UN Registration Associate Job Opportunities – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:    Registration Associate
Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: IC-REG
Vacancy Notice: 006/2018
Duty Station: Mbarara,
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
Registration Associate is a member of the Registration team and is supervised
by the Registration Officer. The Registration Associate is responsible for
supporting all activities related to registration, and ensuring that
registration is effectively used for the identification of specific protection
needs, for the management of operations, and for the achievement of durable
solutions. The Registration Associate provides day-to-day supervision,
direction and support to UNHCR staff engaged in registration and related
activities (including Reception, Filing and Data Management staff), and
monitors the efficiency and quality of registration processes, identity and
entitlement documentation activities and population data management. The
Registration Associate collaborates closely with Protection, Programme,
Operational Data Management and Information Management colleagues as well as
with Government authorities and partners on the provision of quality population
data for the delivery of registration activities
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Manage
    teams of registration assistance responsible for data entry and the biometric
    enrolment of refugees.
  • Provide
    support in the implementation of registration strategies and methodologies
    for populations of concern.
  • Conduct
    registration interviews when required in accordance with registration
    standards and guidance.
  • Provide
    counselling to, and responds to queries from, asylum seekers and refugees
    regarding UNHCR’s registration procedures and their rights and entitlements.
  • Maintain
    accurate and up-to date records and data related to all registration
  • 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
  • Draft
    correspondence and reports relating to registration activities in the
    operation, when required
  • Provide
    statistics and draft reports related to registration data, as requested.
  • Perform
    any other related duties as required
Key Performance Indicators:
    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
  • In
    consultation with the supervisor, make decisions related to the day to day
    operations of the registration teams and devise registration procedures
    which are efficient and effective.
  • Draft
    and submit reports and statistics related to registration

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Registration Associate job opportunity
    should have completed secondary School with post-secondary training/certificate
    in social sciences, statistics, mathematics, information technology, or
    related fields. Possession of a University degree is desired
  • At
    least six years of relevant professional job experience.
  • Good
    computer skills, particularly in data management.
  • Excellent
    knowledge of English and the local language.
  • Previous
    supervisory/management experience.
  • Knowledge
    of any of the languages spoken by the refugee communities.
  • Additional
    training in basic principles of international protection.
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: 20th February 2018
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