Fresher UN Assistant Field Officer Jobs – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:     Assistant Field Officer
Organisation: United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10026375
Vacancy Notice: 018/2016
Reports to: Field Officer
Duty Station: Adjumani,
Uganda
Post Grade: NOA
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 Assistant
Field Officer          will receive
direct guidance from other sections and units relevant to the country/regional
programme(s). The jobholder will work closely with a range of local civilian
and military authorities and counterparts in NGOs and UN agencies to discuss
matters of common interest. UNHCR Manual, programme and protection objectives,
Operations Plans, UN and UNHCR financial/budgetary rules and regulations will
guide the work of the incumbent
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • The incumbent will assess the needs of
    persons of concern in the AoR and formulate project submissions in
    collaboration with district authorities and implementing partners.
  • Actively promote and monitor the implementation
    of assistance projects.
  • Report regularly on rate of flow of new
    arrivals and estimate expected influx based on interviews with persons of
    concern.
  • Work in liaison with implementing
    partners, assist with the reception, registration and provision of
    assistance to persons of concern to UNHCR.
  • Keep track of cases of detention; register
    applicants for voluntary repatriation and family reunion.
  • Offer support in the preparation of
    monthly sectoral reports and submit material for preparation of periodic
    project monitoring reports and year-end reports.
  • Perform any other relevant duties as required.
Key Performance Indicators:
  • UNHCR policies, standards and procedures
    are constantly and coherently applied in the area of responsibility (AoR).
  • The needs of persons of concern in the AoR
    are assessed and analysed in a Participatory manner using an Age, Gender
    and Diversity (AGD) perspective to form a firm basis for planning.
 Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    UNHCR Assistant Field Officer job placement should hold a University
    degree in Law, Political Sciences or related fields.
  • At least two years of previous relevant work
    experience.
  • Excellent knowledge of English, Madi,
    Lugabra and Aringa
  • Excellent communication and negotiation
    skills.
  • Prior field experience.
  • Computer literacy skills.
  • Knowledge of refugee law is desired
  • Good knowledge of UNHCR programmes.
  • UNHCR Protection Learning Programme.
  • UNHCR Operations Management Learning
    Programme.
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team
    but also independently, in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Knowledge of the UN system is desired
  • Ability to work in remote areas
How to Apply:
All interested Ugandan nationals who wish to join the United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the aforementioned capacity are
encouraged to click on the link below and follow the application instructions
after reviewing the job details.
Deadline: 24th
September, 2016

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