Job Opportunities in Dar es salaam at UNHCR

Xpresstz | November 30, 2018 | 0 Please Share a Your Opinion.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Representation Office, Dar es Salaam invites qualified internal/external candidates to apply for the following position:

Vacancy Notice No: DAR/A/2018/008
Position Title: Executive Assistant
Category: UNOPS
Grade:IICA 2
Duty Station: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Duration: One year
Start Date: 01 January 2019
Issue Date: 26 November 2018
Closing Date:10 December 2018 
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Representative, the incumbent will undertake the following responsibilities:

Accountability (key results that will be achieved)
  • The supervisor is provided support by managing the flow of information and communications, prioritizing and highlighting issues that need addressing.
  • Background documents for meetings are prepared in time.
Responsibility (process and functions undertaken to achieve results)
  • Assist in managing the flow of information to the supervisor, in identifying priority matters that need to be urgently addressed by the supervisor and in proposing actions; analyze supporting documentation and summarize most relevant points for the supervisor; contribute to ensuring that appropriate action is taken by responsible Section Heads on matters brought to the attention of the supervisor.
  • Assist in following-up on policies and instructions presented by the supervisor. Keep the supervisor aware of developments in UNHCR's major world-wide operations and of policy issues related directly to UNHCR or to humanitarian issues under the broader UN system.
  • Assist the supervisor in the preparation of statements that represent UNHCR's overall policies and which highlight specific areas of concern. Propose and draft substantive correspondence for the supervisor.
  • Confer with Section Heads to secure timely and authoritative information relevant to matters requiring action, decisions or the signature of the supervisor.
  • Ensure that the supervisor is prepared for meetings and missions by drafting talking points, by researching relevant information, and by establishing contacts (within and outside UNHCR) on the subject matters to be discussed.
  • Accompany the supervisor to meetings and on missions in order to prepare notes on the discussions, ensure follow-up in matters raised, and support the supervisor with any relevant input.
  • Support the supervisor in efforts to raise the profile of UNHCR and the agency's concerns within the context of the broader United Nations system.
  • Contribute to coordinating drafts of position papers and other documents relevant to the activities of the Office.
  • Ensure that high-level visitors are appropriately addressed, that they receive background information as necessary, and that protocol is respected.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Authority (decisions made in executing responsibilities and to achieve results)
  • Prioritise tasks and organize work independently.
  • Select and make pertinent abstracts and search for information.
  • Have access to sensitive and confidential information.
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Essential Minimum Qualifications and Professional Experience
  • Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) in Political Science, International Relations, Law or other related fields plus minimum 3 years of previous work experience relevant to the function. Graduate degree (equivalent of a Master's) plus 2 years or Doctorate degree (equivalent of a PhD) plus 1 year of previous relevant work experience may also be accepted.
  • Proven drafting and editing skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • A proven ability to act with discretion and diplomacy is essential for this function.
  • Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.
Desired Qualifications
  • Good knowledge and experience of UNHCR operations.
  • Working knowledge of French (both written and spoken).
How to Apply
The Expression of Interest for the position should be sent by email to:
The Human Resources Officer
UNHCR Representation
Dar es Salaam.


