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.: 10027166
Vacancy Notice: 009/2017
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.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • The Senior Field Assistant will assist in
    monitoring the implementation of UNHCR programme including the delivery of
    all assistance items and monitoring of infrastructure.
  • Provide support 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.
  • 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 completed secondary education with
    post-secondary training/certificate in Business Administration, Law,
    Political Science or related field.
  • At least five years of related job
    experience
  • Good computer skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of English, Madi,
    Lugbara and Aringa
  • Good communication skills (written and
    oral).
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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