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Vacancies in the Region

Vacancy Notice: BH/SAR/CO/20/NOA/06: Head of Field Unit

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Representation in Bosnia and Herzegovina is looking for qualified and motivated candidates interested to apply for the following position:

Vacancy Notice: BH/SAR/CO/20/NOA/06

Title of Position:                  Head of Field Unit

Position Number:                N/A

Duty Station:                       Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Type of contract:                Temporary Appointment

Duration:                             Until 31 December 2020 (initial period, extension possible subject of

                                                 operational needs)

Date of Entry on Duty:      1 October 2020

Category and Level:          NOA (National Officer)

Application Deadline:       07 September 2020, 23:59 CET 

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  1. ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

The position is under direct supervision and guidance of the Representative/Head of Sub/Field-Office on issues concerning programme, protection, external relations, etc. Advice and operational support may also be received from other senior staff and support units at the Branch Office and from the Bureau at Headquarters.

The incumbent represents UNHCR at the field level. S/he will persuade and obtain assistance of others on matters of non-routine significance. Contacts predominantly with persons on subject matters of importance to Organization’s programmes (e.g. counterparts in other organizations or at working level in national Governments).

While the functional responsibility of a Head of Field Unit will remain the same despite its grade level, the other parameters (therefore the depth and breadth of the competencies) such as the size of the population of concern to UNHCR, their specific legal/security concerns, volume of assistance, number of operational / Implementing partners and the size of the Office (i.e. number of UNHCR staff and their grade levels) will determine the appropriate grade level. The operational autonomy also depends upon the same parameters/competencies. The Field Unit managed by the incumbent has no other professional position and less than 6 General Service positions. The supervisor exercises substantive oversight and provides regular guidance, direction and support to the incumbent.

NOTE: Please refer to the Operational Context document for more specific/additional information/requirements available at the link HERE.

 

  1. FUNCTIONAL STATEMENT

Accountability (key results that will be achieved)

  • The Convention concerning the treatment of asylum seekers, IDPs, refugees, returnees and the stateless, where applicable, is disseminated to the local authorities.
  • UNHCR policies and standards are applied consistently in the Area of Responsibility (AOR) to ensure quality protection of populations of concern.
  • A healthy, safe and respectful working environment is provided to the workforce in the AOR.

Responsibility (process and functions undertaken to achieve results)

  • Monitor and report on the implementation of refugee conventional responsibilities and international obligations of the local authorities vis-à-vis the population of concern to UNHCR within the AOR.
  • Advocate and promote UNHCR standards concerning the treatment of persons of concern.
  • Ensure that the basic needs of the concerned population are properly assessed with the participation of the beneficiaries themselves, the host governments and/or the competent Implementing partners and/or UNHCR itself.
  • Subject to the needs, ensure that the planning, formulation and budgeting of identified assistance projects are done as per UNHCR programme cycle; upon approval of assistance project, ensure the timely implementation and monitoring of identified assistance activities.
  • Ensure through the subordinate staff that all deadlines for monitoring and reporting of UNHCR operational activities are met on a regular basis.
  • Manage all UNHCR resources, both human, financial/material, at an optimum level for the wellbeing of the concerned population and the UNHCR staff.
  • Ensure through the subordinate staff that all deadlines for monitoring and reporting of UNHCR operational activities are met on a regular basis.
  • Manage all UNHCR resources, both human, financial/material, at an optimum level for the wellbeing of the concerned population and the UNHCR staff.
  • Ensure through the subordinate staff that all deadlines for monitoring and reporting of UNHCR operational activities are met on a regular basis.
  • Ensure through the subordinate staff that all deadlines for monitoring and reporting of UNHCR operational activities are met on a regular basis.
  • Manage all UNHCR resources, both human, financial/material, at an optimum level for the wellbeing of the concerned population and the UNHCR staff.
  • Ensure that all security measures of UNHCR office (and residential, wherever applicable) compounds are always up to date; any security breaches and/or potential security threat should be reported immediately to competent UN security coordinator in the country.
  • Ensure that staff welfare, both in terms of working and living conditions, are maintained at a satisfactory level within the constraints in the operational area.
  • Guide, coach and advocate the subordinate staff to maintain highest standards of conduct and behaviour thorough one’s own practice and deeds.
  • Prepare and submit regular reports, both verbally and written, to the UNHCR Representative/HoSO. In the event of substantial telephone conversation that leads to specific action or non-action, it should be recorded and share with the other party.
  • Any other responsibilities/functions deemed necessary or as delegated by the UNHCR Representative of the country in order to meet the level of the services in the organization.

