The Senior Inter-Agency Coordination Officer will report to the Senior Operations Manager (P5), in Regional Coordinator Officer for Venezuela Situation based in Panama, which is under the overall supervision of the Regional Coordinator (D2).
The Senior Inter-Agency Coordination Officer is expected to remain abreast with all aspects of the interagency response and works closely with all units in the Regional Coordinator Office, particularly Protection / Field, Programme and Information Management Units that will be later on moved from the Venezuela Situation Cell, currently based in Bogota, Colombia.
S / he is expected to be an experienced coordinator multi-faceted ideally with knowledge both in operations and in protection.
The Senior Inter-Agency Coordination Officer will supervise 2-3 international professional colleagues.
Together with IOM and in close coordination with the Bureau and DER / PCS update ToRs and related work-plans for the Regional Platform as needed.
Assist the Snr Operations manager to co-lead the Regional Platform and ensure coordination with all relevant actors, including members and participants of the Regional Platform, local coordination mechanisms, and other stakeholders.
Under the supervision of the Snr Operations Manager, coordinate the work of the Regional Platform, including collective priorities, supporting work plans and the national platforms strategies.
Facilitate the coordination of the platform groups to enhance strategic planning, optimise use of resources and guarantee the active participation of all members.
Ensure efficient and timely circulation of information to stakeholders, regular and effective communication between the regional members and national platforms.
Ensure effective coordination mechanisms are in place in field operations and provide support as required.
Follow-up implementation of the RMRP at the regional level, allowing an inclusive and structured process that delivers high-quality and timely input.
Work jointly with IOM, identifying gaps and overlaps, address unmet needs, and orienting existing activities to address priority issues.
Ensure the work of the Regional Platform reflects the priorities and role of IOM / UNHCR as lead agencies for the refugee and migrants from Venezuela response in the Region.
Promote the sharing of informative and updated data within UNHCR as well as with the UN and NGO partners and donor communities to enhance advocacy for refugees and persons of concern to IOM / UNHCR.
Coordinate the production of regular, timely and up-to-date information, key messages, and situational analysis of the Regional Platform.
Conduct support missions to field locations to ensure harmonised position and communication between national platforms and the Regional Platform, as well as effective coordination with regional coordination mechanisms.
Operationalise UNHCR's inter-agency policies ensuring its effective response on all aspects of refugee response, and maintain an inclusive inter-agency regional approach.
Remain well-informed of various multilateral processes, including the IASC, the Global Compact on Refugees, UN Reform, UN governance and make timely recommendations to the Representation regarding their value to the Regional Platform.
Undertake other related activities as necessary.
ESSENTIAL MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA / BS) plus 9 years or Doctorate degree (equivalent of a PhD) plus 7 years of previous relevant work experience may also be accepted.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIES