UN Jobs – Senior Registration Assistant at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Organisation: United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10026820
Vacancy Notice: 33/2016
Duty Station: Arua, Uganda
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
Registration Assistant will be responsible for supporting all activities
related to registration, which will also include functions related to
reception, filing and data management. The incumbent will provide counselling
to, and responds to queries from, asylum seekers and refugees regarding UNHCR’s
registration procedures and their rights and entitlements. The jobholder will
also work closely with protection staff and partners to ensure timely
identification and referral of persons of concern for protection follow up. The
Senior Registration Assistant will assist in compiling and analyzing
information related to registration activities in the operation. The Senior
Registration Assistant will provide interpretation and/or translation services
in cases for which s/he has the required language competencies.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Offer support in the implementation of
    registration strategies and methodologies for populations of concern.
  • Carry out registration interviews when
    required in accordance with registration standards and guidance.
  • Provide counselling to, and responds 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.
  • Work closely with protection staff and/or
    partners in the delivery of assistance and programming, including
    provision of identity and entitlement documentation.
  • Draft correspondence and reports relating
    to registration activities in the operation, when required
  • Provide statistics and draft reports
    related to registration data, as requested.
  • Act as interpreter and translator when
    needed.
  • Perform any other related duties as
    required.
     
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 Senior Registration Assistant career opportunity should have
    completed secondary education with post-secondary training/certificate in
    Social science, Statistics, Mathematics, Information Technology, or
    related fields.
  • At least five years of relevant job
    experience.
  • Good computer skills, particularly in data
    management.
  • Excellent knowledge of English and local
    language.
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: 4th
January, 2017
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