UN Senior Data Management Assistant Job Careers – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:       Senior
Data Management Assistant
Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10026385
Vacancy Notice:
Internal/ External Vacancy Notice No. 001/2020
Reports to: Senior
Field Coordinator
Duty Station: Uganda
Post Grade: GL5
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
Senior Data Management Assistant will provide regular guidance and support.
Subject to the nature of the task/assignment, he/she will work independently on
routine tasks, while following instructions of the supervisor for more complex
issues. Contacts will be with the colleagues in the same duty station to
exchange information and to discuss the work plans. External contacts are not
frequent. The incumbent may play a liaison role with the national and local
authorities for gathering and exchange of data. The Senior Data Management
Assistant is a member of the Registration team and reports to the Registration
Officer. The incumbent should have minimum 5 years of previous job experience
relevant to the function. The Senior Data Management Assistant is responsible
for assisting in development of forms for data collection and analysis, may be
required to collect GIS data and update maps. The incumbent also provides
counselling to and responds to queries from asylum seekers and refugees
regarding registration procedures, and their rights and entitlements. He/she
liaises closely with protection staff and partners to ensure timely
identification and referral of persons of concern for protection follow up. The
Senior Data Management Assistant may assist in compiling and analyzing
information related to registration activities in the operation, provide
statistics and draft reports related to registration data and perform any other
duty as requested. The Senior Data Management Assistant should have excellent
computer skills ie proficiency in MS Office, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint,
Access, strong report writing and analyzing skills, experience in working with
UNHCR proGres software and Global Distribution Tool
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Enter data mainly related to asylum
    seekers, refugees and other persons of concern to UNHCR into the computer
  • Prepare reports and project documents by
    providing information, preparing tables and drafting routine
    correspondence and reports.
  • Provide support in the compilation of
    data and interpreting the statistics for various reports.
  • Assist in the development of forms for
    data collection and analysis, if requested.
  • Act as interpreter in the exchange of
    routine information and translate routine documents and correspondence as
    and when required.
  • May be required to collect GIS data,
    update maps and undertake field trips to project sites.
  • Perform any other duty, as requested.
Key Performance Indicators: 
  • Decide on the data recorded in database.
  • Decide on appropriate resolution to
    incidents and escalate issues to the supervisor if incident cannot be
    resolved within the scope of responsibility.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United
    Nations UNHCR Senior Data Management Assistant career vacancy should have
    completed secondary education with post-secondary training/certificate in
    Electronic Data Processing, Information Technology or related field.
  • At least five years’ experience relevant
    to the function.
  • Excellent knowledge of computer software
    and database applications.
  • Good computer skills (MS Office,
    including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access).
  • Excellent communication skills (written
    and oral).
  • Knowledge of any other relevant UN or
    local language.
  • Completion of UNHCR learning programmes
    or specific training relevant to functions of the position is desired
  • Ability to work as part of a team but
    also independently, in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Knowledge of the UN system.
  • Ability to work in remote areas.
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge
    of another relevant UN language or local language (as applicable in the
    duty station).
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: 13th February 2020
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