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

Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Position No.: UNOPS 12
Vacancy Notice: 011/2018
Duty Station: 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 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 standards
  • 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 protection/litigation.
  • 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:
  • UNHCR 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 desired
  • Additional training in
    basic principles of international protection is an added advantage
  • 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: 13th March 2018
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