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

Job Title:        Associate Field Officer

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Duty Station: 

Vacancy Notice Number:  013/2019

Position Number: 10027152

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 Associate Field Officer is normally
supervised by the Senior 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 may
supervise some support staff. 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: 

  • Identify vulnerable groups or individuals who may need special
    attention or special arrangements and make recommendations on the needs of
    different groups of refugees.
  • Assess protection and assistance needs of refugees and
    asylum-seekers in the region and monitor implementation of refugee
    assistance programmes.
  • In co-ordination with implementing partners, handle the reception,
    registration and provision of assistance to persons of concern to UNHCR.
  • Provide inputs for project submissions and periodic narrative and
    financial reports for the annual programme.
  • Develop and maintain relations with local authorities ensuring
    smooth negotiations in all aspects of UNHCR’s mandate for the benefit of
  • Monitor the security situation in the area and intervene as
    appropriate with the local authorities.
  • Undertake other relevant duties as required.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • 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.
  • Protection incidents and gaps in assistance are immediately
    identified and addressed.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Associate Field
    Officer job placement should hold an undergraduate degree (equivalent of a
    BA/BS) in Law, Political Sciences or related fields plus minimum 3 years
    of previous work experience relevant to the function. Graduate degree
    (equivalent of a Master’s) plus 2 years or Doctorate degree (equivalent of
    a PhD) plus 1 year of previous relevant work experience may also be
  • Field experience.
  • Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if
    not English.
  • Good 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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