International Refugee Rights Legal Fellow

IRAP in partnership with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is proud to launch the first and only U.S. legal fellowship program on refugee rights. The goal is to increase UNHCR’s capacity to prepare resettlement applications, conduct Best Interest Determinations (BIDs), and provide related legal services so that the most vulnerable refugees in the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) region are referred to a third country for resettlement. IRAP will initially hire three individuals who will be deployed to the Middle East in January 2016 for a one-year fully-funded fellowship in support of this initiative. Fellows will be trained in either IRAP’s Jordan or Lebanon office prior to deploying to UNHCR for various lengths of time in locations throughout the MENA region. During non-deployment times, fellows will work in the local IRAP Jordan or Lebanon office on matters assisting refugees. This is an exciting opportunity for individuals interested in refugees, human rights, and/or international humanitarian issues to make a difference in the lives of those at-risk, and be involved in the response to the most urgent refugee crises since WWII.
  • UNHCR Deployment
  • Interview refugees for resettlement, Best Interest Determinations (BIDs), and other types of humanitarian assistance.
  • Prepare and complete refugee applications for submission to various governments seeking referrals of cases for resettlement from UNHCR.
  • Conduct legal research, analysis, and writing, and country conditions research in support of refugee cases for UNHCR.
  • Provide legal and administrative assistance on projects/cases as needed.
  • Travel within the MENA region as determined by UNHCR to complete the assigned tasks.
  • IRAP Jordan and Lebanon
  • Conduct community outreach to local refugee communities to identify vulnerable individuals in need of resettlement and to local CBOs and NGOs to expand IRAP’s in-country networks.
  • Interview at-risk refugees to assess their needs and issues.
  • Complete case intakes, follow-ups, and write-ups for refugee cases that shall be considered for legal representation by U.S. attorneys and law students, a resettlement referral to UNHCR, or a referral for other social services with partner agencies.
  • Conduct legal research and writing on refugee-related matters, and draft memos and/or documents.
  • Respond to inquiries from various internal and external stakeholders. Attend refugee-related meetings and conferences.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • A Bachelor’s degree and advanced degree in law, humanitarian assistance, international relations, social sciences or related field required
  • Must have substantial experience in refugee/asylum law and/or processing. This may include employment with UNHCR, conducting RST/RSD adjudications for any government, assisting refugees with USRAP procedures or compiling RRFs in an IRAP office.
  • Strong research, writing, and analytical skills
  • Ability to be flexible in a sometimes difficult work situation and stressful environment
  • Must be highly organized and motivated, able to multi-task, manage a high volume workload, and have excellent time management skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; comfortable working with diverse populations
  • Good sense of humor
  • Knowledge of refugee crises and human rights issues in the MENA region is beneficial
  • Interest in working/traveling throughout the MENA region as required by UNHCR deployment
  • Mandatory high-level fluency in oral and written English, ability to speak and read Arabic is a plus
  • Prior employment, living, and/or study overseas is a plus, especially in the MENA region
  • Microsoft suite
  • Open to any nationality; U.S. citizenship is not required (the positions are based overseas)
Fellowship compensation includes a stipend plus benefits.
*These positions require a mandatory one-year commitment and are based in the Middle East
(Note: It is anticipated that work in the overseas IRAP offices will be intermittent and limited in duration as the goal of this fellowship is to deploy trained individuals to UNHCR to interview refugees in the MENA region.)
Anticipated start date: early January 2016

Please send a cover letter (explaining your interest, qualifications, and the source of the job posting), resume, contact information for three references, and a short writing sample in English (no longer than 2-3 pages) to Please note “Fellowship” in the email title. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. This is an immediate hire. No calls please.
IRAP is an equal opportunity employer.

