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Assistant Inter - Agency Coordination Officer

Closing: Dec 8, 2021

Closing today

Published: Nov 25, 2021 (13 days ago)

Job Requirements

Education:

Bachelor's degree

Work experience:

12 months

Language skills:

English

Job Summary

Contract Type:

Full time

Minimum Qualifications

Years of Experience / Degree Level

For P1/NOA - 1 year relevant experience with Bachelorse degree; or no experience with Masters degree or Doctorate degree

Field(s) of Education

Social Sciences;

Development Studies;

Journalism;

International Relations;

Political Affairs;

or other relevant field.

(Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Certificates and/or Licenses

not specified;

Relevant Job Experience

Essential:

Relevant experience in humanitarian or development programme implementation, including experience in facilitating inter-agency coordination at sector or macro-level. Good knowledge of the UN system, NGOs and related planning and coordination practices.

Desirable:

Expertise in emergency response and preparedness planning and monitoring, including a good understanding of related standards and indicators. Experience in change management and innovation. Work experience in refugee settings.


Responsibilities

Minimum Qualifications

Years of Experience / Degree Level

For P1/NOA - 1 year relevant experience with Bachelorse degree; or no experience with Masters degree or Doctorate degree

Field(s) of Education

Social Sciences;

Development Studies;

Journalism;

International Relations;

Political Affairs;

or other relevant field.

(Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Certificates and/or Licenses

not specified;

Relevant Job Experience

Essential:

Relevant experience in humanitarian or development programme implementation, including experience in facilitating inter-agency coordination at sector or macro-level. Good knowledge of the UN system, NGOs and related planning and coordination practices.

Desirable:

Expertise in emergency response and preparedness planning and monitoring, including a good understanding of related standards and indicators. Experience in change management and innovation. Work experience in refugee settings.


Duties

- Include partners in the refugee response, respecting their respective mandates and programme priorities.

- Provide appropriate support for operational planning and forward looking coordination of the inter-agency humanitarian and development response.

- Facilitate humanitarian response coordination activities and support coordination meetings as required, including by preparing meetings, drafting minutes and follow-up documentation.

- Manage the flow of information to/from the supervisor and other senior staff, including heads of field offices and field based coordination staff; identify priority matters that need to be urgently addressed by the Supervisor.

- Draft correspondence, documents and reports, and prepare tables and ensure follow-up.

- Prepare background information for meetings to be attended/chaired by the Supervisor (i.e. agenda, information on the person/organization, information on the topic).

- Assist the Sector Coordinators when necessary.

- Assist in ensuring appropriate coordination with all refugee partners (including national and international NGOs, the International Red Cross/Red Crescent movement, UN agencies, civil society actors ), through establishment/maintenance of appropriate sectorial coordination mechanisms, including working groups at the national and local level.

- Ensure appropriate links with national and local authorities, state institutions, local civil society and other relevant actors and ensure appropriate coordination and information exchange with them.

- Contribute to the development and maintenance of a common strategic framework and appropriate guidelines on the IA response by way of facilitating relevant group discussions.

- Identify geographical and thematic gaps in IA Coordination, and facilitate the appropriate response to those gaps.

- Establish technical groups or task forces as necessary to resolve ad-hoc issues as they arise.

- Ensure approval by all relevant national and sub-national authorities of the strategic documents produced by the IA Coordination Unit.

- Provide stakeholders with regular reports.

- Ensure review of coordination related information management products and work closely with the information management team.

- Perform regular field visits and take part in regional coordination meetings.

- Perform other related duties as required.


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