UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is offering the post of Executive Associate to the Coordination Task Force on the Ukraine Situation of the Bulgarian Government.
The Coordination Task Force was established following Implementing Decision (EU) 2022/382 – adopted by the Council of the European Union on 4 March 2022 – establishing the existence of a mass influx of displaced persons from Ukraine within the meaning of Article 5 of Directive 2001/55/EC, and having the effect of introducing temporary protection and Decision No 144 of the Council of Ministers on granting temporary protection to displaced persons from Ukraine in order to coordinate the response of the Bulgarian government to the situation of mass influx including policy, legislation and practical measures. Timely access to appropriate accommodation is an essential part of the response. The position would offer an opportunity to support the efforts to guarantee appropriate accommodation by liaising directly with government recreational bases and hotels and other places of accommodation, as well as relevant institutions to ensure refugees in need of accommodation have timely access to it, in accordance with their specific needs.
Title: Shelter Associate
Duty Station: Sofia
Duration: three months
Contract Type: full time
Closing date: 2 August 2022
Start date: 9 August 2022
Working directly under the Head of the Taskforce, the Shelter Associate will support the practical implementation of efforts to ensure timely access to appropriate accommodation for all refugees in need of support. He or she will liaise directly with government recreational bases and hotels, as well as relevant institutions to ensure availably and timely access, in accordance with the specific needs of refugees and their family members, including taking into account any vulnerabilities and integration opportunities.
The ideal candidate will:
The successful candidate will be based with the taskforce in Sofia.
The contract is initially for three months and the start date is 9 August 2022. It is a full-time role with working hours starting from 8.30 am to 5pm Monday to Friday (40 hours per week). Salary: 2000 BGN per month.
Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and detailed resume, using the P11 standardized application form in English or Bulgarian, with copies of only the relevant certificates/diplomas by email to: [email protected] or by mail to the following address: Sofia 1000, 2 Pozitano Sq, UNHCR Representation in Bulgaria.
Closing date of applications: 2 August 2022
The UNHCR workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. UNHCR seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity. Please note that UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, travelling, processing, training or any other fees).
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