💥The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Jobs
locations Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
time type Full time
job requisition id JR2314835
Hardship Level (not applicable for home-based)B
Family Type (not applicable for home-based)
Staff Member / Affiliate Type
Target Start Date2023-05-01
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Terms of Reference
1. General Background
(Brief description of the national, sector-specific or other relevant context in which the individual contractor will operate)
Government Liaison Associate is a member of the Government Liaison
Unit. S/he will report to the Representative. The incumbent receives
regular guidance and advice from the supervisor. S/he participates in
all meetings/working groups related to the Government and to provide
support on coordination work on common processes.
supervision of the Representative, the responsibilities of the
Government Liaison Associate is to give, obtain and exchange information
requiring discussions and explanations both to UNHCR, Government
authorities and other external parties on subject matters which may be
of importance to the Organization.
2. Purpose and Scope of Assignment
and detailed description of activities, tasks and responsibilities to
be undertaken, including expected travel, if applicable)
UNOPS personnel’s affiliate to UNHCR 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 Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies
and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability
frameworks. In addition, UNOPS Personnel 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.
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Assist in the establishment of close working relations with officials
in various ministries especially Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
track of evolving issues concerning asylum seekers, stateless persons
and refugees within the Area of Responsibility (AoR).
– Ensure that
the office is kept informed of local and international developments
which may have a political or operational impact on the office’s
relation with the Government, including latest developments with regard
to the implementation of the GCR, UN reform etc.
– Inform the
supervisor and/or other senior managers on a continuing basis of
relevant information on the outcome of discussions with government
authorities on various issues.
– Assist senior management in dealing
with the challenges posed by the political context, developments with
the Government and issues related to humanitarian and development
– Accompany the Representative/Deputy Representative/Head of Office and Headquarters visitors on missions and meetings.
– Assist in preparation for different visits and missions to the operation.
– Liaise with Government partners and local authorities on behalf of UNHCR, as required.
Draft correspondence and reports as required and assist in the drafting
of briefing notes, background material, talking points, fact sheets, as
– Manage budget, when requested, including tracking expenditures.
– Initiate upon request of the supervisor the contact with the relevant external parties on various issues.
Coordinate with different units in the office that information
presented to government authorities is duly verified and endorsed by the
– Perform other related duties as required.
3. Monitoring and Progress Controls
description of measurable outputs, milestones, key performance
indicators and/or reporting requirements which will enable performance
• Timely and accurate registration and documentation as stated above.
• Other allocated tasks assigned are completed timely
4. Qualifications and Experience
the required education, work experience, expertise, and competencies of
the individual contractor. The listed education and experience should
correspond with the level at which the contract is offered.)
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a. Education (Level and area of required and/or preferred education)
• Political/Social Science;
• Business Administration;
• or other relevant field;
b. Work Experience
number of years and area of required work experience. Clearly
distinguish between required experience and experience which could be an
• For G6 – 3 years relevant experience with High School
Diploma; or 2 years relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent
Good knowledge of UNHCR operations and good political awareness.
c. Key Competencies
knowledge, skills, managerial competencies, or other personal
competencies relevant to the performance of the assignment. Clearly
distinguish between required and desired competencies)
• MS-Drafting, Documentation, Data Presentation;
• CO-Cross-cultural communication
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• Organizational Awareness
• Teamwork & Collaboration
• Commitment to Continuous Learning
• Client & Result Orientation
• Empowering and Building Trust
• Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
• Political Awareness
• Stakeholder Management
d. Language Skills:
Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.
Standard Job Description
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This position doesn’t require a functional clearance
Job Posting End Date March 28th, 2023