NEWS: UNHCR is looking for Cash-Based Interventions Officers to new Talent Pool

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United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) operational needs and emergencies are focusing more and more on CBI profiles, the so-called Cash-Based Interventions Officer role, and UNjobfinder have been asked to target candidates accordingly to their new CBI Talent Pool. Successful applicants will be considered for short- or long-term international professional employment opportunities at entry- and mid-management levels (P2, P3 and P4), in key functional areas at country and regional offices, as well as headquarters.

Please note: There is no deadline for applications, since UNHCR constantly need candidates for this specialist position.

UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees provides life-saving aid and protection every day for millions of uprooted and stateless people around the world. UNHCR uses cash-based interventions to provide protection, assistance and services to the most vulnerable. Cash and vouchers help the displaced meet a variety of needs, including access to food, water, healthcare, shelter, that allow them to build and support livelihoods, and to facilitate voluntary repatriation.

UNHCR is committed to systematically considering and scaling-up the use of Cash-Based Interventions (CBIs) to offer refugees and other Persons of Concern a cost-effective means of assistance that can empower them to determine and meet their own needs. Read more about UNHCR’s Cash-based interventions here

To enhance UNHCR’s ability to implement CBIs the Agency is now looking to recruit talented individuals for Cash-Based Interventions Officer Talent Pool. See the below link for more information:

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The Role of the Cash-Based Intervention Officer

The CBI Officer supports the planning, implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of CBIs. The incumbent ensures that cash and vouchers are routinely considered as a response option in the respective UNHCR operation(s), assesses the suitability of CBIs for said operation(s) and monitors their implementation and impact. S/he ensures that CBIs are in line with best practice and organizational guidance, and take protection concerns into consideration. The incumbent plays an important role in building the capacity of UNHCR personnel and partners, equipping operations with the means to implement CBIs. S/he advocates for the use of CBIs, and shares information related to cash and vouchers with UNHCR and partners. Incumbents may be based in the field, in the Regional Offices or at the Headquarters.


UNHCR CBI Talent Pool

UNHCR has launched a talent pool recruitment aimed at hiring highly competent professionals with CBI profiles, the so-called Cash-Based Interventions Officer role who can play a key role in fulfilling their mandate.

The talent pools forms part of a wider aim to build UNHCR’s talent and strengthen the Agency’s capacity to answer the urgent needs of those of concern to the organization.

All applicants will go through a comprehensive application, screening and selection process to demonstrate their technical and organizational capabilities, as well as their potential to grow and work across different field locations.

Successful applicants remain in the talent pool for 12 months, and can be considered for short- or long-term international professional employment opportunities. These opportunities could be at entry- and mid-management levels (P2, P3 and P4), in key functional areas at country and regional offices, as well as headquarters. Once endorsed in the talent pools, candidates will be regularly contacted to assess their availability and ongoing interest for fixed term or temporary appointment.


Eligibility

As positions may be at different grade levels, the eligibility requirements vary and are explained in detail below.

The majority of positions filled through the talent pools are expected to be in non-family and/ or hardship locations. The location of duty will be determined by UNHCR.


Minimum qualifications and professional experience required:

For positions at the P2 level

  • Education: (Advanced) University degree.
  • Job experience: Minimum of 2 years of relevant job experience with a Master’s Degree or 4 years with a Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Languages: Excellent knowledge of English and working knowledge of another UN language.

For positions at the P3 level

  • Education: (Advanced) University degree.
  • Job experience: Minimum of 6 years of relevant job experience with a Master’s Degree or 8 years with a Bachelor’s Degree; at least 2 years of international working experience; at least 2 years of experience with CBIs.
  • Languages: Excellent knowledge of English and working knowledge of another UN language.

For positions at the P4 level

  • Education: (Advanced) University degree.
  • Job experience: Minimum of 10 years of relevant job experience with a Master’s Degree or 12 years with a Bachelor’s Degree; at least 4 years of international working experience; at least 4 years of experience with CBIs.
  • Languages: Excellent knowledge of English and working knowledge of another UN language.


Please note:
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify. Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.


How to apply:

Read more about Profile Cash-Based Interventions Officer Talent Pool here


Photo:Most refugees live in environments where they have access to markets and services in the same way that local communities do. Providing refugees with cash enables them to fulfil their needs in a dignified manner and contributes to the local economy. By @UNHCR