UN Assistant Field Officer Job Vacancies – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:        Assistant Field Officer

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Duty Station: Uganda

Vacancy Notice Number: 011/2019

Position Number: 10026738

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 Assistant Field Officer is normally
supervised by the Snr Field Coordinator or Field Officer or Head of
Sub-Office/Field Office depending on the structure of the Office. S/he may
receive indirect guidance from other sections and units relevant to the
country/regional programme(s). UNHCR Manual, programme and protection
objectives, Operations Plans, UN and UNHCR financial/budgetary rules and regulations
will guide the work of the incumbent. The incumbent does not normally have any
direct supervisory role. S/he has daily contacts with staff in the various
field offices and with the functional units at the Country/Regional Office.
S/he also has close liaison with a range of local civilian and military
authorities and counterparts in NGOs and UN agencies to discuss matters of
common interest.

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.
  • 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.
  • In 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 reunion.
  • Assist 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 Result Areas:

  • UNHCR’s 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.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Assistant Field
    Officer job placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree (equivalent of a
    BA/BS) in Law, Political Sciences or related fields plus minimum one year
    of previous work experience relevant to the function. Graduate degree
    (equivalent of a Master’s) or Doctorate degree (equivalent of a PhD) may
    also be accepted.
  • Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if
    not English
  • Field experience.
  • Computer skills.
  • Knowledge of refugee law.
  • Good knowledge of UNHCR’s programmes.
  • UNHCR Protection Learning Programme.
  • UNHCR Operations Management Learning Programme.
  • Knowledge of additional UN languages.
  • Judgement and Decision Making
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Political Awareness
  • Stakeholder Management

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

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Deadline: 13th June 2019

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