Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Closing date: 16 Dec 2018
The Global Protection Cluster, led by UNHCR, brings together UN agencies, NGOs and international organizations working on protection-related themes in humanitarian response, including those with mandates and/or expertise in human rights, child protection, gender-based violence, housing, land, and property issues and Mine Action. With its focus on protecting the human rights of crisis-affected populations, which is core to and yet transcends humanitarian action, the GPC also acts as a bridge between humanitarian, development, political, peacekeeping and security actors.
The work of the GPC covers three broad areas: i) operational support (including rapid response in emergencies; protection assessments, analysis and strategy development; programme design and delivery; protection information management; adherence to the Humanitarian Programme Cycle; innovation in humanitarian response; inter-agency collaboration); ii) providing a global platform for protection advocacy (including on promoting respect for the human rights of crisis-affected populations; linkages with Human Rights upFront; the protection of civilians and IDP law and policy); iii) developing global policy, practices, guidance and tools in relation to protection (IASC policy on protection; protection mainstreaming; HCT protection strategies; diagnostic tool for protection clusters in collaborating with integrated missions).
The Senior Coordinator (GPC) will report to the Deputy Director and work closely with the Internal Displacement Section – the latter having been recently upgraded to meet growing demands for increased technical advice and operational support to UNHCR’s IDP operations at a time of significant large-scale and concurrent emergencies and complex humanitarian crises. The Senior Coordinator will be responsible for galvanizing support and input from partners inside and beyond the GPC in fulfilling the goals and objectives of the GPC’s new Strategic Framework. He/she will accordingly conceptualize, promote and where necessary lead GPC initiatives, events (including thematic roundtables), research and studies that seek to strengthen protection response in humanitarian crises. Equally important is the Senior Coordinator’s outreach with donors and key stakeholders aimed at mobilizing funding and support for the activities of the GPC and its partners. As a member of DIP’s senior management, the Senior Coordinator will also generate more visibility for the GPC inside UNHCR (at headquarters and in the field) and, through timely advice and expertise, seek to contribute to agency-wide efforts to strengthen UNHCR’s leadership of national protection clusters. He/she will additionally ensure sufficient awareness of and access to the GPC resources and services, including training and capacity building as well as deployments. Synergies and close collaboration with the Global Shelter Cluster and Global Camp Coordination Camp Management (CCCM) Cluster, both co-led by UNHCR, will be pursued to ensure a stronger and more strategic focus on protection.
ESSENTIAL MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIES
How to apply:
Interested candidates should submit their online application on the UNHCR career page by clicking on the ‘international vacancies’ tab here: https://www.unhcr.org/careers.html.
Deadline for applications: Sunday, 16 December 2018 (midnight Geneva time).
To view all UNHCR vacancies, go to http://www.unhcr.org/careers.html.
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.