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Job Vacancy For Associate Community Services Officer, NOB At UNHCR

Posted on: May 19th, 2014 by Ghana Jobs

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The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Representation in Ghana invites well-qualified Ghanaian nationals to apply for the post of Associate Community Services Officer, NOB in Accra, Ghana.

Duration of Consultancy: One Year Initially (There is a lien to the post)

The Associate Community Services Officer will work under the direct supervision of the Representative. The responsibilities of the Associate Community Services Officer will include the following:

FUNCTIONAL STATEMENT:
Accountability (key results that will he achieved)

•   Participatory and community-based structures and systems are in place to foster the on-going participation of persons of concern to inform protection responses and solutions throughout the operations management cycle.
•   Evolving, Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) sensitive analysis of community risks and capacities provides the essential basis for all of UNHCR’s work.
•   Participatory and approaches are integral to the country protection strategy.
•   The country operation has systems in place to promote and undertake community-based protection activities, which address the social, cultural, and livelihood needs of populations of concern.

Responsibility (process and functions undertaker, to achieve results)

•   Stay abreast of political and social, economic and cultural developments that, impact on the protection environment.
•   Participate in consultative processes with government counterparts, partners and persons of concern to develop and implement community-based protection strategies.
•   Establish links with inter-agency capacity building initiatives, which promote participatory, community-based and (AGD) approaches.
•   Establish systems, including those managed by communities, to ensure that individual cases identified at the field level are assessed, referred as appropriate, and followed up using ProGres or other established case management systems.
•   Advice programme/protection unit, country offices and partners, in order to integrate participatory, community-based and AGO approaches in the overall protection delivery strategy.
•   Map and provide analyses on protection risks to communities of concern as well as their capacities and resources for community-based protection and self-protection initiatives.
•   Work with implementing and operational partners as well as with displaced and local communities to develop community-owned activities to address, where applicable, the social, educational, psychosocial, cultural, health, organisational and livelihood concerns as well as child protection and prevention and response to Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV).
•   Implement regular participatory assessments and maintain on-going consultation with persons of concern using multifunctional teams.
•   Assist in the planning and monitoring of programmes and budgets through an AGO perspective.
•   Assist in building Office capacity for community-based protection through training and establishing systems for community mobilization and participation of persons of concern.
•   Contribute to UNHCR communication strategies by emphasizing the participatory, community-based and AGD approaches.
•   Monitor community services budgets and expenditures and advocate with senior management for (re)allocation of resources within the country envelope to meet new and/or outstanding needs.

Authority (decisions made in executing responsibilities and to achieve results)

•   Enforce the application of participatory, community-based protection and AGD approaches within policies in the country ensuring that actions incorporate an AGD sensitive approach as an essential basis to ali cf UNHCR work.
•   Design the community-based protection strategy, project submissions and budgets for endorsement by the Protection Officer or the Representative.
•   Intervene with authorities on community-based protection issues.

Salary/Benefits: Attractive with other benefits including child dependency allowance, Medical Insurance and Pension etc.

REQUIRED MANAGERIAL & CROSS FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCE

•   Judgement and Decision Making
•   Managing Resources
•   Analytical Thinking
•   Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
•   Planning and Organizing

Qualification Required & Experience

•   University degree in Anthropology, International Development, Guttural Studies, Human Rights, International Social Work, Social Sciences, or other dearly related disciplines.
•   Minimum 4 years (2 years with Advanced University degree) professional working experience in the areas of community services, social work (e g , gender SGBV programmes, women’s empowerment, protection, work with refugees) or/and human rights related tasks in government, NGO or international organisation.
•   Excellent knowledge of English and working knowledge of another UN language

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS& COMPETENCIES

•   Good IT skills including database management skills.
•   Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to the functions of position such as: PLP (Protection Learning Programme), OMLP (Operations Management Learning Programme), ARC (Action for the Rights of Children) /Child rights, POP (People Oriented Planning) /Gender Studies, SGBV training.

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Please note that only candidates who meet the above requirements will be considered for interview. Ghanaian Nationals with the relevant qualifications and experience are invited to submit their applications in sealed envelopes quoting the vacancy notice number and the position number for which they are interested, addressed to:

The Representative
UNHCR, Private Mail Bag
KIA, Accra

Location of Office: 16 Labone Drive, 4th Dade Walk, North Labone, Accra

Closing Date: 30 May, 2014

WOMEN ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

Job Vacancy For Assistant Refugee Status Determination (RSD) Officer, NOA At UNHCR

Posted on: May 19th, 2014 by Ghana Jobs

{UNHCR,Accra,Full-Time, GH,N/A, N/A,30 Jun-2014};

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Representation in Ghana invites well-qualified Ghanaian nationals to apply for the post of Assistant Refugee Status Determination {RSD) Officer, NOA in Accra, Ghana.

Duration of Consultancy: One Year Initially (There is a lien to the post)

The Assistant RSD Officer will work under the direct supervision of the Protection Officer. The responsibilities of the Assistant RSD Officer will include the following:

FUNCTIONAL STATEMENT

Accountability (key results that will be achieved)
UNHCR’s RSD procedures are implemented in accordance with relevant UNHCR standards and policies, including policies related to age, gender, and diversity rmainstreaming (AGDM).

Persons of concern have fair and transparent access to the RSD
procedures. Fraud in the RSD process is identified and appropriately addressed.

Responsibility (process and functions undertaken to achieve results)

•   Stay abreast of Iegal, political, security and other developments which impact on the protection environment, and in particular, on protection delivery through RSD.
•   Assist in the development of the RSD strategy of the operation and in the annual planning exercise.
•   Conduct RSD interviews and draft RSD Assessments in accordance with applicable standards and guidelines.
•   Review and endorse RSD decisions and provide appropriate feedback and guidance to RSD staff.
•   Maintain accurate and up-to date records and data related to alt work on individual cases.
•   Provide counselling to asylum seekers and refugees.
•   Assist in preventing and identifying fraud in RSD through oversight, advice and guidance to UNHCR staff, partners and persons of concern.
•   Assist in monitoring RSD trends and in compiling and analysing RSD statistics related to RSD case processing to identify and respond to developments or issues impacting on the efficiency or quality of RSD decision-making, and to propose remedial measures.
•   Conduct research on country of origin information (CO) and legal issues related to RSD and assist in maintaining a local repository of relevant information, guidelines and standards accessible to RSD staff in the operation.
•   Ensure that persons of concern. Government authorities and legal partners have accurate information on the RSD procedures, including UNHCR standards, policy and practice.
•   Assist in developing and maintaining processes to ensure that persons of concern, Government authorities and partners have accurate information on the RSD procedures, including UNHCR standards, policies and practice.
•   Assist in initiatives to advocate with and support Government authorities and legal partners to establish and strengthen fair and efficient RSD procedures and RSD decision-making.
•   Assist in evaluating and projecting RSD staffing needs using the RSD Staffing Benchmarks

Authority (decisions made in executing responsibilities and to achieve results)

•   Decide and endorse RSD decisions

Salary/Benefits: Attractive with other benefits including child dependency allowance, Medical Insurance and Pension etc

REQUIRED MANAGERIAL & CROSS FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCE

•   Judgement and Decision Making
•   Analytical Thinking
•   Planning and Organizing

Qualification Required & Experience

•   University Degree in law, political science, international relations or another related field.
•   Minimum 2 years of relevant professional job experience, preferably in the area of refugee protection, human rights or international humanitarian law.
•   Knowledge of international Refugee Law and Human Rights Law and ability to apply the relevant legal principles.
•   Strong research and analytical skills.
•   Excellent oral and written communication skills
•   Excellent knowledge of English and working knowledge of another UN language

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS& COMPETENCIES

•   Working experience with procedures and principles related to RSD is highly desirable.
•   Experience as a decision-maker in UNHCR or Government RSD procedures.
•   Experience in counselling asylum seekers or refugees.
•   Experienced working with vulnerable or traumatized individuals.
•   Completion of UNHCR’s RSD Learning Programme, COI Learning
•   Programme, or Protection Learning Programme.
•   Knowledge of another official UN language.

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Please note that only candidates who meet the above requirements will be considered for interview. Ghanaian Nationals with the relevant qualifications and experience are invited to submit their applications in sealed envelopes quoting the vacancy notice number and the position number for which they are interested, addressed to:

The Representative
UNHCR, Private Mail Bag
KIA, Accra

Location of Office: 16 Labone Drive, 4th Dade Walk, North Labone, Accra

Closing Date: 30 May, 2014

WOMEN ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

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