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

Job Title:       Associate Field Officer
Organisation: United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10027152
Vacancy Notice: 009/2017
Duty Station: Uganda
Post Grade: NOB
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
  • Identify vulnerable groups or individuals
    who may need special attention or special arrangements and make recommendations
    on the needs of different groups of refugees.
  • Assess protection and assistance needs of
    refugees and asylum-seekers in the region and monitor implementation of
    refugee assistance programmes.
  • Work in close co-ordination with
    implementing partners, handle the reception, registration and provision of
    assistance to persons of concern to UNHCR.
  • Provide inputs for project submissions and
    periodic narrative and financial reports for the annual programme.
  • Build and maintain relations with local
    authorities ensuring smooth negotiations in all aspects of UNHCR mandate
    for the benefit of refugees.
  • Regularly monitor the security situation
    in the area and intervene as appropriate with the local authorities.
  • Undertake other relevant duties as
Key Performance Indicators:
  • UNHCR 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.
  • Protection incidents and gaps in
    assistance are immediately identified and addressed Authority
  • Submit recommendation for protection
    interventions to the designated officer.
  • Negotiate with local authority
    counterparts, partners and populations of concern.
  • Approve expenditures within the DOAP.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    UNHCR Associate Field Officer job placement should hold a University
    degree in Law, Political Sciences or related fields.
  • At least four years of previous relevant
    work experience (two years with advanced university degree).
  • Prior field experience.
  • Excellent knowledge of English and working
    knowledge of another UN language
  • Good computer skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of refugee law.
  • Good knowledge of UNHCR programmes.
  • Knowledge of the UNHCR Protection Learning
    Programme and Operations Management Learning Programme.
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, 2017
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