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Mbarara, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

January 25, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is a global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for people forced to flee their homes because of conflict and persecution.

We lead international action to protect refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people.

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Job Title

Assistant Field Officer job at UNHCR

Job Description

Organizational Setting and Work Relationships
The Assistant 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 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.

All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR's core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties

  • 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.

  • Submit recommendation for protection interventions to the designated officer.

  • Negotiate with local authority counterparts, partners and populations of concern.

  • Support the identification and management of risks and seek to seize opportunities impacting objectives in the area of responsibility. Ensure decision making in risk based in the functional area of work. Raise risks, issues and concerns to a supervisor or to relevant functional colleague(s).

  • Perform other related duties as required.

Qualifications and Competencies

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education & Professional Work Experience

  • Years of Experience / Degree Level

  • For P1/NOA - 1 year relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or no experience with Graduate degree; or no experience with Doctorate degree


Field(s) of Education

  • Law

  • Political Sciences

  • or other relevant field.


Certificates and/or Licenses

  • UNHCR Protection Learning Programme

  • UNHCR Operations Management Learning Programme

  • (Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)


Relevant Job Experience

  • Essential

  • Not specified


Desirable

  • Field experience.

  • Knowledge of refugee law.

  • Good knowledge of UNHCR's programmes.


Functional Skills

  • PG-UNHCR's Programmes

  • PG-Stakeholder management and coordination with Implementing Partners (Gov/NGO/Corporate)

  • PG-Resource planning

  • IT-Computer Literacy

  • BU-PeopleSoft EPM/Budget

  • FI-ERP Financial Management (SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Workday and other)

  • PG-Programme Management (programme cycles and reporting standards)

  • PG-Results-Based Management

  • (Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)


Language Requirements

  • For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.

  • For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.

  • For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.

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