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  • Posted: Feb 19, 2021
    Deadline: Mar 4, 2021
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  • UNHCR was created in 1950, during the aftermath of the Second World War, to help millions of Europeans who had fled or lost their homes. We had three years to complete our work and then disband. Today, over 65 years later, our organization is still hard at work, protecting and assisting refugees around the world.
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    Assistant Finance Officer

    Job ID: 25073
    Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria
    Salary Grade: NA
    Hardship Level: E
    Family Location Type: Non-Family  

    Duties and Qualifications    

    Organizational Setting and Work Relationships:

    • The Assistant Finance Officer provides technical support with the processing of financial transactions, and monitors compliance with UNHCR and UN Financial Regulations and Rules.
    • In operations that do not have a Project Control Officer at Country or Multi-Country level the Assistant Finance Officer must also perform oversight responsibilities with regard to the execution of projects.
    • The incumbent directly supervises general service staff.
    • 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.

    Duties

    • Contribute to the assessment of budgetary needs for administrative budgets (ABOD); monitor and control ABOD expenditure in the office.
    • Analyze, evaluate and control disbursements/receipts, as well as expenditure variances against approved budgets.
    • Review vouchers, including ABOD and project disbursements.
    • Propose monthly cash requirements for the office, and ensure adequate and timely replenishments of funds;
    • Contribute to the preparation and processing of monthly accounts.
    • Provide financial status reports to supervisors.
    • Analyze and evaluate financial reports within the area of responsibility on a regular basis.
    • Maintain relationships with local bank at the transactional level.
    • Ensure that payments are effectuated by the monthly deadline.
    • Ensure that monthly accounts are correct and approved, and ensure timely monthly bank reconciliations, including open items, review and clearance of unwanted requisitions and PO balances.
    • Conduct regular checks of petty cash and cash accounts.
    • Verify that all financial transactions are correct and in accordance with UNHCR rules and procedures.
    • Prepare office-level financial expenditure reports submitted to the Regional Bureau or Headquarters.
    • Approve vouchers, including ABOD and project disbursements.
    • Perform other related duties as required.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Years of Experience / Degree Level
    • For P1/NOA - 1 year relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or no experience with Graduate degree; or no experience with Doctorate degree

    Field(s) of Education:

    • Accounting; Finance; Public Administratin
    • Business Administration; Economics; or other relevant field.
    • (Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk are essential)

    Certificates and/or Licenses:

    • Internal Auditor (CIA) Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
    • (Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk are essential)

    Relevant Job Experience
    Essential:

    • Excellent computer skills, in particular in MS Office applications. Excellent communication skills.

    Desirable:

    • Working experience of at least one year in an intergovernmental organization (United Nations or similar).
    • Good knowledge of United Nations financial rules and procedures.
    • Good understanding of accrual accounting (such as IPSAS or IFRS). Working experience with PeopleSoft/Oracle Financial modules.

    Functional Skills:

    • FI-Finance - Accounting
    • FI-Finance - Accrual accounting (IPSAS/IFRS)
    • IT-Computer Literacy
    • FI-Finance
    • IT-MS Office Applications
    • FI-PeopleSoft Financial Management
    • UN-UN/UNHCR Financial Rules and Regulations and Procedures
    • EX-Experience in intergovernmental organization (UN or similar)
    • (Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)

    Language Requirements:

    • 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.
    • 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.

    Position Competencies
    Core Competencies:

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

    Managerial Competencies:

    • Managing Performance
    • Judgement and Decision Making
    • Managing Resources

    Cross-Functional Competencies:

    • Analytical Thinking
    • Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
    • Political Awareness

    Language Requirements:

    • Please also note that English is essential for this Job Opening.
    • Knowledge of local Language is an highly recommended

    Additional Information:

    • A written test may be conducted for this position which will be followed by a competency-based interview.

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    Administrative / Programme Associate

    Job ID: 25070
    Location: Makurdi, Benue
    Hardship Level: U
    Family Location Type: Pending

    General Background

    • The Transitioning from Humanitarian Relief to Long-term Development: Addressing the Herdsmen-Farmers Conflict in Nigeria project seeks to contribute to ending the Herdsmen-Farmers Conflict in Benue and Nasarawa States of Nigeria.
    • Using the United Nations human security approach, the project is making progress towards enhancing the ability of affected communities to identify and mitigate risks and threats while ensuring that there is no interruption in livelihoods and productive activities; implementing targeted initiatives to promote farming and livestock activities and establish synergies between these industries; establishing a state peace architecture; local peace committees in conflict-affected LGAs to foster dialogue and non-violent resolution of disputes, reconciliation, co-existence and social cohesion; and mobilizing national and regional efforts in the promotion of human security at national and sub-regional levels.

