Vacancy Announcement for Individual Contract
Assistant Innovation Officer (LICA-8)
Assistant Innovation Officer
Bangkok (GP), Thailand
01/04/2024 to 31/12/2024 (with possibility of extension)
UNOPS Individual Contract LICA-8
Job Requisition No.
21 February 2024
1. General Background
UNHCR is a global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights, and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities, and stateless people. Every year, millions of men, women, and children are forced to flee their homes to escape conflict and persecution. We are in over 125 countries, using our expertise to protect and care for millions of displaced people and supporting the communities where they live.
The Innovation Service is mandated to help nurture and support a culture of innovation within UNHCR. The Service works closely with country operations, regional bureau and HQ based divisions and services in the pursuit for more efficient, effective, and creative solutions to challenges that refugees and forcibly displaced populations face. The service does this by rethinking the way UNHCR works, the way it involves refugees and forcibly displaced populations in the design of the programs, and the way it looks at good practices in the humanitarian, development, and private sectors.
The Innovation Service has 5 workstreams under which it implements various initiatives. These are the 1) Environment and Climate Action Innovation, 2) Refugee Led Innovation, 3) Digital Innovation, 4) Data Innovation and the 5) Innovation Learning programmes. Four of these programmes run Innovation Funds which provide seed funding and support to implement pilots across UNHCR country operations both in collaboration with and directly supporting Refugee Led Organizations.
Over the past years, the Innovation Service has embarked on a regionalization process, positioning Innovation as a key enabler in the effective delivery of UNHCR´s protection mandate. The Service in collaboration with the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific and country offices has expanded its work in the region, leading to an increased number of innovation projects that tackle current and emerging challenges impacting the lives of refugees. The Asia and Pacific region is highly diverse with many initiatives under all 5 of the Service’s programmes with 10 pilots being implemented in 2024, one directly by a Refugee led Organization. The Innovation Service also supports nationally and regionally led innovation initiatives that align to the regional and country strategic priorities and help drive change in locally appropriate ways.
UNHCR is offering a full-time UNOPS position for an Assistant Innovation Officer supporting the Innovation Service to deliver its innovation portfolio in the region based in the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific.
2. Purpose and Scope of Assignment
The Assistant Innovation Officer will support the delivery of the Innovation Service’s programmes in Asia and the Pacific, including the delivery of projects under the Service’s Environment and Climate Action, Refugee Led, Digital, Data and Learning Innovation Programmes. They will work under the supervision of the Environment and Climate Action Programme and Asia Lead and collaborate to deliver on Innovation Service-related activities implemented across UNHCR focusing on the Asia and the Pacific region.
The post holder will frequently engage with country operations and other UNHCR stakeholders to enhance their delivery of their innovation projects by applying out-of-the-box-thinking, and connecting operations with non-traditional actors, including the private sector, academia, and other relevant thematic actors. The design and implementation of innovative projects in collaboration with communities is a core principle of the Innovation Service. Supporting operations to ensure user centered design and enabling meaningful participation of forcibly displaced people will be a priority.
To support delivery of the Asia and the Pacific regional portfolio, the post holder will be expected to support administrative and programmatic tasks, supporting building, and managing partnerships, engaging with partners, monitoring and evaluation activities and work to capture lessons learned and promising practices arising from the projects. The post holder will also lend support to ongoing initiatives led at the regional level. They will work in collaboration with the Asia Pacific regional bureau and country teams providing inputs from the innovation perspective.
The incumbent will be an integral part of the Innovation Service ensuring links between the global team and Asia and the Pacific. They will collaborate with all 5 Programme leads as needed and attend Innovation Team meetings as appropriate and liaise with other regional colleagues to ensure collaboration and alignment when needed.
Duties and Responsibilities will include:
Support to the Innovation Service’s work
4. Qualifications and Experience
b. Work Experience
c. Key Competencies
Skills and Competencies
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.
UNHCR has a zero-tolerance policy against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA). SEA is unacceptable behavior and prohibited conduct for UNHCR personnel. It constitutes acts of serious misconduct and is therefore grounds for disciplinary measures, including dismissal. Any concerns or suspicions about a possible case of SEA should be reported immediately to the Inspector General’s Office (IGO) at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the online complain form at https://www.unhcr.org/php/complaints.php or by confidential fax: +41 22 739 73 80.
The UNHCR workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. UNHCR seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity. Please note that UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, travelling, processing, training or any other fees).Contact :
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