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

  • Represent UNHCR in inter-agency fora and with local authorities in the AOR.
  • Enforce compliance with UNHCR’s global protection, programme, finance, human resources and security policies and standards.
  • Submit project proposals for assistance to refugees and other persons of concern to UNHCR Representation or Sub-Office in coordination with local authorities and NGOs.
  1. REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

Managerial Competencies:

Empowering and Building Trust

Managing Performance

Judgement and Decision Making

Managing Resources

Cross-Functional Competencies

Analytical Thinking

Planning and Organizing

Political Awareness

  1. ESSENTIAL MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.
  • Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) in Business Administration, Management, Law, Political Science, International Relations, Economics or a related field plus minimum 1 year of previous work experience relevant to the function. Knowledge of UNHCR mandate and its Field level application.
  • Applied knowledge of protection principles, operational arrangements/standards in relation to protection, assistance, UNHCR office management and staff administration.
  • Basic computer skills and working knowledge in MS office software.
  • Proficiency in English and local languages in BiH, both oral and written.

***For National Officer positions, very good knowledge of local language and local institutions is essential.

  1. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIES
  • Working experience in UNHCR.
  • UNHCR Specific learning/training activities (i.e. Learning Programme in Management & Operations).
  • Proficiency of the language(s) that are used within the Area of Responsibility (AOR).
  • Knowledge of additional UN languages.

This Vacancy Notice is based on a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR Head of Field Unit positions. The Operational Context document, enclosed to this vacancy, contains additional essential and/or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation requirements and/or position. Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Vacancy Notice and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates.

All interested candidates must submit their applications (Motivation Letter, CV and duly completed and signed UNHCR Personal History Form and relevant University degree diploma and any additional relevant certificates) by e-mail to [email protected]. Please indicate in the e-mail subject line: Head of Field Unit Bihac – UNHCR VN BH/SAR/CO/20/NOA/06.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

  • Candidates should be nationals holding BiH citizenship status at the time of application;
  • Late or incomplete applications received without any of the above specified documents will not be considered;
  • UNHCR’s Personal History Form can be downloaded from UNHCR website https://www.unhcr.org/how-to-apply.html or can be sent by e- mail on a written request sent to [email protected]. Candidates who do not submit signed PHF document will be automatically disqualified from the selection process;
  • Applications will not be acknowledged. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited for the Interview and written test;
  • An individual whose father, mother, son, daughter, brother or sister is currently a staff member of UNHCR is not eligible to apply for any position with UNHCR.

UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, travelling, processing, training or any other fees).

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, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

 

UNHCR BIH: VACANCY NOTICE BH/SAR/CO/20/UNOPS/05

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Representation in Bosnia and Herzegovina is looking for qualified and motivated candidates interested to apply for the following positions:

Vacancy Notice: BH/SAR/CO/20/UNOPS/05

Title of Position:                  Senior Protection Assistant (2 vacant positions)

Position Number:                 N/A

Duty Station:                       Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Type of contract:                 UNOPS

Duration:                             Until 31 December 2020 (initial period)

Date of Entry on Duty:      01 September 2020

Category and Level:          UNOPS LICA-5

Application Deadline:       18 July 2020, 23:59 CET

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 1. Organizational Setting and Work Relationships

UNHCR is opening a new field presence in Tuzla in 2020 with two Senior Protection Assistants who will report to the Protection Section in the Country Office (CO) Sarajevo.  In addition to the main office in Sarajevo, UNHCR also has a presence in Banja Luka and a Field Unit in Bihac.

The role of the new presence in Tuzla will be to work closely with UNHCR’s key partners in and around Tuzla, focusing on persons in need of international protection in BiH.  The incumbent monitors protection standards, operational procedures and practices in protection delivery in line with international standards and provides functional protection support to information management and programme staff.

The Senior Protection Assistant provides quality, timely and effective protection support to persons of concern (PoC) and identifies opportunities to mainstream protection methodologies and safeguards in operational responses. S/he contributes to designing a comprehensive protection strategy and may liaise externally with local authorities and partners on protection issues as guided by the supervisor.