    Purpose and Scope of Assignment:

    • The incumbent will be directly supervised by the Area Coordinator of the Field Unit in Makurdi. He/she may receive necessary guidance from other sections and units relevant to the project.
    • S/he is expected to stay abreast of the challenges posed to the region by the political context, the UN and humanitarian reform and institutional developments.

    Responsibilities
    The incumbent shall carry out the responsibilities below:

    • Assist in negotiating agreements with implementing partners and ensure that IP agreements are established in conformity with UNHCR¿s financial rules and the latest Headquarters instructions.
    • Undertake proper collection, monitoring and use of baselines, standards and indicators needed to measure and analyze programme performance, trends and target interventions.
    • Review the implementation and performance of IPs agreements through appropriate physical monitoring to evaluate the project by reviewing work plans, progress reports, budget, financial reports and expenditures; undertake field visits as required.
    • Use UNHCRs corporate tools (e.g. Global Focus, Focus Client) to assess the technical soundness of the project and generate data for evidence-based decisions on the project.
    • Assist in keeping donor representatives briefed on developments and assist in the development of funding submissions, appeals and reports.
    • Assist in ensuring compliance in issuance of audit certificates for Implementing Partners.
    • Directly supervise the Driver and coordinate Admin issues, with approval from the Area Coordinator.
    • Perform other duties as may be required.

    Monitoring and Progress Controls:

    • Maintain records of all payments and prepare periodic records for all financial/grant related activities.
    • Ensure that timely administrative support is provided in general within the project.
    • Manage asset, including provision and analysis of detailed cost estimates and purchasing.
    • Facilitate Project Partners Agreements (PPA).
    • Monitor Partner progress and compliance to PPA.
    • Make timely reports of Admin/Programme issues to the Area Coordinator.

    Qualifications and Experience
    Education (Level and area of required and/or preferred education):

    • Completion of secondary education with certificate/training in Business Administration, Finance, Office Management, Human Resources or other related field.

    Work Experience (List number of years and area of required work experience. Clearly distinguish between required experience and experience which could be an asset.):

    • Minimum 6 years of previous job experience relevant to the function.
    • Field Experience.
    • Computer skills (in MS office).

    Key Competencies
    Desirable Qualifications & Competencies:

    • Completion of the UNHCR Learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position.
    • Knowledge of IDP law.
    • Good knowledge of UNHCR's programmes.
    • UNHCR Protection Learning Programme.
    • UNHCR Operations Management Learning Programme.
    • Fluency in English and working knowledge of at least one local language in Benue.

    Managerial Competencies:

    • Managing Resources

    Cross-Functional Competencies:

    • Analytical Thinking
    • Planning and Organizing.

    Language Requirements:

    • Please also note that English is essential for this Job Opening.
    • Knowledge of local Language is a highly recommended.

    Additional Information

    • A written test will be conducted for this position which will be followed by a competency-based interview.
    • 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).

    Duration of Appointment:

    • From 01/03/2021 to 31/12/21.

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    Protection Associate

    Job ID: 25071
    Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria
    Salary Grade: G6
    Hardship Level: E
    Family Location Type: Non-Family

    Duties and Qualifications
    Organizational Setting and Work Relationships:

    • The Protection Associate normally reports to the Protection Officer or the Senior Protection Officer.  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 Protection Associate is expected to coordinate quality, timely and effective protection responses to the needs of populations of concern (PoC) and identify opportunities to mainstream protection methodologies and integrate protection safeguards in operational responses in all sectors.  S/he contributes to designing a comprehensive protection strategy and liaises externally with authorities and partners on protection doctrine and policy as guided by the supervisor.
    • The Protection Associate 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.

    Duties

    • 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 PoC.
    • Provide advice on protection issues to PoC; liaise with competent authorities to ensure the issuance of personal and other relevant documentation.
    • Assist in conducting eligibility and status determination for PoC.
    • 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 PoC 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.
    • Facilitate effective information management through the provision of disaggregated data on PoC and their problems.
    • Participate in initiatives to capacitate authorities, relevant institutions and NGOs to strengthen national protection related legislation and procedures.
    • Assist the supervisor in prioritizing PoC for interview, counselling and propose protection support for individual cases.
    • Assist the supervisor with enforcing compliance of local implementing partners with global protection policies and standards of professional integrity in the delivery of protection services.
    • Assit the supervisor with enforcing compliance with, and integrity of, all protection standard operating procedures.
    • Submit individual payments request for PoC for approval.
    • Perform other related duties as required.

