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

Job Title:        Field Associate
Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Duty Station: Uganda
Vacancy Notice Number: 011/2019
Position Number: 10020302
Position Grade:
GS-6
About US:
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
Field Associate is normally supervised by the Senior Field Officer or Head of
Office and performs a variety of functions related to Field activities within
the office. The supervisor defines general work objectives and provides
necessary advice and guidance. The Field Associate may supervise some General
Service support staff. The incumbent keeps frequent internal contacts with
staff members in the same duty station to exchange information, to establish
understanding of respective needs; to ensure provision of services and
resolution of problems 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 subject matters which
may be of importance to the Organization
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Monitor
the situation in the AoR, collect data and other information relevant to UNHCR
and report to the supervisor accordingly.
·        
Monitor
the implementation of UNHCR programme including the delivery of all assistance
items and monitoring of infrastructure.
·        
Undertake
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.
·        
Act as
interpreter when required.
·        
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 missions.
·        
Inform
and act on the reports received on persons of concern within the refugee
community or from the local authorities.
·        
In
coordination with implementing partners, assist in the reception, registration
and provision of assistance to persons of concern to UNHCR.
·        
Undertake
other relevant duties as required.



Key Result Areas:
·        
UNHCR
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.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·        
The
ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Field Associate job placement
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 function.
·        
Computer
skills.
·        
Analytical
Thinking
·        
Planning
and Organizing
·        
Stakeholder
Management
·        
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.
·        
UNHCR
field experience.
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: 13th June 2019
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