Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
The EU Action ‘Lives in Dignity – EU Global Facility for Refugees’ is a strategic, flexible operational structure to improve responses to forced displacement and ensure early development oriented engagement in key displacement situations. The Action builds on the EU’s successful championing of a new approach to forced displacement through their engagement in the Middle East (Syrian crisis), the Horn of Africa and South Asia.
The overall objective of the action is that refugees and other displaced persons become productive members of their host communities and participate in furthering their common resilience, socio-economic growth and development
The Facility consists of three operational components:
UNOPS will work with the EU and the other stakeholders to the action on delivering operational component number 3 of the action: Seed funding to promote development-oriented policy approaches to new, recurrent and protracted refugee crises. This will be done through a tailor made Fund and Grant Management facility.
The purpose of the Fund and Grant management Facility is to efficiently and effectively channel funding to promote development oriented policy approaches to new, recurrent and protracted refugee crisis, focusing on early operational engagements with a development focus.
The grants will be of varying sizes depending on the specific issues they are responding to. UNOPS will be responsible for administering the grant and advising the EU on best practices and operational modalities for grant management. UNOPS will also be responsible for monitoring and reporting the grantees performances and deliverables.
The Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation Senior Analyst will be part of a dedicated UNOPS Fund and Grant Management team who oversees the entire grant process. The team will be managed by a Senior Project Manager, with oversight from the Head of the UN Portfolio in Geneva and the UNOPS Geneva Senior Management. The team will be assisted by the UNOPS Geneva Support Services Team (with experts in HR, Finance/Fund Management, Procurement, Administration, Logistics etc).
The Fund and Grant Management team will consist of 5 personnel: Project Manager, Grant Analyst, Senior Technical Expert, Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation Senior Analyst, and a Communications Consultant (retainer contract).
Under the supervision of the Project Manager, the Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation Senior Analyst will perform the following functions: