|Date Posted:||Oct 3, 2010|
|Reference:||Jal/3/2010 (Daily Service)|
|Closing Date:||Oct 9, 2010|
|Number of Vacancies:||3|
|Functional Area:||M & E|
|Salary Range:||Salary is negotiableUSD|
|Years of Experience:||Fresh|
|Contract Duration:||Not specified|
|Possibility of Contract Extension:||No|
|Contract Type:||Short Term|
About UNHCR Jalalabad:
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) initiated the Resettlement Deployment Scheme in 1997 as a means to increase its capacity to refer refugees for resettlement consideration and strengthen its relationship with NGO resettlement partners.In 1998, the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) undertook administration of the Resettlement Scheme in a joint partnership with UNHCR. The Scheme continues to serve as a mutually beneficial mechanism for both UNHCR and the resettlement countries to respond to the needs of refugees. Partnership with NGOs: Through its partnership with NGOs, the Resettlement Deployment Scheme offers an opportunity to bring skilled people from a variety of NGO backgrounds, into refugee protection operations in the field. The temporary placement of NGO personnel who are sent on deployments within UNHCR operations provides them with an increased understanding of how UNHCR resettlement programs function within the context of local and international partnerships. In turn, UNHCR benefits from the experience of NGO personnel who are grounded in community work in refugee receiving countries. At the end of their assignments, deployees (persons who have completed deployments) return to their home organizations. Deployees from NGOs can use their new experiences and insights to increase awareness of UNHCRâ€™s resettlement work and of the prominent role that NGOs play in giving effect to resettlement as a durable solution and protection tool.
The recruitment of three (3) Project/Field Monitors will enable UNHCR Sub-Office (SO) Jalalabad to better:
- monitor the implementation of UNHCR-funded projects, liaise with NGO partners and other humanitarian agencies at field level;
- identify the strengths and weaknesses of existing community-based projects and incorporate lessons learnt in the design and implementation of future projects, with focus on the needs and concerns of various returnee and IDP vulnerable groups, in particular women and girls.
The PFMs will work with UNHCR Program Unit, will be based in Jalalabad, and will travel daily to various villages and returnee/IDP settlements in Eastern Region
Duties & Responsibilities:
Under the direct supervision of UNHCR Program staff, the PFMs will:
â€¢ Visit returnee villages and returnee/IDP settlements where UNHCR-funded activities are conducted, and report on the humanitarian assistance projects and activities.
â€¢ Discuss with beneficiaries of UNHCR assistance and report to UNHCR on any impact and results achieved.
â€¢ Assist the UNHCR staff in preparing analytical reports and project monitoring reports.
â€¢ Conduct household visits to individual returnee families based on needs and vulnerability.
â€¢ Identify and assess the needs and concerns of women/girls beneficiaries, with special focus on those in such marginalized categories as female-headed household, adolescents, women and girls with disabilities; and provide recommendations to UNHCR Program Unit.
â€¢ Provide support to SO Jalalabad in developing and implementing small-scale/ pilot projects to address the specific needs of vulnerable households.
â€¢ Perform other duties as required.
â€¢ Completed secondary education.
â€¢ Minimum two years of relevant work experience. Experience in community work is an asset.
â€¢ Excellent abilities to communicate in Pashto and Dari.
â€¢ Good ability to communicate in English (spoken and written).
â€¢ Basic computer skills, including the ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, and internet.
â€¢ Good interpersonal and communication skills; team spirit; and gender sensitivity.