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.: 10026756
Vacancy Notice: 30/2016
Reports to: Field Officer
Duty Station: 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
Field Assistant will be supervised by the Field Officer and will perform a
variety of functions related to Field activities within the office. The
supervisor defines work processes and provides regular advice and guidance. The
incumbent keeps 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
Responsibilities:  
  • Offer support in 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 Senior Field Assistant 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.
  • Undertake 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
Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    UNHCR Senior Field Assistant job placement should have secondary education
    with post-secondary training/certificate in Business Administration, Law,
    Political Science or related field.
  • At least five years of previous job
    experience
  • Good computer skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of English and working
    knowledge of another relevant UN language;
  • Excellent knowledge of Aringa is an added
    advantage.
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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