EXTERNAL VACANCY NOTICE
FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
UNHCR Honduras invites applications from qualified external candidates for the below position:
Position title : Associate CRR (Comprehensive Refugee Response) Officer
Category : National Officer
Position No : Temporary Appointment
Duty Station : Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Grade : NOB
Remuneration : Attractive salary and entitlements according to
UN Staff Rules and Regulations
Duration : Appx. 7 months (through December 31, 2018)
Effective date : Immediately
- GENERAL BACKGROUND:
On 19 September 2016, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the New York Declaration on Refugees and Migrants, calling for greater burden sharing by the international community to support the world’s largest refugee hosting states. The New York Declaration called on UNHCR to develop and initiate the application of the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) in close coordination with relevant states and in collaboration with relevant UN agencies, applying a multi-stakeholder approach. The objectives of implementing the CRRF are to: (i) ease pressure on host countries; (ii) enhance refugee self-reliance; (iii) expand access to third-country solutions; and (iv) support conditions in countries of origin for return in safety and dignity. The New York Declaration and the CRRF stress the need to engage development actors in a sustainable response for refugees and host communities. The CRRF promotes inclusion of refugees in the delivery of national services, such as education and health, as well as national development plans and programmes, supporting these priorities where possible. The CRRF aims to bring on board additional partners into the refugee response, including those who have been less involved in refugee response, by mobilising their respective areas of expertise and interest to contribute to a broad-based intervention. The roll-out of the CRRF requires intensive efforts throughout pilot countries, including consultations with a broad range of internal and external interlocutors at national, regional and district levels – in particular the various government offices which need to be involved as part of the CRRF roll-out.
There are two pilot regions in the world: East Africa and Central America. In the Central America situation, the regional CRRF is referred to as the Comprehensive Regional Protection and Solutions Framework, or MIRPS, for its acronym in Spanish. Honduras is the first country that accepted being a MIRPS pilot in the Americas. At a regional meeting in San Pedro Sula, Honduras on October 26, 2017, six states officially joined the regional CRPSF/MIRPS
UNHCR is working with national authorities to create a Steering Committee led by the Government to coordinate the roll-out of the MIRPS, including a mapping exercise and gap analysis among the first steps. This will further inform the priority areas of engagement and indicators for initial progress for the application of the CRRF in Honduras.
Against this background, UNHCR is hiring an Associate CRRF (Comprehensive Refugee Response) Officer as part of temporary support staff with the dedicated role to support the roll-out of the MIRPS in the Honduras Operation.
- ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT
The Associate CRR Officer will report to the Head of Office. The incumbent will benefit from functional guidance from the supervisor, as well as other colleagues in the office, and the Regional office in Panama. S/he will also benefit from support from technical units at HQ as appropriate. S/he is also expected to stay abreast of the challenges posed to the region by the political context, the UN and humanitarian reform and institutional developments.
- DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Associate CRR Officer will provide support on the application of the MIRPS in Honduras and the implementation of the national chapter and future planning in alignment with this framework, as follows:
- Lead the implementation and monitoring of the MIRPS in Honduras.
The incumbent will be critical in assisting the National Office to maintain an overall picture of development and humanitarian activities to improve national response and protection towards IDPs, deported persons with protection needs, Hondurans abroad, refugees and asylum seekers, and support MIRPS coordination-related activities. Specifically, s/he will:
- Provide timely follow up on the implementation and delivery of MIRPS-related activities and outcomes related to the Honduras Country Chapter, particularly on the adjustment and implementation of the work plans for the different population groups included in the MIRPS (IDPs, deported persons with protection needs, Hondurans abroad, refugees and asylum seekers).
- Provide technical assistance to assess and quantify the required resources to achieve the MIRPS objectives, including an update on the quantification carried out in 2016 for internally displaced population.
- Provide technical assistance to promote the inclusion of the populations that are objective of assistance under the MIRPS within the programs developed by the Honduran government:
- Assess the possibility of inclusion in the sectoral and institutional budgets, identifying the inclusion potential.
- Assess the programmatic government offer and its suitability in relation to the country needs.
- Identify possibilities of inclusion, adjustment needs of programs and existing gaps.
- Draft an inventory of the international cooperation offer available with linkages to the intervention areas of the MIRPS Honduras Country Chapter priorities, carry out advocacy interventions to promote the inclusion of MIRPS objectives within those offers.
- Follow up on the UNDAF outcomes where there is coincidence with the MIRPS objectives in Honduras to promote a more effective cooperation between the UN agencies under this framework.
- Monitor progress on the different activities related to the MIRPS and provide regular repots on the progress, achievements, difficulties, lessons learned, among others.
- Maintain regular contacts with local authorities and partners as requested by supervisor; represent UNHCR in meetings as requested by supervisor, as part of MIRPS engagement to ensure inclusion of response and protection towards IDPs, deported persons with protection needs, Hondurans abroad, refugees and asylum seekers in local development plans.
- Undertake any other activity assigned by the Supervisor
III. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
|ESSENTIAL MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.
– Education: University degree in social sciences, social-economic development, development planning, rural development or other related fields;
– Job Experience: Minimum 4 years relevant professional experience, both in the humanitarian and development context is essential.
– Previous experience in planning, implementing, and monitoring programmes and managing multiple projects.
– Excellent computer skills, including excel, word and power point
– Fluency in English and Spanish
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIES
– Working experience in the field of economic development, social protection, private sector development and relevant areas.
– Previous experience with a multilateral or international organization including NGOs.
– Knowledge in Honduran Institution functioning especially planning and finance.
– Proven ability to work with a variety of people including donors, multilateral banks, government officials, local stakeholders.
– Excellent communication, presentation and facilitation skills.
– Experience and skills in communication (development of reports and various communication materials).
– Monitoring and evaluating programmes/projects
Applicants who wish to be considered for this position should send a motivation letter and a United Nations Personal History Form (P 11), contact telephone number/E-Mail and reference to the Vacancy Title in the subject field “Associate CRR Officer” to email@example.com copy to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than June 17, 2018