UN High School Diploma Careers – Senior Field Assistant – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

 

Job Title:    Senior Field Assistant

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Duty Station: Uganda

Vacancy Notice: Internal/ External Vacancy notice no. 018/2020

Position Number: 10033936

Position Grade: GS-5

 

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 Senior Field Assistant is normally
supervised by the Senior Field Officer and performs a variety of functions
related to Field activities within the office. The supervisor defines work
processes and provides regular advice and guidance.

 

The incumbent keeps
frequent internal contacts with staff members in the same duty station to
exchange information and with the external contacts generally with officials of
national and international institutions, leaders of the refugee community,
local population and/or Implementing Partners (IPs) on routine subject matters
under the direction of the supervisor.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Assist
in monitoring the implementation of UNHCR programme including the delivery of
all assistance items and monitoring of infrastructure.

·       
Assist
in administrative tasks as required such as preparation of reports and meeting
authorized personnel and assisting them during field missions.

·       
Act as
interpreter in the exchange of routine information, contribute to related
liaison activities and respond directly to routine queries.

·       
Collect
data and other information relevant to UNHCR and report to the supervisor
accordingly.

·       
Keep
regular contacts with local authorities and implementing partners as requested
by supervisor.

·       
In
coordination with implementing partners, assist in the reception, registration
and provision of assistance to persons of concern to UNHCR.

·       
Follow
up, on a regular basis, the overall situation of persons of concern in camps
and other areas where they have been accommodated and report accordingly.

·       
Undertake
other relevant duties as required.

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Senior Field Assistant job placement should hold a High school diploma

·       
Completion
of post-secondary certificate in Business Administration, Law, Political
Science or related field is required.

·       
At least
five years of previous job experience relevant to the function is required.

·       
Knowledge
of English is required

·       
Training
relevant to functions of the position is desirable.

·       
Analytical
Thinking

·       
Stakeholder
Management

·       
Planning
and Organizing

 

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.

 

Click Here

 

Deadline: 21st October 2020

 

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