Associate Protection Cluster Coordinator Officer

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Application deadline 2 years ago: Sunday 13 Sep 2020 at 23:59 UTC

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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.

Eligibility criteria

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Description of task

Under the technical supervision of the Protection Cluster Coordinator the UN Volunteer will Contributing to the planning and implementation of inter-agency needs assessments for the protection cluster in the Lake Chad province;

  • Facilitating reporting and information sharing within the Protection Cluster at national level and at the inter-cluster level in the Lake Chad province;
  • Contributing to the promotion of the centrality of protection in the overall humanitarian response through trainings and advocacy work with/for local authorities and partners;
  • Supporting with effective coordination around data collection and reporting on human rights violations in the Lake Chad province;
  • Contribution with the development and dissemination of sensitisation campaigns;
  • Preparing, chairing and following up on action points of monthly protection cluster meetings at level;
  • Representing the protection cluster in inter-agency fora including ICC and CIM-COORD meetings at regional level;
  • Supporting with the monitoring and reporting on the implementation of the protection cluster’s response plan;
  • Coordinating regular updates on mapping of services in the Lake Chad province;
  • Supporting with activities assigned by OCHA throughout the different stages of the Humanitarian Programme Cycle (HPC);
  • Other tasks as per assigned by the protection cluster coordinator.


Required degree level:

Bachelor degree or equivalent

Education - Additional Comments:

Degree in Law, Human Rights Law, International relation

Required experience:

36 Months

Experience remark:

  • 3 or 5 years working in the required field
  • Experience in information management and communication in Humanitarian and Protection affairs, in particular in the framework of Protection Clusters. Experience with relevant information management tools and software is desirable;
  • Field experience in particular of working with persons of concern desirable;
  • Commitment to help persons of concern and willingness to cooperate with counterparts and partners;
  • Good analytical skills;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills in a multi-cultural setting;
  • Ability to design, organize, deliver and evaluate training/capacity building activities;
  • Ability to live and work in the difficult and harsh conditions of developing countries is essential.

Desirable Qualifications and Skills:

  • Knowledge of UN policies and procedures;
  • Knowledge of the UN Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement, as well as of relevant UNHCR and inter-agency policies and guidelines on Protection;

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

Language skills:

  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent

Area of expertise:

Human rights, Rule of law, judicial and national legal system reform, Other rule of law or governance related experience

Area of expertise details:

  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience in Coordination
  • Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded; Previous experience working in humanitarian emergencies, with IDPs within the inter-agency context.
  • Qualitative and or quantitative research methods skills a strong asset

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Competencies values:

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

Application procedure:

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Application deadline: 13-09-2020

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