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UNHCR Jobs: CBI Associate 2021

Job Title: CBI Associate

Organization: UNHCR

Job ID: 26847

Location: Lusaka, Zambia

Hardship Level: B                                         

Family Location Type: Family

Procedures and Eligibility

Interested staff members should consult the Administrative Instruction on Recruitment and Assignment of Locally Recruited Staff (RALS, UNHCR/AI/2020/1/Rev.2). If you have questions regarding your eligibility, you may also contact the HR Unit.

In line with the RALS, the below category of candidates are eligible to apply for internally/externally advertised vacancies.

Group 1 candidates: Group 1 comprises current GS staff members holding an indefinite or fixed-term appointment who, at the date of the deadline for application, are serving in the country of the vacancy at the grade of the position or one grade below or above.

Group 2 candidates: Group 2 comprises candidates from the below categories after completion of one cumulative or continuous year of service in the country of the vacancy

Duties and Qualifications

CBI Associate
Organizational Setting and Work Relationships
The CBI (Cash-Based Interventions) Associate is supervised by a professional staff member who provides the incumbent with general guidance and workplans. The incumbent works quite independently with an oversight from the supervisor and may directly supervise some support staff.
Contacts are mainly with the colleagues in the same duty station to exchange information and to discuss the work plans. External contacts are with the national and local authorities for gathering and exchange of data.

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
– Manage the use, maintenance and technical support of databases used in the cash-based interventions.
– Generate statistical reports based on the standard reporting formats and ad-hoc reports, charts and tables as required by the management.
– Prepare and administer accurate lists of beneficiaries for the regular assistance through bank ATM/IRIS system in line with the procedures established by the office.
– Assist in developing and administering UNHCR Regular CBI database.
– Assist in the monthly reconciliation and refund process for the cash assistance project.
– Assist in preparing detailed reports and breakdown of the cash assistance provided to the refugees. 
– Cross-check databases to ensure that all beneficiaries are active cases.
– Keep cash lists updated and free of duplications and ensure delivery of cash assistance to beneficiaries in a timely manner.
– Maintain relationships with partners to facilitate the flow of information between databases,
– Assist with the training of internal staff and partners on how to use the database,
– Execute best practice in data protection standards and help to positively influence others,
– Troubleshoot issues with the database and work with internal teams to provide technical fixes,
– Inform and act on the reports and messages that are received from various units on different vulnerable cases in respect to financial assistance.
– Support in the co-ordination with different partners and focal points on lists of beneficiaries reflecting situation of cash assistance.
– Undertake missions and field visits to bank service provider to monitor the cash project.
– Represent UNHCR at the cash-assistance related meetings.
– Liaise with internal stakeholders and partners.
– Develop improvements to the database and related workflows.
– Direct incidents and problems to the supervisor when they cannot be resolved at their level.
– Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications
Education & Professional Work Experience
Years of Experience / Degree Level
For G6 – 3 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 2 years relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher

Field(s) of Education
Not applicable

Certificates and/or Licenses
Information Technology, Database Management, Computer Science
(Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Relevant Job Experience
Essential
Previous data management experience, preferable in CBI context.
Excellent knowledge of computer software and database applications.
Experience in Microsoft SQL Server (2005 or later).

Desirable
Knowledge of UNHCR programmes and activities.
Experience in cash-based interventions, particularly in a refugee response context.
Working experience in C# and ASP.net.
Working experience with statistical software such as R, Python, Stata etc.

Functional Skills
IT-Computer Literacy
DM-Database Management
EC-Statistical and modelling software
UN-UNHCR Operations, mandate, principles and policies
IT-Microsoft Server Technology
CB-Cash-based Programming/Managing/Planning
(Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Language Requirements
For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.
For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.
For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.

This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional essential and/or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation and/or position. Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates.

Position Competencies

Core Competencies
Accountability
Communication
Organizational Awareness
Teamwork & Collaboration
Commitment to Continuous Learning
Client & Result Orientation

Managerial Competencies
Not specified.

Cross-Functional Competencies
Analytical Thinking
Technological Awareness
Planning and Organizing

Language Requirements

For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.

Additional  Information

Note that this is a Temporary Appointment for a period of 6 months

Operational Context

The CBI (Cash-Based Interventions) Associate is supervised by a professional staff member who provides the incumbent with general guidance and workplans. The incumbent works quite independently with an oversight from the supervisor and may directly supervise some support staff.

Contacts are mainly with the colleagues in the same duty station to exchange information and to discuss the work plans. External contacts are with the national and local authorities for gathering and exchange of data.

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

Closing Date

The closing date for submission of applications is 20 May 2021 midnight Geneva time

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