UN Senior Registration Assistant Job Opportunities – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: IC-SENIOR
REG ASST
Vacancy Notice: 006/2018
Duty Station: Mbarara,
Uganda
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 Senior
Registration Assistant is mainly responsible
for supporting all activities related to registration, which may also include
functions related to reception, filing and data management. The incumbent
provides counselling to, and responds to queries from, asylum seekers and
refugees regarding UNHCR’s registration procedures and their rights and
entitlements. S/he liaises closely with protection staff and partners to ensure
timely identification and referral of persons of concern for protection follow
up. The Senior Registration Assistant may assist in compiling and analysing
information related to registration activities in the operation. The Senior
Registration Assistant may provide interpretation and/or translation services
in cases for which s/he has the required language competencies.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Render
    support in the implementation of registration strategies and methodologies
    for populations of concern.
  • Carry
    out registration interviews when required in accordance with registration
    standards and guidance.
  • Provide
    counselling to, and responds 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.
  • Work
    closely with protection staff and/or partners in the delivery of
    assistance and programming, including provision of identity and
    entitlement documentation.
  • Draft
    correspondence and reports relating to registration activities in the
    operation, when required
  • Prepare
    statistical and draft reports related to registration data, as requested.
  • Act
    as interpreter and translator when needed.
  • Perform
    any other related duties as required
Key Performance Indicators:
  • UNHCR’s
    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.
  • Refer
    cases to other units within the office and to implementing partners as
    necessary.
  • Draft
    and submit reports and statistics related to registration



 Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Senior Registration Assistant
    job opportunity should have completed secondary education with
    post-secondary training/certificate in Social science, Statistics,
    Mathematics, Information Technology, or related fields.
  • At
    least five years of relevant job experience.
  • Good
    computer skills, particularly in data management.
  • Excellent
    knowledge of English and local language.
  • Excellent
    knowledge of UN working language of the duty station is required).
  • Additional
    training in basic principles of international protection.
  • Previous
    experience in working with UNHCR proGres software.
  • Knowledge
    of another relevant UN language.
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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