4 Positions at UNHCR Rwanda: (Deadline 8, 10 March 2021)

4 Positions at UNHCR Rwanda: (Deadline 8, 10 March 2021)


4 Positions at UNHCR Rwanda: (Deadline 8, 10 March 2021)

Registration Clerk-Individual contractor at UNHCR Rwanda: (Deadline 10 March 2021)

Eligible Applicants

This position is advertised open to external applicants.
Procedures and Eligibility
Interested applicants should consult the Administrative Instruction on Recruitment and Assignment of Locally Recruited Staff (RALS).
Duties and Qualifications
Under the direct supervision of UNHCR Registration Officer, the Contractor will assume the following tasks in accordance with their principles and human values of the United Nations and with adherence to the UNHCR Code of Conduct. The services of the Contractor shall be retained to undertake to perform the following duties of Verification Clerk during verification exercise:
¿ Support with recording intentions to return through Kobo, return desks, phones and emails as received and ensure progress is updated accordingly.
¿ Counsel refugees on voluntary repatriation activities and in particular, case processing steps, requirements and return packages.
¿ Receive scheduled households, issue admission tokens and identify persons with vulnerabilities.
¿ Capture biometric information of refugees.
¿ Conduct individual interviews with refugees ushered into verifications desks and perform data update into proGres (UNHCR database for registration of refugees)
¿ Scan/copy any relevant new documents that refugees may have in their possession.
¿ Issue new documentation to refugees.
¿ Perform filing activities on refugee documents.
¿ Respect the confidential nature of the relationship between UNHCR and refugees by complying with data confidentiality policies.
¿ Perform any other related duties as required
¿ Assist with pre travel arrangements for departing refugees including admission to the Departure centre.
¿ Perform other activities as needed.

Essential Minimum Qualifications Required

¿ Completion of Secondary Education. University Degree would be a great added advantage.
¿ Good computer literacy with proficiency in relevant computer applications such as Microsoft Office products including Word, Power Point, Excel.
¿ Fluency in English and very good working knowledge of the local languages ¿ Swahili and Kinyarwanda

Desirable Qualifications and Competencies

¿ Past data entry experience preferably working knowledge of UNHCR¿s proGres (database for registration of refugees, returnees and displaced persons) will be an asset.
¿ Prior exposure to UNHCR¿s refugee operations related to registration of refugees will be an added advantage
¿ Attention to detail.
¿ Hard working, confidentiality, motivated, good interpersonal and team spirit.
¿ Ability to work under stress
¿ Good communication and customer service skills
Position Competencies
Competencies as defined in Job Profile
Language Requirements
Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.
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Operational Context
The Registration Clerk provides clerical and administrative assistance to the immediate supervisor and/or the Office as a whole. The incumbent is normally supervised by an Officer or Associate. S/he receives regular guidance and instructions from the supervisor on procedural aspects of the work. As per specific instructions, the incumbent may require liaising with other internal or external entities, to ensure effective delivery of services and achievement of objectives.

The Government of Rwanda through Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs (MIDIMAR) will conduct a joint verification exercise with UNHCR in favor of refugees and other persons of concern based in refugee camps and other urban areas in Rwanda.

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.
Closing Date
Closing date for submissions or applications is 10 March 2021.

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Associate Protection Officer at UNHCR Rwanda: (Deadline 10 March 2021)

