Job Title Senior Registration Assistant
Type Internal/External
Type Of Contract Fixed term

Vacancy Notice Internal/ External Vacancy Notice no. 015/2020
Position Number 10030506
Number Of Vacancies 1
Location Yumbe
Position Grade GS-5
Closing Date 2020-09-21
Organizational Context
The Senior Registration Assistant is a member of the Registration team. The Senior Registration Assistant is responsible for supporting all activities related to registration, which may also include functions related to reception, filing and data management. The incumbent provides counselling to, and responds to queries from, asylum seekers and refugees regarding UNHCR's registration procedures and their rights and entitlements. S/he liaises closely with protection staff and partners to ensure timely identification and referral of persons of concern for protection follow up. The Senior Registration Assistant may assist in compiling and analysing information related to registration activities in the operation. The Senior Registration Assistant may provide interpretation and/or translation services in cases for which s/he has the required language competencies.
Functional Statement
  • Assist in the implementation of registration strategies and methodologies for populations of concern.
  • Conduct registration interviews when required in accordance with registration standards and guidance.
  • Provide counselling to, and responds to queries from, asylum seekers and refugees regarding UNHCR's registration procedures and their rights and entitlements.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to date records and data related to all individual registration cases.
  • Identify persons with specific needs and ensure timely referral to protection follow-up as required.
  • Collaborate with protection staff and/or partners in the delivery of assistance and programming, including provision of identity and entitlement documentation.
  • Draft correspondence and reports relating to registration activities in the operation, when required
  • Provide statistics and draft reports related to registration data, as requested.
  • Act as interpreter and translator when needed.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Required Competencies
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Technological Awareness
  • 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.
  • Good computer skills, particularly in data management is required.
  • Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English is required.
Desirable qualifications & competencies
  • Training in basic principles of international protection is desirable.
  • Additional certificate or training/certificate in Social science, Statistics, Mathematics, Information Technology, or related fields is desirable.
  • Experience in working with UNHCR proGres software is desirable
  • Knowledge of another relevant UN language is desirable
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