Senior Technical Expert – Development and Forced Displacement

Job categories Project Management
Vacancy code VA/2020/B5119/19815
Level ICS-11
Department/office ECR, GVA, UN Partners
Duty station Geneva, Switzerland
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-3
Duration Ongoing
Application period 13-May-2020 to 27-May-2020

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

This vacancy is closed.

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The EU Action ‘Lives in Dignity – EU Global Facility for Refugees’ is a strategic, flexible operational structure to improve responses to forced displacement and ensure early development oriented engagement in key displacement situations. The Action builds on the EU’s successful championing of a new approach to forced displacement through their engagement in the Middle East (Syrian crisis), the Horn of Africa and South Asia.

The overall objective of the action is that refugees and other displaced persons become productive members of their host communities and participate in furthering their common resilience, socio-economic growth and development 

The Facility consists of three operational components:

(1) Support to enhanced quality and use of data and evidence, notably with regard to socio-economic development impacts of forced displacement, improved national statistics relevant to forced displacement and asylum and better measurements of the quality of responses;

(2) Support to governments and key stakeholders through technical assistance, capacity-building and coordination at regional and country level;

(3) Seed funding to promote development-oriented policy approaches to new, recurrent and protracted refugee crises.

UNOPS will work with the EU and the other stakeholders to the action on delivering operational component number 3 of the action: Seed funding to promote development-oriented policy approaches to new, recurrent and protracted refugee crises. This will be done through a tailor made Fund and Grant Management facility. 

The purpose of the Fund and Grant management Facility is to efficiently and effectively channel funding to promote development oriented policy approaches to new, recurrent and protracted refugee crisis, focusing on early operational engagements with a development focus. 

The grants will be of varying sizes depending on the specific issues they are responding to. UNOPS will be responsible for administering the grant and advising the EU on best practices and operational modalities for grant management. UNOPS will also be responsible for monitoring and reporting the grantees performances and deliverables.

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