Program Officers - Interns

Closing date : 22 December 2015
Duration : 6 months
Expected starting date : 4 January 2016
Established in July 2014, Engaged For Children is a Canadian not for-profit organization involved in the humanitarian sector and international development. The organization is dedicated to promote and support the growth and integrated development of early childhood and vulnerable children around the world, especially in developing countries. Our focus areas are education, health and nutrition, the promotion of children's rights, water, hygiene and sanitation, as well as children in emergency situations.
As part of the development of our programs and activities in Africa, we are recruiting 4 Program Officers - Interns.
Main responsibilities :
  • Conduct the administrative and legal steps for the installation of the country office.
  • Ensure the coordination and implementation of programs / projects in the country.
  • Identify potential opportunities for designing a project in relation to the focus areas of the NGO.
  • Carry out prospecting missions to identify the appropriate zones for projects' implementation.
  • Search for project funding opportunities at the local level through international organizations, businesses and private foundations.
  • Ensure accountability of accounting and financial operations.
  • Ensure liaise between the headquarters of the organization and administrative authorities at local level and prepare reports of activities.
Education and Required Qualifications :
  • Hold a Master's degree (4 years) or Technical diploma (2 years) in economics, law, social communication, social sciences, development, or equivalent.
  • Have a good knowledge of humanitarian NGOs and organizations' working procedures.
  • Have an excellent interpersonal skills and community dialogue skills.
  • Being comfortable communicating with administrative authorities and the general public.
  • Have an excellent command of French and a good knowledge of English (written, read and spoken).
  • Fluency in at least one local language (e.g. dioula, fon, swahili, arabic)
  • Have a very good command of the Office Suite, MS Outlook and Internet
  • Experience in the NGO sector or with civil society organizations.
  • Experience working with children in educational or humanitarian environment.
  • Knowledge in management of development programs.

Application must include a cover letter addressed to Executive Director, an updated resume in French, a list of 3 references (name, position and contacts) and a copy of the highest degree.
It should be sent by email to no later than December 22, 2015 at 5:00pm UTC with the subject line "Program Officer Intern - 'Country' "
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for next steps of the selection process.

Global Water Quality Consultants

The WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) for Water Supply and Sanitation monitors and reports progress towards global targets related to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene. Progress towards the MDG target for access to safe water has been measured through use of a proxy indicator, ‘use of an improved sources’. However, a series of Rapid Assessments of Drinking Water Quality from 2004-2006 showed that water from improved sources often contains microbial or chemical contaminants. With the advent of new enzyme-based tests for different bacteria, it is increasingly possible to include direct measures of fecal indicator bacteria in household surveys, such as the Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS) and Living Standard Measurement Study (LSMS). These surveys will provide critical information for monitoring of drinking water safety as part of Sustainable Development Goal 6, Target 6.1 on drinking water.
To date, surveys have included water quality testing in five countries: Ghana, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan (Sindh) and Congo. In collaboration with UNICEF MICS, the JMP is developing a standardized module for water quality testing in household surveys on the basis of the experiences from these earlier surveys. These surveys focus primarily on fecal contamination (E. coli) and include priority chemical parameters in agreement with government counterparts and in accordance with country needs. Over the next couple of years the JMP will continue to support surveys in MICS, with provisionally 10-15 surveys over the period 2016-17. The JMP provides technical and budgetary support to countries including water quality training for enumerators. The water quality consultants will be responsible for supporting the implementation of these surveys, in particular the training of household survey enumerators to accurately implement field testing of E. coli.
As UNICEF is moving towards a water safety framework for programming, water quality testing will become an integral part of the new framework. UNICEF will be looking into new guidance on water quality testing models and their integration in water safety planning processes and national frameworks.
This is a call for a pool of consultants which will form a roster that will be valid Jan 2016 through Dec 2017. Selected applicants will be trained in the water testing approach used in MICS and learn how to support countries in preparation for the inclusion of water testing in upcoming household surveys. This pool of consultants will be deployed rapidly and flexibly to work with countries. Consultants will support one or more countries on an as needed basis. The consultants will be selected by and managed by the JMP team based in New York.
PURPOSE The purpose of this consultancy is to provide technical assistance for the successful implementation of water quality testing in household surveys. The consultant will be expected to travel to countries to lead the training of enumerators.
EXPECTED RESULTS: (MEASURABLE RESULTS) Specific roles and responsibilities may vary from country to country depending on the specific needs of the country; and these would be defined at the start of the engagement. It is anticipated that in general the Water Quality Consultants will guide countries by providing technical support to water quality surveys, including: a. Adaption of training and information materials to facilitate local dialogue on water quality testing alongside household surveys b. Support planning and preparations for the survey including liaison with COs on arrangements to be made for procurement, support from national laboratories and local validation against national standards c. Ensure timely deployment of technical support for water quality training for enumerators and other national counterparts, including field visit for training courses and follow-up support in selected countries. d. Produce a report for UNICEF and WHO describing the training and summarizing lessons learned and recommendations for any modifications to the module as needed. e. Support country offices and national counterparts in preparing thematic reports based on the water quality results and their programmatic and policy implications
More specific and detailed deliverables and their deadlines will vary according to each consultancy based on country needs.
DUTY STATION The consultant will be based remotely, and will be asked to travel to one or more UNICEF regions for in-country support. Initial two day training will be provided either in-country or at NYHQ/Geneva. UNICEF will pay a maximum of 2 international flights and up to 15 days DSA for pilot, training, and survey as required.
After the initial preparation, Water Quality Consultants should anticipate and agree to be available a minimum of three months, preferably more, between Jan 2016 and Dec 2017 in order to guide one or more countries through the planning and implementation phases of a household survey. The time may be spread out over the two years, to fit the implementation schedule.
Start date: Jan 2016 End date: Dec 2017 (TBC)
DELIVERABLES DURATION (ESTIMATED # OF DAYS) Deadline Phase I: Training and assessment
Phase I: Participate in initial training on water quality testing procedure and key elements of survey design for water quality module 3 March 2016 Phase II: Country support for water testing
Assist country office and MICS coordinator in planning and preparation for water quality survey including procurement of supplies 7 July 2016 Lead training of enumerators on water quality testing and provide technical support during pilot and main survey 13 TBC Produce a report for UNICEF and WHO describing the training and summarizing lessons learned and recommendations for any modifications to the module as needed. 2 TBC TOTAL 25
The consultants will work closely together with specialized staff from both UNICEF and WHO on the completion of these tasks.
• Advanced Degree in Engineering, Biology, Public Health or a related discipline • This is a mid-level position, consultants should have a minimum of five years’ working experience with water and sanitation preferably at both field office and headquarters levels and have extensive experience with project management. • Knowledge of and experience with water quality monitoring in low- and middle-income settings is essential • Preference will be given to candidates with experience working with Ministries responsible for water service delivery and/or regulation • Preference will be given to candidates with experience in the delivery of training courses and knowledge of household surveys (design and implementation). • High levels of computer literacy including quantitative/analytical skills and advanced proficiency with MS Excel • Preference will be given to candidates with experience in the analysis of data from household surveys (SPSS, Stata or R) • Demonstrated technical writing ability • Consultant should have good communication skills in English and, depending on the country, other languages, particularly French, Spanish or Arabic.

