Job Title: Field Associate Vacancy Notice: Internal/External Vacancy Notice number 021/2017 Position Number 10022327
Location: Arua Position Grade: GL6 Closing Date: 2017-06-19
Organizational Context

Under the direct supervision of the Associate Field Officer, 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

Responsibilities

- 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.

Accountability and Authority

The primary accountabilities of the incumbent will be as follows: - UNHCRs 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. 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.

 

 

 

Minumum Qulification and Professional Experience Required

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

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