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Qualification/Work Experience :

  • About you To be successful in this role we expect you to have extensive experience in a complex crisis environment and be willing to adapt to a challenging security context. Candidates should have extensive prior experience managing child protection projects in a variety of contexts. Required Minimum Bachelor’s degree in a related field, master’s degree preferred. 3 years of experience managing protection/child protection projects in complex crises Proficiency in common computer packages and financial software i.e. Word, Excel, Power point etc. Fluent English speaker Solid experience in staff management in a cross-cultural environment required. Demonstrated ability to manage and support multi-sector programmes including operational planning and problem solving. In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’s five core competencies: Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process. Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback. Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation. Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly. Demonstrating integrity: You uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to our values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. We offer: Employment band: F - Manager Availability: As soon as possible. Duty station: The child protection manager is an international position deployed to Buea in Cameroon’s Southwest Region. Non-Family Duty Station Contract: 6 months - subject to funding, can be prolonged.

Job Description:

  • Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is providing assistance to conflict-affected populations through our presence and operations in most major humanitarian emergencies. DRC has been present in Southwest Cameroon responding to the ‘Anglophone Crisis’ since October, 2018. DRC’s emergency response currently encompasses protection, child protection, and emergency shelter and NFI programming. Overall purpose of the role: The child protection manager is responsible for overseeing DRC’s child protection programming in NW/SW Cameroon through its Buea office. Main responsibilities Manage the successful implemention of DRC’s child protection programming in the NW/SW region of Cameroon according to targets and objectives Support the devleopment of new DRC child protection projects in line with DRC’s program strategy for the region/country program Produce timely internal and external reporting in line with donor requirements Collaborate with DRC’s information management officer to successfully monitor and evaluate DRC’s child protection programming outputs/outcomes Build program staff technical capacity in line with project requirements. Manage DRC’s child protection project budget’s in coordination with the area and support service managers in line with donor requirements. Attend relevant external coordination meetings when necessary. Ad hoc duties as necessary Application process All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered. Please refer to drc.ngo under Vacancies Closing date for applications: 28 February, 2020 For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website drc.ngo. DRC as an employer By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our: Professionalism, impact & expertise Humanitarian approach & the work we do Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution Culture, values & strong leadership Fair compensation & continuous development Read more here about what our employees say about working in DRC. DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process. Visit drc.ngo to read more about what we do to secure robust safeguarding mechanisms. If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/jobsupport.

Employer : Cameroonjobs

Location : New Bell, 4th Floor Littoral Region, Cameroon.

Qualification/Work Experience :

  • Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in political science, social science, international studies, public administration, economics, engineering, earth sciences or a related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with an additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Work Experience A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, or other related area is required. Experience with OCHA, experience in civil-military coordination and access negotiation, or experience in the military forces dealing with humanitarian operations is desirable. Humanitarian experience in the field (actual setting where a mission and/or project is being implemented) in emergency situations (complex emergency or natural disaster) is desirable. Experience in the UN Common System or other comparable international organisation is desirable. Experience in the Africa region is desirable.

Job Description:

  • This position is located in the Operations and Advocacy Division (OAD), Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), which is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response efforts. OCHA's mission is to mobilize and coordinate effective and principles humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies; advocate the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention and facilitate sustainable solutions. The Humanitarian Affairs Officer/UN-CMCoord/Access (HAO/UN-CMCoord/Access) is based in Bamenda, North West region, Cameroon and reports to the Head of Sub-Office (Buea); the incumbent will be expected to travel to the South Western region regularly. Responsibilities Within delegated authority, the HAO/UN-CMCoord will be responsible for the following duties: Adviser on Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination: a) In his/her capacity as the HAO/UN-CMCoord and the HC's adviser on civil-military relations, the HAO/UN-CMCoord will establish the necessary links with Senior Military Officers in International military Forces and National Military Forces, Military Liaison Officers (MLO), and personnel in UN agencies, including any relevant civilian mission staff, and civil-military coordination personnel of appropriate NGOs at national, sub-national and regional levels. b) Monitor, analyze and report on any major accomplishments and progress as well as identify and follow up any potential or actual friction points in relations between the humanitarian and military communities. c) Serve as the primary focal point for all matters including policy related to civil-military coordination in close consultation with the Head of OCHA Cameroon or Humanitarian Coordinator. d) Prepare, or provide substantive input in the preparation of, policy, position papers and reports on civil-military coordination issues for presentation to various agencies throughout the UN system and IASC members. Contribute to the Office regular reporting on civil-military coordination issues. 2. Humanitarian Access: a) Monitors, analyses and reports on humanitarian access issues and action, including identification and follow-up on potential or actual friction points in relations between humanitarian and military actors. b) In parallel, establish and maintain contact with humanitarian actors in the area of responsibility and serve as an information channel and advocate for their issues with relevant military, paramilitary organizations and Non-State Armed Groups for guaranteeing humanitarian access. 3. Policy and Advocacy: a) Lead, if applicable, the development of country-specific guidelines on civil-military relations, based on the current 'Guidelines on the Use of Military and Civil Defence Assets in Disaster Relief' and 'Guidelines on the Use of Military and Civil Defence Assets to Support UN Humanitarian Activities in Complex Emergencies', as well as the 'IASC Reference Paper on Civil-Military Relationship in Complex Emergencies', the IASC Discussion Paper and Non-Binding Guidelines on the 'Use of Military or Armed Escorts for Humanitarian Convoys', applicable Security Council resolutions and other relevant instruments. b) Ensure that the country-specific guidelines, and the generic guidelines mentioned above are properly disseminated and understood by both the humanitarian actors and the military forces present, as well as by local actors, as appropriate. Promote and ensure adherence to the above Guidelines within the entire humanitarian community and advise on potential consequences if these principles are compromised. c) Organise, with relevant and balanced Humanitarian and Military representation, Workshops on Civil-Military relations, by advocating adherence to applicable guidelines and principles and focusing on positive examples, contribute to a positive working relationship between relevant international military and IASC members. d) Additionally, act as an advocate for the promulgation of UN-CMCoord concepts, principles and activities, the promotion and protection of humanitarian principles and the dissemination of UN-CMCoord related guidelines. 4. Establish and maintain UN-CMCoord Network: a) In this context, establish and maintain dialogue and coordination with the military and security forces in the area of responsibility at national, sub-national and regional level. Identify, establish and maintain contact with the appropriate military counterparts, especially international military force deployed, and ensure mutual exchange of information about ongoing humanitarian activities and issues. Advise the military forces in the area of responsibility on international humanitarian coordination mechanisms. These mechanisms may include the UN Country Team, UN Security or Disaster Management Teams, Humanitarian Clusters, etc. b) In parallel, establish and maintain contact with humanitarian actors in the area of responsibility and serve as an information channel and advocate for their issues with relevant military/paramilitary organizations. c) Lead or participate in working groups, meetings and consultations with other UN agencies and humanitarian partners; organize meetings on UN-CMCoord matters with Heads of Agencies and/or other appropriate entities. d) Establish and maintain, if appropriate, an information exchange forum for stakeholders and interested parties in civil-military relations and participate in relevant meetings. e) Establish and maintain contact with regional OCHA CMCoord counterparts in neighbouring countries in the region, and ensure coherent approaches on civil-military issues with regional dimensions. 5. Humanitarian Affairs: a) Leads and/or participates in large, complex projects, to include disaster assessment or other missions; coordinates international humanitarian/emergency assistance for complex emergency/disaster situations; ensures necessary support (e.g. staff, funding, specialized equipment, supplies, etc.); prepares situation reports to the international community, apprising of situation to date and specifying unmet requirements of stricken countries. b) Partners with other humanitarian agencies to plan and evaluate complex humanitarian and emergency assistance programmes; helps ensure that latest findings, lessons learned, policy guidelines, etc. are incorporated into these activities, including gender-related considerations. c) Establishes and maintains contacts with government officials, other UN agencies, nongovernmental organizations, diplomatic missions, media, etc.; ensures appropriate mechanisms to facilitate collaboration and exchange of information both in and outside the UN system, including on early warning and contingency planning. This position is funded for a period of one year. Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and the availability of the funds. Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-general and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures. The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential.

Employer : United Nations

Location : UNjobs Association of Geneva