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Geneva, Switzerland

Camp Coordination & Camp Management (CCCM) Officer Profile

Various Locations

Grade: For Mid (P3) and Senior (P4) Level Positions

The Camp Coordination and Camp Management Officer ensures a multi-sectoral response to assist and protect displaced populations in communal settings (collective centres, camps, transit/reception centres, spontaneous and informal sites, etc.), where such are created or envisaged. However, as camps and communal settlements are temporary solutions established only as a last resort whilst all efforts are made to find more durable solutions, the CCCM Officer does not advocate for the creation of camps, but improves the management of any relevant communal setting. Additionally, displaced populations often settle outside of communal settings with host families or in rented premises in rural or urban areas and some aspects of the management and coordination of their access to protection and assistance might fall under the purview of the CCCM Officer.

While the population of concern to UNHCR is more varied, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees form the largest groups of displaced populations that usually reside in communal settings. UNHCR is accountable for ensuring the international protection of refugees and for seeking durable solutions under the Refugee Coordination Model, which at the operational level includes management of camps and camp-like structures, while it shares the leadership for the Global CCCM Cluster with IOM, translating into leading country-based CCCM Clusters in conflict settings (IOM leading the cluster in situations of natural disaster).

For refugee situations, camp management sectorial expertise is usually embedded within the job description of a Field Officer, who maintains oversight of the camp management implemented through partners. Nevertheless, in specific contexts, technical support in camp and site management and coordination might require a dedicated and specialised staff. On the IDP side, a CCCM Cluster Coordinator is accountable for the CCCM response to the humanitarian crisis, maintaining overall coordination, accountability and predictability of the response within communal displacement situations. The CCCM cluster coordinator must ensure the inclusion of key humanitarian partners within the sector, respecting their mandates and programme priorities. Working together and with other clusters and stakeholders, the CCCM cluster members will identify the overall requirements in responding to camp and communal displacement situations and augment their capacity to meet this threshold. The cluster will identify (and establish when necessary) standards and guidelines that facilitate interoperability to ensure that activities are carried out quickly and effectively.


Planning and Strategy Development

- Coordinate / develop / update agreed response strategies and action plans for the cluster/sector and ensure that these are adequately reflected in overall country strategies
- Involve all relevant partners in site needs assessment and analysis
- Identify gaps and duplications ¿ assess, verify, and map emerging assistance needs and protection issues
- Map and track "who is doing what, where, when"
- Develop exit/transition strategy for communal settings
- Support selection, planning and development of communal settings in collaboration with site planners and with national actors
- Ensure the site design supports protection and assistance of men, women, boys and girls
- Support registration of displaced populations in communal settings, paying particular attention to gender, age and diversity dimensions; and update the population registry/enrolment for assistance
- Ensure strategies are developed to support and strengthen residents' livelihood initiatives
- Conduct contingency planning based and most likely scenarios of population movements
- Enact environment protection and mitigation of negative impacts on ecological habitats
- Where possible, support the national government/authorities in implementing their activities and upholding them to their obligations that meet the identified priority needs
- Ensure integration of agreed priority cross-cutting issues in needs assessment, analysis, planning, monitoring and response.
- Ensure gender sensitive programming.
- Ensure the CCCM Cluster/sector maps out the operational requirements for a CCCM response; and identify and establish standards and guidelines that facilitate interoperability.

Application of standards

- Adapt relevant policies and guidelines and technical standards to context of crisis
- Ensure that cluster/sector members are aware of policy guidelines and technical standards
- Ensure that responses are in line with existing policy guidance and technical standards and relevant government, human rights, and legal obligations

Monitoring and reporting

- Ensure adequate monitoring mechanisms are in place to review impact of the cluster/sector and progress a


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