UN Registration Associate Job Careers – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:    Registration Associate
Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: UNOPS 3 
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 Associate is a member of the Registration team and is supervised by the Registration Officer. The Registration Associate is responsible for supporting all activities related to registration, and ensuring that registration is effectively used for the identification of specific protection needs, for the management of operations, and for the achievement of durable solutions. The Registration Associate provides day-to-day supervision, direction and support to UNHCR staff engaged in registration and related activities (including Reception, Filing and Data Management staff), and monitors the efficiency and quality of registration processes, identity and entitlement documentation activities and population data management. The Registration Associate collaborates closely with Protection, Programme, Operational Data Management and Information Management colleagues as well as with Government authorities and partners on the provision of quality population data for the delivery of registration activities
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Manage teams of registration assistance responsible for data entry and the biometric enrolment of refugees.
  • Provide support in the implementation of registration strategies and methodologies for populations of concern.
  • Conduct 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 registration cases.
  • Identify persons with specific needs and ensure timely referral to protection follow-up as required.
  • Collaborate 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
  • Provide statistics and draft reports related to registration data, as requested.
  • 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
  • In consultation with the supervisor, make decisions related to the day to day operations of the registration teams and devise registration procedures which are efficient and effective.
  • Draft and submit reports and statistics related to registration

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Registration Associate job opportunity should have completed secondary School with post-secondary training/certificate in social sciences, statistics, mathematics, information technology, or related fields. Possession of a University degree is desired
  • At least six years of relevant professional job experience.
  • Good computer skills, particularly in data management.
  • Excellent knowledge of English and the local language.
  • Previous supervisory/management experience.
  • Knowledge of any of the languages spoken by the refugee communities.
  • Additional training in basic principles of international protection.
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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