Refugee Coordination Model and Structure to provide support on coordination work on common processes for refugee operation in Mafraq and Zattari. The closing date for this position is 23 June 2021
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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