How to Apply
Applicants are requested to send their submissions to with subject line:
Global Water Quality Consultants” by 3 December 2015, 5:00pm EST**.
Applications must include:
· Cover letter,
· CV, and
· Indicate where you heard about this advertisement
Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above. Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.
NOTE: Files should not exceed 5.0MB limit UNICEF is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons

UNICEF Annual Results Report Writer

Background & Rationale
UNICEF’s Annual Results Reports outline the organization’s results against the Strategic Plan 2014–2017 to advance children’s rights and equity in the areas of health; HIV and AIDS; water, sanitation and hygiene; nutrition; education; child protection; social inclusion; humanitarian action; and gender. The reports detail what UNICEF achieved in each outcome area, working with diverse partners at the global, regional and country levels, and examine the impact of these accomplishments on the lives of children and families worldwide.
The Annual Results Reports include all results achieved under the specific outcome area regardless of the source of income. In addition, they are a contractual obligation for one type of funding received, thematic funding, and help to highlight its flexibility as one of UNICEF’s most effective and efficient funding sources.
UNICEF will produce an Annual Results Report for each outcome area of the Strategic Plan. Each outcome area undertakes a similar process to develop the Annual Results Report for Outcome Area, under the guidance of the Public Partnerships Division. As such, UNICEF is undertaking a consolidated recruitment process to identify two suitable candidates for the following outcome areas:
· Education
· Health
Each outcome area will contract a consultant to work directly with the team and be managed by the reporting focal point.
The purpose of the consultancy is to coordinate the production of and write the Annual Results Report for 2015 in line with the Terms of Reference provided by UNICEF’s Public Partnerships Division (to be shared).
Expected results: (measurable results)
Under the supervision of the section’s reporting focal points and with the guidance of the Associate Director, we invite consultants to indicate their interest to undertake the following tasks:
· Coordinate the production of the Annual Results Report (compile UNICEF staff inputs and other materials and draft, copy-edit and fact-check the overall report);
· In addition to pulling from relevant information that will be provided such as Country Office Annual Reports and Strategic Plan indicator data, liaise and conduct consultations (by phone, skype, or email, as required) with key UNICEF staff and others (as required) to gather relevant information, to complete the Report for 2015, with a focus on 2015 results and also capturing overall trends since 2014;
· Prepare first draft, subsequent drafts and final version* of the Annual Results Report; including fact-checking and proof-reading (including after the report goes to the designer); highlight the overall global and regional outcomes and the successes/challenges in key indicators for 2015;
· Highlight selected investments made that were strategic and created bigger results in 2015;
· Propose and develop stories of the impact of UNICEF’s work in 2015 that links to a broader change;
· As part of the report, develop 4-6 longer/more in-depth case studies of countries with high impact interventions based on analysis of field-based data and through communication with UNICEF colleagues in the field; countries selected on the basis of the data analysis[1], will be a source of quantitative verifiable data and accomplishments ;
· Make recommendations for future reports beyond 2015 using UNICEF multiple data sources.
*NB: Number and date of draft submissions required is subject to change pending forthcoming guidance and adjustments to timeline.
Duty Station
Remote based. The consultant will be available by email, telephone and skype to facilitate inputs to and production of the report.
Start date: 18 January 2016 End date: 27 May 2016
(Estimated # of Days)
Contract #1: Submission of Education Annual Results Report 2015 (See details of phased work below)
No later than 29 April 2016
Contract #2: Submission of Health Annual Results Report 2015 (See details of phased work below)
No later than 29 April 2016


