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Associate Durable Solutions Officer


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1 month ago

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and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates.

Desired Candidate Profile

The desired candidate should possess work experience in the humanitarian-development-peace nexus; must have good knowledge of refugee/IDP issues, solutions, sustainable livelihood, and development. She/he must have very good project management, reporting, writing and coordination skills. She/he must be familiar with the geo-political environment of BAY (Borno, Adamawa and Yobe) States. She/he must have experience/knowledge in inter-agency coordination, and Stakeholder Engagement (strong interpersonal and communication skills for working with diverse stakeholders, including local communities, government officials, NGOs, international agencies and donors).
She/he must have a strong capacity on Data Analysis and Reporting: Competence in collecting, analyzing, and reporting on relevant data to inform decision-making and program improvement.

The desired candidate should have initiative and strong leadership skills, analytical skills, management skills, monitoring and reporting skills, and ability to use information and communication technology as a tool and resource.
The desired candidate should be willing and able to travel frequently within the BAY States and for long hours;

Required languages (expected Overall ability is at least B2 level):



Desired languages



Operational context

Occupational Safety and Health Considerations:

Hazard: Occupational Health & Safety:

Due to the poor state of roads and reckless driving by road users across the state, road traffic accidents are being reported severally. Other causes of hazards such as flooding results in diseases such as Cholera and Yellow fever during the rainy season. COVID-19 (coronavirus) restrictions are no longer enforced.

Travelers should ensure that they have a valid yellow fever immunization card, as this may be requested upon arrival. For further details on occupational safety, staff members are encouraged to contact OHS Focal Persons.

There are a few UN-approved hospitals in Yola.


There is an airport with regular flights to Abuja, Lagos, and Maiduguri. By air, Yola is approximately 1 hour travel from Abuja and 45 minutes from Maiduguri. Yola is accessed from Abuja by commercial flights. Whereas UNHAS (UN flights) fly three times in a week to Yola from Maiduguri and Abuja.

Most of the roads in Adamawa are categorized as Green, which means travel by UNSMS personnel on these roads are passable without armed escorts or other enhanced security measures. Though, it is advisable that, staff should constantly remain aware and maintain high level of situational awareness.

Travel to Mubi, the second largest commercial town located north of Adamawa State is undertaken by road with soft skin vehicles while travel to Michika and Madagali LGAs require two Armored Vehicles and certain enhanced security measures such as CONOPS and Military escort due to their security risk levels because of the occasional insurgent activities.

The security threat level for most parts of Adamawa State which is part of the Northeast Central Security Risk Management Area is graded as Level-3 Medium, except for two Local Government Areas (Michika and Madagali) that are far North bordering Borno state which continues to be impacted by insurgent activities. The two LGAs of Adamawa State have residual risk level of HIGH. The entire state of Adamawa including Yola continues to experience high level of criminal activities. These include Street Crimes, Abduction/Kidnapping, house break-ins etc. Incidents related to armed conflicts and terrorism are also occasionally reported in some parts of the state. However, overall security situation remains relatively stable.

Gender-based violence and offences related with LGBTIQ+ are also reported sometimes. All staff are advised to receive on arrival security briefings and adhere to all security risk management measures as applicable for the duty station.

Nature of Position:

The Associate durable Solutions officer is relied upon to contribute UNHCR initiatives to supporting the advancement of Durable solutions initiatives and pathways within Adamawa state, has an understanding of the legal and regulatory framework on Durable solutions both international and national level. The Associate durable solutions officer has the ability to ably Coordinate with Government relevant ministries, departments and Agencies on Durable solutions, providing technical assistance to UNHCR, partners, in translating ministerial policies, guidelines into action to enable UNHCR and partners planning according to national directives and objectives to ensure mainstreaming and inclusion of IDPs in government systems. He/She will support in the management, implementation and monitoring of all aspects of UNHCR initiatives on durable solutions, under the leadership of the Durable solutions officer and close collaboration with the Head of office Yola, and other technical field colleagues in Yola) . He/she should participate in consultative processes within UNHCR and a wide range of partners and government counterparts to promote durable solutions and improve the effectiveness of UNHCR interventions.

Living and Working Conditions:

Yola has a tropical savanna climate that boarders on a hot semi â arid climate (Aw bordering on BSh according to the Köppen climate classification) with a dry season and a wetter season. The temperature is warm year â round, with August and September having the lowest average high at 31.3 °C (88.3 °F) and December having the lowest average at 16.9°C (62.4°F). March has as the highest average high of 42.8°C (109.0°F), while April has the highest average low at 27.0 °C (80.6 °F). The highest temperatures occur in March and April, just before the wet season starts.


All the International and National staff stay in private residences in Yola town. It is recommended that staff residences should have minimum residential security measures in place prior to occupancy.

Additional Qualifications

CO-Drafting and Documentation, IT-Microsoft Office Productivity SoftwareBachelor of Arts (BA): Economics, Bachelor of Arts (BA): International Law, Bachelor of Arts (BA): International Relations, Bachelor of Arts (BA): Law, Bachelor of Arts (BA): Political Science, Bachelor of Arts (BA): Social ScienceHCR Protection Learning Program - UNHCR, HCR Resettlement Learning Program - UNHCR, HCR RSD Learning Program - UNHCR


Accountability, Client & results orientation, Commitment to continuous learning, Communication, Judgement & decision making, Organizational awareness, Planning & organizing, Political awareness, Stakeholder management, Teamwork & collaboration

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Additional Information

A written test may be conducted for this position.

Functional clearance

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