Fresher UN Data Jobs – Registration 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. 015/2020
Position Number: 10026761
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 Registration Assistant is a member of the Registration team and is supervised by a more senior member of the team who normally reports directly to the Registration Officer. The Registration Assistant is responsible for supporting all activities related to registration, which may also include functions related to reception, filing and data management. The Registration Assistant responds to queries from, asylum seekers and refugees regarding UNHCR’s registration procedures and their rights and entitlements. The Registration Assistant liaises with protection staff and partners to ensure timely identification and referral of persons of concern for protection follow up. The Registration Assistant may provide interpretation and/or translation services in cases for which s/he has the required language competencies.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·        Conduct registration interviews in accordance with local SOPs and registration standards.
·        Respond to queries from, asylum seekers and refugees regarding UNHCR’s registration procedures and their rights and entitlements.
·        Maintain accurate and up-to date records and data related to all individual registration cases.
·        Identify persons with specific needs and ensure timely referral to protection follow-up as required.
·        Collaborate with protection staff and/or partners in the delivery of assistance and programming, including provision of identity and entitlement documentation
·        Act as interpreter and translator when needed.
·        Perform other related duties as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·        The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Registration Assistant job placement should have completed High school diploma. Required
·        One year of previous job experience relevant to the function is required.
·        Knowledge of English is required.
·        Training in basic principles of international protection is desirable.
·        Experience in working with UNHCR proGres software is desirable
·        Knowledge of another relevant UN language is desirable
·        Analytical Thinking
·        Technological Awareness
·        Planning and Organizing
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 September 2020
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