Fresher A’ level UN Registration Assistant Job Opportunities – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:    Registration Assistant
Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Vacancy Notice: 006/2018
Duty Station: Mbarara,
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
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 main task is interviewing data
entry and biometric enrolment in UNHCR registration system. They are also
responsible for supporting additional activities related to registration, which
may include functions such as reception, filing and data management. The Registration
Assistant responds to queries from, asylum seekers and refugees regarding UNHCR
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 translation services in
cases for which s/he has the required language competencies.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Carry
    out registration interviews in accordance with local SOPs and registration
  • Capture
    data on each case interviewed in an accurate and timely fashion.
  • Quickly
    respond to queries from, asylum seekers and refugees regarding UNHCR
    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
  • 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
    any other related duties as required
Key Performance Indicators:
    Registration Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are implemented in
    accordance with relevant UNHCR standards and policies.
  • Persons
    of concern have fair and transparent access to registration procedures
  • Identify
    persons with specific needs and refer to protection/litigation desk in
    accordance with the SOPs

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Registration Assistant career
    opportunity should have completed secondary education preferably with post
    secondary training or certificate in social science, statistics,
    mathematics, information technology or related fields.  Possession of a University degree is
  • Additional
    training in basic principles of international protection is an added
  • At
    least two years of relevant job experience.
  • Good
    computer, typing and data entry skills
  • Excellent
    knowledge of English and local
  • Knowledge
    of any of the languages spoken by the refugee communities.
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: 20th February 2018
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