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




Job Title:      Field Associate
Organisation: United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10026807
Vacancy Notice: 33/2016
Reports to: Protection
Officer
Duty Station: 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 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. S/he will liaise closely with
protection staff and partners to ensure timely identification and referral of
persons of concern for protection follow up. The Field Associate will assist in
compiling and analyzing information related to registration activities in the
operation. The Field Associate 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.
  • Collaborate 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 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 Field Associate job placement should have secondary education with
    post-secondary training/certificate in Social science, Statistics,
    Mathematics, Information Technology, or related fields.
  • At least five years of related 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: 8th
January, 2017

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