JOB TITLE: Assistant Field Officer

Job Title:   Assistant Field Officer
Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10030495
Vacancy Notice: Internal/ External Vacancy Notice Number 023/2019
Type of Contract:  Fixed Term
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to: Senior Field Coordinator
Grade: NO-A

About UNHCR:

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.

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.
·         Submit recommendation for protection interventions to the designated officer.
·         Negotiate with local authority counterparts, partners and populations of concern.\

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The ideal applicant must hold Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) in Law, Political Sciences or related fields plus minimum 1 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
·         Judgement and Decision Making
·         Analytical Thinking
·         Political Awareness
·         Stakeholder Management
·         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.

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.

·         All applicants must attach a Personal History form
·         Do not click submit the button before attaching your Personal History form
·         Do not attach your academic transcripts. They will be requested if you are shortlisted.
·         Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted further
·          Motivation letter should not exceed 1000 words

Deadline: 24th October 2019

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