UN Registration Assistant Careers – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:    Registration Assistant
Organisation: United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10018198
Reports to: Associate Field
Officer
Vacancy Notice: 017/2016
Duty Station: Kyangwali,
Uganda
Post Grade: GL4
About UNHCR:
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was
established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly.
UNHCR’s mandate under the Statute of the Office of the United Nations High
Commissioner for Refugees is to lead and co-ordinate action for international
protection to refugees; seek permanent solutions for the problems of refugees
and safeguard refugee rights and well-being. UNHCR has an additional mandate
concerning issues of statelessness, as it is given a designated role under
Article 11 of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.
Job Summary: The
Registration Assistant will be responsible for supporting all activities
related to registration, which may also include functions related to reception,
filing and data management. The jobholder responds to queries from, asylum
seekers and refugees regarding UNHCR’s registration procedures and their rights
and entitlements. The Registration Assistant works closely with protection
staff and partners to ensure timely identification and referral of persons of
concern for protection follow up. He/She may provide interpretation and/or
translation services in cases for which he/she has the required language
competencies.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
·        
Carry out registration interviews in accordance
with local SOPs and registration standards.
·        
Regularly respond to queries from, asylum
seekers and refugees regarding UNHCR’s registration procedures and their rights
and entitlements.
·        
Maintain accurate and up-to date records and
data related to all individual registration cases.
·        
Identify persons with specific needs and ensure
timely referral to protection follow-up as required.
·        
The jobholder will collaborate with protection
staff and/or partners in the delivery of assistance and programming, including
provision of identity and entitlement documentation
·        
Act as interpreter and translator when needed.
·        
Refer cases to other units within the office and
to implementing partners as necessary.
·        
Carry out any other related duties, as required
by the Associate Field Officer.
Key Performance Indicators:
·        
UNHCR’s Registration Standard Operating
Procedures (SOPs) are implemented in accordance with relevant UNHCR standards
and policies.
·        
Persons of concern have fair and transparent
access to registration procedures.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
·        
The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR
Registration Assistant career opportunity should have completed secondary
education preferably with post-secondary training or certificate in social
science, statistics, mathematics, information technology or related fields.
·        
At least five years of relevant job experience
(three years with post-secondary certificate/training).
·        
Good computer skills.
·        
Excellent knowledge of English and local
language.
·        
Training in basic principles of international
protection.
·        
Previous experience in working with UNHCR
proGres software.
·        
Knowledge of another relevant UN language.
How to Apply:
All interested female candidates who meet the above criteria should
submit their applications, under confidential cover, quoting the Post No
addressed to: The Senior Administrative/Finance Officer, UNHCR Representation
in Uganda via E-mail quoting the vacancy notice and position number to:
UGAKAHR@unhcr.org.
Deadline: 25th August, 2016
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