Organizational Setting and Work Relationships
Within the adopted Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) framework, UNHCR has assumed lead and co-lead responsibilities of three out of 11 clusters to strengthen system-wide preparedness and technical capacity to respond to humanitarian emergencies ¿ namely for Camp Coordination and Camp Management, Shelter and Protection.
The Global CCCM Cluster, co-led by UNHCR (for conflict) and IOM (for natural disasters) at the global level, brings together UN agencies, NGOs and international organizations working on themes related to the management and coordination of camps and camp-like settings (including formal camps, informal settlements, evacuation/reception/transit centers, collective centers and other communal settings) in humanitarian response.
The work of the Global CCCM Cluster covers three broad areas: i) operational support (including rapid response in emergencies; multi-sectorial assessments, analysis and strategy development; programme design and delivery; information management; adherence to the Humanitarian Programme Cycle; innovation in humanitarian response; inter-agency collaboration); ii) providing a global platform for advocacy; and iii) developing global policy, practices, guidance and tools in relation to management and coordination of displacement in camps/sites.
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.
Education & Professional Work Experience
Years of Experience / Degree Level
For P4/NOD – 9 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 8 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 7 years relevant experience with Doctorate degree
Field(s) of Education
or other relevant field.
(Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)
Certificates and/or Licenses
CCCM Cluster Coordination
Camp Coordination & Camp Mgmt
HCR Coordination Lrng Prog
HCR Management Lrng Prg
Tri-Cluster Knowledge and Coordination Skills Training
Emergency Mgmt Workshop
(Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)
Relevant Job Experience
Minimum 5 years humanitarian international experience in senior management positions in refugee and internal displacement situations. Knowledge of Cluster mechanisms, UN coordination systems and the Humanitarian Programme Cycle, familiarity with development and peace coordination systems. Very good knowledge and experience of UNHCR and interagency policies, standards, programmes and humanitarian operations in a variety of geographical locations and operational contexts, in particular as related to internal displacement. Demonstrated leadership, coordination experience and technical expertise in multi-sectorial field coordination and management in camp and camp-like settings with particular focus on conflict-related emergencies and contexts. Good general knowledge of various technical sectors and their inter-relations. Trained and familiar with protection as well as other cross-cutting issues like, gender and diversity age, disability, HLP and environment. Good and proven knowledge in UNHCR operations and management. Broad operational experience including ‘first responder’ contexts across a variety of geographical locations. Familiarity with planning, programming and implementation for humanitarian operations at the field and global levels, including strategic planning, project development, budgeting and resource mobilization. Flexible, adaptable and able to work effectively in different social and cultural environments and in challenging and stressful conditions. Strong managerial, coordination, representation and teambuilding skills.
Flexible and able to work both in teams and independently in a result oriented multi-tasking and multi-cultural environment and manage conflicting priorities. Ability to represent the organization at various levels. Knowledge of UNHCR’s mandate for protection and solutions and relevant policies. Knowledge of evidence-based planning approaches, methods and tools. Proven ability to bring creative and innovative solutions to complex challenges.
PR-CCCM and Protection Technical Guidelines and Standards
PR-Camp Coordination and Camp Management
PR-Cluster Information Management Tools, Resources and Approaches
PR-Country Operations applying the Cluster Approach
ER-Inter-Agency Coordination Mechanisms
UN-Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC)
MS-Drafting, Documentation, Data Presentation
PR-Community-based Protection – Principles and methodologies
PR-Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD)
CL-Strategy Development and Monitoring
EX-Experience with Inter/Non-Governmental Organization (INGO/NGO)
(Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)
Interested applicants should submit their application online on the UNHCR Careers Page at https://www.unhcr.org/careers.html by clicking on “Vacancies”.
Closing date for applications: 13 February 2020 (midnight Geneva time).
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.