Job Title Senior Field Assistant
Type Internal/External
Type Of Contract Fixed Term

Vacancy Notice Internal/ External Vacancy notice no. 015/2020
Position Number 10026383
Number Of Vacancies 1
Location Adjumani
Position Grade GS-5
Closing Date 2020-09-21
Organizational Context

The Senior Field Assistant is normally supervised by the Senior 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.

Functional Statement
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Required Competencies
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Planning and Organizing
Essential Minimum Qualifications and Professional Experience
  • Completion of High school diploma is required.
  • Minimum 2 years of previous job experience relevant to the function is required.
  • Knowledge of English is required
Desirable qualifications & competencies
  • Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position is desirable
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