The UNHCR Representation in Bangladesh

VACANCY NOTICE VA/UNOPS/019/2018

FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

UNHCR Bangladesh invites applications from qualified candidates for the following position:

Title of the Post : Snr. Emergency Operations Associate
Location : ISCG, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh
Number of vacancies : 1
Duration : Initially for a period of 3 months
Date of Entry on Duty : as soon as possible
Category and Level : LICA-G7 (UNOPS contract)
Closing Date : 20 July2018

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT.

The Inter Sector Coordination Group (ISCG) was establishd in 2017 in Cox’s Bazar to facilitate corordination among humanitarian actors working for a coherent response to Rohingya Refugee and affected Host Communities.

It brings togather the variety of UN and other agencies (national/international NGOs and others) and the Cox’s Bazar based government authorities establishing close synergies between different entities.

FUNCTIONAL STATEMENT

Accountability

  • The protection of populations of concern is met through the application of International and National Law, relevant UN/UNHCR protection standards and IASC principles.
  • Protection activities are guided by the UNHCR country protection strategy.
  • The participation of persons of concern is facilitated through continuous assessment and evaluation using participatory, rights and community based approaches.
  • Protection incidents are immediately identified and reported.

Responsibility

  • Stay abreast of political, social, economic and cultural developments that have an impact on the protection environment.
  • Consistently apply International and National Law and applicable UN/UNHCR and IASC policy, standards and codes of conduct.
  • Assist in providing comments on existing and draft legislation related to persons of concern.
  • Provide advice on protection issues to persons of concern; liaise with competent authorities to ensure the issuance of personal and other relevant documentation.
  • Assist in conducting eligibility and status determination for persons of concern.
  • Contribute to measures to identify, prevent and reduce statelessness.
  • Contribute to a country-level child protection plan as part of the protection strategy.
  • Contribute to a country-level education plan as part of the protection strategy.
  • Monitor Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all protection/solutions activities.
  • Manage individual protection cases including those on SGBV and child protection. Monitor, and intervene in cases of refoulement, expulsion and other protection incidents.
  • Assist in identifying durable solutions for the largest possible number of persons of concern through voluntary repatriation, local integration and where appropriate, resettlement.
  • Contribute to the design, implementation and evaluation of protection related AGD based programming with implementing and operational partners.
  • Contribute to effective information management through the provision of disaggregated data on populations of concern and their problems.
  • Participate in initiatives to capacitate authorities, relevant institutions and NGOs to strengthen national protection related legislation and procedures.

ESSENTIAL MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.

Experience in emergency coordination insudden-onset disasters, preferably with a background in complex emergencies andrefugee and protection contexts.

Experience with emergency operationscentres, incident command systems (ICS), UNDAC/OSOCC, etc.  Preferable.

Knowledge of Civil coordination

Ability to rapidly analyse and integratediverse information from varied sources.
Ability to multitask in a fast pacing environment
Strong team player, ability to work under pressure in stressful situation, proven management abilities,
Proven interpersonal and networking skills as well as experience in workingunder pressure

Strong command on Language having capacityfor functional translation from English to Bengali and Vice Versa

Language: Native Bengali and fluencyin English (both oral and written) is required.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIES

  • Negotiation skills                                                                                            
  • Reporting/drafting skills
  • Knowledge of Chittagonian/Rohingya language
  • Good computer skills.
  • Completed Protection Learning Programme.

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION:

Interested candidates meeting the above requirements are requested to submit their applications with complete Personal History Form and Supplementary Pages via online UNHCR Bangladesh Job Portal www.unhcr.io/jobs.

Shortlisted candidates may be required to sit for an interview and written test. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. No late applications will be accepted.

UNHCR is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, training or any other fees).

Deadline for submission of application: 20 July 2018.