UN Senior Data Management Assistant Careers – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:       Senior Data Management Assistant
Organisation: United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: TMP022
Vacancy Notice: 008/2017
Reports to: Senior Field
Coordinator
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 Data
Management Assistant will provide regular guidance and support. Subject to the
nature of the task/assignment, he/she will work independently on routine tasks,
while following instructions of the supervisor for more complex issues.
Contacts will be with the colleagues in the same duty station to exchange
information and to discuss the work plans. External contacts are not frequent.
The incumbent may play a liaison role with the national and local authorities
for gathering and exchange of data.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Enter data mainly related to asylum
    seekers, refugees and other persons of concern to UNHCR into the computer
    database.
  • Prepare reports and project documents by
    providing information, preparing tables and drafting routine
    correspondence and reports.
  • Provide support in the compilation of data
    and interpreting the statistics for various reports.
  • Assist in the development of forms for
    data collection and analysis, if requested.
  • Act as interpreter in the exchange of
    routine information and translate routine documents and correspondence as
    and when required.
  • May be required to collect GIS data,
    update maps and undertake field trips to project sites.
  • Perform any other duty, as requested.
Key Performance Indicators: The
Office has reliable and up-to-date data on persons of concern.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    UNHCR Senior Data Management Assistant career vacancy should have
    completed secondary education with post-secondary training/certificate in Electronic
    Data Processing, Information Technology or related field.
  • At least five years’ experience relevant
    to the function.
  • Excellent knowledge of computer software
    and database applications.
  • Good computer skills (MS Office, including
    Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access).
  • Excellent communication skills (written
    and oral).
  • Knowledge of any other relevant UN or
    local language.
  • Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or
    specific training relevant to functions of the position is desired
  • Ability to work as part of a team but also
    independently, in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Knowledge of the UN system.
  • Ability to work in remote areas.
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge
    of another relevant UN language or local language (as applicable in the
    duty station).
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: 28th February 2017

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