Eligible Applicants
This position is advertised open to internal and external applicants.
Procedures and Eligibility
Interested applicants should consult the Administrative Instruction on Recruitment and Assignment of Locally Recruited Staff (RALS). Applicants must be nationals of, and be locally recruited within the country of their employment.
Duties and Qualifications
Duties
– Stay abreast of political, social, economic and cultural developments that have an impact on the protection environment.
– Promote International and National Law and applicable UN/UNHCR and IASC policy, standards and codes of conduct.
– Foster their consistent and coherent interpretation and application through mainstreaming in all sectors and /or in clusters in applicable operations.
– Assist in providing comments on existing and draft legislation related to persons of concern.
– Provide legal advice and guidance on protection issues to persons of concern; liaise with competent authorities to ensure the issuance of personal and other relevant documentation.
– Conduct eligibility and status determination for persons of concern in compliance with UNHCR procedural standards and international protection principles.
– Promote and contribute to measures to identify, prevent and reduce statelessness.
– Contribute to a country-level child protection plan as part of the protection strategy to ensure programmes use a child protection systems approach.
– Contribute to a country-level education plan.
– Implement and oversee Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all protection/solutions activities which integrate AGD sensitive procedures.
– Oversee and manage individual protection cases, including those on SGBV and child protection. Monitor, and intervene in cases of refoulement, expulsion and other protection incidents through working relations with governments and other partners.
– Recommend durable solutions for the largest possible number of persons of concern through voluntary repatriation, local integration and where appropriate, resettlement.
– Assess resettlement needs and apply priorities for the resettlement of individuals and groups of refugees and other persons of concern.
– Participate in the organisation and implementation of participatory assessments and methodologies throughout the operations management cycle and promote AGD sensitive programming with implementing and operational partners.
– Contribute to and facilitate a programme of results-based advocacy through a consultative process with sectorial and/or cluster partners.
– Facilitate effective information management through the provision of disaggregated data on populations of concern and their problems.
– Promote and integrate community-based approaches to protection and contribute to capacity-building initiatives for communities and individuals to assert their rights.
– Support activities in the area of risk management related to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, fraud, case-processing, data protection, and human rights due diligence at country level.
– Participate in initiatives to capacitate national authorities, relevant institutions and NGOs to strengthen national protection related legislation and procedures.
– Intervene with authorities on protection issues.
– Negotiate locally on behalf of UNHCR.
– Decide priorities for reception, interviewing and counselling for groups or individuals.
– Enforce compliance of staff and implementing partners with global protection policies and standards of professional integrity in the delivery of protection services.
– Enforce compliance with, and integrity of, all protection standard operating procedures.
– Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Years of Experience / Degree Level
For P2/NOB – 3 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 2 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 1 year relevant experience with Doctorate degree

Field(s) of Education
Law, International Law, Political Sciences or other relevant field
(Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Certificates and/or Licenses
Protection Learning Programme
(Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Relevant Job Experience
Essential:
Professional experience in the area of refugee protection, internal displacement, human rights or international humanitarian law. Good knowledge of International Refugee and Human Rights Law and ability to apply the relevant legal principles.
Desirable:
Field experience, including in working directly with communities. Good IT skills including database management skills.

Functional Skills
*PR-Protection-related guidelines, standards and indicators
*LE-International Refugee Law
*PR-Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD)
PR-Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) Coordination
MG-Projects management
PR-PR-Human Rights Doctrine/Standards
PR-International Humanitarian Law
PR-Protection and mixed-movements
PR-Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Operations & IDPs Status/Rights/Obligation
PR-Climate change and disaster related displacement
PR-Community-based Protection
MS-Drafting, Documentation, Data Presentation
(Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)
Position Competencies
Competencies as defined in Job Profile
Language Requirements
Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.
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Organizational Setting and Work Relationships

The Associate Protection Officer reports to the Protection Officer or the Senior Protection Officer. Depending on the size and structure of the Office, the incumbent may have supervisory responsibility for protection staff including community-based protection registration, resettlement and education. S/he provides functional protection guidance to information management and programme staff on all protection/legal matters and accountabilities. These include: statelessness (in line with the campaign to End Statelessness by 2024), Global Compact on Refugees (GCR) commitments, age, gender, diversity (AGD) and accountability to affected populations (AAP) through community-based protection, Child protection, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) prevention and response, gender equality, disability inclusion, youth empowerment, psycho-social support and PSEA, registration, asylum/refugee status determination, resettlement, local integration, voluntary repatriation, human rights standards integration, national legislation, judicial engagement, predictable and decisive engagement in situations of internal displacement and engagement in wider mixed movement and climate change/disaster-related displacement responses. S/he supervises protection standards, operational procedures and practices in protection delivery in line with international standards.

The Associate Protection Officer is expected to coordinate quality, timely and effective protection responses to the needs of populations of concern, ensuring that operational responses in all sectors mainstream protection methodologies and integrate protection safeguards. The incumbent contributes to the design of a comprehensive protection strategy and represents the organization externally on protection doctrine and policy as guided by the supervisor. S/he also ensures that persons of concern are meaningfully engaged in the decisions that affect them and support programme design and adaptations that are influenced by the concerns, priorities and capacities of persons of concern. To achieve this, the incumbent will need to build and maintain effective interfaces with communities of concern, authorities, protection and assistance partners as well as a broader network of stakeholders who can contribute to enhancing protection.

