Asst Programme CBI Officer_Maternity replacment

Organization: UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees


Duties
– Support the strategic and coherent use of CBI’s in the operations, assisting to ensure that CBI is maximised in assistance and service provision, strongly linking it to CRRF, MYMP and development, including linkages with Social Protection and Financial Inclusion.
– Support the review of and assist in coordinating the final clearance with DFAM of the CBI Standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the operations, with support from more senior staff.
– Support the development of cash assistance programmes and support the senior management to ensure that CBI is fully, effectively integrated into the country operations plan for protection and solutions and Annual Program Planning and COP.
– Assist in ensuring compliance to HALEP and that CBI is included in the preparedness and response planning and be a first responder to new emergencies/ and returns situations to ensure operations are using CBI as a modality, in collaboration with more senior staff.
– Support the effective and coordinated procurement and contracting of Financial Service Providers by procurement/supply and finance. 
– Provide technical support on planning and assist in policy making on activities within the area of CBIs as an integral part of UNHCR programmes including assessments, planning and budgeting, technical choices, legal and regulatory aspects, implementation modalities and coordination.
– Support and collaborate with sectors to increase the use of CBI in education, shelter, livelihoods and where applicable in health and WASH programmes.
– Support the adequate inter-agency coordination mechanisms on CBIs and assist in building and maintaining strong relations with partners, regional entities and represent UNHCR in CBI coordination, with support from more senior staff.
– Support the establishment of a sound monitoring process for cash assistance, with proper collection, use and monitoring of baselines, standards and indicators needed to measure and analyse CBI¿s performance. Assist the supervisor in analysing trends and target interventions including CBI expenditure, upstream and downstream activities.
– Assist the supervisor in assessing the technical soundness of the operations and generate data for evidence-based decisions.
– Assist the supervisor in fulfilling CBI related reporting requirements.
– Support the use of UNHCR corporate tools and systems.
– 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 :
Experience in cash-based / CBI expertise, programmes, humanitarian programming or other relevant work experience. Knowledge and technical skills in set up, design, implementation and monitoring of CBIs.
Economics;
Social or Political Science;
Business Administration;
Social Economics;
or other relevant field.
(Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Certificates and/or Licenses
Not specified.
(Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Relevant Job Experience
Essential
Experience in cash based assistance programmes, humanitarian programming or other relevant work experience.  Knowledge and technical skills in set up, design, implementation and monitoring of CBIs.

Desirable
Not specified.

Functional Skills
PG-UNHCR’s Programmes
CB-Cash-based Programming/Managing/Planning
(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.

All UNHCR workforce members must individually and collectively, contribute towards a working environment where each person feels safe, and empowered to perform their duties. This includes by demonstrating no tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, harassment including sexual harassment, sexism, gender inequality, discrimination and abuse of power.

As individuals and as managers, all must be proactive in preventing and responding to inappropriate conduct, support ongoing dialogue on these matters and speaking up and seeking guidance and support from relevant UNHCR resources when these issues arise.

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.
Essential minimum qualifications and professional experience required:
¿ Bachelor¿s degree in a relevant field, NOA – 1-year relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or no experience with Graduate degree; or no experience with Doctorate degree Economics, Social or Political Science; Business Administration; Social Economics.
¿ Experience in cash-based / CBI expertise, programmes, humanitarian programming or other relevant work experience. Knowledge and technical skills in set up, design, implementation and monitoring of CBIs.
¿ Fluency in English and Arabic, both written and spoken. Additional languages are desirable.
¿ Experience using the Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
¿ Demonstrate a genuine desire to learn and develop.
¿ Be highly organised and have good attention to detail.
¿ Be able to multi-task and to prioritise workload.
¿ Be a flexible, team-player.

Location
The successful candidate will be based with the team in UNHCR Regional Bureau for the Middle East & North Africa in Amman, address: Bldg. 177, Princess Basma Street, Abdoun Alshamali, Amman, Jordan.
It is a full-time role with working hours starting from 8.30am to 5pm Sunday to Thursday (40 hours per week).

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See below for this postion’s Operational Context

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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. 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).
Organizational context
In responding to the changes in the regional context and in alignment with UNHCR MENA RB CBI strategy for 2021-2022, the CBI team is seeking to fill the current gap in the team for the position of assistant programme officer.
MENA CBI unit provide support and technical guidance to operations implementing CBI in MENA region. The incumbent¿s core responsibilities will be to support the strategic and coherent adoption of CBIs in MENA operations by ensuring that CBIs are included in the preparedness and response planning of MENA operations and systematically streamlined in assistance and service provision, in line with the specific operational context(s). The incumbent will also provide technical support and guidance on activities within the area of CBIs in MENA operations including technical guidance on assessments, CBI design, CBI planning and budgeting, procurement process of FSP, legal and regulatory aspects, implementation modalities and coordination, in addition to monitoring of MENA operations adherence to HQ CBI guidance and requirements. The incumbent will support MENA operations in the use of UNHCR corporate tools and systems for CBIs: e.g., Activity info, CBI reporting tools and any other as applicable such as UNHCR RBM tools.
The incumbent would have to demonstrate strong knowledge and experience working in similar roles. The position demands excellent English and Arabic written skills. The incumbent will also need to demonstrate an advanced knowledge and background in UNHCR result based management and programme function.
The candidates may be required to sit for a test for this position. Functional Clearance may be required for this position.
Organizational Setting and Work Relationships
The Assistant Programme CBI Officer is an active member of the bureau/field operation/division and is normally supervised by a professional member who manages and oversees the UNHCR cash assistance programmes. The incumbent supports to ensure that operations are compliant with the technical guidance and administrative instructions on CBI, and adequately monitored.
S/he normally receives guidance and direction from the Senior Programme CBI Officer or Programme CBI Officer or Programme Officer or other more senior staff. S/he may maintain close links with CBI staff in UNHCR HQ.
Internally the Assistant Programme CBI Officer will also liaise with UNCHR field offices and country offices. Externally s/he will liaise with Implementing and Operational Partners, National Governments, line ministries and UN agencies.
The incumbent is expected to work in line with the multi-functional team (MFT) approach as defined within the Program Manual, ensuring the participation of relevant stakeholders in all phases of the Program Management Cycle.
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.
To apply Interested applicants should submit their application through MSRP ¿ Self-Service ¿ Recruiting Activities ¿ Careers

External candidates are invited to apply through https://www.unhcr.org/other-opportunities.html

For any technical problems encountered during the on-line application, please contact the Global Service Desk at [email protected] well before the deadline to allow sufficient time for problems to be resolved.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates may be required to sit for a written test and/or interview.

Duration: six months (with possibility of extension, subject to availability of funds and satisfactory performance).
Contract Type: Temporary Appointment

Closing date for applications: 08 April 2022

Contract start date: 01 June 2022

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