The Senior Protection Assistant also ensures that PoC are involved in making decisions that affect them, whether in accessing their rights or in identifying appropriate solutions to their problems. To achieve this, the incumbent will need to build and maintain effective interfaces with communities of concern, local authorities and protection and assistance partners.

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.

 

  1. Duties

– In close coordination with the protection team in Sarajevo, the Senior Protection Assistant will work to establish daily coordination and cooperation with all stakeholders in the response to the mixed  movement in Tuzla, and to enhance identification and referral mechanisms for UNHCR’s persons of concern.

– Consistently apply International and National Law and applicable UN/UNHCR and IASC policy, standards and codes of conduct.

– Provide counselling on protection issues to PoC; liaise with competent authorities to ensure the issuance of personal and other relevant documentation.

– Conduct preliminary information gathering and interviews in support of eligibility, status determination, durable solutions and social needs assessment.

– Support the capacity building activities for the identification of individuals in need of international protection

– Assist in developing a “screening” process

– Support the development and the use of a Country of Origin Information database

– 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 for PoC as part of the protection strategy.

– Monitor Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all protection/solutions activities.

– Monitor and report on cases of refoulement, expulsion and other protection incidents.

– Assist in identifying durable solutions for PoC in voluntary repatriation, local integration and where appropriate, resettlement.

– Draft reports, routine correspondence, update relevant databases and compiling statistics within the Area of Responsibility (AoR).

– Contribute to initiatives to enhance national and local protection capacities.

– Perform other related duties as required.

 

  1. Monitoring and Progress Controls
  • Provide weekly report on activities undertaken and draft additional ad-hoc reports as required;
  • Attend/represent UNHCR in regular meetings with authorities and other key stakeholders;
  • Provide on the-spot-training and support to all stakeholders on issues related to UNHCR’s persons of concern;
  • Liaise with other colleagues and units as required

 

  1. Minimum Required Qualifications and Competencies

 

Education & Professional Work Experience

  • Completion of the Secondary Education. Additional training/certificate in Social Science, Political Science, Business Administration, Law, or related field;
  • Computer skills (MS office and People Soft applications).

Language Requirements

  • Proficiency in English and local languages in BiH, both oral and written and good drafting skills.

Relevant Job Experience

Essential:

  • At least 2 years of relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 1-year relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher

Desirable:

  • Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position;
  • Skills to analyse statistical information.

Cross-Functional Competencies:

  • Analytical Thinking
  • Political Awareness
  • Stakeholder Management Accountability

Key Competencies

  • Accountability
  • Communication
  • Organizational Awareness
  • Teamwork & Collaboration
  • Commitment to Continuous Learning
  • Client & Result Orientation

All interested candidates must submit their applications (Motivation Letter, CV and duly completed and signed UNHCR Personal History Form and any relevant certificates/diploma) by e-mail to [email protected]. Please indicate in the e-mail subject line: Senior Protection Assistant – UNHCR VN BH/SAR/CO/20/UNOPS/05.

Additional Information:

Candidates who are not nationals of BiH must hold a valid residence/work permit in BiH at the time of  application;

– Late or incomplete applications received without any of the above specified documents will not be considered;

– UNHCR’s Personal History Form (PHF) can be downloaded from UNHCR website https://www.unhcr.org/how-to-apply.html. Candidates who do not submit scanned copy of the signed PHF  document will be automatically disqualified from the selection process;

– Applications will not be acknowledged. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited for the Interview and might be required to sit for the written test as well, if necessary;

– An individual whose father, mother, son, daughter, brother or sister is currently a staff member of UNHCR is  not eligible to apply for any position with UNHCR.

 

UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, travelling, processing, training or any other fees).

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, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

UNHCR Vacancy Notice BH/SAR/CO/20/UNOPS/04– Senior Protection Liaison Assistants

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Representation in Bosnia and Herzegovina is looking for qualified and motivated candidates interested to apply for the following positions:

Vacancy Notice: BH/SAR/CO/20/UNOPS/04
Title of Position: Senior Protection Liaison Assistant (4 vacant positions)
Position Number: N/A
Duty Station: Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Type of contract: UNOPS
Duration: Until 31 December 2020 (initial period)
Date of Entry on Duty: 01 August 2020
Category and Level: UNOPS LICA-5
Application Deadline: 08 July 2020, 23:59 CET
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1.Organizational Setting and Work Relationships

The Senior Protection Liaison Assistant is supervised by the Head of Field Unit/Protection Officer who is required to monitor the performance of the incumbent and provide regular guidance.