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.
Closing Date

Closing date for submissions or applications is 8 March 2021.

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Associate Reporting and Public Information Officer-IICA-1 under at UNHCR Rwanda: (Deadline 10 March 2021)

Eligible Applicants

This Job Opening is available to eligible UNHCR staff members and external applicants.
Procedures and Eligibility

No job description available

Duties and Qualifications
– Keep abreast with all developments in the activity to prepare appropriate briefings and reports relating to the ETM Operation.
– Assist the office in consolidating and analysing data on programme implementation and indicators in all sectors within area of responsibility in order to facilitate the preparation of periodic reports, i.e. Sitreps, Operational Updates, Monthly reports and Briefing kits activity-specific reports as may be required.
– Meet and brief visitors on all UNHCR activities, where necessary together with appropriate specialist/ programme officers;
– Serves as the focal point for maintaining the data management system for all reporting, including reporting formats and database.
– Liaises with internal (Branch Office and other offices) and external entities on internal and external related Information and Communications, for online and press related issues, regarding the ETM Operation.
– Undertakes data collection and analysis to produce narrative and statistical reports, on all aspects of the ETM Operation and the Field Office.
– Assist the implementation of a communications strategy that generates support for UNHCR¿s operations from external partners (e.g. the general public, governments, partners, media, academia, NGOs, private sector and persons of concern);
– Draft press reports, booklets, etc.
– Assist in the dialogue with donors and embassies and provide relevant information on UNHCR operations and financial requirements by organizing regular briefings, bilateral meetings and missions and responding to Branch Office requests for information on ad hoc basis.
– Assist in the coordination of the drafting of, situation reports, briefing notes, background material, talking points, fact sheets, press releases and articles.
– Participate on behalf of the Head of Field Office and other supervisors in inter-agency cooperation and communication strategies, initiatives and tools.
– Regularly provide ideas for communications initiatives and considered professional communications advice to senior staff of UNHCR.
– Organize missions to the field and press briefings for external parties as required.
– Implement all aspects of a communications strategy.
– Represent UNHCR HoFO Nyamata on in inter-agency initiatives and fora.
– Perform other related duties as required.

Additional duties for news and media roles:

– Research, prepare, fact-check, edit and produce professional media and communications materials for target audiences and ensure their timely dissemination via UNHCR’s communications channels, ensuring highest quality standards.
– Monitor earmarking level of funding for UNHCR Country operation and ensure appropriate visibility for donor contributions in compliance with UNHCR guidelines and specific donor requirements, in the ETM and online.
– Monitor news and popular trends to insert UNHCR¿s messaging into ongoing conversations; identify key moments for proactive communications.
– Consolidate information on UNHCR¿s country operations and identify appropriate messages for campaigns and appeals.
– Propose events and initiatives (e.g. commercial, cultural, political and sports) to promote the work of UNHCR and take action as appropriate.
– Support the management of media relations by, inter alia, responding to direct queries, publishing press releases, handling interview requests and organizing regular briefings and visits to country operations.
– Support the Branch Office in ensuring content created reaches maximum impact by developing strategies for distribution from the outset, boosting the visibility of our content on relevant UNHCR channels and placing it on external channels.
– Undertake missions and field trips with media and other official visitors in support of UNHCR and its work.
– Promote visibility of UNHCR¿s ETM Gashora work and advocate for support for the people of concern through providing inputs for social media and other web content.

Desirable Qualifications & Competencies

– The candidate should have full proficiency, written and oral and excellent reporting skills in English language along with the ability to analyse large amount of data and information to condense it into meaningful and articulate reports, also with proven relevant experience on same/similar positions. His/her work would entail following on the reporting provided by relevant Sections/Units within the SMS service which would have to be consolidated for presentation to senior management of the SMS/DESS and external counterparts, as required. It will be considered as an asset if the candidate would have proven experience in business analysis area including the advance knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Power Point and other software used for data analysis and reporting.
– Perform other related duties as required.
– Good knowledge of UNHCR Manual and Operations in general.
– Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position.
– Knowledge of additional UN languages. Besides very good analytical and reporting skills, the candidate should have proven record of good cooperation and teamwork orientation.
– Knowledge of the supply function, other UN languages, business analysis software systems and/or UNHCR corporate software systems would represent additional assets.

