Sunday, August 30, 2020

Employment Opportunities at The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) Tanzania

  Express       Sunday, August 30, 2020

 

UNHCR Field Office Kibondo invites qualified internal and external candidates to apply for the following position: 

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Communications Associate
Vacancy Notice No: KBO/VA/2020/007 
Position Title: Communications Associate
Category: General Service
Type of Appointment: Fixed Term Appointment (FTA)
Remuneration: Attractive salary (G6) and entitlements according to UN Staff Rules and Regulations
Duty Station: Kibondo, Tanzania
Duration: 1 year
Start date: Immediately
ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT
The Communications Associate is supervised by the UNHCR Head of Field Office, Kibondo, while receiving regular technical guidance from the Communications Officer in Dar es Salaam. The incumbent works quite independently on regular assignments with an oversight from the supervisor. In discharging his/her functions, the incumbent keeps frequent contacts with staff at various levels in the office and, occasionally, with staff at the same level in other duty stations and/or the Representation office in Dar es salaam; with the media, local NGOs, implementing as well as operational partners, and other UN agencies.

The Communications Associate is required to provide support in executing a range of communications activities in the fields of news and media relations, multimedia content production, social media engagement, video production, Goodwill Ambassadors and other influencers, public outreach and campaigns, fundraising, analytics and brand. The incumbent is also required to help strengthen coordination and editing office documents in FO Kibondo, support advocacy, awareness-raising and digital fundraising efforts and work plans.


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**FUNCTIONAL STATEMENT***. Describe the accountabilities, responsibilities and authorities associated with the position.*
Accountability (key results that will be achieved)
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.


Responsibility (process and functions undertaken to achieve results)
  • Support the implementation of communications strategies for countries, situations and special projects within the area of responsibility; help identify thematic priorities and target audiences to meet UNHCR’s global, regional and country-level communications objectives of leading the narrative, generating empathy and mobilizing action for forcibly displaced and stateless people.
  • Monitor news and popular trends to insert UNHCR’s messaging into ongoing conversations; identify key moments for proactive communications.
  • Help forge strategic partnerships with individuals and organizations who can help produce and promote UNHCR content, activities and messaging as well as provide research insights to improve communications; promote the work of engaged businesses and civil society actors.
  • Support the development of news-driven and authoritative content to lead the narrative on forced displacement and show UNHCR’s impact (e.g. interviews, press releases, flagship reports, speeches), create emotive storytelling to generate empathy (e.g. stories, multimedia content) and mobilize action by signposting concrete steps people can take to help refugees (e.g. digital diplomacy, action-driven campaigns, fundraising).
  • Help ensure that content created reaches maximum impact by supporting the development of strategies for distribution from the outset, boosting the visibility of out content on relevant UNHCR channels and placing it on external channels.
  • Help monitor the implementation of communications projects and adjust accordingly.
  • Assist in research, preparation, editing and production of professional media and communications materials for target audiences and ensure their timely dissemination via UNHCR’s communications channels, ensuring highest quality standards.
  • Continually maintain and upgrade communications skills, keeping abreast of emerging platforms and tools, and systematically reviewing media impact results and other measurement tools for learning purposes.
  • May be required to assist in implementation of campaigns, events and other initiatives in support of UNHCR’s strategic objectives, including its need for a leading share of voice on refugee and related matters.
  • May be required to undertake missions and field trips with media and other official visitors in support of UNHCR and its work.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Authority (decisions made in executing responsibilities and to achieve results)
Liaise with external partners and local organizations on behalf of UNHCR. Produce reports and briefings for internal and external partners.** 

Essential & Desirable Minimum Requirements:
Education: Completion of High school diploma with certificate/training in Journalism, Social Sciences, Humanities or related fields.
Work Experience: Minimum 6 years of previous relevant professional job experience.

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Desirable Qualifications and Competencies:**
Essential:
  • Excellent computer skills and knowledge of MS Office applications. Excellent drafting skills.
Desirable:
  • Experience implementing communications strategies. Professional writing and editing skills. Experience working on advocacy campaigns.
Functional Skills
  • Drafting and editing content for International Organizations
  • CO-International Media Contacts
  • CO-Journalism (incl. print, broadcast, photography, video, layout & graphics)
  • ER-Digital channels including social media, website, mobile, email and online advertising
  • CO-Video production for digital platforms (including news organizations)
  • CO-Web publishing and content management
  • CO-Editing
  • Multimedia content production skills
Language Requirements
Excellent knowledge of English and Kiswahili (written/ oral/ comprehension).
Working knowledge in French and/or another UN language is an advantage.
Competency Requirements
All jobs at UNHCR require six core competencies and at least three cross-functional competencies. 

Core Competencies:
  • Accountability
  • Communication
  • Organizational Awareness
  • Teamwork & Collaboration
  • Commitment to Continuous Learning
  • Client & Result Orientation
Cross-Functional Competencies:
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Innovation and Creativity
  • Political Awareness
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How to apply
Interested applicants should express their interest by completing the attached new Personal History Form and the Supplementary form if needed in full. Please note that submission of the Personal History Form which is not signed may render the application ineligible for consideration. Submission of the Personal History Form is MANDATORY and cannot be substituted by a Curriculum Vitae. Please quote the Vacancy Notice Number and Position title as the subject of your email.

The Expression of Interest for the position should be sent only by Email to:
Admin/Finance Officer
UNHCR Field Office Kibondo
Email: tankbva@unhcr.org
Due to the volume of applications only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Shortlisted Candidates will be required to sit for a written test. Download the Personal History Form (PHF) for applications which require direct email application:
The deadline for submitting the application is 10th September, 2020.
*Qualified female and candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply.*

Community-Based Protection Associate (KBO/VA/2020/008) - Tanzanian Nationals only
Vacancy Notice No: KBO/VA/2020/008
Position Title: Community-based Protection Associate 
Category/Grade: General Service, GL6
Type of Appointment: Temporary Appointment (TA)-Maternity leave replacement
Remuneration: Attractive salary (G6) and entitlements according to UN Staff Rules and Regulations
Duty Station: Kibondo, Tanzania
Duration: 04 months
Start date: 01 October 2020.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT
The Community-Based Protection Associate is a member of the Protection Unit and may report to the Protection Officer, Community-Based Protection Officer, or another more senior staff member in the Protection Unit. Under the overall direction of the Protection Unit, and in coordination with other UNHCR staff, government, NGO partners and other stakeholders, the Community-Based Protection Associate works directly with communities of concern to identify the risks they face and to leverage their capacities to protect themselves, their families and communities. The incumbent may have direct supervisory responsibility for part of the protection and/or support staff and supports the application of community-based protection standards, operational procedures and practices in community-based protection delivery at the field level. To fulfil this role, the Community-Based Protection Associate is required to spend a substantial percentage of the workday outside the office, building and maintaining networks within communities of PoC. The development and maintenance of constructive relationships with PoC that measurably impact and enhance protection planning, programming and results, form the core of the work of the incumbent. S/he also supports the designing of a community-based protection strategy by ensuring that it is based on consultation with PoC.

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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.


DUTIES
  • Assist functional units, the Multi-Functional Team (MFT) and senior management to integrate participatory and community-based approaches in the overall protection strategy and operational procedures.
  • Through relationships with PoC and network of partners, stay abreast of political, social, economic and cultural developments that have an impact on the protection environment and provide advice to the protection team. Understand the perspectives, capacities, needs and resources of the PoC and advise the protection team accordingly, highlighting the specific protection needs of women and men, children, youth and older persons, persons with disabilities, marginalized groups.
  • Work with host communities to identify opportunities for national civil society involvement in improving the protection of PoC.
  • Work with implementing and operational partners as well as with displaced and local communities to develop community-owned activities to address, where applicable, the social, educational, psycho-social, cultural, health, organisational and livelihood concerns as well as child protection and prevention and response to SGBV.
  • Assist in the analysis that identifies the capacities of communities of concern and risks they face.
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  • Support participatory assessments by multifunctional teams and ongoing consultation with PoC.
  • Assist in planning and monitoring of programmes and budgets, with an AGD perspective
  • Build office capacity for community-based protection through training and establishing systems for community mobilization and participation of PoC.
  • Support communities in establishing representation and coordination structures.
  • Ensure community understanding of UNHCR’s commitment to deliver on accountability and quality assurance in its response.
  • Act as an interpreter in exchange of routine information, contribute to related liaison activities and respond directly to routine queries.
  • Contribute to the enforcement of participatory AGD sensitive analysis as an essential basis for all of UNHCR’s work.
  • Initiate AGD sensitive interventions at the appropriate level on community-based protection issues and to respond to protection concerns and incidents within the office, with external interlocutors, groups and individuals based on agreed parameters.
  • Identify and select which individuals or groups to prioritize for counselling and field visits based on agreed criteria.
  • Intervene with authorities on protection.
  • Enforce compliance of implementing partners with global protection policies and standards of professional integrity in the delivery of protection services.
  • Recommend and prepare payments to individual
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Education & Professional Work Experience
  • 3 years relevant experience with High School Diploma, or 2 years relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher.
  • English language is essential for the work of the post.
  • Another UN language and good knowledge of the local language is an asset.
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Relevant Job Experience 
Essential:
Experience of working in humanitarian programmes in the role which required day-to-day engagement with multiple implementing partners. 
Desirable:
UNHCR learning programmes (PLP). Knowledge of MSRP 

Functional Skills 
*IT-MS Office Applications
*IT-Computer Literacy
IT-Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
UN-UN/UNHCR Administrative Rules, Regulations and Procedures
UN-UN/UNHCR Financial Rules and Regulations and Procedures
PR-Community-based Protection
PR-Community-based Protection – Principles and methodologies
CL-Multi-stakeholder Communications with Partners, Government & Community
PG-Experience with coordinating with Implementing Partners (Government/INGO/Corporate)
*TR-Capacity Building***


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How to apply
Interested applicants should express their interest by completing the attached new Personal History Form and the Supplementary form if needed in full. Please note that submission of the Personal History Form which is not signed may render the application ineligible for consideration. Submission of the Personal History Form is MANDATORY and cannot be substituted by a Curriculum Vitae. Please quote the Vacancy Notice Number and Position title as the subject of your email.

The Expression of Interest for the position should be sent only by Email to:

Admin/Finance Officer
UNHCR Field Office Kibondo
Email: tankbva@unhcr.org
Due to the volume of applications only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Shortlisted Candidates will be required to sit for a written test. Download the Personal History Form (PHF) for applications which require direct email application:
The deadline for submitting the application is 10th September, 2020.
*Qualified female and candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply.*
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