S/he may liaise with local officials and/or Implementing Partners (IPs) on routine subject matters under the direction of the supervisor. The Senior Protection liaison Assistant will provide quality, timely and effective protection support to the government and other partners to ensure an effective protection environment and humanitarian space, and to persons of concern to UNHCR – i.e. those in need of international protection and who are interested in seeking asylum in BiH.

The incumbent identifies opportunities to mainstream protection methodologies and safeguards in operational responses, ensuring that registration and asylum procedures are respected and functioning. S/he will also ensure that persons of concern are involved with the Office activities in making decisions that affect them, whether in accessing their rights or in identifying appropriate solutions to their problems. To achieve this, the incumbent will need to build and maintain effective interfaces with communities of concern, local authorities and protection and assistance partners.

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

2. Duties

– Ensure regular presence and protection monitoring in the TRCs in USC and support the “entry point” monitoring and identification;
– Ensure that those in need of international protection and who are interested in seeking asylum in
– Bosnia and Herzegovina have the Legalisation of status, assuring regular registration of asylum claims by the Sector of Asylum on a monthly basis;
– Advocate for fast tracking of manifestly well-founded vulnerable cases;
– Follow up with issuance of asylum seeker documentation upon registration of their claims;
– Facilitate regular updating of information management tools and provide inputs for the update;
– Support the Head of Field Unit/Protection Officer in the development, carrying out and monitoring of protection operations in USC by providing timely inputs to advance relevant protection matters;
– Work in close coordination with the Associate Protection Officer and the Sr. Field Coordinator Associate on daily matters that arise at the TRCs;
– Upon need, undertake field visits in support of outreach activities; Provide counseling on protection issues to persons of concern to UNHCR and make timely referrals accordingly;
– Liaise with stakeholders and competent authorities to ensure the issuance of personal and other relevant documentation to ensure effective access to rights;
– Coordinate and refer, in coordination with partners, the reception, registration, issuance of
documentation, and provision of assistance to persons of concern to UNHCR;
– Collect data and other information relevant to UNHCR protection and field activities, and prepare reports as required;
– Collect and maintain relevant statistical data and regularly provide information of same to UNHCR Head of Field Office/Protection Officer and Information Management Officer through field reports for further data analysis;
– Conduct preliminary information gathering and individual interviews through IMO tools including, KOBO and other protection survey methodologies to assist in the identification of prospective asylum seekers and to support of status determination, durable solutions and social needs assessments;
– Monitor Standard Operating Procedures for all protection/solutions activities;
– Participate in regular Camp Coordination Camp Management meetings in the TRCs and provide timely reports to the Head of Field Unit/Protection Officer accordingly;
– In coordination with the Head of Field Unit/Protection Officer and the Associate Protection Officer, participate in case management meetings that are held at the TRCs including cases of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) and child protection; monitor and report on cases of any protection incidents in preparation for subsequent multi-functional team (MFT) case management meetings;
– In coordination with the Head of Field Unit/Protection Officer and the Associate Protection Officer contribute to the design, implementation and evaluation of protection related AGD based
– programming with implementing and operational partners;
– Assist in drafting reports, routine correspondence, updating relevant databases and compiling statistics;
– Apply policies, procedures and standards applicable to UN/UNHCR and IASC policy, including code of conduct;
– Support activities in protection related AGD based programming with implementing and operational
Partners;
– Conduct preliminary information gathering and interviews in support of eligibility, status determination, durable solutions and social needs assessment;
– 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 for PoC as part of the protection strategy;
– Monitor Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all protection/solutions activities;
– Participate in individual protection case management including cases of SGBV and child protection;
– Monitor and report on cases of refoulement, expulsion and other protection incidents;
– Contribute to the design, implementation and evaluation of protection related AGD based
– programming with implementing and operational partners;
– Draft reports, routine correspondence, update relevant databases and compiling statistics within the Area of Responsibility (AoR);
– Contribute to initiatives to enhance national and local protection capacities;
– Select PoC for preliminary interviews and decide which relevant information to share;
– Enforce integrity in the delivery of protection services by local implementing partners;
– Assist in the identification of the most vulnerable cases in the TRCs in USC and their referral to the private accommodation in close collaboration with the other members of UNHCR BiH Protection Unit;
– Assist in the identification of UASC that meet criteria for enhanced support by UNHCR or other actors;
– Perform other tasks within UNHCR area of work related to COVID-19 response;
– Perform other related duties as required.

