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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.: UNOPS 8
Vacancy Notice: 011/2018
Duty Station: Uganda
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 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.
  • 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:
  • UNHCR 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: 13th March 2018
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