Job Title: Senior Registration
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.
charged with 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
- 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
- Provide counselling
to, and responds to queries from, asylum seekers and refugees regarding
UNHCRs registration procedures and their rights and entitlements.
- Maintain accurate and
up-to date records and data related to all individual registration cases.
- The incumbent will
also identify persons with specific needs and ensure timely referral to
protection follow-up as required.
- Work closely with
protection staff and/or partners in the delivery of assistance and
programming, including provision of identity and entitlement
- The Senior
Registration Assistant 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.
- Serve as an
interpreter and translator when needed.
- Perform other related
duties as required.
- 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.
- The ideal candidate
for the United Nations UNHCR Senior Registration Assistant career
opportunity 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.
- Additional training in
basic principles of international protection is desired
- Working knowledge of
another relevant UN language is an added advantage
- Excellent knowledge of
English and local language.
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the aforementioned capacity are
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after reviewing the job details.