Durable Solutions Assistant – ACNUR – Belém, PA


According to local estimates, there are approximately 800 indigenous asylum-seekers from Venezuela in the State of Pará. All of them belong to the Warao ethnic group and most are accommodated in municipal and state emergency reception sites. The absence of systematic data collection or a state-wide database makes obtaining more accurate and up-to-date data a challenge, which in turn makes it more difficult to design adequate responses for this population and estimate the number of non-indigenous Venezuelans in Pará. Estimates are based primarily on the number of PoCs residing in shelters managed by various state and municipal actors. The most urgent needs of indigenous asylum seekers in the State of Pará include access to basic needs, including adequate shelter, water, sanitation and health. In addition, there are specific protection risks linked to the high rate of unaccompanied and separated children and adolescents as well as to their specificities as an indigenous group with their own cosmovision (e.g. language, values, different family structures and understanding of childhood, existence of traditional health/healing mechanisms, among others). UNHCR is, hence, working together with the local government, the Federal Police, the Federal Public Prosecutor’s Office and the civil society to provide technical support and improve the humanitarian response in the region.

Essential Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
– Completion of Secondary Education with training/certification in Economics, Social Services, Communication, Political Science, Social Economic Development or related field.
– Minimum 2 years of relevant work experience.
– Experience in facilitating the economic inclusion and social integration of vulnerable and
marginalized groups in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders, ideally in varied field contexts
– Fluency in English and Portuguese. Working knowledge in Spanish.

Desirable Qualifications & Competencies:
– Diverse field experience.
– Completion of PLP, RSD-Resettlement Learning Programme, Protection Induction an asset.
– Excellent knowledge in MS word, Excel and database management.
– Experience in Interviewing.
– Experience in working in partnership with private sector, NGOs, UN organisations, and government authorities in sub-sectors relevant to local integration and livelihood programming e.g. microfinance, employment, entrepreneurship, private sector development, local economic development, poverty reduction, vocational and technical education and training, etc.

Candidatos(as) interessados(as) devem enviar e-mail para brabrhr@unhcr.org até o dia 26 de janeiro de 2020, seguindo as orientações do Termo de Referência.

Para completar a candidatura, é preciso escrever uma carta de motivação e preencher o formulário Personal History Form, que devem ser enviados em inglês.

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