Job: Associate Protection Management Officer

Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 05 Dec 2017


The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. The ultimate goal is to help find durable solutions that will allow them to rebuild their lives in dignity.

The current context, characterized by growing complexity and duration of forced displacement, increased mixed flows, and protracted nature of many refugee situations as well as limited resources’ availability and increased number of humanitarian actors on the ground, require adjustments in the operational approach by UNHCR and partners.

The increasing complexity, scale and scope of UNHCR operational engagements, demands strengthened and predictable operational support from the Division of International Protection to ensure UNHCR operations are equipped to achieve organizational commitments on quality protection, and assistance for people of concern to UNHCR. Critical policy developments at the global level require a concerted effort by UNHCR to ensure that protection and solutions considerations are underpinning and guiding the work of the organization as well as its partners.

The Protection Management Unit in the Division is tasked with bolstering Division's capacity to consolidate and improve the operationalization of UNHCR's protection and solutions policies and operational approaches with a view to protection-centered planning, prioritization/resource allocation, effective programming for protection, and monitoring and evaluation support and training to operations.

In particular, the position will support the Protection Management Unit accomplish the following change:

a) Structured protection and solutions focus in operations' strategy development, programme design and implementation;

b) Sustained and substantive protection and solutions considerations included in programme review, resource allocation, M&E and reporting.

Specifically, the consultant will support the delivery of the Programming for Protection (P4P) Learning Programme and application of its content to a broader range of programming guidance. The P4P LP is an initiative that was piloted in 2016 in three UNHCR field operations. After evaluation and feedback from participants to the pilot, a new structure for the learning programme has been agreed and content revision is currently underway. A new cohort of 4 UNHCR field operations started in August 2017 and is ending in August 2018.


Under the direct supervision of the Head of Protection Management Unit, the incumbent will assist in the following:
  1. Support the delivery of the Programming for Protection (P4P) Learning programme. This includes:
  2. Support content’s update and adjustments that may be necessary to undertake in 2018 during the delivery of the programme to 4 field operations (Tanzania, Malawi, Mexico, South Caucasus)
  3. Support finalization of materials for the self-study version of the P4P;
  4. Liaise with UNHCR’s Global Learning Centre, Division of Programme Support and Management and relevant units in the Division of International Protection (DIP) to provide feedback on team assignments submitted by the operations and organize thematic webinars;
  5. Maintain regular contact with the four operations to provide technical guidance and feedback on protection management and act as liaison between them and the relevant units in DIP on specific technical issues;
  6. Contribute to the development of a self-study on “Protection programming and delivery” in the framework of the Certification on International Protection (CP-IP) that is being developed by the Global Learning Centre (GLC) in collaboration with DIP;
  7. Contribute to the application of lessons learned and content developed in the framework of the Programming for Protection learning programme across the broader work of the Division, and conduct further research on strengthening programming for protection;
  8. Support the Head of Protection Management in her role within the Annual Programme Review (APR) Secretariat and support the coordination of DIP’s inputs throughout the process to ensure the inclusion of structured protection and solutions considerations in decisions on programmes and resource allocation;
  9. Finally, the consultant will contribute to other specific tasks on protection management as identified by the supervisor.

In collaboration with the Head of Protection Management, the Consultant will develop a detailed plan of action that lists concrete outputs, activities, benchmarks and timeline on the basis of the above mentioned activities. Achievements will be measured against deliverables.

The Consultant and supervisor will hold bi-weekly update meetings on progress, achievements, timeline, obstacles and any necessary course-corrections.


  • University degree (preferably advanced) in International Humanitarian or Human Rights Law, Law, International Development, International Relations, Political and/or Social Sciences or a related field.
  • 3 to 5 years of relevant experience with a Master degree or 5 to 7 years with a Basic university degree, with a minimum of 1 year in the field.
  • Solid experience in working in protection and/or the delivery of humanitarian assistance;
  • Experience of project or programme management
  • Experience in developing learning items
  • Experience in the development of guidance or support materials on programmatic aspects of protection, including planning, monitoring or reporting
  • Excellent writing skills in English;
  • Communicates sensitively and effectively across different constituencies;
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines;
  • Strong analytical and research skills;
  • Innovation and creativity;
  • Sound judgment and ability to pro-actively seek options to meet client’s needs;
  • Technological awareness;
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances and to handle requests or issues as they arise.
Excellent knowledge of English; Good working knowledge of another UN language preferably French or Spanish

How to apply:

Interested applicants should submit the required documents listed below by e-mail to [email protected] referring to Vacancy Number DIP/PMU/040/2017:

Letter of motivation, addressing each of the personal requirements in the vacancy notice;

Completed UN Personal History Form (P11) signed, including testimonials/degrees/certificates.

The UN personal History Form is mandatory;

P 11 forms are available on

All application received without a P 11 will not be considered

Scholarship Opportunity for Students from Sub-Saharan Africa

The Global Human Development Program (GHD) at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service is excited to announce a full tuition scholarship for a master’s-level student from sub-Saharan Africa, made possible through the generous support of the William and Catherine McGurn Family.

