UN Jobs – Field Associate at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)




Job Title:     Field Associate
Organisation: United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10026378
Vacancy Notice: 018/2016
Duty Station: Adjumani,
Uganda
Post Grade: GL6
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 Field
Associate will keep frequent
internal contacts with staff members in the same duty station to exchange
information, to establish understanding of respective needs; to ensure
provision of services and resolution of problems and with the external contacts
generally with officials of national and international institutions, leaders of
the refugee community, local population and/or Implementing Partners (IPs) on
subject matters which may be of importance to the Organization.
Responsibilities
  • The jobholder will monitor the situation
    in the AoR, collect data and other information relevant to UNHCR and
    report to the supervisor accordingly.
  • Regularly monitor the implementation of
    UNHCR programme including the delivery of all assistance items and
    monitoring of infrastructure.
  • Undertake regular visits to various sites in
    order to assess needs of persons of concern, with particular attention to
    vulnerable groups.
  • Keep regular contacts with local
    authorities and implementing partners as requested by supervisor.
  • Act as interpreter when required.
  • Actively contribute to the preparation of
    status and progress reports by providing info, preparing tables, etc.
  • Offer support in the administrative tasks
    as required such as preparation of reports and meeting authorized
    personnel and assisting them during field missions.
  • Routinely inform and act on the reports
    received on persons of concern within the refugee community or from the
    local authorities.
  • Work in close coordination with
    implementing partners, assist in the reception, registration and provision
    of assistance to persons of concern to UNHCR.
  • 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 and 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 Field Associate career opportunity should have completed Secondary
    Education with post-secondary training/certificate in Business
    Administration, Law, Political Science or related field.
  • At least six years of previous job
    experience relevant to the function.
  • Computer skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication
    skills .
  • Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or
    specific training relevant to functions of the position is desired
  • Prior UNHCR field experience is an added
    advantage
  • Ability to work as part of a team but also
    independently, in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Knowledge of the UN system.
  • Ability to work in remote areas.
  • Fluency in English, Madi, Lugbara and
    Aringa
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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