3. Monitoring and Progress Controls

– Through regular daily contacts with the supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications

Education & Professional Work Experience
– Completion of the Secondary Education. Additional training/certificate in Social Science, Political Science, Business Administration, Law, or related field;
– Computer skills (MS office and People Soft applications);
Language Requirements
– Proficiency in English and local languages in BiH, both oral and written and good drafting skills.
Relevant Job Experience
Essential:
– At least 2 years of relevant work experience
Desirable:
– Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position;
– Skills to analyse statistical information;
– Proficiency/fluency in any of the languages commonly spoken by refugees and migrants (Urdu, Pashtu, Farsi and/or Arabic);
Core Competencies:
– Analytical Thinking
– Political Awareness
– Stakeholder Management
All interested candidates must submit their applications (Motivation Letter, CV and duly completed and signed UNHCR Personal History Form and any relevant certificates/diploma) by e-mail to [email protected] Please indicate in the e-mail subject line: Senior Protection Liaison Assistant – UNHCR VNBH/SAR/CO/20/UNOPS/04.

Additional Information:
– Candidates who are not nationals of BiH must hold a valid residence/work permit in BiH at the time of
application;
– Late or incomplete applications received without any of the above-specified documents will not be considered;
– UNHCR’s Personal History Form (PHF) can be downloaded from UNHCR website https://www.unhcr.org/how-to-apply.html. Candidates who do not submit scanned copy of the signed PHF document will be automatically disqualified from the selection process;
– Applications will not be acknowledged. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited for the Interview;
– An individual whose father, mother, son, daughter, brother or sister is currently a staff member of UNHCR is not eligible to apply for any position with UNHCR.

UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, travelling, processing, training or any other fees). 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, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

UNHCR Bosnia and Herzegovina: Call for applications for General Service positions – Group 2 candidates

This is an open call for applications for UNHCR Group 2 candidates for General Service positions. Successfully screened candidates will be given access to apply to internally advertised GS positions with UNHCR Bosnia and Herzegovina.

What is Group 2?

UNHCR uses candidate groups in the recruitment for General Service positions. Group 2 is a candidate pool consisting of people who fall under the categories below, with one year of continuous or cumulative service in UNHCR/UN1 in the country of the vacancy.

  • • Current2 locally recruited UNHCR staff members holding a Temporary Appointment
    • Former locally recruited UNHCR staff members who held an indefinite or fixed-term appointment (within 2 years of separation for males and 5 years for females).
    • National United Nations Volunteers currently working for UNHCR.
    • National UNOPS and Individual Contractors currently working for UNHCR.
    • Current UNHCR General Service staff members holding an indefinite or fixed-term appointment applying to a position two grades above the staff member’s personal grade.
    • Current UNHCR staff members in the International Professional category holding an indefinite or fixed-term appointment.
    • Current UNHCR National Professional Officers holding an indefinite or fixed-term appointment.
    • Current locally recruited female staff members from other UN system organizations holding the equivalent of an indefinite or fixed-term appointment.

Group 2 status is valid for three years, during which candidates will be given access to apply for internal UNHCR Bosnia and Herzegovina GS vacancies.

How to get into Group 2:

Interested candidates should submit their general application to this call for applications by e-mail to [email protected] Candidates who do not currently hold indefinite, fixed-term or temporary appointment with UNHCR are required to fill out and submit the Personal History Form while current UNHCR staff members are required to submit their UNHCR Fact Sheets only.

Please include “Application for Group 2 status – UNHCR Bosnia and Herzegovina” in the subject of your email.

  1. Cumulative experience can also be a combination of categories. Breaks in service of three months or less do not impact
    the qualifying period.
  2. Current means at the time of application for the open call.

Following review of your application, you will be notified by email once your Group 2 status is confirmed.

What are the other Groups?

Candidates for vacancy announcements in the GS category are divided in Group 1, Group 2 and external candidates. Group 1 consists of current GS staff members in UNHCR who hold an indefinite or fixed-term appointment, and are granted priority consideration in the recruitment/assignment process. Group 2 are candidates mentioned above. External candidates are all other candidates who do not fall under Group 1 and Group 2.

For any additional clarification or questions you may have, please send an e-mail to the Group 2 functional e-mail box (e-mail address same as above).

We look forward to receiving your candidature.

