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

Job Title:       Assistant Field Officer
Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Position No.: 10028939
Vacancy Notice: 008/2018
Reports to: Field Officer
Duty Station: Uganda
Post Grade: NOA
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.
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.
  • Actively 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.
  • Work in close
    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
  • Offer support in the
    preparation of monthly sectoral reports and submit material for
    preparation of periodic project monitoring reports and year-end reports.
  • Undertake other
    relevant duties as required.
Key Performance Indicators:
  • UNHCRs policies, standards
    and procedures are constantly and coherently applied in the area of
    responsibility (AoR).
  • The needs of persons
    of concern in the AoR are assessed and analysed in a participating manner
    and using an Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective to form a firm
    basis for planning. Authority
  • Submit recommendation
    for protection interventions to the designated officer.
  • Negotiate with local
    authority counterparts, partners and populations of concern.

 Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate
    for the United Nations UNHCR Assistant Field Officer job placement should
    hold a University degree in Law, Political Sciences or related fields.
  • At least two years of
    previous relevant work experience.
  • Prior field
  • Good computer skills.
  • Knowledge of refugee
  • Good knowledge of
    UNHCRs programmes.
  • UNHCR Protection
    Learning Programme.
  • UNHCR Operations
    Management Learning Programme.
  • Excellent knowledge of
    English and the local language.
  • Excellent knowledge of
    English and working knowledge of Runyakitara.
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: 12th March 2018
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