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

Job Title:            Solutions Associate
Organisation: United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: TMP 033
Vacancy Notice No.: 030/2017   
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Head of the
Solutions Unit
Position Grade: GL6        
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 Solutions Associate will provide
support to the Solutions Unit by promoting a multi-stakeholder comprehensive
refugee response in Uganda. The post requires the ability to prioritise tasks
and to organise work independently based on direction from the Supervisor.
Key Duties and
  • Select and make pertinent abstracts,
    talking points, information material and undertake searches for
    information as relevant for CRRF and other initiatives of the Unit
  • Support the Solutions Unit in key research
  • Prepare briefing materials for Supervisor
    and other staff in the Solutions Unit
  • Prepare meetings and seminars including;
    draft agenda, background materials, minutes etc
  • Support to reporting processes involving
    CRRF in Uganda, ReHope and other development initiatives
  • Support to preparation on mission plans
  • Share relevant information and requests
    with various stake-holders
  • The jobholder will draft correspondence
    and ensure follow-up.
  • Update and maintain accurate records and
    ensure archiving of CRRF materials
  • Maintain policy, confidential and general
    management files.
  • Manage the flow of information to/from the
    Supervisor and other staff; identify priority matters that need to be
    urgently addressed by the Supervisor.
  • Ensure follow up to ensure that
    appropriate action is being taken by staff on tasks determined by the
  • Keep lists of names, addresses and
    telephone numbers of various stakeholders
  • Make sure there are timely administrative
    procedures (hospitality expenses, education grants, home leave etc.).
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    UNHCR Solutions Associate job placement should have completed Secondary
    education or equivalent technical or commercial school
  • At least six years of previous job experience
    relevant to the function.
  • Excellent computer skills including excel,
    word and power point
  • Fluency in English, excellent drafting and
  • Personal Competencies: Results
    oriented and pro-active, Strong advocacy and negotiation skills, Excellent
    oral and written communication, including listening, facilitating and
    influencing skills, Knowledge/experience on Ugandan refugee situation,
    Knowledge/experience on coordination within the UN system, Previous
    experience of UNHCR
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: 10th
October 2017
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