UN Senior Registration Assistant Career Vacancies – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:           Senior Registration
Assistant
Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
(UNHCR)
Position No.:  UNOPS 16
Vacancy Notice No.: 014/2018
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Field Officer
Position Grade: GL5        
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 will be
charged with 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 UNHCRs 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:  
  • Provide 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
    UNHCRs registration procedures and their rights and entitlements.
  • Maintain accurate and
    up-to date records and data related to all individual registration cases.
  • The incumbent will
    also 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.
  • The Senior
    Registration Assistant will draft correspondence and reports relating to
    registration activities in the operation, when required
  • Provide statistics and
    draft reports related to registration data, as requested.
  • Serve as an
    interpreter and translator when needed.
  • Perform other related
    duties as required.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • UNHCRs 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.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate
    for the United Nations UNHCR Senior Registration Assistant career
    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.
  • Additional training in
    basic principles of international protection is desired
  • Working knowledge of
    another relevant UN language is an added advantage
  • Excellent knowledge of
    English and local 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: 21St March 2018
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