UNHCR-Site Management Officer (CCCM) - P2/P3, Boa Vista, Brazil

Location: Boa Vista, Brazil, Brazil
Date Posted: 14-06-2018
Terms of Reference
Site Management Officer (CCCM), Boa Vista, Brazil
Boa Vista, Brazil
Three months

With the high number of new Venezuelan asylum seekers entering the country each day, immediate measure are being taken and among them is the removal of Venezuelans sleeping in public spaces in Boa Vista. Site management of existing shelters is disastrous, with limited engagement from local government which has triggered a direct intervention by the Brazilian Army and the Federal Government.
There are currently 6 shelters, out of which 3 are directly managed by UNHCR. Although UNHCR has on partner on the ground and is in the process of selecting two more. An additional 5 shelters are expected to be opened in the coming weeks and UNHCR is required to support NGO partners, the Army and other stakeholders for capacity building and coordination.
The agreement with Brazilian authorities is for UNHCR to initially rent sites and the Federal Government will take them on from the third month. With limited capacity from the partner, UNHCR is managing sites under direct implementation given the emergency needs.
With the Brazilian Federal Government plan to relocate selected groups of Venezuelan asylum to other locations in Brazil already underway, UNHCR will continue to closely liaise with authorities and partners on management of current and new sites.
To ensure that the site management needs of populations of concern are met through timely and effective implementation of agreed site management project in line with the application of relevant UNHCR protection standards and IASC principles.
Expertise  support  local  UNHCR  and  Brazilian  authorities  with  site  management,  formulating  and implementing clear site management strategies and processes while ensuring that UNHCR’s standards are observed.

Under the supervision of the Head of Field Unit, the CCCM Officer will:
-      Work closely with the relevant Brazilian authorities and act as a guide to ensure that capacity and standards are developed to form a comprehensive displacement site (reception centres and settlement) response;
-      Effectively and timely formulate a clear and coherent site management and protection strategy, which incorporates a thorough age, gender and diversity (AGD) analysis and reflects sector priorities;
-      Ensure a multi-sectoral response to assist and protect displacement site populations and to support efforts to seek asylum;
-      The sheer size of the responsibilities of site coordination requires the commitment and participation of multiple organization and agencies;
-     Ensure   adequate   monitoring   mechanisms   are   in   place   to   review   impact   and   progress   against
implementation plans;
-     Ensure adequate reporting and effective information sharing amongst all partners, including but not limited
to site managers, other sector leads and national authorities, disaggregating data by sex and age.

     At least 8 (eight) of relevant experience (6 years with advanced university degree, including 5 years in different international organizations (e.g. UN agencies, INGOs, Red Cross and Red Crescent);
     Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills supplemented by good knowledge of the humanitarian reform process and the role of the humanitarian community preferably in Camp Coordination and Camp Management.
Essential requirements
         University Degree in Social Sciences, International Human Law, International Relations, or related fields;
         Good knowledge of site management (CCCM) and protection technical guidelines and standards;
         Previous work experience with the Refugee Coordination Model would be an advantage;
         Excellent knowledge of English;
         Working knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese will be an added advantage.
Personal Characteristics
         Excellent communicator;
         Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
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