Senior Field Assistant (Indigenous), LICA5 (Pacaraima) – Pacaraima

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Título: Senior Field Assistant (Indigenous), LICA5 (Pacaraima)

Cidade/Estado: Pacaraima / Roraima


Duties and Qualifications All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR¿s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.Duties-Ensure the protection of Indigenous peoples of concern to the Agency is mainstreamed throughout of the humanitarian response.-Assist in the implementation and monitoring of UNHCR programme including the delivery of all assistance and participatory assessments, in line with the Accountability to Affected People Policy and Age, Gender and Diversity approach.-Identify vulnerable groups or individuals who may need special attention or special arrangements and make recommendations on the needs of the indigenous population with focus on access to territory, access to rights, peaceful coexistence, effective integration, education, and livelihoods opportunities.-In coordination with Field Units/Offices and implementing partners, provide technical support on reception, registration and provision of assistance to indigenous people of concern and support interagency coordination.-Support the advocacy efforts of the Operation aiming to engage local authorities on the Venezuelan indigenous response in the State of Roraima.-Support with Communication with Communities and community outreach, ensuring a two-way communication, and information needs are met.-Promote a community-based and participatory approaches regarding indigenous people of concern, ensuring they are part of the solutions and decisions affecting their lives and communities.-Follow up, on a regular basis, the overall situation of persons of concern in host communities and shelters, sectorial assessments (WASH, Health, Education, Protection, etc.) and report accordingly.-Provide capacity building to the local actors on indigenous issues according to the Area of Responsibility (AoR).-Perform other related duties as required.Minimum QualificationsEducation & Professional Work ExperienceYears of Experience / Degree Level2 years of relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 1 year of relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher.Field(s) of Education Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) in Law, Social Sciences, Community Development, Social and Solidarity Economy, Anthropology, and related fields. Certificates and/or Licenses Business Administration Law Political Science(Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential) Relevant Job ExperienceEssentialExperience with indigenous peoples and/ or minorities.DesirableField emergency experience, strong protection background.Proven experience with indigenous issues in Brazil as well as shelter management.Knowledge of human rights & refugee law.Good knowledge of UNHCR¿s programmes.Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position.Knowledge of additional UN languagesFunctional Skills *IT- Computer LiteracyMS-Drafting, Documentation, Data PresentationCL-Multi-stakeholder Communications with Partners Position Competencies Core CompetenciesAccountabilityCommunicationOrganizational AwarenessTeamwork & CollaborationCommitment to Continuous Learning Client & Result OrientationCross-Functional CompetenciesAnalytical ThinkingPlanning and OrganizingStakeholder Management Language Requirements Fluency in English, Portuguese and Spanish. Additional Information Please note that UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, travelling, processing, training or any other fees).UNHCR is committed to diversity as well as creating an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce. Applications are welcome from all qualified candidates. UNHCR is committed to diversity and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates without distinction on the grounds of race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.========================================================================================================See below for this postion’s Operational Context======================================================================================================== In order to respond to the Venezuela situation UNHCR has established presence in Boa Vista, Pacaraima, Manaus, followed by Belém through the creation of field Units. Protection and local integration remain the main challenges on the emergency response leading the efforts to implement a joint strategy with focus on the protection and livelihoods activities. Regarding the influx of Venezuelan indigenous, an increase during the first trimester of 2021 has been identified mainly in Roraima (Boa Vista and Pacaraima). To meet the needs of the indigenous population at the border, in host communities and in urban shelter, UNHCR has identified the necessity of strengthening its local leadership & coordination fully focused on ensuring protection and durable solutions for this population while increasing and mainstreaming a general awareness on the various indigenous Venezuelan communities and their needs.The position is based in the UNHCR Field Unit in Pacaraima and provides support to all activities implemented by partners or directly by the Area of Responsibility of the Unit related to indigenous population, in close coordination with Protection, CCCM, Program and Livelihoods. The Senior Field Assistant (Indigenous) will report to the Head of Field Unit and perform a variety of functions related to Field activities within the office. The supervisor defines work processes and provides regular advice and guidance. Therefore, the incumbent should have good written and oral communication skills in English in addition to being fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. Demonstrated ability to communicate successfully within a team and with external stakeholders will be considered essential. The operational context continues to revolve around emergency response accompanied with staff turnover and presence of personnel with different level of understanding of protection standards, national legal framework, community-based protection and humanitarian principles. In order to respond to these circumstances and needs, the incumbent will be required to assist management of multiple stakeholders and have the capacity to seek solutions by exploring protection guidance documents and liaising with functional units in the country operation, as indigenous focal point within the Field Unit in Pacaraima.The incumbent keeps frequent internal contacts with staff members in the same duty station to exchange information and with the external contacts generally with persons of concern, community leaders, local population and/or Implementing Partners (IPs) on routine subject matters under the direction of the supervisor.



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