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Field Associate, (Temporary Appointment) El-Fasher
UNHCR

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


 Contract Type: Temporary Appointment
 Section/Unit: Programme Unit
 Grade Level: GL-6
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: EL Fasher
 Duration: 6 Months
 Closing Date: 22 Sept 2021

 
 Background:

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

 

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

 

  • 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.
  • 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:

Minimum Qualifications

 

Education & Professional Work Experience

 

Years of Experience / Degree Level

 

3 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 2 years relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher

 

Certificates and/or Licenses

 

Business Administration                                 Law                                    Political Science

 

Relevant Job Experience

 

 

Desirable

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

 

Functional Skills

 

*IT-Computer Literacy

EX-Field experience

MS-Drafting, Documentation, Data Presentation

CL-Multi-stakeholder Communications with Partners,

PG-Programme Management (project formulation, programme cycles and reporting standards)

 

(Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)

 

Language Requirements

 

 Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.

 

 

Competency Requirements

 

All jobs at UNHCR require six core competencies and may also require managerial competencies and/or cross-functional competencies. The six core competencies are listed below.

 

Core Competencies

 

Accountability

Communication

Organizational Awareness

Teamwork & Collaboration

Commitment to Continuous Learning

Client & Result Orientation

 

Managerial Competencies

 

Empowering and Building Trust

 

Cross-Functional Competencies

 

Analytical Thinking

Planning and Organizing

Stakeholder Management

 


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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