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

Job Title:       Field Associate
Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10028849
Vacancy Notice: 001/2019
Reports to: Senior
Field Officer / Head of Office
Duty Station: Uganda
Post Grade: GL6
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:
  • The Field Associate will monitor the situation in the AoR, collect
    data and other information relevant to UNHCR and report to the supervisor
  • Monitor the implementation of UNHCR programme including the delivery
    of all assistance items and monitoring of infrastructure.
  • Conduct regular visits to various sites in order to assess needs of
    persons of concern, with particular attention to vulnerable groups.
  • Keep regular contacts with local authorities and implementing
    partners as requested by supervisor.
  • Serve as an interpreter when required.
  • Actively contribute to the preparation of status and progress
    reports by providing info, preparing tables, etc.
  • Assist in administrative tasks as required such as preparation of
    reports and meeting authorized personnel and assisting them during field
  • The jobholder will also inform and act on the reports received on
    persons of concern within the refugee community or from the local
  • Work in liaison with implementing partners, assist in the reception,
    registration and provision of assistance to persons of concern to UNHCR.
  • Perform any other relevant duties as required.
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 (decisions made
    in executing responsibilities and to achieve results).
  • Negotiate with local authority counterparts, partners and
    populations of concern.
  • Represent UNHCR in physical monitoring of projects.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Field Associate job
    opportunity should have completed Secondary Education with
    post-secondary training/certificate in Business Administration, Law,
    Political Science or related field.
  • At least six years of previous job experience relevant to the
  • Good computer skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of English and working knowledge of another
    relevant UN language or local language.
  • Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training
    relevant to functions of the position is desired
  • Prior UNHCR field experience 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
Deadline: 10th January 2019
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