UN Field Officer Job Opportunities – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:     Field Officer
Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Duty Station: Uganda
Post Grade: P3
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.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Prepare project proposals; draw up plan of
    operation for implementation, including institutional arrangements for
  • Assess refugee needs in the various fields
    of assistance and make recommendations for the establishment of projects,
    adjustment or discontinuation of existing projects and advise the Head of
    Office accordingly.
  • Closely monitor the implementation of
    projects under the geographical area of responsibility and ensure the
    provisions under the agreements signed with the implementing partners are
    being adhered to.
  • Regularly prepare written reports on the
    implementation of projects and the situation in the sites.
  • Build and maintain good working relations
    with local government officials, implementing partners and other agencies
    in the area.
  • Report immediately on any security
    problems that may occur affecting programme, beneficiaries and the smooth
    running of the operation.
  • Provide assistance to UNHCR Technical
    advisers and consultants as well as visitors visiting project sites.
  • Perform any other relevant duties as
Key Performance Indicators:
  • UNHCR’s operations in the area of
    responsibility (AoR) are designed to meet the needs of persons of concern.
  • An effective monitoring system of the
    field operations is in place resulting in better service to the persons of
  • The protection needs of populations of
    concern are met through the application of International and National Law,
    relevant UN/UNHCR protection standards and IASC principles governing
    humanitarian coordination.
  • Protection incidents and gaps in
    assistance are immediately identified and addressed.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    UNHCR Field Officer job opportunity should hold an undergraduate degree
    (equivalent of a BA/BS) in Law, Political Sciences or related fields plus
    minimum 6 years of previous work experience relevant to the function.
    Graduate degree (equivalent of a Master’s) plus 5 years or Doctorate
    degree (equivalent of a PhD) plus 4 years of previous relevant work experience
    may also be accepted.
  • Prior field experience.
  • Excellent knowledge of English and working
    knowledge of another UN language.
  • Good computer skills.
  • Knowledge of refugee law.
  • Good knowledge of UNHCR’s programmes.
  • UNHCR Protection Learning Programme.
  • UNHCR Operations Management Learning
  • Personal Competencies:  Accountability, Teamwork & Collaboration,
    Communication, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Client & Result
    Orientation, Organizational Awareness, Empowering and Building Trust, Managing
    Performance, Judgement and Decision Making, Analytical Thinking, Political
    Awareness, Stakeholder Management
How to Apply:
All interested candidates 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: 11th April 2018
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