UN Senior Field Assistant Job Placement – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:      Senior Field Assistant
Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Position No.: 10028901
Vacancy Notice: 012/2018
Reports to: Field Officer
Duty Station: Uganda
Post Grade: GL5
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 Senior Field Assistant will be supervised
by the Field Officer and will perform a variety of functions related to Field
activities within the office. The supervisor defines work processes and
provides regular advice and guidance. The incumbent 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:  
  • Offer support in
    monitoring the implementation of UNHCR programme including the delivery of
    all assistance items and monitoring of infrastructure.
  • Assist in
    administrative tasks as required such as preparation of reports and
    meeting authorized personnel and assisting them during field missions.
  • Act as interpreter in
    the exchange of routine information, contribute to related liaison
    activities and respond directly to routine queries.
  • The Senior Field
    Assistant 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
  • Work in close
    coordination with implementing partners, assist in the reception,
    registration and provision of assistance to persons of concern to UNHCR.
  • Follow up, on a
    regular basis, the overall situation of persons of concern in camps and
    other areas where they have been accommodated and report accordingly.
  • Undertake 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.
  • UNHCR policies,
    standards and procedures are constantly and coherently applied in the area
    of responsibility (AoR).

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate
    for the United Nations UNHCR Senior Field Assistant job placement should
    have secondary education with post-secondary training/certificate in
    Business Administration, Law, Political Science or related field.
  • At least five years of
    previous job experience
  • Good computer skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of
    English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language;
  • Excellent knowledge of Runyakitara is an added advantage.
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: 14th March 2018
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