Title of Post: Senior Field Assistant Vacancy Notice: INTERNAL VACANCY: 19/HCR/KGL/VN/009 Post Number 10011294 I
Duty Station: Kabarore Category and Level: GL5 Closing date of application: 2019-01-23 Duration of assignment: Initially a period of one year
Organizational Context

The Snr Field Assistant is normally supervised by the Head of Field Office 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.

Accountability

? UNHCR office has sufficient administrative and local support for the field activities thus better able to meet the needs of persons of concern.
? UNHCR’s policies, standards and procedures are constantly and coherently applied in the area of responsibility (AoR).

Responsibility

? 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.

 

 

 

Authority

? Liaise with local authority counterparts, partners and populations of concern.
? Direct incidents and problems to the supervisor when they cannot be resolved at their level.

Minimum Qualification

? Completion of the Secondary Education with post-secondary training/certificate in Business Administration, Law, Political Science or related field.
? Minimum 5 years of previous job experience relevant to the function.
? Computer skills.
? Excellent knowledge of English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language.
? Analytical Thinking.
? Planning and Organizing.
? Stakeholder Management.

Desirable Qualification and Competencies

? Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position.

Operational Context

ELIGIBILITY
Internal candidates
General Service Staff members currently serving in the country of the duty station where the vacancy exists, who have been appointed through AC process and have Indefinite or Fixed Term Appointment. Interested staff members should consult the Policy and Procedures on Assignments of Locally recruited Staff (PPAL).

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