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

Job Title:       Assistant
Field Officer
Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10030495
Vacancy Notice: 002/2018
Reports to: Field
Duty Station: Uganda
Post Grade: NOA
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: 
  • Assess the needs of persons of concern
    in the AoR and formulate project submissions in collaboration with
    district authorities and implementing partners.
  • Actively promote and monitor the
    implementation of assistance projects.
  • Report regularly on rate of flow of new
    arrivals and estimate expected influx based on interviews with persons of
  • Work in close co-ordination with
    implementing partners, assist with the reception, registration and
    provision of assistance to persons of concern to UNHCR.
  • Keep track of cases of detention;
    register applicants for voluntary repatriation and family reunion.
  • Offer support in the preparation of
    monthly sectoral reports and submit material for preparation of periodic
    project monitoring reports and year-end reports.
  • Undertake other relevant duties as
Key Performance Indicators:
  • UNHCRs policies, standards and
    procedures are constantly and coherently applied in the area of
    responsibility (AoR).
  • The needs of persons of concern in the
    AoR are assessed and analysed in a participating manner and using an Age,
    Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective to form a firm basis for planning. Authority
  • Submit recommendation for protection
    interventions to the designated officer.
  • Negotiate with local authority
    counterparts, partners and populations of concern.

 Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United
    Nations UNHCR Assistant Field Officer job placement should hold a
    University degree in Law, Political Sciences or related fields.
  • At least two years of previous relevant
    work experience.
  • Prior field experience.
  • Good computer skills.
  • Knowledge of refugee law.
  • Good knowledge of UNHCRs programmes.
  • UNHCR Protection Learning Programme.
  • UNHCR Operations Management Learning
  • Excellent knowledge of English and the
    local language.
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
Deadline: 10th January 2019
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