Functional Statement / Major Duties and Responsibilities
Although the position is based in Budapest, the incumbent of the position will be required to provide services and support to cover the below duties for Slovakia. This will require regular travel to Slovakia.
• Monitor closely the situation of UNHCR’s people of concern in Slovakia and keep The RRCE abreast of any development which may have impact on UNHCR’s people of concern
• Carry out regularly protection monitoring of border entry points, reception and detention facilities within the framework of the MoU of Border Management and Protection of Refugees (BMPR)
• Conduct regularly protection monitoring of reception/accommodation facilities pursuant to the signing of MoU in providing temporary accommodation to (500) asylum-applicants—being processed by Austria—in Slovakia.
• Contribute to the development of a strategic protection framework for the Slovak Republic including integration;
• Support the RRCE to maintain effective and close contacts with relevant counterparts in Slovakia (Ministries, Ombudsperson’s office, judiciary, academics and NGO partners);
• Assist in the promotion of international refugee law and capacity building/training of government officials and other relevant stakeholders;
• Monitor and keep the RRCE informed on developments in relation to legislation and regulations to ensure UNHCR has up-to-date information (including monitoring of the government legislative portal);
• Ensure timely provision of inputs and the production of reports of the RRCE; and
• Assist RRCE in compilation of asylum-related data and statistics of Slovakia.
12 months UNOPS Local Individual Contractor Agreement (LICA) with possible extension. Level 7 as per UNOPS Local Individual Contractor Agreement salary scale for Hungary, including medical insurance, excluding tax refund and pension fund contributions.
• Completion of secondary school. Certificate/ training in International Law, Political Science or related field is required. Relevant university degree is an asset.
• Minimum of seven years of relevant working experience.
• Strong analytical, communication, inter-personal and advocacy skills.
• Excellent knowledge of Slovakian and English. Working knowledge of another relevant UN language is an asset.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Excellent knowledge of MS Word, Excel.
• Completed UNHCR RSD-Resettlement LP and/or Protection Learning Programme is an asset.
• Slovakian nationality is an asset
Information about the selection process
Expected date of completion of the selection process: 1 September 2015
Interested candidates are invited to fill a Personal History (P.11) form that can be downloaded from http://www.unhcr.org/recruit/p11new.doc. Completed forms are to be submitted with a motivation letter and detailed resume in English, with copies of certificates/diplomas by e-mail, to: RRCEPOST@unhcr.org.The subject line should indicate the reference number RRCE/2015/UNOPS/001.
Deadline for applications: 1 September 2015
Late applications will not be accepted.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Contact person: Gyula Kiss
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