Position Title: Associate Protection Officer
Duty Station: Duration: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Start Date: 01 January 2019
Issue Date: 30 November 2018
Closing Date: 13 December 2018
Operational Context /Duties and Responsibilities
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Representation Office, Dar es Salaam invites qualified internal/external candidates to apply for the following position:
The Associate Protection Officer reports to the Senior Protection Officer. The incumbent will have supervisory responsibility for protection staff. He/she provides functional protection and legal guidance to the operation, ensures protection standards are maintained, and develops protection procedures and practices in line with international standards.
The Associate Protection Officer is expected to coordinate quality, timely and effective protection and legal responses to the needs of populations of concern, ensuring that operational responses in all
sectors mainstream protection methodologies and integrate protection safeguards. He/she contributes in designing a comprehensive protection strategy and in representing the organization externally on protection doctrine and policy, as guided by the supervisor. He/she also ensures that persons of concern are involved with the Office in making decisions that affect them, whether in accessing their rights or in identifying appropriate solutions to their problems. To achieve this, the incumbent will need to build and maintain effective interfaces with communities of concern, authorities, protection and assistance partners as well as a broader network of stakeholders who can contribute to enhancing protection.
Below are the accountabilities, responsibilities and authorities associated with the position:-
– The protection of populations of concern is met through the application of international and national law, relevant UN/UNHCR protection standards and IASC principles.
– The protection strategy incorporates a thorough age, gender and diversity (AGD) analysis and reflects the Organization’s global, regional and country level priorities.
– The participation of persons of concern is assured through continuous assessment and evaluation using participatory, rights and community based approaches.
– Protection incidents are immediately identified and addressed.
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Responsibilities (as required):
i/ Stay abreast of legal, political, social, economic and cultural
developments that have an impact on the protection environment in Tanzania.
ii/ Provide UNHCR management with accurate analysis of Tanzania law relevant to the protection of and solutions for persons of concern.
iii/ Promote international and national law and applicable UN/UNHCR and IASC policy, standards and codes of conduct.
iv/ Foster their consistent and coherent interpretation and application through mainstreaming in all sectors and /or in clusters in applicable operations.
v/ Assist in providing comments on existing and draft legislation related to persons of concern.
vi/ Provide legal advice and guidance on protection issues to persons of concern; liaise with competent authorities to ensure the issuance of personal and other relevant documentation.
vii/ Supervise and conduct eligibility and status determination for persons of concern in compliance with UNHCR procedural standards and international protection principles.
viii/ Promote and contribute to measures to identify, prevent and reduce statelessness.
ix/ Contribute to a country-level child protection plan as part of the protection strategy to ensure programmes use a child protection systems approach.
x/ Contribute to a country-level education plan.
xi/ Implement and oversee Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all protection/solutions activities.
xii/ Oversee and manage individual protection cases including those on SGBV and child protection. Monitor, and intervene in cases of refoulement, expulsion and other protection incidents through working relations with governments and other partners.
xiii/ Recommend durable solutions for the largest possible number of persons of concern through voluntary repatriation, local integration and where appropriate, resettlement.
xiv/ Assess resettlement needs and apply priorities for the resettlement of individuals and groups of refugees and other persons of concern.
xv/ Contribute to the design, implementation and evaluation of protection related AGD based programming with implementing and operational partners.
xvi/ Contribute to and facilitate a programme of results-based advocacy through a consultative process with sectorial and/or cluster partners.
xvii/ Facilitate effective information management through the provision of disaggregated data on populations of concern and their problems.
xviii/ Contribute to capacity-building initiatives for communities and individuals to assert their rights.
xix/ Participate in initiatives to capacitate national authorities, relevant institutions and NGOs to strengthen national protection related legislation and procedures.
– Intervene with authorities on legal and protection issues.
– Negotiate localy on behalf of UNHCR.
– Decide priorities for reception, interviewing and counselling for
groups or individuals.
– Enforce compliance of staff and implementing partners with global protection policies and standards of professional integrity in the delivery of protection services.
Enforce compliance with, and integrity of, al protection standard operating procedures.

Essential & Desirable Minimum Qualifications and Professional Experience

– Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) in Law, International
Law, political Sciences or related field plus minimum 3 years of
previous work experience relevant to the function. Graduate degree (equivalent of a Master’s) plus 2 years or Doctorate degree
(equivalent of a PhD) plus 1 year of previous relevant work
experience may also be accepted.
– Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.
For National Officer, very good knowledge of local language and local institutions is essential.
Desirable Qualifications & Competencies:
i/ Prior practice in a legal role.
ii/ Diverse field experience desirable.
iii/ Good IT skils including database management skills.
iv/ Completion of the Protection Learning Programme, RSD-Resettlement Learning Programme.
v/ Knowledge of additional UN languages.
How to Apply
Interested candidates should express their interest by completing the attached Personal History Form and the Supplementary form if needed in full. Please quote the Vacancy Notice Number and Position title. Due to the volume of applications only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Qualified female and candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The Expression of Interest for the position should sent by email to:
Human Resources Officer
UNHCR Representation Office
Dar es Salaam


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