The Global Human Development Program is a two year, full-time master's degree that encompasses an innovative skills-based curriculum with built-in opportunities for experiential learning. The curriculum covers core courses including the economics of development, international political economy, program design and implementation, monitoring and evaluation, quantitative and qualitative methodologies, finance and budgeting, and management.

In addition to the curriculum, students apply the skills and knowledge they are learning in the classroom to three different professional work experiences: the summer field project (a fully-funded 2-3 month international work placement); an internship at a relevant Washington DC-based international development organization/agency for at least one academic semester; and the capstone project (a two-semester client engagement project emphasizing project management and analysis).

As GHD is a practitioner-focused program, competitive applicants must have at least two years of experience working in international development or a related field. All applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree prior to proposed enrollment.

To be considered for the scholarship, applicants must submit all required application materials:
  • Online application
  • Personal statement
  • Supplemental data sheet
  • Official transcripts and test scores (GREs and TOEFL/IELTS)
  • Three letters of recommendation
The scholarship will be awarded based on the overall strength of the application. The deadline for admission is January 15.

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Job: Procurement and Logistics Officer

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 07 Dec 2017

Position Title : Procurement and Logistics Officer

Duty Station : Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P2

Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 07 December 2017

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading

UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and

non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. For the purpose of the vacancy, the following candidates are considered as first-tier candidates:

1. Internal candidates

2. Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Cabo Verde, Djibouti, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Gambia, Guyana, Iceland, Comoros, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Maldives, Malawi, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, Suriname, El Salvador, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa


Under the direct supervision of the Resource Management Officer (RMO) in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, and the overall supervision of Chief of Mission, the successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for procurement and logistics activities for the IOM mission in Tanzania.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:
  1. Supervise teams involved in the following categories of procurement and logistics work within the designated area of responsibility: procurement staff (local and international procurement); logistics staff (including the logistics cluster’s common transport service and IOM warehousing and transport operations); and fleet staff (including drivers of IOM vehicles and trucks).
  2. Conduct procurement and logistics tasks within the mission, including property and assets control, supply, service/maintenance and contractual agreements.
  3. Analyze procurement requests, identify service providers and evaluate information regarding vendor performance in terms of quality, prices and delivery of goods in view of the organization’s best interests.
  4. Solicit bids, quotations and tender documents. Oversee bidding processes and provide support for procurement transactions, and analyze them for conformity to specified requirements. Conduct appraisals, select suppliers, confirm terms of payment, prepare purchase orders, and ensure receiving authorization by the RMO / Chief of Mission.
  5. Follow up on purchase orders (PO) status and keep the head of unit and respective project managers abreast of estimated time of delivery or any changes that may affect or modify the pre-determined delivery conditions. Ensure all expected merchandized is received in accordance with PO specifications and in good conditions.
  6. Coordinate with the Global Procurement and Supply Unit and MAC for all mission purchases above USD 75,000.
  7. Ensure that appropriate funds are available for purchase. Ensure receipts are received when payment is conducted in cash and request authorization of the head of unit regarding bank transfers.
  8. Maintain internal control mechanism to safeguard the organization assets and prevent fraud, and ensure that appropriate record is kept on assets disposal, ensure assets are located accordingly and used in IOM’s best interest; regularly upgrade inventory list.
  9. Assist in the adherence to stockroom management practice to ensure there is no undue overstocking or loss. Control supply stocks and monitor consumable materials to provide staff with ready access to commonly used items and replenishment.
  10. Monitor the maintenance and repair of office facilities, including preventive maintenance. Establish maintenance agreements with competent services providers, when it is feasible and determined to be cost effective.
  11. Undertake field travel to Programme sites to perform procurement and logistics evaluations as necessary, upon request from the Head of Sub-Office /RMO/ Chief of Mission.
  12. Maintain and update databases of preferred suppliers.
  13. Participate in IOM inter-agency for a, including the procurement working group and the logistics cluster.
  14. Undertake frequent duty travel to field locations in order to supervise and train field staff.
  15. Perform any other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:

• Master’s degree in Social sciences, International Relations, Humanitarian Affairs, Development Studies or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or

• University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.


• Experience in managing diverse procurement and logistics operations;

• Excellent level of computer literacy and good knowledge of SAP/PRISM required;

• Demonstrated experience in training and managing large items of co-workers, managing vendors and suppliers;

• Extensive knowledge of IOM or UN internal procurement and financial rules and corresponding

ERP components (preferably SAP – based).


Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of Kiswahili is an advantage.

Desirable Competencies:


• Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms;

• Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders;

• Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others;

• Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience;

• Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services;

• Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;

• Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others;

• Planning and Organizing - plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;

• Professionalism - displays mastery of subject matter;

• Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation;

• Technological Awareness - displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;

• Resource Mobilization - works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.


Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.

Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 07 December 2017 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

For further information, please refer to:

In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.

Posting period:

From 24.11.2017 to 07.12.2017

Requisition: VN 2017/256 (P) - Procurement and Logistics Officer(P2)-DarEsSalaam,Tanzania

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