Comprehensive Refugee Response (CRR) Associate – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10030519
Vacancy Notice: 006/2019
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head
of the Solutions Unit
Grade: G6
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 Comprehensive Refugee Response (CRR) Associate will support the Solutions Unit in promoting a
multi-stakeholder comprehensive refugee response in Uganda. The post requires the
ability to prioritise tasks and to organise work independently based on
direction from the supervisor.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure timely implementation of administrative and budget procedures
    in the area of responsibility.
  • Support strategic partnerships with stakeholders in CRRF such as the
    private sector, development partners, international and civil society
    organizations, UN agencies and the district authorities.
  • Support mapping exercises of refugee financing and development
    programming in the relevant districts, to determine gaps, capacity and
    comparative advantage of different actors.
  • Support documentation of economic activities and socio-economic
    factors impacting refugees self-reliance.
  • Select and make pertinent abstracts, talking points, information
    material and undertake searches for information as relevant for CRRF and
    other initiatives of the Unit.
  • Support the Solutions Unit in key research activities.
  • Prepare briefing materials for Supervisor and other staff in the
    Solutions Unit.
  • Prepare meetings and seminars including draft agenda, budget,
    background materials, minutes, etc.
  • Support to work plans and reporting processes involving Solutions
    Unit, CRRF, UNDAF and other initiatives.
  • Provide support in the preparation on mission plans.
  • Share relevant information and requests with various stake-holders.
  • Draft correspondence and ensure follow-up.
  • Maintain accurate records and ensure archiving of CRRF materials.
  • Maintain policy, confidential and general management files.
  • Manage the flow of information to/from the Supervisor and other
    staff; identify priority matters that need to be urgently addressed by the
  • Keep lists of names, addresses and telephone numbers of various
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Comprehensive
    Refugee Response (CRR) Associate job placement should have completed
    Secondary education or equivalent technical or commercial school with post-secondary
    certificate/training in a related field.
  • At least six years of previous job experience relevant to the
  • Excellent computer skills including excel, word and power point.
  • Fluency in English, excellent drafting and editing.
  • Strong advocacy and negotiation skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, including listening,
    facilitating and influencing skills.
  • Excellent skills in planning, budgeting and organizing.
  • Knowledge/experience on Ugandan refugee situation, in particular in
    terms of socio-economics and livelihoods/self-reliance.
  • Knowledge/experience on coordination within the UN system.
  • Previous experience of UNHCR.
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: 17th February 2019
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