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  • Posted: May 28, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • UNHCR was created in 1950, during the aftermath of the Second World War, to help millions of Europeans who had fled or lost their homes. We had three years to complete our work and then disband. Today, over 65 years later, our organization is still hard at work, protecting and assisting refugees around the world.
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    Assistant Government Liaison Officer

    Duties And Qualifications

    Organizational Setting and Work Relationships

    The Assistant Government Liaison Officer is usually located in country operations. S/he plays a crucial support role in ensuring UNHCR¿s approach to the Government is consistent, strategic and coherent. UNHCR assists the Government on coordination, response delivery and protection issues. Typically, this involves joint coordination arrangements, partnership with various government departments in service delivery, and regular dialogue at all levels on refugee protection issues. The main aim is to assist senior management to ensure that UNHCR can fulfil its role to support the Government to lead the refugee response ensuring the protection of refugees and - in line with the GCR - promote the inclusion of refugees into national systems by coordinating with other actors - including development actors at the early stages of a refugee response and in mixed situations supporting the Government to prevent, respond to and resolve internal displacement while complementing and reinforcing national response efforts. This should be done in line with UNHCR¿s Mandate, the Global Compact for Refugees, the IDP policy, and agreed inter-agency commitments. More specifically, s/he advises the senior management on issues and processes concerning the relationship with the Government and related positioning, coordination, advocacy, information, resource allocation, fundraising, reporting, and communication with other UN agencies, NGOs, civil society actors, private sector, media and other relevant actors through strong engagement in humanitarian inter-agency processes, but also with a focus on development processes as they impact on UNHCR. The overall goal of the position is to support the effectiveness of UNHCR¿s leadership roles and responses to situations affecting people of concern to UNHCR (refugees, asylum-seekers, IDPs, stateless persons, returnees, host communities) through an open and transparent partnership approach with the Government.

    The Assistant Government Liaison Officer ensures that support is provided for strategic planning, assessment, monitoring and analysis concerning the relationship with the Government. The Assistant Government Liaison Officer will support all planning and reporting activities. The incumbent will support the supervisor in maintaining a constant dialogue with the Government on the overall protection context. A key tool in this regard will be the facilitation and support of periodic meetings with the Government, as well as to support the broadening of mutual information through meeting reports, situation updates and newsletters.

    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

    • Assist in the establishment of close working relations with Government Officials and/or other external parties.
    • Provide suggestions for promoting UNHCR¿s policies and liaising with Government authorities on issues related to latest humanitarian and development processes.
    • Support coordination meetings as required, including by preparing meetings and background information, drafting minutes and follow-up documentation.
    • Manage the flow of information to/from the supervisor and other senior staff; identifies priority matters that need to be urgently addressed by the supervisor.
    • Draft correspondence, documents and reports, and prepares tables and ensures follow-up.
    • Assist in ensuring appropriate links with the Government through establishment/maintenance of appropriate coordination and information exchange.
    • Act on behalf of the supervisor to convey, clarify and explain UNHCR¿s positions to Government or other external parties as applicable.
    • Inform the supervisor on a continuing basis of relevant information on the outcome of discussions with external parties.
    • Act as interpreter during meetings held by the supervisor with senior officials or other external parties.
    • Accompany the supervisor and Headquarters visitors to camps, border missions and provincial cities.
    • May be required to coordinate the work of lower level staff.
    • Perform other related duties as required.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Years of Experience / Degree Level

    For P1/NOA - 1 year relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or no experience with Graduate degree; or no experience with Doctorate degree

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    Associate Field Security Officer

    Duties And Qualifications

    Organizational Setting and Work Relationships

    The Associate Field Security Officer manages and supports all activities pertaining to staff security and security for persons of concern.

    The incumbent is supervised by a Senior Officer who defines the objectives and provides general guidance. The incumbent contacts are predominant with other UN agencies, implementing partners and Government departments on relevant subject matters at the working level.

    The duty of the incumbent is to support, develop plans and monitor the management of security issues.

    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

    • Advise and support the Representative or Head of Office in managing staff safety and security of UNHCR staff, partners, operations, premises and refugees or persons of concern.
    • Undertake periodic security assessments in close co-operation with UNHCR senior staff members and interagency partners.
    • Evaluate existing security measures to determine their appropriateness and identify areas needing improvement. Follow up with actions to oversee or implement those improvements.
    • Advise on and assist in ensuring compliance with standards established through the Security Risk Management process.
    • Assist in the development of plans for evacuation, medical evacuation and other contingencies.
    • In cooperation with UNHCR senior staff members, assist in ensuring that security measures are fully integrated into operational planning, including budgetary provisions, at the earliest stages of development.
    • Participate programme activities to advise on programme criticality.
    • As a member of a multi-functional team, contribute to efforts to ensure the physical protection and security of refugees and other persons of concern.
    • Develop and maintain relationships with security-related actors, including host government law enforcement authorities and partner agencies.
    • Maintain cooperation with staff of the UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS).
    • Cooperate in security assessments and planning and supporting interagency processes.
    • Support UNHCR staff serving as members of the country Security Management Team (SMT), or Area Security Management Team (ASMT), Area Security Coordinators (ASC) and Wardens.
    • Provide country-relevant security advice and training to UNHCR staff, and where appropriate, to staff of NGOs and implementing partners in areas including, inter alia, preparation for and conduct of road missions, radio telecommunications, immediate actions upon detection of explosive devices or other dangers, hostage survival and other critical incidents.
    • Conduct rehearsals and practical exercises to ensure that staff are familiar with contingency plans and can implement them confidently in an emergency.
    • Prepare periodic reports on security in accordance with UN and UNHCR standard operating procedures, sharing with managers in the country of assignment and, as appropriate, FSS.
    • Maintain linkages with the Staff Welfare Section, and the Medical Service, referring cases as required in consultation with the staff member¿s supervisor.
    • Undertake other security-related functions or responsibilities.
    • Provide security-related advice, in written and oral form, to the manager and other staff.
    • Advise on, and upon approval, implement, needed mitigating measures.
    • Participate in criticality assessments.
    • Perform other related duties as required.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Years of Experience / Degree Level

    For P2/NOB - 3 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 2 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 1 year relevant experience with Doctorate degree

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