2 Fresher UN Job Opportunities – Field Assistants – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Duty Station: Uganda
Vacancy Notice: Internal/ External Vacancy notice no. 008/2020
Position Number: 10033710 and 10033711
Position Grade: GS-4
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 Assistant is normally supervised by
the Field Officer/Associate and performs a variety of functions related to
Field activities within the office. The supervisor exercises close control and
regular review of the work processes and provides regular advice and guidance.
The Field Assistant
keeps frequent internal contacts with staff members in the same duty station to
exchange information 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 routine subject matters
under the direction of the supervisor.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
Assist
in administrative tasks as required such as preparation of reports and meeting
authorized personnel and assisting them during field missions.
·       
Act as
interpreter in the exchange of routine information, contribute to related
liaison activities and respond directly to routine queries.
·       
Collect
data and other information relevant to UNHCR and report to the supervisor
accordingly.
·       
Keep
regular contacts with local authorities and implementing partners as requested
by supervisor.
·       
In coordination
with implementing partners, assist in the reception, registration and provision
of assistance to persons of concern to UNHCR.
·       
Liaise
with local authority counterparts, partners and populations of concern.
·       
Direct
incidents and problems to the supervisor when they cannot be resolved at their
level.
·       
Perform
other related duties as required



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Field Assistant job placement
should have completed High school diploma. Required.
·       
One year
of previous relevant job experience is required.
·       
Fluency
in English is required
·       
Completion
of Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to
functions of the position is desirable.
·       
Certificate
in Business Administration, Law, Political Science is desirable.
·       
Stakeholder
Management
·       
Planning
and Organizing
·       
Technological
Awareness
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: 21st June 2020
For more of the
latest jobs, please visit http://www.theugandanjobline.com or
find us on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/UgandanJobline

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *