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UNHCR Vacancies 2023 for Assistant Representative Jobs in Juba Location.
UNHCR Jobs in Juba 2023:- New job notification not for UNHCR job opportunity portal for the post of Assistant Representative. Assistant Representative Vacancy is for the Juba location. Candidates should apply through www.unhcr.org before the last date which is 15/06/2023.
Assistant Representative Jobs at UNHCR Details
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|Name of Vacancy||Assistant Representative Vacancy in South Sudan|
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Assistant Representative Jobs Description
Organizational Setting and Work Relationships
The Assistant Representative- Protection is the senior protection manager in a Country Office and reports to the Representative. A member of the senior management team, the incumbent has direct or reviewing supervisory responsibility for protection staff who may include community services, registration, resettlement and education. He/she has country-wide functional supervisory responsibility for protection staff and provides protection oversight and guidance to the information and programme management functions.
The Assistant Representative- Protection transposes UNHCR¿s Global Strategic Priorities into a comprehensive protection strategy adapted to the country context. He/she is guardian of protection standards, operational procedures and practices in protection delivery at country level and represents the UNHCR to authorities, UN sister agencies, partners and other stakeholders on protection policy and doctrine. UNHCR is well integrated into the UN Resident Coordinator System.
The Assistant Representative- Protection is relied upon by the Office to plan, manage and guide country-wide protection delivery to populations of concern and to promote and gain support for UNHCR¿s protection agenda externally. This includes ensuring that operational responses in sectors are shaped in a protection optic, mainstream protection methodologies and integrate protection safeguards. He/she ensures that persons and communities of concern are involved with the Office in making decisions that affect them and that their interests are effectively represented to authorities, protection and assistance partners and to the broad network of donors and stakeholders who can contribute to enhancing protection.
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.
– Stay abreast of political, social, economic and security developments that have an impact on the protection environment and protection delivery capacity and advise the Representative in the overall management of UNHCR¿s operations.
– Manage a consultative process with government counterparts, partners and persons of concern to develop and implement a comprehensive protection strategy addressing the specific protection needs of women and men, children, youth and older persons, persons with disabilities, minority groups such as sexual minorities and persons living with HIV/AIDS; and Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) priorities with regard to these persons.
– In operations applying the Cluster Approach, ensure the response of the Protection Cluster is grounded in a strategy which covers assessed and prioritized protection needs of the affected populations.
– Ensure the protection strategy is fully integrated into the Country Operations Plan, the UN Development and Assistance Framework (UNDAF) and in respect of UNHCR¿s mandate, the Humanitarian Country Team¿s common humanitarian action plan where applicable.
– Ensure that necessary resources are allocated to address protection gaps.
– Promote International and National Law and applicable UN/UNHCR and IASC policy, standards and codes of conduct. Foster their consistent and coherent interpretation and application and ensure that sectors and /or in clusters in applicable operations fulfil their responsibilities mainstreaming protection.
– Design, deliver and monitor programmes on an AGD basis to address identified protection needs.
– Oversee the provision of expert legal advice and guidance on protection issues to internal and external interlocutors and ensure that legal assistance and documentation is accessible to persons of concern.
– Oversee Eligibility and Status Determination operations ensuring compliance with UNHCR procedural standards and international protection principles.
– Oversee the implementation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for protection /solutions processes and systems.
– Promote and supervise the delivery of effective measures to identify, prevent and reduce statelessness.
– Develop and implement a country-level education plan as part of the protection strategy. Ensure the provision of quality and protective education with an emphasis on learning outcomes and lifelong learning opportunities forging partnerships with the Ministry for Education, UNICEF and other partners as appropriate.
– Develop and implement a country-level child protection plan as part of the protection strategy ensuring programmes use a child protection systems approach.
– Ensure that appropriate interventions are undertaken by the Office, or intervene directly, in cases of refoulement, expulsion and other protection incidents through working relations with governments and other partners.
– Coordinate the design, implementation and evaluation of protection related programming with implementing and operational partners.
– Ensure with governments and partners that durable solutions through voluntary repatriation, local integration, and where appropriate, resettlement are sought and provided to the largest possible number of persons of concern.
– Oversee the development and implementation of a results-based advocacy programme in consultation with sectorial and/or cluster partners.
– Advocate with authorities and stakeholders for access to and respect for the rights of persons of concern and their access to services.
– Ensure the Protection Sector or Cluster strategy has an effective information management component to provide disaggregated data on populations of concern and their problems; and researches, collects and disseminates relevant protection information and good practices to enhance protection delivery.
– Build the protection capacity of national and local government, partners and civil society to assume their responsibilities vis-à-vis persons of concern through protection training, mainstreaming and related activities.
– Coordinate capacity-building initiatives for communities and persons of concern to assert their rights.
– Advise and capacitate national authorities, relevant institutions and NGOs to strengthen legislation and status determination procedures and mechanisms.
– Contribute to a communications strategy to generate external support for UNHCR¿s operations and the Protection Sector/Cluster.
– Provide effective supervisory and managerial oversight, direction and guidance of the protection function.
– Design and establish effective protection staffing structures in Offices ensuring staffing configurations, profiles and competencies are commensurate with protection challenges.
– Approve the comprehensive protection strategy for endorsement by the Representative and Regional Office or Headquarters.
– Chair strategic or operational protection meetings, including Protection Cluster meetings in applicable operations and represent the protection sector/cluster in inter-agency mechanisms.
– Issue advocacy statements on behalf of UNHCR or the Protection Cluster in applicable operations. Intervene with authorities on protection issues.
– Negotiate with resettlement countries and countries of return on behalf of UNHCR.
– Clear documents and reports prepared by the Protection Unit / Section.
– Take decisions on individual cases.
– Negotiate with the Humanitarian Coordinator/Resident Coordinator, the Humanitarian Country Team and partners on protection funding priorities in inter-agency funding appeals.
– Enforce compliance of staff and partners with global protection policies and standards of professional integrity in the delivery of protection services.
– Enforce compliance with, and integrity of protection standard operating procedures.
– Approve expenditures under the UNHCR protection budget and direct transparent and accountable financial and other resource allocation within the Protection Cluster in applicable operations.
– Perform other related duties as required.
Education & Professional Work Experience
Years of Experience / Degree Level
For P5 – 12 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 11 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 10 years relevant experience with Doctorate degree
Field(s) of Education
Humanitarian Law; International Relations; Law;
Political Science; International Refugee Law; or other relevant field.
(Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)
Certificates and/or Licenses
HCR Learning Prog; HCR Management Lrng Prg; HCR Protection Learning Prg;
(Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)
Relevant Job Experience
– minimum 11 years of previous work experience in progressively responsible functions in an organisation or institution that administer/manage and assist a large number of asylum seekers, refugees and Displaced persons, preferably within the UN.
– Thorough knowledge in International refugee law, its applications under different circumstances; ability to analyse and advocate the application of various regional refugee instruments for the benefits of the persons of concern to UNHCR. Field experience, preferably in the context of UNHCR, in repatriation and resettlement of refugees.
– Solid UNHCR experience from both the Field (including Hardship Duty stations) and Headquarters.
– UNHCR specific learning/training activities (i.e. Management Learning Programme, Protection Learning Programme).
*PR-International Humanitarian Law
*PR-Refugee Resettlement programs
*PR-Managing large influx of Persons of Concern
*PR-Refugee Protection Principles and Framework
FO-Operational activities in hardship duty stations
*PR-Application of various regional refugee instruments
(Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)
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, contribute towards a working environment where each person feels safe, and empowered to perform their duties. This includes by demonstrating no tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, harassment including sexual harassment, sexism, gender inequality, discrimination and abuse of power.
As individuals and as managers, all must be proactive in preventing and responding to inappropriate conduct, support ongoing dialogue on these matters and speaking up and seeking guidance and support from relevant UNHCR resources when these issues arise.
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.
Desired Candidate Profile
In addition to standard competencies for the position, the chosen candidate will have:
– Substantive knowledge of international protection norms/standards/policies/guidelines is expected, the candidate will also need to demonstrate capacity to operationalize protection policies at the field level, making sure that teams in the field are able to provide a coherent and efficient protection response across the spectrum from emergency to solutions;
– Proven recent experience of delivering a coordinated protection response in a complex-inter-agency context, in particular during emergencies;
– Proven experience of working in both IDP and refugee contexts, with a good understanding of the IASC cluster system, with an understanding of humanitarian funding mechanisms in highly fluid/competitive/complex context;
– Demonstrated stakeholder management, coordination, partnership, negotiation & diplomatic skills;
– Demonstrated experience of delivering solutions-oriented results working with a wide range of stakeholders; including for IDPs, refugees and returnees;
– Strong managerial skills leading a large protection team both in Juba and in the field and ensuring that protection objectives shape and contribute to the country’s multi-year strategy;
– A commitment to the participation of affected populations in all stages of UNHCR programming
– A commitment to diversity
– Solid knowledge, proven experience on GSPs inc women/children/SGBV/PSEA/anti-fraud/ best practices.
– Excellent drafting, verbal and communication skills
Required languages (expected Overall ability is at least B2 level):
Occupational Safety and Health Considerations:
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Nature of Position:
The Assistant Representative for Protection will lead a protection team in Juba and provides guidance and support to two sub-offices and seven field offices across the country. The Assistant Representative – Protection also supervise the registration/ODM unit. This is one of three senior positions in South Sudan, and the chosen candidate will be expected to contribute fully to the management of the operation, in addition to their protection duties.
South Sudan is home to over 300,000 refugees, as well as 2.3 million internally displaced persons. In addition, there are over 2.2 million South Sudanese who are refugees in neighbouring country, the largest refugee population in Africa, of which more than 600,000 have returned since 2018, with a lot more now coming back due to the crisis in Sudan. South Sudan is a new country, which gained its independence from Sudan in 2011, and the risks of statelessness are high. More than 75% of the country’s population is in need of humanitarian assistance, South Sudan is currently under a Level 2 emergency due to the crisis in Sudan, but there are also plenty of opportunities for solutions, for refugees, returnees and IDPs and the operation has been working closely with development actors and the UNCT on solutions. UNHCR leads the protection cluster and co-leads the CCCM cluster with IOM.
Living and Working Conditions:
Juba is a non-family E duty station with a 6 week R&R cycle. UN curfew is from 19:00 to 06:00 in Juba. There are very limited medical facilities in Juba. Int. staff reside in UNHCR provided accommodations which are fully equipped and catered. In Juba, all basic foods are available. Frequent field missions are expected.
All international personnel reside in UNHCR provided accommodation equipped with furniture, cafeteria, housekeeping services and a gym or some sports equipment. In Juba, all basic foods are available in the market ranging from meat, dairy, fruit and vegetables. There are a few hotels with pools and restaurants where staff can visit. While in the field, food supply varies depending on the season. Taking photos is strongly discouraged in all locations, as may result in arrest by local security forces. Extreme caution is required while driving a UN vehicle due to bad local driving culture, lots of motorbikes and three-wheelers (boda-boda) and periodic attempts by local police to extort money from the driver for whatever violation claimed.
There are several airlines flying from most destinations to Juba via Dubai, Nairobi, Addis Ababa, Istanbul, Cairo or Entebbe. Travel to field offices in South Sudan are handled by UN humanitarian flights.
Staff can open USD bank accounts in South Sudan and only high US Dollar bills i.e. US$50 and US$100 are accepted for foreign currency exchange transactions. South Sudan bank notes exist in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 20, 25, 50, 100, 500 and 1000 South Sudanese Pounds. Foreign exchange transactions can be done at any commercial bank in a safe and secure location. There are very few ATMs and credit card facilities in South Sudan to draw USD (max $500
The security situation in SSD, as of May 2023, is generally stable but remains fragile and fluid in a complex and unpredictable environment. There are isolated small scale, low intensity and localized armed conflict in Central and Western Equatoria, high levels of crime across the country, Inter/Intra communal conflict over a diverse range of issues including cattle raids, competition for resources and revenge attacks in several areas and sporadic incidents of civil unrest. The security level in SSD is assessed as substantial (security level 4) in most areas.
Bachelor of Arts (BA): Humanitarian Law (Required), Bachelor of Arts (BA): International Refugee Law (Required), Bachelor of Arts (BA): International Relations (Required), Bachelor of Arts (BA): Law (Required), Bachelor of Arts (BA): Political Science (Required)
HCR Learning Program – UNHCR, HCR Management Learning Program – UNHCR, HCR Protection Learning Program – UNHCR
Annual Budget OL in Operation/Office, Number of Persons of Concern Served, Number of Workforce in Operation/Work Setting, Workforce to Supervise, Working with Persons of Concern: Asylum Seekers, Working with Persons of Concern: Internally Displaced Persons, Working with Persons of Concern: Refugees, Working with Persons of Concern: Returned IDPs, Working with Persons of Concern: Returned Refugees, Working with Persons of Concern: Stateless
Accountability, Analytical thinking, Client & results orientation, Commitment to continuous learning, Communication, Empowering & building trust, Judgement & decision making, Leadership, Managing performance, Managing resource, Organizational awareness, Political awareness, Stakeholder management, Strategic planning & visions, Teamwork & collaboration
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