UN Senior Field Assistant Career Jobs – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:     Senior Field Assistant
Organisation: United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10026383
Vacancy Notice: 018/2016
Duty Station: Adjumani,
Reports to: Field Officer
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
Field Assistant will perform a
variety of functions related to Field activities within the office. The
supervisor will define work processes and provide regular advice and guidance.
The incumbent will keep frequent internal contacts with staff members in the
same duty station to exchange information 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
routine subject matters under the direction of the supervisor
Key Duties and
  • The Senior Field Assistant will be
    responsible for monitoring the implementation of UNHCR programme including
    the delivery of all assistance items and monitoring of infrastructure.
    -Assist in administrative tasks as required such as preparation of reports
    and meeting authorized personnel and assisting them during field missions.
  • Act as interpreter in the exchange of
    routine information, contribute to related liaison activities and respond
    directly to routine queries.
  • The incumbent will collect data and other
    information relevant to UNHCR and report to the supervisor accordingly.
  • Keep regular contacts with local
    authorities and implementing partners as requested by supervisor.
  • Work in close coordination with
    implementing partners, assist in the reception, registration and provision
    of assistance to persons of concern to UNHCR.
  • Follow-up, on a regular basis, the overall
    situation of persons of concern in camps and other areas where they have
    been accommodated and report accordingly. Perform any other relevant
    duties as required
Key Performance Indicators:
  • UNHCR office has sufficient administrative
    and local support for the field activities thus better able to meet the
    needs of persons of concern.
  • UNHCR policies, standards and procedures
    are constantly and coherently applied in the area of responsibility (AoR).
 Qualifications, Skills and
  • 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 five years of previous job
    experience relevant to the function.
  • Computer literacy skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication
    skills .
  • Excellent knowledge of 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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