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Senior Shelter Cluster Coordination Officer
Organizational Setting and Work Relationships In complex humanitarian emergencies where UNHCR is designated as the Shelter Cluster (SC) Lead Agency under the Cluster Approach, the Senior Shelter Cluster Coordination Officer performs a dedicated coordination, strategy development and advocacy function. The incumbent reports directly to the UNHCR Representative who has final accountability for the performance of UNHCR as Cluster Lead Agency. The incumbent liaises with the Global Shelter Cluster Coordinator who has global responsibility for the performance of UNHCR as Global Cluster Lead Agency. The Senior Shelter Cluster Coordination Officer effectuates UNHCR's commitment to work within the framework of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) and the Cluster Approach. The UNHCR SC Lead Agency functions, embodied in the role of the Senior Shelter Cluster Coordination Officer, are critical in ensuring UNHCR¿s leadership within a diverse shelter community. The incumbent is expected to perform UNHCR's lead role in the SC and to impartially represent the interests of the members of the Shelter Cluster, including the provision of active support, as applicable, to sub-national clusters which may be coordinated by other Agencies. As a result, the incumbent leads an inter-agency team in an environment that requires high standards of accountability and demonstrable leadership, coordination, negotiation and conflict resolution skills, and in which the principles of partnership and collaboration are essential. The Senior Shelter Cluster Coordination Officer represents the SC in Inter-Cluster Coordination mechanisms. The incumbent ensures appropriate cross-sectoral coordination with other related clusters such as WASH, CCCM, Protection (HLP) and others, advocates for shelter in the humanitarian response, leads the mainstreaming of early recovery activities in the Shelter Cluster, and spearheads the integration of cross-cutting issues into the work of the Shelter Cluster, especially age, gender, diversity, HIV, environment. The Senior Shelter Cluster Coordination Officer works closely with and/or directly supervises a multi-functional SC Support team, including, but not limited to, the areas of information management, needs assessment, technical support, shelter recovery, reporting and advocacy.
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.
Strategic Direction and Coordination
Advocacy, Promotion and Fundraising
Perform other related duties as required. Minimum Qualifications Education & Professional Work Experience Years of Experience / Degree Level For P4/NOD - 9 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 8 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 7 years relevant experience with Doctorate degree
Field(s) of Education Shelter-related sciences (e.g. civil engineering or architecture) or other relevant field. (Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)
Certificates and/or Licenses CCCM Cluster Coordination HCR Coordination Lrng Prog HCR Management Lrng Prg UNHCR Tri-Cluster Knowledge and Coordination Skills Workshop UNHCR Workshop on Emergency Management (Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)
Relevant Job Experience
Essential Work experience in an international capacity preferably working in shelter or with the SC. Excellent knowledge of the Humanitarian reform process and the role of the humanitarian community (UN System, Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, and NGO). Extensive knowledge of current humanitarian issues. Experience in the implementation of shelter programmes. Good knowledge of shelter-related technical guidelines and standards. Preferable good understanding of UNHCR with regard to global policies as well as operational and administrative issues. Good managerial and communication skills.
Desirable Applied knowledge in UNHCR mandate, its policies and priorities in relation to IDPs, shelter and NFI. Demonstrated expertise in program management and reporting requirements.
MG-Leadership MG-Coordination SO-Negotiation skills PR-CCCM and Protection Technical Guidelines and Standards PR-Cluster Information Management Tools, Resources and Approaches PR-Country Operations applying the Cluster Approach ER-Inter-Agency Coordination Mechanisms MS-Drafting, Documentation, Data Presentation SP-Shelter Assessment including survey/implementation/monitoring/evaluation/coordination PR-Global Shelter Cluster Strategy (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.
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. C001L3 - Accountability Level 3 C002L3 - Teamwork & Collaboration Level 3 C003L3 - Communication Level 3 C004L3 - Commitment to Continuous Learning Level 3 C005L3 - Client & Result Orientation Level 3 C006L3 - Organizational Awareness Level 3 M001L3 - Empowering and Building Trust Level 3 M006L3 - Managing Resources Level 3 M002L3 - Managing Performance Level 3 M003L3 - Judgment and Decision Making Level 3 M004L3 - Strategic Planning and Vision Level 3 M005L3 - Leadership Level 3 X001L3 - Analytical Thinking Level 3 X004L3 - Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Level 3
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