UN Field Assistant Jobs – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:        Field Assistant
Organisation: United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10007693 
Vacancy Notice: 012/2017
Duty Station: Uganda
Post Grade: GL4
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 Field
Assistant performs a variety of
functions related to Field activities within the office. The supervisor
exercises close control and regular review of the work processes and provides
regular advice and guidance. The jobholder keeps frequent internal contacts
with staff members in the same duty station to exchange information and with
the external contacts generally with officials of national and international
institutions, leaders of the refugee community, local population and/or
Implementing Partners (IPs) on routine subject matters under the direction of
the supervisor.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:   
  • Assist in administrative tasks as required
    such as preparation of reports and meeting authorized personnel and
    assisting them during field missions.
  • Serve as interpreter in the exchange of
    routine information, contribute to related liaison activities and respond directly
    to routine queries.
  • The incumbent will 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 liaison with implementing
    partners, assist in the reception, registration and provision of
    assistance to persons of concern to UNHCR.
  • Perform any 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.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    UNHCR 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 three years of previous job
    experience relevant to the function.
  • Good computer skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of English and working
    knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language.
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: 18th December 2017

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