Title of Post: CRRF Associate Vacancy Notice: INTERNAL VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT No:19/HCR/KGL/VN/019 Post Number 10030685
Duty Station: Kigali Category and Level: GL6 Closing date of application: 2019-04-26 Duration of assignment: Initially for a period of one year
Organizational Context

On 19 September 2016, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the New York Declaration on Refugees and Migrants, calling for greater burden sharing by the international community to support the world’s largest refugee hosting states. The New York Declaration (NYD) called on UNHCR to develop and initiate the application of the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) in close coordination with relevant states and in collaboration with relevant UN agencies, applying a multi-stakeholder approach. The objectives of implementing the CRRF are to: (i) ease pressure on host countries, (ii) enhance refugee self-reliance, (iii) expand access to third-country solutions and (iv) support conditions in countries of origin for return in safety and dignity
The Government of Rwanda is one of the pilot countries to apply the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) in 2018.The CRRF in Rwanda builds on the four commitments made by the government of Rwanda at a Leaders’ Summit on Refugees on 20 September 2016 with 48 Heads of State including 17 from refugee hosting countries. The pledges were: (i) public launch of joint Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugees-UNHCR livelihoods strategy, with a focus on graduating camp-based refugees out of assistance programs and increasing formal access to work opportunities, (ii) to ensure that 100% of refugees are in possession of valid refugee identity cards issues by the Government of the Republic of Rwanda (NIDA), (iii) to ensure that 100% of refugee students in secondary school and 50% in primary schools will be integrated into national education systems, (iv) to ensure that 100% of urban refugees will have the opportunity to buy into national health insurance systems.
The UNHCR Rwanda operation is also one of the multi-year multi-partner planning pilot and as such the country has developed a Multi-Year Multi Partner Protection and Solutions Strategy for 2018-2022. This strategy (MYMP) describes UNHCR’s contextual contribution to the CRRF and shape of the Operations programming. The MYMP and CRRF ensure a broader refugee response by engaging a wide array of stakeholders, including: national and local authorities; (ii) international, regional organizations and financial institutions; (iii) civil society partners (including faith-based, academia, media, and private sector); and (iv) refugees and host population. In line with the “whole of society” approach outlined in the NYD, the MYMP strategy and the CRRF call for building a strong nexus of both a development and humanitarian response to forced displacement.
Among the most significant humanitarian-development cooperation partnerships strengthened in recent years has been between the World Bank and UNHCR on forced displacement. In the eighteenth replenishment (2017-2019) of the World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA) financing programme for least developed countries, an amount of US$ 2 billion has been included for those states receiving large numbers of refugees. The IDA 18 allocation follows the operationalization of a global concessional financing facility for Middle Income Countries (MICs) affected by large numbers of refugees. In Rwanda for instance the World Bank, in May 2018 embarked on a mission to assess Rwanda’s eligibility to the IDA 18 refugee sub window. In this vein the Bank has lent its support to the government to develop its strategy for refugee inclusion in the context of the CRRF. In addition, UNHCR has enhanced cooperation with the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
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In the context of the increased focus on the development dimensions of refugee displacement, UNHCR Rwanda is increasing its capacity to effectively engage development actors including government agencies, international financial institutions, bilateral donors and NGOs.
The CRR Associate, under the supervision of the Senior Development Officer is expected to support the roll out of the CRRF in Rwanda. The post will be based in Kigali in the CRRF unit, working closely with the Associate CRR Officer (P2, NOB). The CRR Associate will be relied on to support the mainstreaming of the CRRF approach in the Operation. By this s/he will facilitate and engage in trainings, consultations and planning processes, providing technical input for the integration of refugees into national systems. The incumbent will also ensure that physical and electronic data on all relevant information is filed appropriately. Relying on an extensive knowledge of national and regional contexts and trends the CRR Associate is expected to contribute to the identification of key interlocutors and entry points for refugee inclusion at national and sub-national levels. The CRR Associate shall perform all other functions assigned by the Senior Development officer/Senior Programme Officer.

Accountability

? The mainstreaming of CRRF approach in the Rwanda operation is supported.
? The progress of CRRF roll-out at country-level is reported on, and advice on adapting response, partnership and other strategies is provided.

Responsibility

? Provide logistical and technical support to the CRRF unit including maintaining and updating records relevant to the roll-out of CRRF in Rwanda.
? Assist in the implementation of a communication strategy at district level to generate support from all partners.
? Ensure relevant contribution to the Operational Updates.
? Assist to inform/update the CRRF secretariat on CRRF news, developments, successes and challenges at the operational level.
? Assist in the development of effective relationships with the government particularly at sub-national levels in all refugee hosting districts. Key activities will include being part of planning processes, supporting government in identifying entry points for CRRF programming.
? Support the continuous capacity building and learning of UNHCR staff in understanding and applying the CRRF approach.
? Perform other related duties as required.

 

 

 

Authority

? Represent UNHCR in meetings and fora related to the functions of the position.
? Coordinate planning, implementation, reporting and stocktaking activities, as agreed with the manager.
? Engage in short- and longer-term partnership development, and nurture engagement of development actors.

Minimum Qualification

? Completion of secondary education with certificate/training in Social Sciences, Economics, Business Administration, Communications or any other relevant/related fields.
? A minimum of 6 years relevant working experience.
? Excellent drafting, presentation and reporting skills.
? Experience working with private sector, NGOs, UN organisations, and government authorities in sub-sectors relevant to livelihood engagement e.g. microfinance, employment, entrepreneurship, private sector development, local economic development, poverty reduction, agriculture, livestock, vocational and technical education and training, etc.
? Excellent knowledge of English.
? Empowering and Building Trust.
? Analytical Thinking.
? Innovation and Creativity.
? Political Awareness.

Desirable Qualification and Competencies

? Experience of working with development agencies and local governments on development planning.
? Experience of working on forced displacement issues, including with host communities in the country.
? Knowledge of the local context particularly in the six refugee hosting districts.
? Working knowledge of another UN language.

Operational Context

ELIGIBILITY

Internal candidates
General Service Staff members currently serving in the country of the duty station where the vacancy exists, who have been appointed through AC process and have Indefinite or Fixed Term Appointment. Interested staff members should consult the Policy and Procedures on Assignments of Locally recruited Staff (PPAL).

Shortlisted candidates may be required to sit for a test. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. No late applications will be accepted.
UNHCR is committed to diversity and welcomes applications from qualified candidates regardless of disability, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, race, color or ethnic and national origins, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.
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RENUMERATION
A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. For information on UN Salaries, allowances and benefits, please visit the portal of the international Civil Service Commission at: http://icsc.un.org.

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