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Field Associate/UNOPS, Al Fula
UNHCR

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is seeking for qualified candidate to fill the following post:
 


 Type of Contract: UNOPS Individual Contractor
 Section/Unit: Field Unit
 Grade Level: LICA 6
 Duty Station: Al Fula
 Duration: Till 31/12/2021 With Possibility of extension
 Closing Date: 31 Oct 2021

 
 Background:

The Field Associate will be supervised by the Associate 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. 

 

The Field Associate is a member of the Field Unit. Under the overall direction of the Associate Field Officer and in coordination with other UNHCR staff, government, NGO partners and other stakeholders, the Field Associate works directly with communities of concern to identify the risks they face and to leverage their capacities to protect themselves, their families and communities. To fulfil this role the Field Associate, the incumbent is required to spend a substantial percentage of her/his time working outside the office, building and maintaining networks within communities of persons of concern.

 

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, core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.

 

 

All UNHCR workforce members must individually and collectively, contribute towards a working environment where each person feels safe, and empowered to perform their duties. This includes demonstrating no tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, harassment including sexual harassment, sexism, gender inequality, discrimination and abuse of power.
 

As individuals and as managers, all must be proactive in preventing and responding to inappropriate conduct, support ongoing dialogue on these matters and speaking up and seeking guidance and support from relevant UNHCR resources when these issues arise.

 

 



 
 Duties and responsibilities:

Responsibility 

  • Monitor the situation in the AoR, collect data and other information relevant to UNHCR and report to the supervisor accordingly.
  • Stay abreast of political, social, economic and cultural developments that have an impact on the protection environment.
  • Monitor the implementation of UNHCR programme including the delivery of all assistance items and monitoring of infrastructure.
  • Undertake regular visits to various sites in order to assess needs of persons of concern, with particular attention to vulnerable groups.
  • Keep regular contacts with local authorities and implementing partners as requested by supervisor.
  • Act as an interpreter when required.
  • Contribute to the preparation of status and progress reports by providing information, preparing tables, etc.
  • Assist in administrative tasks as required such as preparation of reports and meeting authorized personnel and assisting them during field missions.
  • Inform and act on the reports received on persons of concern within the refugee community or from the local authorities.
  • In coordination with implementing partners, assist in the reception, registration and provision of assistance to persons of concern to UNHCR.
  • Negotiate with local authority counterparts, partners and populations of concern.
  • Represent UNHCR in physical monitoring of projects.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

 


 
 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Essential Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

  • Completion of the Secondary education; Training/certificate in International Development, Cultural Studies, Human Rights, International Social Work, Social Science, Political Science, Anthropology, International Law or other clearly related disciplines is required.
  • 3 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 2 years relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher Computer skills (MS Office, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access).
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language.

Desirable Qualifications and Competencies:

  • Knowledge of Administrative/financial rules, procedures, processes in the context of UNHCR offices and Field operations.
  • Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position. UNHCR field experience.


Functional Skills
*IT-MS Office Applications
*IT-Computer Literacy
UN-UN/UNHCR Administrative Rules, Regulations and Procedures
UN-UN/UNHCR Financial Rules and Regulations and Procedures
PR-Community-based Protection
PR-Community-based Protection - Principles and methodologies
CL-Multi-stakeholder Communications with Partners, Government & Community
PG-Experience with coordinating with Implementing Partners (Government/INGO/NGO/Corporate)
TR-Capacity Building
(Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)

 

Core Competencies

Accountability

Communication

Organizational Awareness

Teamwork & Collaboration

Commitment to Continuous Learning

Client & Result Orientation

 

Managerial Competencies

Judgement and Decision Making

Empowering and Building Trust

 

Cross-Functional Competencies

Stakeholder Management

Planning and Organizing

Political Awareness

Language Requirements

Fluency in English and Arabic.

 

Additional Information

An eliminatory or complementary written test for shortlisted candidates may be conducted which will be followed by competency-based interview.

 

Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 


Only short listed candidates will be notified.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Candidate Assessments may include a written examination followed by a Competency Based Interview.

 








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