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Field Associate/UNOPS, Tunyadba
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
 No. of Post: 2
 Duty Station: Tunyadba
 Duration: Till 31/12/2021 With Possibility of extension
 Closing Date: 01 Nov 2021

 
 Background:

The Field Associate is normally supervised by the (Snr) 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.

 

 



 
 Duties and responsibilities:

Accountability (key results that will be achieved)

 

  • UNHCR’s policies, standards and procedures are constantly and coherently applied in the area of responsibility (AoR).
  • The needs of persons of concern in the AoR are assessed and analysed in a participating manner and using an Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective to form a firm basis for planning

 

 

Responsibility (process and functions undertaken to achieve results)

 

  • Monitor the situation in the AoR, collect data and other information relevant to UNHCR and report to the supervisor accordingly.
  • 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 interpreter when required.
  • Contribute to the preparation of status and progress reports by providing info, 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.
  • Undertake other relevant duties as required.

 

 

Authority (decisions made in executing responsibilities and to achieve results)

 

  • Negotiate with local authority counterparts, partners and populations of concern.
  • Represent UNHCR in physical monitoring of projects.

 

 

4. Monitoring and Progress Controls

(Clear description of measurable outputs, milestones, key performance indicators and/or reporting requirements which will enable performance monitoring)

 

  • Reports and inputs as stated above are submitted regularly and on-time.
  • Other allocated tasks assigned are completed timely

 


 
 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

a. Education:

  • Completion of the Secondary Education with post-secondary training/certificate in Business Administration, Law, Political Science or related field.

 

b. Work Experience:

  • Minimum 6 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

 

Professionalism:

 

  • Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position.
  • UNHCR field experience.

 

 

Planning and Organizing:

Proven ability to plan and organize, establish priorities, manage and coordinate competing demands, and work to tight deadlines. 

 

Technological Awareness:

Excellent computer skills, and relevant software packages,

 

Communication:

Proven ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate effectively, including ability to prepare reports and conduct presentations, articulating options concisely, conveying maximum information, making and defending recommendations. Ability to facilitate meetings/workshops in a participatory manner

 

Teamwork:

Strong interpersonal skills, including ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity

 

 


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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