    Minimum Qualifications
    Education & Professional Work Experience:

    • Years of Experience / Degree Level
    • For G6 3 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 2 years relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher

    Field(s) of Education:

    • Not applicable

    Certificates and/or Licenses:

    • International Law, Political Science
    • or other related field
    • (Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

    Relevant Job Experience
    Essential:

    • Not specified

    Desirable:

    • Protection Learning Programme

    Functional Skills:

    • IT-Computer Literacy
    • CL-Protection & Solutions Awareness
    • PR-Protection-related guidelines, standards and indicators
    • PR-Refugee Protection Principles and Framework
    • (Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)

    Language Requirements:

    • 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.

    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.
        
    Position Competencies
    Core Competencies:

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

    Managerial Competencies:

    • Judgement and Decision Making

    Cross-Functional Competencies:

    • Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
    • Political Awareness
    • Stakeholder Management

    Language Requirements:

    • Please also note that English is essential for this Job Opening.
    • Knowledge of local Language is an highly recommended

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    Registration Associate

    Job ID: 25072
    Location: Takum, Taraba
    Salary Grade: G6
    Hardship Level: D
    Family Location Type: Non-Family

    Organizational Setting and Work Relationships

    • The Registration Associate is a member of the Registration team and is normally supervised by the Registration Officer. The Registration Associate is responsible for supporting all activities related to registration, and with ensuring that registration is effectively used for the identification of specific protection needs, for the management of operations, and for the achievement of durable solutions.
    • Depending on the size and structure of the Office, the Registration Associate may provide day-to-day supervision, direction and support to UNHCR staff engaged in registration and related activities (including Reception, Filing and Data Management staff), and monitors the efficiency and quality of registration processes, identity and entitlement documentation activities and population data management. The Registration Associate collaborates closely with Protection, Programme, Operational Data Management and Information Management colleagues as well as with Government authorities and partners on the provision of quality population data for the delivery of registration activities.
    • 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.

    Duties

    • Assist in the implementation of registration strategies and methodologies for populations of concern.
    • Assist in the supervision and daily running of registration team activities, where required.
    • Conduct registration interviews when required in accordance with registration standards and guidance.
    • Provide counselling to, and responds to queries from, asylum seekers and refugees regarding UNHCR's registration procedures and their rights and entitlements.
    • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records and data related to all registration cases.
    • Identify persons with specific needs and ensure timely referral to protection follow-up as required.
    • Collaborate with protection staff and/or partners in the delivery of assistance and programming, including the provision of identity and entitlement documentation.
    • Draft correspondence and reports relating to registration activities in the operation, when required
    • Provide statistics and draft reports related to registration data, as requested.
    • In consultation with the supervisor, make decisions related to the day-to-day operations of the registration unit and devise registration procedures which are efficient and effective.
    • Draft and submit reports and statistics related to registration.
    • Perform other related duties as required.

    Minimum Qualifications
    Education & Professional Work Experience:

    • Years of Experience / Degree Level
    • For G6 - 3 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 2 years relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher

    Field(s) of Education:

    • Not applicable.

    Certificates and/or Licenses:

    • Social sciences;
    • Statistics;
    • Mathematics;
    • Information technology;
    • (Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

    Relevant Job Experience:

    • Essential: Good computer skills, particularly in data management.
    • Desirable: Training in basic principles of international protection. Experience in working with UNHCR proGres software.

    Functional Skills:
    DM-Data Management:

    • MS-Data Collection and Analysis

    IT-Computer literacy:

    • IT-IT Refugee Systems & Applications
    • CL-Programme Management (project formulation, programme cycles and reporting standards)
    • TR-Training/Coaching/Facilitation
    • EX-Experience in international organization (United Nations or similar)
    • PR-Experience in Registration
    • (Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)

    Language Requirements:

    • 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.
    • Please also note that English is essential for this Job Opening.
    • Knowledge of local Language is an highly recommended

    Position Competencies
    Core Competencies:

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

    Managerial Competencies:

    • Not specified.

    Cross-Functional Competencies:

    • Analytical Thinking
    • Technological Awareness
    • Planning and Organizing

    Additional Information

    • A written test may be conducted for this position which will be followed by a competency-based interview.
    • 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).

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

     

    Note

    • This Job Opening is available to eligible UNHCR staff members and external applicants.
    • 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).
    • Procedures and Eligibility: Interested applicants should consult the Administrative Instruction on Recruitment and Assignment of Locally Recruited Staff (RALS).

      Applicants must be nationals of, and be locally recruited within the country of their employment

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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