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

 

Job Title:    Assistant Field Officer
(Fresher UN Job Opportunities)

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Position No.: 10030495

Vacancy Notice: Internal/ External Vacancy Notice Number 002/2021

Type of Contract:  Fixed Term

Duty Station:  Uganda

Reports to: Senior
Field Coordinator

Grade: NO-A

 

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 Assistant Field Officer is normally
supervised by the Senior Field Coordinator or Field Officer or Head of
Sub-Office/Field Office depending on the structure of the Office. S/he may
receive indirect guidance from other sections and units relevant to the
country/regional programme(s). UNHCR Manual, programme and protection
objectives, Operations Plans, UN and UNHCR financial/budgetary rules and
regulations will guide the work of the incumbent.

 

The incumbent does
not normally have any direct supervisory role. S/he has daily contacts with
staff in the various field offices and with the functional units at the
Country/Regional Office. S/he also has close liaison with a range of local
civilian and military authorities and counterparts in NGOs and UN agencies to
discuss matters of common interest.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Assess
the needs of persons of concern in the AoR and formulate project submissions in
collaboration with district authorities and implementing partners.

·       
Promote
and monitor the implementation of assistance projects.

·       
Report
regularly on rate of flow of new arrivals and estimate expected influx based on
interviews with persons of concern.

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

·       
Keep
track of cases of detention; register applicants for voluntary repatriation and
family reunion.

·       
Assist
in the preparation of monthly sectoral reports and submit material for
preparation of periodic project monitoring reports and year-end reports.

·       
Submit
recommendation for protection interventions to the designated officer.

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

·       
Perform
other related duties as required.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate for the United Nations Assistant Field Officer job opportunity
should hold an undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) in Law, Political
Sciences or related fields is required

·       
One year
of previous work experience relevant to the function is required.

·       
Knowledge
of English is required

·       
Analytical
Thinking

·       
Political
Awareness

·       
Stakeholder
Management

 

Desirable: Field
experience, knowledge of refugee law and good knowledge of UNHCR’s programmes
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: 11th February 2021

 

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