Internal & External Vacancy Notice
Title of the Position
CBI Associate – GL6
Type of contract/duration
Temporary Appointment (Six Months Renewable)
The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in Libya is seeking dynamic, committed and qualified persons interested in an exciting career in humanitarian affairs.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country. It also has a mandate to help stateless people. In more than six decades, the agency has helped tens of millions of people restart their lives. Today, a staff of some 7,190 people in more than 120 countries continues to help some 36.4 million persons.
1. Organizational Context
The CBI Associate supports a variety of functions related to Cash Based Interventions (CBI) of UNHCR and partners. The incumbent is supervised by a CBI Officer who provides regular guidance. S/he works independently on routine tasks while follows instructions of the supervisor on complex issues. The incumbent maintains regular working contacts on routine issues with other UNHCR offices, UN agencies, NGOs, government partners and commercial contractors. The duties of the incumbent are to support procurement activities by exercising efficiency in the procurement process.
- CBIs are consistently considered as a response option across Libya. CBIs are feasible, appropriate, technically-sound, cost-effective,
innovative, sustainable and complimentary to other forms of assistance. Where applicable, this is done in close partnership with other international partners.
- CBIs are designed and implemented according to UNHCR guidelines and good practice established, with the overall objective of
contributing to the well-being of beneficiaries. Strong technical expertise and support on all aspects is provided to the countries.
- A country CBIs action plan is in place which identifies opportunities and a concrete and realistic way forward for starting new CBIs as well
as scaling up existing CBIs over time.
- Contribute to Strengthening of UNHCR’s role as the CMWG lead by continued development and implementation of
practicable strategies to institutionalize and scale up the use of CBIs throughout UNHCR/Libya.
- Support the development and dissemination of policies, operational guidance, instructions, tools and analytical frameworks aimed at
ensuring the technical integrity of cash-based programmes, building on existing guidance and tools wherever possible.
- Liaise with technical sectors (shelter, health, WaSH, protection etc.) and protection colleagues in
the country office to integrate CBIs into existing approaches, tools and strategies.
- Sustain and expand a network of strategic and operational partners CMWG (incl.
UN agencies, INGOs, research institutions, private entities) to ensure complementarity and efficiency and share lessons learned.
- Support operationalization of the vulnerability scorecard that aims at identifying and targeting the most vulnerable families in Libya in coordination with UN and humanitarian agencies. This includes providing regular support to partners of the Cash & Markets WG (CMWG), including training, technical support and data sharing support Act as co-chair of the CMWG Libya group (once established) and encourage its development through presentations, trainings and forums
- Assess the implementation of assistance projects through supporting the post distribution monitoring exercises for various cash assistance programs, and ensure quality control of the assessments through the external decision-making process.
- Provide technical support in emergencies and ongoing displacement situations through technical assistance and advice on all aspects
related to CBIs, including assessments, planning and budgeting, technical choices, legal and regulatory aspects, implementation modalities
- Review and provide technical inputs on reports and programme proposals.
- Support the establishment and engage with multi-functional teams implementing CBIs; facilitate capacity strengthening of programme,
protection, ICT, finance/admin, supply/procurement personnel on various aspects of CBIs.
- Identify skill and knowledge gaps and help country office address these through training, recruitment, etc.
- Negotiate with contracting organizations relating to assessments and communication with persons of concern
- Provide technical support and guidance on overall strategy, design, implementation and reporting.
- Make judgments on the quality of project proposals coming from implementing partners.
4. Essential Minimum Qualification and Professional Experience Required:
- Completion of secondary education with certificate training in Finance, Information Technology, Economics, Database Management, or a related field.
- Minimum 6 years of previous relevant job experience.
- Excellent networking skills with private and public sector institutions.
- Proven knowledge and technical skills in set up, design, implementation and monitoring of CBIs from a multi-sectoral perspective.
- Excellent knowledge of computer software and database applications.
- Fluency in Arabic and English
5. Managerial Competencies/ Cross-Functional Competencies
- Supervisory Experiences
- Analytical Thinking
- Technological Awareness
- Planning and Organising
6. Desirable qualifications & Competences
- Good knowledge of UNHCR programmes and UNHCR programming.
- Experience in working effectively with NGOs, UN organisations, or government authorities at national level.
- Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position such as the Cash Based Interventions Introduction
- Computer skills (MS Office and PeopleSoft/MSRP).
7. Important Note
· Interested and qualified applicants should send their English applications along with an updated UN Personal History Form (P.11) www.unhcr.org/recruit/p11new.doc , and an updated CV to LBYTRHR@unhcr.org. Applications received after 06 August 2017will not be considered.
· Please indicate the title and the position number in the subject of the email when you submit your application.
· Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
· Only nationals can apply to this position.