UN Senior Registration Assistant Career Jobs – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:        Senior Registration Assistant
Organisation: United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10016449
Vacancy Notice: 012/2017
Duty Station: Uganda
Post Grade: GL5
Reports to: Field Officer
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
Registration Assistant is mainly
responsible for supporting all activities related to registration, which may
also include functions related to reception, filing and data management. The incumbent
provides counselling to, and responds to queries from, asylum seekers and
refugees regarding UNHCRs registration procedures and their rights and
entitlements. S/he liaises closely with protection staff and partners to ensure
timely identification and referral of persons of concern for protection follow
up. The Senior Registration Assistant may assist in compiling and analysing
information related to registration activities in the operation. The Senior
Registration Assistant may provide interpretation and/or translation services
in cases for which s/he has the required language competencies
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Provide 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 UNHCRs registration
    procedures and their rights and entitlements.
  • The jobholder will 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.
  • The jobholder will 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 any other related duties as
    required.
Key Performance Indicators:
  • UNHCRs 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 Senior Registration Assistant job placement should have completed
    secondary education with post-secondary training/certificate in Social
    science, Statistics, Mathematics, Information Technology, or related
    fields.
  • At least five years of relevant job
    experience.
  • Good computer skills, particularly in data
    management.
  • Excellent knowledge of English and local
    language.
  • Additional training in basic principles of
    international protection.
  • Working knowledge of another relevant UN
    language is desired
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: 17th March
2017
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