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CRR Officer

UNHCR

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Procedures and Eligibility
Before submitting an application, UNHCR staff members intending to apply to this Job Opening are requested to consult the Recruitment and Assignments Policy (RAP, UNHCR/HCP/2017/2 and the Recruitment and Assignments Administrative Instruction (RAAI), UNHCR/AI/2017/7 OF 15 August 2017.

Duties and Qualifications
CRR Officer

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT
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 self-reliance, (iii) expand access to third-country solutions and (iv) support conditions in countries of origin for return in safety and dignity.

UNHCR, together with partners and with the lead of host country governments, is applying the CRRF in a number of roll-out countries in 2017. The aim is to measure initial progress and extract lessons learnt to inform preparations for the Global Compact for Refugees in the 1st half of 2018. The CRRF will, to the extent possible, build on and complement existing strategies, coordination and funding mechanisms, incorporating both humanitarian and development actors. In some countries, a joint CRRF Secretariat led by the government will be setup to coordinate the roll-out of the CRRF, including a mapping exercise and gap analysis among the first steps. The various steps in preparation for the CRRF roll-out at country-level will further inform the priority areas of engagement and indicators for initial progress (first benchmark: end-2017).

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 Comprehensive Refugee Response (CRR) Officer will be critical in supporting the development and implementation of a comprehensive response at national, regional and district levels. The incumbent will have extensive contacts with both internal and external counterparts and partners. Within UNHCR, the Officer will establish close working relations with the relevant staff working in the community services, protection, program and field sectors. Key external partners will include the CRRF secretariat, national, regional and district authorities, the UN and international organizations, UNHCR implementing and operational partners, International and Local NGOs, development agencies and other actors engaged in humanitarian and development initiatives in the relevant districts. The incumbent will be the key interlocutor with National and District Government Authorities and will have to identify and actively partner with other actors and structures potentially able to contribute to the strategies and solutions for refugees.

The incumbent normally works under the supervision of the Snr CRR Officer or Coordinator or the UNHCR (Regional) Representative or a senior Officer as delegated by the (Regional) Representative.

FUNCTIONAL STATEMENT
Accountability
- Support is provided for the roll-out of the CRRF in the operation under area of responsibility (AoR), including various stages of planning, implementation and stocktaking
- Active engagement with and provision of guidance to the government and a broad range of other stakeholders is ensured.
- Existing partnerships are strengthened and new partnerships nurtured in support of the CRRF roll-out at country-level.
- The progress of CRRF roll-out at country-level is reported on, and advice on adapting response, partnership and other strategies provided where necessary.

Responsibility
Help institutionalize CRRF-oriented approaches within UNHCR, with various government offices at regional, national and district levels, as well as a broad range of development and humanitarian partners through support and participation in all planning processes.
- Identify proactively support needs by government offices and other partners and tailor specific guidance, as needed in the various stages of the CRRF roll-out.
- Monitor the CRRF roll-out at country-level, including implementation of programmes and other forms of novel engagements, such as partnerships and legislative reform/ follow-up, for the benefit of refugee and host communities in close collaboration with UNHCR sector leads, local government and relevant partners.


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