Fresher UN A’ Level Jobs – Receptionist – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:        Receptionist

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Duty Station: 

Vacancy Notice Number:  Internal/ External Vacancy Notice
Number Temp/004/

Position Number: T/004/01/19

Position Grade:

About US:

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 Receptionist will assist in organizing and
coordinating the reception area of UNHCR Office. The incumbent has no
supervisory role and will always function under the direct supervision of a
(Senior) Associate or an Officer who is required to monitor the performance of
the incumbent and provide regular guidance. The incumbent will have internal
contacts within UNHCR with staff members and focal points from different units
and with external parties for exchange of information and reception of

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Receive, screen and assist visitors/clients and escorts them to
    responsible officer concerned. Adopt tactful attitude to inform and
    convince interlocutors to accept unforeseen situations, such as waiting
    longer than expected, meet with a different officer than expected or
    accepting the cancellation of an appointment.
  • Answer to incoming calls and transfer calls to concerned officer
    and/or take messages or provide general information, understanding the
    importance and the confidentiality of the issues treated.
  • Receive and transmit verbal and written messages to appropriate
  • Record the incoming and outgoing mail and manage internal courier
    distribution, as appropriate. Register/keep records of visitors/clients,
    as requested.
  • Utilise office equipment (telephone, fax, radio, computer…) when
  • Perform any other clerical duty that may be required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Receptionist job
    placement should have completed Secondary Education.
  • At least three years of previous relevant job experience.
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Change Capability and Adaptability
  • Good computer skills in using various office applications (including
    Microsoft Word, Excel, Internet Explorer and Access).
  • Good knowledge of proGres (HCR database for registration of
    refugees, returnees and displaced persons).
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN
    language or 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

Click Here

Deadline: 13th June 2019

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