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Monday, September 25, 2017

Job Opportunities at UNHCR Tanzania

FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
UNHCR Field Office Kasulu and Sub Office Kibondo invite applications from qualifiedexternal candidates for the below position:-
Vacancy Notice No : DSM/VN/17/008

Position title : Snr Information Management Associate (CRRF) (2 positions)

Category : General Service
Position No : Temporary Appointment
Duty Station : Kasulu and kibondo, Tanzania
Grade : G7
Remuneration : Attractive salary and entitlements according to
UN Staff Rules and Regulations
Duration : Three Months
Effective date : Immediately

I. GENERAL BACKGROUND:
On 19 September 2016, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the New York
Declaration on Refugees and Migrants, calling for greater burden sharing by the international
community to support the world’s largest refugee hosting states. The New York Declaration
called on UNHCR to develop and initiate the application of the Comprehensive Refugee
Response framework (CRRF) in close coordination with relevant states and in collaboration
with relevant UN agencies, applying a multi-stakeholder approach. The objectives of
implementing the CRRF are to: (i) ease pressure on host countries; (ii) enhance refugee selfreliance;
(iii) expand access to third-country solutions; and (iv) support conditions in countries
of origin for return in safety and dignity.

The New York Declaration and the CRRF stress the
need to engage development actors in a sustainable response for refugees and host
communities. The CRRF promotes inclusion of refugees in the delivery of national services,
such as education and health, as well as national development plans and programmes,
supporting these priorities were possible. The CRRF aims to bring on board partners into the
refugee response, including those who have been less involved in refugee response, by
mobilising their respective areas of expertise and interest to contribute to a broad-based
response. The roll-out of the CRRF requires intensive efforts throughout pilot countries,
including consultations with a broad range of internal and external interlocutors at national,
regional and district levels – in particular the various government offices which need to be
involved as part of the CRRF roll-out.


The government of the United Republic of Tanzania has confirmed its willingness to pilot the
CRRF. The CRRF in Tanzania aims to address the ongoing emergency, the protracted
refugee situation and support to local integration of naturalized Burundians. The CRRF will to
the extent possible build on and complement existing strategies, coordination and funding
mechanisms, incorporating both humanitarian and development actors. A joint CRRF
National Steering Committee led by the government is setup to coordinate the roll-out of the
CRRF, including a mapping exercise and gap analysis among the first steps. This will further
inform the priority areas of engagement and indicators for initial progress (first benchmark:
end-2017) for the application of the CRRF in Tanzania.


The UNHCR Tanzania operation is also a multi-year planning pilot. UNHCR Tanzania is
finalizing a Multi-Year Multi-Partner Protection and Solutions Strategy (2017-2021) for
Tanzania. This Strategy (MYMP) has been developed in consultation with key partners, and
identifies objectives that incorporate political, economic, social and legal dimensions. The
MYMP describes UNHCR’s contribution to the CRRF over the period 2017-2021.


Against this background, UNHCR is hiring 2 Senior Information Management Associates
(CRRF) as part of temporary support staff with the dedicated role to support the roll-out of
the CRRF in the Tanzania Operation. The Senior Information Management Associates report
directly to the CRR Officer in Kasulu and Kibondo, and form part of the CRRF/Solutions team
led by the CRRF coordinator in Dar. The Senior Information Management Associates will
benefit from functional guidance from the Programme and Protection Officers, and work
closely with Programme and Protection Units. They will also benefit from support from
technical units at HQ as appropriate and under the overall direction of the Representative.
They are also expected to stay abreast of the challenges posed to the region by the political
context, the UN and humanitarian reform and institutional developments.

II. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Senior Information Management Associates (CRRF) will provide support on the
application of the CRRF in Tanzania and the implementation of MYMP in alignment with this
framework, as follows:
1. Deliver reliable, accessible and user-friendly, relevant, predictable, appropriate and timely
information in support of the the application of the CRRF and the implementation of the
MYMP
- Assist in the production and dissemination of information on the population of concern
and host communities for planning and monitoring purposes
- Produce summary statistics and coordinate data collection teams. Assist in training of
staff involved in information management activities, including data collection and data
entry teams.
- Operationalize data standards including any standards developed specifically for the
application of the CRRF and the implementation of MYMP
- Support the CRRF/Solutions Team, Programme and implementing partners in the
choice of indicators for monitoring the roll-out of the CRRF and the implementation of
the MYMP at field level. Support the Protection Team in operationalizing related
protection monitoring systems.
2. Support development and implementation of new engagements and interventions under
the CRRF related to the collection, production and dissemination of reliable and relevant
information.
- Institutionalise new approaches within UNHCR and partners through training
sessions and participation in all planning processes
- Report on implementation of new partnerships and projects
- Support regular mapping exercises of the relevant districts, liaising with sector
specialists, to determine gaps, capacity and comparative advantage of different
actors
- Support the development of key partnerships with development actors and private
sector in the realm of data production and information gathering
4. Overall support to the CRRF/Solutions team
- As a member of the CRRF/ Solution Team, participate in meetings and support all
other processes that are relevant and related to durable solutions, the MYMP and the
CRRF.
- Liaise with partners and represent UNHCR in meetings related to information
management and the production, analysis and dissemination of data.
- Undertake any other activity assigned by the CRR Officer or CRRF coordinator

III. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
ESSENTIAL MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.
- Completion of Secondary education with training/certificate in information technology,
demography, statistics, social sciences or any related area.
- At least 11 years of relevant work experience.
- Knowledge of the UN system and the humanitarian community.
- Advanced Excel skills (e.g. pivot tables, functions, etc.).
- Ability to formulate IM-related technical requirements and Operating Procedures.
- Experience with handling confidential data and demonstrated understanding of different
data collection methodologies.
- Fluency in English and Swahili and working knowledge of another relevant UN language

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIE
- Successful participation in the Operational Data management Learning Programme.
- Experience in web design and software development is an asset.
- Experience with relevant software such as ArcGIS, Mapinfo, SPSS, EpiInfo6, SQL
Server, and/or proGres.
- Experience with HTML, PHP, ASP and/or Java is an asset.
- Proven skills to analyse statistical information.
Applicants should include a recent curriculum vitae or United Nations Personal History Form
(P 11), contact telephone number/E-Mail and reference to the Vacancy Notice Number.

Applications should be addressed to:
Associate Human Resources Officer
UNHCR Representation Office
Dar es Salaam
All application should be forwarded electronically to email address tandava@unhcr.org 
Hard copies are not accepted and will not be considered.

Deadline for submission of application: 1.10.2017
Dar es Salaam, 22 September 2017

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