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Assistant Shelter Cluster Coordination Officer


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Job Description

  • Country: Ethiopia
  • Vacancies No: N/A
  • Salary: N/A 
  • No of Jobs: N/A
  • Education: Undergraduate
  • Experience: 1 year
  • Gender: Both

Strategic Direction and Coordination
– Maintain strong working relationships with the cluster members in the Area of Responsibility (AoR) to facilitate effective collaboration and communication.
– Support coordination services, including meetings, in line with the Principles of Partnership, in an inclusive, effective, and results-oriented manner.
– Under the framework of Inter-Agency contingency Plan, support the revision of existing contingency planning and emergency preparedness measures and ensure they are updated and developed.
– Contribute to the development of a SC strategy that is part of the overall multi-sectoral response, that is owned by shelter partners and the government counterpart and that is revised as the situation evolves.
– Support the evaluation of the cluster¿s performance. Based on the feedback of this evaluation, work with Shelter Cluster members to support the development of a plan of response to improve the cluster¿s performance.
Needs Assessment, Resources Mobilization and Allocation
– Contribute to the facilitation and coordination within the Shelter Cluster or Inter-Cluster level shelter needs assessments, including participatory assessments
– Support the system to ensure the timely availability of data to inform operational decisions by partners and strategic decisions of the Humanitarian Country Team.
– Contribute to the development of common funding criteria, resource mobilisation and prioritization within the SC for inclusion in Consolidated Appeals and pooled funds processes.
– Contribute to the establishment of mechanisms for accountable and transparent financial resource allocation within the cluster.
Capacity Development
– Support capacity building of the government counterpart or the organization that will take over the coordination of the cluster once this is phased out.
– Contribute to the delivery of shelter training activities for SC members, other local partners, and relevant authorities.
– Contribute to initiatives to build the shelter capacity of the national and local government, partners and civil society.
Standard Setting and Implementation
– Contribute to ensuring that the shelter response is informed by appropriate relevant Technical Standards including among others Sphere, and good practice.
– Support appropriate collaboration with shelter response-related clusters of CCCM, Early Recovery, Education, Health, Logistics, Protection and WASH in the work of the Shelter Cluster.
– Support the integration of cross-cutting issues in the work of the Shelter Cluster, including age, gender, environment, diversity.
Information Management, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting
– Contribute to development and implementation of SC information management strategy and mechanism to report and share information within the Shelter Cluster, with the other clusters, with the government, with the overall humanitarian community including donors, with UNHCR internal mechanisms, and with the Global Shelter Cluster.
– Support the production of analytical shelter reports, including the Factsheet;
– Support the maintenance of an updated SC website and the production of regular updates on the shelter concerns of the affected population, the response by the shelter actors, the gaps, challenges and recommendations.
Advocacy, Promotion and Fundraising
– Participate when requested in meetings with sectoral and external partners, authorities, donors, and other relevant interlocutors.
– Support the development of reports and advocacy statements on behalf of the Shelter Cluster.
– Coordinate with UNHCR and other partners to maximize communication impact to donors and others on the SC priorities.

– Support the identification and management of risks and seek to seize opportunities impacting objectives in the area of responsibility. Ensure decision making in risk based in the functional area of work. Raise risks, issues and concerns to a supervisor or to relevant functional colleague(s).
– Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Years of Experience / Degree Level
For P1/NOA – 1 year relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or no experience with Graduate degree; or no experience with Doctorate degree

Field(s) of Education
Shelter-related sciences (e.g. civil engineering or architecture)

or other relevant field.

Certificates and/or Licenses
CCCM Cluster Coordination
HCR Coordination Learning Prog
HCR Management Learning Prog
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
Knowledge of the Humanitarian reform process and the role of the humanitarian community (UN System, Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, and NGO), preferably in shelter. Knowledge of current humanitarian issues. Good knowledge of shelter-related technical guidelines and standards.

Applied knowledge in UNHCR mandate, its policies, and priorities in relation to IDPs, shelter and NFI. Demonstrated expertise in program management and reporting requirements.

Functional Skills
CL-Cluster Information Management Tools, Resources & Approaches
PR-Country Operations applying the Cluster Approach
ER-Inter-Agency External Relations
CO-Drafting and Documentation
CL-Shelter and Settlement Implementation
CL-Cluster Information Management Tools, Resources & Approaches
(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.


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