Minimum Qualifications

Education & Professional Work Experience
Years of Experience / Degree Level
3 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 2 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 1 year relevant experience with Doctorate degree

Field(s) of Education

Journalism; Public Administration; Communication;
International relations; Political Science; Law;
or other relevant field.

Essential
Experience in humanitarian operations in a field environment. Excellent knowledge of local institution, politics and culture.

Desirable
Fund-raising and programming/programme management experience. Experience of working with social media.

Functional Skills
CM-Strategic Communication;
IT-Computer Literacy;
PG-UNHCR’s Programmes;
UN-UNHCR Operations, mandate, principles and policies;
DM-Data collection methodologies;
MS-Networking;
Relevant Job Experience
Position Competencies
Competencies as defined in Job Profile
Language Requirements
Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.
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Operational Context
Direct supervision is normally exercised by Head of Field Office Nyamata who provides guidance on the applicable procedures. Advice may also be provided by relevant functional units at Branch Office, Regional Office and/or HQ. External contacts are with a broad range of partners and stakeholders, including inter alia, government, media, embassies, donors, UN agencies, NGOs and other national and international organizations, as well as general public on matters of importance to the Organization.

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.
Closing Date
The closing date for submission of applications is 10 March 2021.

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Shelter Associate (Individual Contaractor) at UNHCR Rwanda: (Deadline 10 March 2021)

Eligible Applicants

This position is advertised open to internal and external applicants.
Procedures and Eligibility
nterested applicants should consult the Administrative Instruction on Recruitment and Assignment of Locally Recruited Staff (RALS).
Duties and Qualifications
Office and the direct supervision Head of Field Office based at Nyamata, the Supervising Engineer shall supervise the execution of the Contract for the construction of Proposed storey structure accommodation and office block in Gashora; construction of a Women Opportunity Centre; construction of Gashora Clinic; construction of a police post; construction of a livelihood training centre; Construction of a Child Friendly Space and other task assigned during the period. The Supervising/Construction Engineer shall in general carry out such duties as issuing instructions, decisions, certificates, and orders as are required for the satisfactory execution of the Contract.

The Supervising/Construction Engineer will be empowered to:
¿ Carry out tests of samples of materials and supplies and verify workmanship, as he/she may consider necessary at the cost of the Contractor in order to ensure their compliance with the relevant specifications and standards of the Contract.

¿ Measure quantities of work completed and approve or reject invoices submitted by the Contractor for such quantities.

¿ Issue and sign the Certificates of Completion of Works and Defects Liability Period.

¿ Serve as a quality assurance supervisor for all processes related to engineering works.

¿ Regularly examine and verify the works and outputs, both quantitatively and qualitatively.

¿ Identify, examine, measure, and certify any work which is about to be covered up (hidden works)

¿ Measure and test any work/workmanship and the quality, weight and/or quantity of any materials utilized.

¿ Identify problems related to the execution of works; recommend – for final approval by project management – on alternations and/or additions/omissions in the works.

¿ Check and certify the quantities of works stated by the Contractor in the respective certificate of payment.

¿ Undertaking daily monitoring and technical assessments for all new construction activities and rehabilitation works in Gashora and Nyamata FO.

¿ Closely coordinate with District Engineers, MINEMA on weekly/monthly joint monitoring of construction activities and to participate on joint site meetings.

¿ Conduct routine concrete test jointly with the contractors or take material samples to the laboratory during the construction of the storey building structures (especially accommodation and office block) to ensure mix ratio is attained.

¿ Support the office in structural, architectural drawings and prepare BOQs for proposed projects and follow up with the Bugesera District on construction permits.

¿ Ensure and coordinate with relevant authorities especially District Engineers and MINEMA for the material samples delivered on site by the contractors are approved and all works are done based on proper workmanship.

¿ Ensure that contractors follow and adhere to security measures on site especially for big project such as accommodation, office block; the contractors need to temporary build a corrugated iron sheet fencing and site management required during the implementation of the project.

¿ Carry out daily/weekly measured works for the new construction works and document or file; also, daily/weekly instructions documented on site logbooks.

¿ Share weekly/monthly technical progress/site minutes with Associate Physical Site Planner and Head of Field Office on the progress of construction works.

¿ At field level, assist the UNHCR Associate Physical Site Planner or Head of Field Office to implement clear guidance and standards for shelter, including minimum standards to meet basic and essential needs.

