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


Job Title:    Field Associate

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Duty Station:  Uganda

Vacancy Notice: Internal/ External Vacancy Notice 020/2020

Position Number: 10026808

Position Grade: GS-6


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 Field Associate is normally supervised by
the (Senior) Field Officer or Head of Office and performs a variety of
functions related to Field activities within the office. The supervisor defines
general work objectives and provides necessary advice and guidance. The Field
Associate may supervise some General Service support staff.


 The incumbent keeps frequent internal contacts
with staff members in the same duty station to exchange information, to
establish understanding of respective needs; to ensure provision of services
and resolution of problems 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 subject
matters which may be of importance to the Organization


Key Duties and

the situation in the AoR, collect data and other information relevant to UNHCR
and report to the supervisor accordingly.

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

regular visits to various sites in order to assess needs of persons of concern,
with particular attention to vulnerable groups.

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

Act as
interpreter when required.

to the preparation of status and progress reports by providing info, preparing
tables, etc.

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

and act on the reports received on persons of concern within the refugee
community or from the local authorities.

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

other relevant duties as required


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Field
Associate job placement should hold a High school diploma. Required

At least
three years of relevant work experience is required.


and Organizing


of English is required


Qualifications & Competencies

of a certificate in Business Administration, Law, Political science or related
field is desirable.

of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the
position is desirable


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




Deadline: 26th November 2020


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