UN Senior Data Management Assistant Careers – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Organisation: United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10026385
Vacancy Notice: 018/2016
Reports to: Protection
Duty Station: Adjumani,
Post Grade: GL5
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 Senior Data
Management Assistant will be supervised by the Protection Officer who will
provide regular guidance and support. Subject to the nature of the
task/assignment, he/she will work independently on routine tasks, while
following instructions of the supervisor for more complex issues. Contacts will
be with the colleagues in the same duty station to exchange information and to
discuss the work plans. External contacts are not frequent. The incumbent may
play a liaison role with the national and local authorities for gathering and
exchange of data.
Key Duties and
  • Capture data mainly related to asylum
    seekers, refugees and other persons of concern to UNHCR into the computer
  • Prepare and submit reports and project
    documents by providing information, preparing tables and drafting routine
    correspondence and reports.
  • Offer support in the compilation of data
    and interpreting the statistics for various reports.
  • Assist in the development of forms for
    data collection and analysis, if requested.
  • Act as interpreter in the exchange of
    routine information and translate routine documents and correspondence as
    and when required.
  • May be required to collect GIS data,
    update maps and undertake field trips to project sites.
  • Perform any other duty, as requested
Key Performance Indicators: The
Office has reliable and up-to-date data on persons of concern.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    UNHCR Senior Data Management Assistant job placement should have completed
    secondary education with post-secondary training/certificate in Electronic
    Data Processing, Information Technology or related field.
  • At least five years of previous job
    experience relevant to the function.
  • Excellent knowledge of computer software
    and database applications.
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. proficiency
    in MS Office, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access).
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Knowledge of any other relevant UN or
    local language is desired
  • Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or
    specific training relevant to functions of the position is an added
  • 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.
  • Fluency in English, Madi, Lugbara and
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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