- Organization: UNHCR – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
- Location: Guatemala City
- Grade: Consultancy – International Consultant – Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement
- Occupational Groups:
- Cash-Based Interventions
- Project and Programme Management
- Public, Private Partnership
- Closing Date: JUNE 6 2023
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is a worldwide organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights, and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities, and stateless people. They work to make sure that everyone has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge, having fled violence, persecution, or war at home. UNHCR has been setting essential protection and assistance to refugees, asylum-seekers, internally displaced, and stateless people since 1950. They have a presence in many countries around the world, and give information and assistance to refugees, asylum-seekers, and stateless people.
The duties for Assc. Programme CBI Officer are :
- Back the strategic and coherent use of CBIs in the operations, helping to ensure that CBI is maximized in assistance and service provision, strongly linking it to CRRF, MYMP and growth, including linkages with Social Protection and Financial Inclusion.
- Help the review of and help in coordinating the final clearance with DFAM of the CBI Standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the operations, with support from more senior staff.
- Help the growth of cash assistance programmes and support the senior management to ensure that CBI is fully, effectively integrated into the country operations plan for protection and solutions and Annual Program Planning and COP.
- Aid in assuring compliance to HALEP and that CBI is included in the preparedness and response planning and be a first responder to new emergencies/ and returns situations to ensure operations are using CBI as a modality, in collaboration with more senior staff.
- Help the influential and coordinated procurement and contracting of Financial Service Providers by procurement/supply and finance.
- Provide specialized support on planning and assist in policy making on activities within the area of CBIs as an integral part of UNHCR programmes including assessments, planning and budgeting, technical choices, legal and regulatory aspects, performance modalities and coordination.
- Aid and cooperate with sectors to increase the use of CBI in education, shelter, livelihoods and where applicable in health and WASH programmes.
- Help the adequate inter-agency coordination mechanisms on CBIs and assist in building and maintaining strong relations with partners, and regional entities and represent UNHCR in CBI coordination, with support from more senior staff.
- Help the establishment of a sound monitoring process for cash assistance, with proper collection, use and monitoring of baselines, criteria and indicators needed to measure and analyse CBI¿s performance. Analyse trends and target interventions including CBI expenditure, upstream and downstream activities.
- Aid in assessing the technical soundness of the operations and generate data for evidence-based decisions.
- Help in fulfilling CBI related reporting requirements.
- Keep the use of UNHCR corporate tools and systems.
- Perform other related duties as demanded.
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The requirements for Assc. Programme CBI Officer are :
- 3 years appropriate background with Undergraduate degree; or 2 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 1 year relevant background with Doctorate degree
- Economics; Social or Political Science; Business Administration; Social Economics; or other appropriate field.
- Background in working in cash-based assistance programmes and/or humanitarian programming. Knowledge and technical skills in set up, design, performance and monitoring of CBIs.
- For International Professional and Field Service positions: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.
- For National Professional jobs: Command of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.
- For General Service jobs: Understanding of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.