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

 

Job Title:    Associate Field Officer

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Duty Station:   Kampala, Uganda

Vacancy Notice: Internal/ External vacancy notice no. 023/2020

Position Number: 10034565

Position Grade: NO-B

 

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: Under
the direct supervision of Senior Operations Coordinator, Associate Field
Officer will be responsible to support the coordination activities for all
field related packages/programs under Uganda operation. He/she will be
responsible to support respective field offices, to liaise with implementing
partners and provision of assistance to persons of concerns. The incumbent will
be responsible to regular field trips in order to monitor and support the
implementation of field related programs for all field offices. The incumbent
will represent Operations Unit in field level meetings and forums and support
development of relationships with government officials and partners
(humanitarian and development).

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·        
Identify
vulnerable groups or individuals who may need special attention or special
arrangements and make recommendations on the needs of different groups of
refugees.

·        
Assess
protection and assistance needs of refugees and asylum-seekers in the region
and monitor implementation of refugee assistance programmes.

·        
In
co-ordination with implementing partners, handle the reception, registration
and provision of assistance to persons of concern to UNHCR.

·        
Provide
inputs for project submissions and periodic narrative and financial reports for
the annual programme.

·        
Develop
and maintain relations with local authorities ensuring smooth negotiations in
all aspects of UNHCR’s mandate for the benefit of refugees.

·        
Monitor
the security situation in the area and intervene as appropriate with the local
authorities.

·        
Submit
recommendation for protection interventions to the designated officer.

·        
Negotiate
with local authority counterparts, partners and populations of concern.

·        
Approve
expenditures within the DOAP.

·        
Perform
other related duties as required.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        
The
ideal candidate for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Associate Field Officer job should hold a University degree in Law, Political
Sciences or related fields. Required.

·        
At least
three years of previous working experience in the field

·        
Knowledge
of English language is required.

·        
Analytical
Thinking

·        
Political
awareness

·        
Stakeholder
Management

 

Desirable
Qualifications & Competencies

·        
Knowledge
of refugee law, Good knowledge of UNHCR’s programmes, UNHCR Protection Learning
Programme and UNHCR Operations Management Learning Programme is desirable

 

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.

 

Click
Here

 

Deadline: 17th December 2020

 

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