Internal & External Vacancy Notice
Title of the Position
Senior CBI Assistant (Roving) – GL5
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 Senior CBI Assistant supports a variety of functions related to Cash Based Interventions (CBI) of UNHCR and partners. The incumbent is supervised by a CBI Associate 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.
· UNHCR’s policies, standards and procedures are constantly and coherently applied and updated for CBI assessments, appeals, eligibility targeting and communications to persons of concern.
· The needs of persons of concern are assessed and analysed in a participating manner and using an Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective to form a firm basis for planning.
· UNHCR office has sufficient administrative and local support for the cash-based interventions activities thus better able to meet the needs of persons of concern.
· Standard and ad-hoc reports are produced. Trends and patterns of data are analysed and interpreted.
- Assist in monitoring the implementation of the UNHCR cash based interventions including the delivery of all assistance items and monitoring of infrastructure.
- Collect data and other information relevant to cash based interventions and report to the supervisor accordingly.
- Assist in preparing detailed reports and breakdown of the cash assistance provided to the PoCs
- Manage the use, maintenance and technical support of databases used in the cash based interventions.
- Generate statistical reports based on the standard reporting formats and ad-hoc reports, charts and tables as required by the management.
- Inform and act on the reports, message that are received from various units on different vulnerable cases in respect to financial assistance.
- Support in the CMWG co-ordination with different IPs, Ops and focal points on lists of beneficiaries reflecting situation of cash assistance.
- Provide reporting and analysis on cash assistance indicators as needed.
- Receive referrals/queries from internal UNHCR units and external agencies related to the cash assistance delivery and provide feedback and follow up as necessary.
- Attend PoC community representative meetings and respond to cash delivery related queries.
- Assist external relations in arranging high profile visits and delegation to the local bank branches and facilitate demonstration of assistance withdrawal.
- Any other responsibility deemed necessary or as delegated by the supervisor in order to meet the level of service requires by the Organisation.
- Liaise with populations of concern, assistance beneficiaries, and partners.
- Make judgments on the quality of project proposals coming from implementing partners.
- Represent UNHCR at the cash-assistance related meetings.
4. Essential Minimum Qualification and Professional Experience Required:
- Completion of the secondary education with post-secondary training/certificate in Information Technology, Database Management, or a related field.
- Minimum 5 years of previous relevant job experience.
- Fluency in Arabic and English
5. Managerial Competencies/ Cross-Functional Competencies
- Analytical Thinking
- Technological Awareness
- Planning and Organising
6. Desirable qualifications & Competences
- Knowledge of UNHCR programmes and activities.
- Experience in cash-based interventions.
- 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 2017 will 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.