Phase 1: Planning and consultation
· Preliminary planning discussion with section focal points and agree to plan of action/timelines and synthesis of existing data/relevant information from key documents
· Liaise and conduct consultations (in person, by phone/Skype, or email, as required) with key Education Section staff and others (Public Partnership Division, Division of Data Research and Policy, Programme Division, as required) to gather and internalize the relevant information
· Liaise/initiate with Section focal points in writing the key components of first draft of Annual Result Report: a) overall trends with reference to the list of relevant global data sources; b) in-depth analysis of year 2015 and SP 2014-2017 implementation; c) global and regional outcomes- success and challenges; d) impact of outcomes and outputs that links to a broader change; e) highlights of selected innovative strategic decision that led to cost efficiency and economies of scale of strategic interventions in catalyzing and creating impact in delivering results
Phase 2: Draft and revisions*
· Produce draft submissions as required of Annual Results Report and incorporate feedback from section focal points, Section Chief, Inter-Divisional Review Team, Editor and Programme Division Deputy Directors
· Based on a global assessment, draft 4-6 case studies of high impact interventions from countries in selected successful programmes for inclusion in the report
Phase 3: Finalization
· Finalize Annual Results Report, including final proofread, making any additional necessary changes
· Provide recommendations for future Annual Results Report using UNICEF multiple data sources
*NB: Number and date of draft submissions required is subject to change pending forthcoming guidance and adjustments to timeline.
Key competences, technical background, and experience required Deadline
Consultants must offer the following demonstrated experience, knowledge and competencies:
· At least 6 years of Senior-Level professional work experience in a relevant field;
· Previous results report writing experience, particularly with UNICEF producing global reports an asset;
· Advanced university degree in social sciences or other related field, preferably with some specialized training in development studies;
· Strong knowledge in programming and relevant technical fields (policy analysis, statistical analysis or other social science discipline);
· Good knowledge of national programming principles, INGOs and NGO networks, and a strong knowledge partnership principles in development work;
· Knowledgeable in results based management and results oriented approach to project implementation;
· Previous experience in copy-editing and fact-checking;
· High level proficiency in standard computer software, in particular, Microsoft word and Excel;
· Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, of publication standard;
· Persistence in follow up, tact and diplomacy to work with international personnel;
· Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines;
· Excellent written in English, of publication standard;
· Familiarity with the UN and UNICEF programmes.
[1] The selection criteria will be made on the basis of quality results reported by the UNICEF Country Offices using the given components and format provided to the UNICEF Regional and Country Offices.

Applicants are requested to send their submissions to with subject line: “UNICEF Annual Results Report Writer (2 positions)” by 4 December 2015, 5:00pm EST.
Applications must include:
· Cover letter,
· CV, and
· 2 Writing Samples
· Indicate where you heard about this advertisement
Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above. Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.
NOTE: Files should not exceed 5.0MB limit
UNICEF is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
[1] P 11 form can be downloaded from our website at

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