¿ Assist in verifying any BoQs, execution plan, including defining the scope of works, technical drawings and specifications for internal analysis.

¿ Support supply unit in the market analysis of locally available construction materials and skills, promoting the use of local capacity as appropriate.

¿ Support Field Office and WASH unit in monitoring WASH activities within the transit centre under partners implementation and commercial contractor and to ensure all related WASH services conform to UNHCR standards.

¿ Play major role in Multi-functional Team during joint monitoring of construction activities.

¿ Regularly report on work progress of various activities and preparation of SitRep (weekly and monthly).

¿ Support the Shelter unit in the implementation of SOPs in construction guidelines to ensure the construction activities are implemented within UNHCR procedures.

¿ Coordinate the construction activities with the key units especially WASH, Environment, Electrical, Protection, Field to ensure the implementation to be suited and conform to the standards.

¿ Work with the contractors on site to have workplans for the implementation of the activities and to be reviewed on weekly/monthly basis.

¿ Provide detailed mapping for Gashora Transit centre.

¿ Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Education & Professional Work Experience

Years of Experience / Degree Level
3 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 2 years relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher

Field(s) of Education

Not applicable

The below qualifications are an added advantage:
¿ Master¿s degree or equivalent in experience, in project management, social sciences, economics, development studies or related fields

¿ Completion of degree in Civil Engineering or any related construction degree i.e. Architecture, Quantity Surveyor etc. from a recognized university.

¿ Registered and with issued active license to practice (from Institute of Engineers of Rwanda or any recognized Engineering Board)

Certificates and/or Licenses
Civil Engineering; Architecture

Relevant Job Experience
Essential
– Minimum 2 years post-graduation experience in the construction industry in positions of increasing responsibility ¿ a portion of this should have been in a consulting engineering role involving similar design detailing and construction as needed for the market. A further key attribute for the post is the ability to establish and maintain good working and professional relationships and to exercise diplomacy while efficiently and successfully ensuring standards and levels of quality are consistently achieved by the contracted company.

– Knowledge of SPHERE standards and the ability to use basic survey equipment, digital cameras, and computer equipment.
– Experience in developing shelter and settlement need assessments and undertaking gap analysis for development of shelter programs.

Desirable
– Knowledge of UNHCR shelter standards, as well as standards related to protection, environment and land use.
– Knowledge of a range of shelter assistance options, including sensitivity to cultural and gender specific needs to ensure that the social and cultural background of PoC is taken into account while designing and developing shelter options.
– Knowledge of computer graphics, AutoCAD and mapping software as well as the capacity to use mapping tools (GPS), and digital photographic equipment, and related software (map info etc.).

Functional Skills
IT-MS Office Applications
IT-AutoCAD (Computer Assisted Design Software)
SP-CAD/CAM Computer-Aided Design & Manufacturing
MS-Drafting, Documentation, Data Presentation
SP-Sphere Handbook
SP-Shelter Assessment including survey/implementation/monitoring/evaluation/coordination
UN-Knowledge of UN/UNHCR terminology
Position Competencies
Competencies as defined in Job Profile
Language Requirements
Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.
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Operational Context
On 10 September 2019, Rwanda signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with UNHCR and the African Union to evacuate refugees and asylum-seekers from Libya. Under the MoU, UNHCR in collaboration with the GoR and the AU established the ETM in Gashora Sector, Bugesera District, Rwanda to support up to 500 persons of concern (at any given time) to be evacuated from conflict zones, including detention centres in Libya, while continuing to search for durable solutions. Since the MOU, Rwanda has received a total of 306 refugees and asylum-seekers who are now safely accommodated on the existing accommodation block based on the current capacity of the Centre.

As Rwanda is a densely populated country, the GoR has adopted a policy requiring any new structures to be built vertically (to ensure economic use of scarcely available land-space). Accordingly, a Site planning with all supporting documents/designs and Bill of quantities prepared for storey accommodation block (G+2) and office block (G+1) and all submission uploaded to Bugesera District construction platform for award of construction permits.

The newly proposed facilities once constructed will accommodate 200 persons and the office structure will provide appropriate and safe office space for the purpose of case processing including interview rooms for RSD, resettlement, and other protection concerns.
Closing Date
Closing date for submissions or applications is 10 March 2021.

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