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Government Liaison Associate - UNHCR Libya


Organizational Setting and Work Relationships

The Government Liaison Associate is a member of the Government Liaison Unit. S/he normally reports to the (Senior) Government Liaison Officer. 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.

Under the supervision of the (Senior) Government Liaison Officer, the responsibilities of the Government Liaison Associate is to give, obtain and exchange information requiring discussions and explanations both to UNHCR staff members, Government authorities and other external parties on subject matters which may be of importance to the Organization

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.

Functional Statement:

Duties:

  • –  Assist in the establishment of close working relations with officials in various ministries especially Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • –  Keep 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 processes.
  • –  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 required.

  • –  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 supervisor.

  • –  Perform other related duties as required.

    Essential Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

  • –  6 years relevant experience with High school diploma plus Certificates and/or Licenses in Political/Social Science; Business Administration; or other relevant field;
  • –  MS-Drafting, Documentation, Data Presentation
  • –  MS-Networking
  • –  CO-Cross-cultural communication; Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant

    UN language or local language.

    Desirable Qualifications & Competencies:

– Good knowledge of UNHCR operations and good political awareness. Required Competencies:
Core Competencies

  • –  Accountability
  • –  Communication
  • –  Organizational Awareness
  • –  Teamwork & Collaboration
  • –  Commitment to Continuous Learning
  • –  Client & Result Orientation

    Managerial Competencies:

– Empowering and Building Trust

Cross-Functional Competencies

  • –  Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
  • –  Political Awareness
  • –  Stakeholder Management

    Eligibility:

    Internal candidates: Interested staff members should consult the Policy and Procedures on Assignments of Locally recruited Staff (IOM/49-FOM/50/2012 dated 15 June 2012). If you have questions regarding your eligibility, you may also contact the HR Unit.

An applicant who has internal status is a staff member holding an indefinite or fixed-term appointment in any duty station in the country. Former UNHCR General Service staff members, having held an indefinite or fixed-term appointment for an uninterrupted period of at least one year may apply for internally advertised vacancies at their previous grade or equivalent or one grade above, if the seniority requirements are met, for a period of two years following separation (if such criteria are not met, former staff members can still apply as external candidates).

Remuneration:

A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. For information on UN salaries, allowances and benefits, please visit the portal of the International Civil Service Commission at: http://icsc.un.org

Submission of Applications:

  • –  Interested candidates are to complete, sign and submit in a pdf format a new Personal History Form (Nov 2017 version) which includes a Letter of Interest for the specific position prior to the closing date of the vacancy notice through UNHCR Libya’s recruitment portal: http://www.unhcr.org/ly-jobs/
  • –  Candidates must be Libyan citizens or hold a valid local work permit at the time of application. No relocation fees apply.

No late applications will be accepted. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates may be required to sit for a written test and/or oral interview. UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing or any other fees).

UNHCR strongly encourages qualified female applicants for this position. UNHCR seeks to ensure that male and female employees are given equal career opportunities. UNHCR is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.

Policy.

Please click on the link below to apply:

https://www.unhcr.org/ly-jobs/entry/4809/?sort=1&dir=asc

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