Vacancy Notice BH/SAR/CO/20/GS/02 – Senior Field Associate

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Representation in Bosnia and Herzegovina is looking for qualified and motivated candidates interested to apply for the following position:

 

Vacancy Notice: BH/SAR/CO/20/GS/02

 

Title of Position:                   Senior Field Associate

Position Number:                 10033311

Duty Station:                        Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Type of contract:                  Fixed-Term Appointment

Duration:                              1 year (initial period)

Date of Entry on Duty:       15 May 2020

Category and Level:            GS7 (General Service)

Application Deadline:         16 April 2020, 23:59 CET

_________________________________________________________________________________

 

1.ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

The Senior Field Associate is normally supervised by the (Snr.) Field Officer or Head of Office and performs a variety of functions related to Field activities within the office. The supervisor defines general work objectives and the incumbent completes the work independently. Work is controlled for meeting expected results and conformity to policy and procedures by the supervisor. The Senior Field Associate normally supervises some General Service support staff.

The incumbent keeps frequent internal contacts with staff members in the same duty station to exchange information, to establish understanding of respective needs; to ensure provision of services and resolution of problems and with the external contacts generally with officials of national and international institutions, leaders of the refugee community, local population and/or Implementing Partners (IPs) on subject matters which may be of importance to the Organization.

  1. FUNCTIONAL STATEMENT

Accountability (key results that will be achieved)

  • UNHCR’s policies, standards and procedures are constantly and coherently applied in the area of responsibility (AoR).
  • The needs of persons of concern in the AoR are assessed and analysed in a participating manner and using an Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective to form a firm basis for planning.

Responsibility (process and functions undertaken to achieve results)

  • Undertake regular visits to various sites in order to assess needs of persons of concern, with particular attention to vulnerable groups.
  • Advise the supervisor on programme requirements and formulate project submissions, including community development and self-reliance activities, where applicable, in collaboration with authorities and implementing partners.
  • Monitor and supervise the implementation of UNHCR programme including the delivery of all assistance items and monitoring of infrastructure and make the necessary recommendation for its improvement.
  • Keep regular contacts with local authorities and implementing partners as requested by supervisor.
  • Act as interpreter when required.
  • Contribute to the preparation of status and progress reports by providing info, preparing tables, etc.
  • Monitor refugee movements related to repatriation and other inter-camps transfers.
  • Inform and act on the reports received on persons of concern within the refugee community or from the local authorities.
  • Handle, in coordination with implementing partners, the reception, registration and provision of assistance to persons of concern to UNHCR.
  • Undertake other relevant duties as required

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

  • Negotiate with local authority counterparts, partners and populations of concern.
  • Represent UNHCR in physical monitoring of projects.
  • Provide inputs for the country operations plan and other submissions and reports.
  1. MINIMUM REQUIRED COMPETENCIES
  • Empowering and Building Trust
  • Managing Performance
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Stakeholder Management
  1. ESSENTIAL MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

REQUIRED

  • Completion of the Secondary Education with post-secondary training/certificate in Business Administration, Law, Political Science or related field.
  • Minimum 11 years of previous job experience relevant to the function.
  • Knowledge of International legal affairs relating to asylum, migration and related issues.
  • Computer skills.
  • Proficiency in English and local languages in BiH, both oral and written.
  1. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIES
  • Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position.
  • UNHCR field experience.

All interested candidates must submit their applications (Motivation letter, personal CV, copies of any relevant certificates and completed UNHCR’s Personal History Form) by e-mail to [email protected]. Please indicate in the e-mail subject line: Senior Field Associate – UNHCR VN BH/SAR/CO/20/GS/02.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

 

  • Candidates who are not nationals of BiH must hold a valid residence/work permit in BiH at the time of application;
  • Late or incomplete applications received without any of the above specified documents will not be  considered;
  • UNHCR’s Personal History Form can be downloaded HERE or can be sent by e-mail on a written request sent to [email protected];
  • Applications will not be acknowledged. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited for    the Interview;
  • An individual whose father, mother, son, daughter, brother or sister is currently a staff member of  UNHCR is not eligible to apply for any position with UNHCR.

