Associate Field Officer

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This is a UNV International Specialist contract. This kind of contract is known as International UN Volunteer. It is normally internationally recruited only. More about UNV International Specialist contracts.

The Office of the UNHCR was established on 14 December 1950 by the UN General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to pro-tect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safe-guard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exer-cise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country (

Under the direct supervision of Head-of-Office UNHCR Field Office Mopti, the UN Vol-unteer will undertake the following tasks:

• Ensure that UNHCR’s policies, standards and procedures are constantly and coherently applied in the Area of Responsibility (AoR). • Ensure that the needs of persons of concern in the AoR are assessed and analysed in a participating manner and using an Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective to form a firm basis for planning. • Ensure that protection incidents and gaps in assistance are immediately identified and addressed. • Identify vulnerable groups or individuals who may need special attention or special ar-rangements and make recommendations on the needs of different groups of refugees. • Assess protection and assistance needs of refugees and asylum-seekers in the region and monitor implementation of refugee assistance programmes. • In co-ordination with implementing partners, handle the reception, registration and provi-sion of assistance to persons of concern to UNHCR. • Provide inputs for project submissions and periodic narrative and financial reports for the annual programme. • Develop and maintain relations with local authorities ensuring smooth negotiations in all aspects of UNHCR's mandate for the benefit of refugees. • Monitor the security situation in the area and intervene as appropriate with the local au-thorities. • Participation in needs assessment as a member of the Multi-Functional team • In close coordination with programme and project control, monitor project implementation and provide feedback on the progress to the relevant units/sections • Undertake other relevant duties as required.

  • He/She is the focal point for issues related to Gender-Based Violence (VBG) and the Pre-vention to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA), and as such he/she will be responsible for strengthening prevention activities and holistic care of survivors with special attention to the negative consequences against women and girls and on reproductive health.

Competencies and values:

• Integrity and professionalism • Accountability • Commitment to continuous learning • Planning and organizing • Teamwork and respect for diversity • Communication • Flexibility, adaptability • Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes sol-idarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards the UN core values.

Work experience with refugees and/or other people of concern in a protection capacity required

Desirable Qualifications and Skills : Knowledge of UN policies and procedures

Computer skills: Office Package (excellent knowledge of Word, good knowledge of Excel and Power Point) and Internet browsing.

Mopti, also known as "The Malian Venice", has a population of 2,037,330 and is located 650 km north of Bamako, Mali. Although it is possible to get to Mopti by road, air travel is more air travel is more common with UNHAS and UN Mission (MINUSMA) humanitarian flights. Mission (MINUSMA)... Mopti has two main seasons that fall between the dry and rainy seasons. There are few hotels recommended by the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS). There are few hotels recommended by the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS). There are no guest houses, but private accommodations could be rented provided they meet provided that they meet UN security standards. There are small supermarkets and stores, and many goods exist on the local market. Otherwise, expatriates also buy from Bamako. Insecurity in the Mopti region is moderate (security classification The security situation in the Mopti region is moderate (UN security classification: Phase 5). Despite the precarious security situation in many parts of the region, Mopti-Sévaré (the duty station) is a secure city with a low level of presence of international forces, with a low level of threat to humanitarian staff, who conduct all Conduct all activities in a peaceful manner. The selected UN Volunteer The selected UN Volunteer must attend, from the beginning of his/her assignment, all security trainings, which are mandatory for all mandatory for all UN personnel.

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