Job Title: Senior Cash-Based Interventions Assistant Vacancy Notice: VN-034-20-MEX Position Number 034-20
Location: Tenosique Position Grade: G-5 Closing Date: 2020-02-23
Organizational Context

The position is supervised by the Head of Office or Programme Officer while the CBI Officer in Mexico City provides the incumbent with general technical guidance and workplans. The incumbent works quite independently with an oversight from the supervisor and the CBI Officer in Mexico City.

Internal contacts are colleagues from all offices of the operation to exchange information and to discuss the disbursements, work plans. External contacts are with the national and local authorities for gathering and exchange of data.


  • The Office has reliable and up-to-date data on persons of concern.
  • Standard and ad-hoc reports are produced. Trends and patterns of data are analyzed and interpreted.


  • Manage the use, maintenance and technical support of databases used in the cash based interventions.
  • Generate statistical reports based on the standard reporting formats and ad-hoc reports, charts and tables as required by the management.
  • Prepare and administer accurate lists of beneficiaries for the regular assistance through bank ATM/IRIS system in line with the procedures established by the office.
  • Provide timely clarification in case required by the CBI Associate/Focal point of cash disbursements in Mexico City
  • Assist in developing and administering UNHCR Regular Cash based Intervention database
  • Assist in preparing detailed reports and breakdown of the cash assistance provided to the refugees
  • Cross-check databases to ensure that all beneficiaries are active cases
  • Keep cash lists updated and free of duplications and ensure delivery of cash assistance to beneficiaries in a timely manner
  • Maintain relationships with partners to facilitate the flow of information between databases,
  • Assist with the training of internal staff and partners on how to use the database,
  • Execute best practice in data protection standards and help to positively influence others,
  • Troubleshoot issues with the database and work with internal teams to provide technical fixes,
  • Inform and act on the reports and messages that are received from various units on different vulnerable cases in respect to financial assistance.
  • Support in the co-ordination with different IPs, Ops and focal points on lists of beneficiaries reflecting situation of cash assistance.
  • Undertake missions and field visits to support changes/capacitation in the field of CBI
  • Support the implementation of targeting and all related support mechanisms
  • Act as focal point and coordinate the activities under the appeal mechanism of targeting
  • Undertake other relevant duties related to CBI as required.





  • Participate on behalf of UNHCR at the cash-assistance related meetings.
  • Liaise with internal stakeholders and partners.
  • Develop improvements to the database and related workflows.
  • Direct incidents and problems to the supervisor when they cannot be resolved at their level.

Essential Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • Completion of secondary education with certificate/training in Information Technology & Database Management or related studies like Business Administration.
  • Minimum 5 years of previous data management experience, preferable in CBI and/or humanitarian assistance context.
  • Excellent knowledge of computer software and database applications.
  • Intermediate/Advanced Excel skills
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language.

Desirable Qualifications & Competencies

  • Knowledge of UNHCR programmes and activities.
  • Experience in cash-based interventions, particularly in a refugee response context.
  • Working experience with KOBO and/or other data collection tools
  • University level course in Computer Science or related fields with components related directly to data management.
  • Working experience with statistical software such as R, Python, Stata etc.


  • Analytical Thinking
  • Technological Awareness
  • Planning and Organizing


Internal candidates
General Service Staff members currently serving in the country where the vacancy exists, who have been appointed through the AC process and have indefinite or Fixed Term appointment. Interested staff members should consult the Policy and Procedures on Assignments of Locally recruited Staff (PPAL).

External candidates must be legally present in Mexico at the time of application, recruitment and hire.


If you wish to be considered for this vacancy, please submit your application on by 23 February 2020.

Shortlisted candidates may be required to sit for a test. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. No late applications will be accepted.

Se puede aplicar un examen escrito.

UNHCR is committed to diversity and welcomes applications from qualified candidates regardless of disability, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour or ethnic and national origins, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

El ACNUR está comprometido con la diversidad y acepta solicitudes de candidatos calificados, independientemente de su género, discapacidad, estado civil, raza, color, origen étnico y nacional, religión o creencias, y orientación sexual.

UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, training or any other fees).

Tome nota que el ACNUR no cobrará ningún cargo en ninguna de las fases del proceso de reclutamiento y selección.

Mexican citizenship or permanent residency in Mexico is needed.

ACNUR no prevé ningún apoyo relacionado a permisos de trabajo en México. Los candidatos expatriados son bienvenidos, pero deben contar con la residencia permanente.

A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. For information on UN salaries, allowances and benefits, please visit the portal of the International Civil Service Commission at:

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