Comprehensive Refugee Response (CRR) Associate
Job Title: Comprehensive Refugee Response (CRR) Associate Vacancy Notice: Internal/ External Vacancy Notice Number 006/2019 Position Number 10030519
Location: Kampala Position Grade: G6 Closing Date: 2019-02-17
Organizational Context

On 19 September 2016, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the New York Declaration on Refugees and Migrants, calling for greater burden sharing by the international community to support the world largest refugee hosting states. The Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) was developed in close coordination with relevant States and in collaboration with relevant UN agencies, applying a multi-stakeholder approach. The objectives of the CRRF are to: (i) ease pressure on host countries, (ii) enhance refugee self-reliance, (iii) expand access to third-country solutions and (iv) support conditions in countries of origin for return in safety and dignity. The CRRF in Uganda encompasses five mutually reinforcing pillars and covers support provided to refugees, host communities, the government and the countries of origin, as outlined by the global CRRF objectives: (1) Admission and Rights, (2) Emergency Response and Ongoing Needs, (3) Resilience and Self-reliance, (4) Expanded Solution and (5) Voluntary Repatriation. The five pillars of engagement are designed to ensure protection throughout the cycle of displacement. Since 1961, Uganda has hosted on average 161,000 refugees per year. The Government of Uganda has a long history of a favourable policy towards refugees. The Government of Uganda supports livelihoods and self-reliance initiatives for refugees and has provided an enabling environment for this to be feasible within its legal and policy spheres. Uganda is a pilot country for the CRRF. The CRRF puts UNHCR in the lead to develop and initiate a comprehensive response in situations of mass displacement through multi-stakeholder engagement. Working under the overall supervision of the Head of the Solutions Unit, the overall responsibility of the CRR Associate will be to support the Solutions Unit in promoting a multi-stakeholder comprehensive refugee response in Uganda. The post requires the ability to prioritise tasks and to organise work independently based on direction from the supervisor.


- Ensure timely implementation of administrative and budget procedures in the area of responsibility. - Support strategic partnerships with stakeholders in CRRF such as the private sector, development partners, international and civil society organizations, UN agencies and the district authorities. - Support mapping exercises of refugee financing and development programming in the relevant districts, to determine gaps, capacity and comparative advantage of different actors. - Support documentation of economic activities and socio-economic factors impacting refugees self-reliance. - Select and make pertinent abstracts, talking points, information material and undertake searches for information as relevant for CRRF and other initiatives of the Unit. - Support the Solutions Unit in key research activities. - Prepare briefing materials for Supervisor and other staff in the Solutions Unit. - Prepare meetings and seminars including draft agenda, budget, background materials, minutes, etc. - Support to work plans and reporting processes involving Solutions Unit, CRRF, UNDAF and other initiatives. - Support to preparation on mission plans. - Share relevant information and requests with various stake-holders. - Draft correspondence and ensure follow-up. - Maintain accurate records and ensure archiving of CRRF materials. - Maintain policy, confidential and general management files. - Manage the flow of information to/from the Supervisor and other staff; identify priority matters that need to be urgently addressed by the Supervisor. - Keep lists of names, addresses and telephone numbers of various stakeholders. - Perform other related duties as required.

Accountability and Authority




Minumum Qulification and Professional Experience Required

Required - Completion of Secondary education or equivalent technical or commercial school with post-secondary certificate/training in a related field. - Minimum 6 years of previous job experience relevant to the function. - Excellent computer skills including excel, word and power point. - Fluency in English, excellent drafting and editing. - Strong advocacy and negotiation skills. - Excellent oral and written communication, including listening, facilitating and influencing skills. - Excellent skills in planning, budgeting and organizing. Desirable - Knowledge/experience on Ugandan refugee situation, in particular in terms of socio-economics and livelihoods/self-reliance. - Knowledge/experience on coordination within the UN system. - Previous experience of UNHCR.

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