 

Vacancy Notice BH/SAR/20/GS- TA/01 – Senior Protection Assistant, UNHCR FU Bihac

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Bosnia and Herzegovina invites qualified and motivated candidates to apply for the following short-term temporary appointment as follows:

Title of Position: Senior Protection Assistant

Position Number: TA

Duty Station: Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Type of contract: Temporary Appointment Duration: Initial period of 3 months (extension possible subject of operational needs, available budget and successful performance)

Date of Entry on Duty: 01 February 2020

Category and Level: GS5 (General Service)

Application Deadline: 10 January 2020, 15:00 CET

The full Vacancy Notice with requirements and responsibilities related to the vacant position is available at the LINK.

All interested candidates must submit their CV, motivation letter and completed UNHCR’s Personal History Form by e-mail to [email protected], with enclosed copies of relevant diplomas/certificates. Please always indicate in the subject line: UNHCR External Vacancy Notice BH/SAR/20/GS- TA/01 – Senior Protection Assistant.

For any queries about the vacant position or the documents that need to be submitted, please send an e-mail to [email protected]

Incomplete applications or applications received after the application deadline stated above will not be considered.

Vacancy No: 19/MNE/PER/016 – Communication/PI Assistant in Podgorica, Montenegro

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Podgorica is seeking applications for the following position:

Title of Post:               Communication/PI Assistant

Duty station:              Podgorica, Montenegro

Section/Unit:             Public Information

Contract/Level:          Local-Support ICA-4

Duration:                     As soon as possible to 31/12/2020 (renewable)

(two-month probationary period)

Closing date:              16 December 2019

 

  1. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under the direct supervision of the Representative, the incumbent will undertake the following duties:

  • Closely monitor electronic media in the course of the day and report on all developments relevant to the country operation;
  • Prepare daily and weekly national and international press-clippings, overview of the relevant features/reports/broadcasts, translate most topical features;
  • Establish, develop and maintain contacts with media, arrange interviews and other media vents;
  • Advice the Senior Management on all PI relevant matters;
  • Sum up the key local/international developments on a bi-weekly basis;
  • Assist in boosting the presence of UNHCR Montenegro in the social media networks and with the framework of a communication strategy including the UNHCR global web-site;
  • Prepare drafts for interviews/statements given by UNHCR Montenegro staff;
  • Assist the Senior Management on the use of social platforms such as Facebook and Twitter;
  • Develop tailor-made PI and visibility material for UNHCR and its implementing partners, including by providing visibility to UNHCR’s top donors;
  • Provide full-fledged assistance with regard to PI events such as poster campaigns, exhibitions, and public awareness raising events;
  • Assist with the organization of main public events, conferences, press conferences, etc.;
  • Respond to routine telephone and written enquiries from a variety of sources such as the media, the public, NGOs and government officials etc.;
  • Assist with the finalisation of UNHCR’s publications;
  • Build and maintain an electronic photo archive;
  • Develop Concept Notes for potential donors;
  • Take notes at important meetings;
  • Maintain PI files up-to-date;
  • Compile and maintain the mailing list for press releases, information bulletins, etc and ensure timely despatch of information to media and other interested parties;
  • Perform other duties as required.

 

  1. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS AND EXPERIENCE
  2. Education (Level and area of required and/or preferred education)
  • – Completion of the University Degree; post-secondary training preferably in
  •   Journalism; alternatively Master Degree in Social Science;
  • – Proven communication and computer skills;
  • – Experience in developing and maintaining information campaigns and initiatives
  •   through different media channels including social networks;
  • – Excellent drafting skills as well as translation and interpreting skills;
  • – Familiar with producing and managing content on social media;
  • – Excellent in English (written and spoken), possible knowledge of another relevant
  •    UN language;
  • – Use of cameras and videos.
  1. Work Experience
  • Minimum 3 years of previous job experience related to PI, Journalism related functions;
  • Previous work in similar organizations at fulfilling similar functions is desirable.
  1. Key Competencies

Cross-Functional Competencies

  • Political Awareness
  • Commitment to humanitarian or social work
  • Innovation and creativity
  • Technological Awareness

Applications, with CV, P11 form and motivation letter are to be addressed in writing to: UNHCR Representation in Montenegro, Administration Unit, UN Eco House, Stanka Dragojevica bb, 81000 Podgorica, by 16 December 2019, 16:30h, referring to the above Vacancy Notice Reference number and to the attention of Administration Unit.

Applications without all required documentation by the due deadlines will not be considered.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

  • Applicants have to be citizens of Montenegro
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Relevant documents:

  1. Terms of Reference
  2. Personal History Form (PHF)