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UNHCR-CCCM Officer-P3-Porto Alegre, Brazil

Porto Alegre, Brazil
Position Title: Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Officer
Receiving Agency: UNHCR
P Level: P3
Location: Porto Alegre, Brazil
Duration: 3 months with a possible extension
Language: Fluency in English. Portuguese and/or Spanish is essential. 
 
Operational Context
In May 2024, the state of Rio Grande do Sul has experienced severe weather conditions resulting in significant flooding and landslides. According to the latest reports from the civil defense authorities, there have been over 2 million individuals affected, with approximately 150 fatalities. In response to this situation, UNHCR has declared a state of emergency in the area to mobilize resources and provide the necessary support to those impacted by the disaster.

Based on this scenario, UNHCR is working with federal, state, and municipal authorities, and partner organizations in Brazil to assess the needs of the affected population and is contributing with core relief items and refugee housing units. UNHCR is leveraging its expertise to strengthen partners’ capacity to manage the emergency collective centers, including the implementation of protocols for the protection from and prevention of gender-based violence and sexual exploitation and abuse. UNHCR is also enhancing communication with the impacted communities so that refugees and others in need of international protection have access to relevant information and to the ongoing response mechanisms, social benefits, and public services. UNHCR will also reinforce local teams of civil society partners to provide access to protection counselling, documentation, referrals, and CBI for the most vulnerable cases.

The CCCM Officer is expected to deliver high-quality, timely, and effective CCCM responses, considering the needs of refugees and other persons in need of international protection. He/she must be capable of identifying opportunities to incorporate international and national standards operational responses at the field unit level. Key responsibilities include supporting Camp Managers, monitoring shelters coordinated by public or civil society organizations, capacity building, and advocacy on sheltering issues. The position is based in Porto Alegre and may involve travel to other field locations in the State. The CCCM Officer will be supervised by the Protection Officer Assistant with the collaboration of the Senior Field Assistant (CCCM).
 
Aim of the Mission
The mission aims to support public authorities and civil society in enhancing the emergency response in Rio Grande do Sul. This includes providing technical support to newly opened shelters, strengthening local capacities, and ensuring the protection of the most vulnerable populations affected by the disaster.
 
Mission OBJECTIVES
  • Provide technical assistance to ensure adequate living conditions and services for displaced individuals accommodated in emergency collective center.
  • Strengthen the capacity of local authorities and civil society organizations in emergency shelter response.
  • Ensure the protection to groups with specific needs, including women, children, and the elderly.
  • Facilitate coordination between various stakeholders involved in the emergency response to optimize resource allocation and effectiveness.
 
Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Protection Officer Assistant and Team Leader in Porto Alegre, the CCCM Officer will:

- Regularly monitor the overall camp management situation to ensure that both national and international standards are being implemented.
- Provide CCCM technical support to Camp Managers and organizations involved in the response.
- Ensure that responses are in line with existing policy guidance and technical standards and relevant government, human rights, and legal obligations.
- Ensure that CCCM responses build on local capacities, context specific strengths and national response capabilities.
- Promote and support relevant CCCM training for NGOs, UN agencies, local government officials, site managers and members of displaced and host communities.
- Support senior staff to review the Government plans for development of facilities and advise on alignment of the planned services with best practice and international standards for such facilities.
- Follow up, on a regular basis, the overall situation of refugees and persons in need of international protection in shelters and other areas where they have been accommodated and report accordingly.
- Ensure that the Camp Management teams support assistance of men, women, boys, girls and population with specific needs.
- Through relationships with the network of partners, stay abreast of political, social, economic and cultural developments that have an impact on the protection environment and provide advice to the protection team.
- Work in close coordination with all functional Units in UNHCR (Protection, Programme, Community Services, Field, Administration, and Supply) for all issues related to protection, population of concern figures and assistance.
- Work in close collaboration with all relevant stakeholders including, local authorities, relevant partners and affected communities on issues related to Camp Coordination and Camp Management.
- Undertake regular visits to various to various sites in order to assess needs of person of concern, with particular attention to vulnerable groups.
 
PROFILE
Experience
Field(s) of Education: Law, Political Science, Economics, International Relations, Business Administration, Social Science

For P3/NOC - 6 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 5 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 4 years relevant experience with Doctorate degree

Essential requirements
  • Portuguese and/or Spanish Speaking
  • Experience on Camp Management and Camp Coordination.
  • Experience as Camp Manager will be considered an asset. 
  • Experience on Shelter design will be considered an asset. 
Personal Characteristics
  • Able to work in a complex and challenging environment. 
  • Proactive and capacity to federate actors around a common goal.
  • Able to work on the field in hostile scenarios.
 
CANADEM and its partners have a no-tolerance policy for inaction to prevent, respond to and follow up on alleged cases of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse, and Harassment (SEAH). For this reason, we adhere to all policies, procedures and training of the United Nations on The Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse, and Harassment (PSEAH). CANADEM mandates all deployees successfully complete the PSEA online course. This e-learning course is composed of a set of lessons designed to raise awareness about SEAH, become familiar with a range of measures to combat SEAH, understand the impact on victims and the consequences for UN Personnel who commit Sexual Exploitation, Abuse, and Harassment.

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