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

Job Title:       Senior Field Associate
Organisation: United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10027155
Vacancy Notice: 009/2017
Reports to: Senior Field
Duty Station: Uganda
Post Grade: GL2
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.
Key Duties and
  • Undertake regular visits to various sites
    in order to assess needs of persons of concern, with particular attention
    to vulnerable groups.
  • Guide the supervisor on programme
    requirements and formulate project submissions, including community
    development and self-reliance activities, where applicable, in
    collaboration with authorities and implementing partners.
  • Regularly monitor and supervise the
    implementation of UNHCR programme including the delivery of all assistance
    items and monitoring of infrastructure and make the necessary
    recommendation for its improvement.
  • Keep regular contacts with local
    authorities and implementing partners as requested by supervisor.
  • Act as interpreter when required.
  • Significantly contribute to the
    preparation of status and progress reports by providing info, preparing
    tables, etc.
  • Regularly monitor refugee movements
    related to repatriation and other inter-camps transfers. – Inform and act
    on the reports received on persons of concern within the refugee community
    or from the local authorities.
  • Handle, in coordination with implementing
    partners, the reception, registration and provision of assistance to
    persons of concern to UNHCR.
  • Undertake other relevant duties as
Key Performance Indicators:
  • UNHCRs policies, standards and procedures
    are constantly and coherently applied in the area of responsibility (AoR).
  • The needs of persons of concern in the AoR
    are assessed and analysed in a participating manner and using an Age,
    Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective to form a firm basis for planning.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    UNHCR Senior Field Associate job vacancy should have completed Secondary
    Education with post-secondary training/certificate in Business
    Administration, Law, Political Science or related field.
  • At least eleven years of previous job
    experience relevant to the function.
  • Knowledge of International legal affairs
    relating to asylum, migration and related issues.
  • Good computer skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of English and working
    knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language.
  • Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or
    specific training relevant to functions of the position is desired
  • Prior UNHCR field experience is an added
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: 23rd February
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