Registration Assistant (UN Data Management Jobs) – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: UNOPS-23
Vacancy Notice: 026/2018
Duty Station: Kampala,
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
  • Perform any other related duties as
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 five years of relevant job
  • Good computer skills particularly in
    data management  
  • Excellent knowledge of English and local
    language. Knowledge of another relevant UN language is desired.
  • Experience in working with UNHCR proGres
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: 18th April 2018
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