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

Job Title:    Registration Assistant
Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: UNOPS 4 
Vacancy Notice: 007/2018
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: 2nd March 2018
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