UNHCR Sub Office Moyo and Obongi is situated approximately 6 Km from Moyo Town. The town has roughly 20,000 inhabitants. The centre is dominated by Government buildings. There is one commercial bank with ATMs (Stanbic) where one may transact in Uganda Shillings and US Dollars. There is a market where basic commodities and fresh produce are sold. Moyo District Hospital is the main referral hospital in Moyo and Obongi districts. There are a number of health NGOs operating in Moyo. UNHCR staff receive medical treatment at the Moyo district hospital, in Kampala and other towns. The security situation is generally calm.
UNHCR Sub Office Moyo is responsible for Palorinya Refugee Settlement, with a population of nearly 122,886 persons of concern (as at 31 March 2020). The office works closely with the Office of the Prime Minister, the District Local Government and other non-governmental organizations. There are 40 national and international staff presently covering various positions.
The administrative Assistant directly reports to the head of sub office Moyo and Obongi and will provide administrative support. There is a high level of responsibility and confidentiality associated with this position. The incumbent will be responsible for writing/preparing reports, organizing/scheduling meetings, reviewing incoming correspondence to determine significance, preparing agendas for important meetings, making travel arrangements, and fill in gaps such as filing to help keep the manager organized and therefore focused on her/his job duties.
The core set of job skills essential to the roles includes exceptional organizational skills, excellent written and oral communication abilities, as well as a strong attention to detail and professionalism. The incumbent must possess technical proficiency with office automation tools including software essentials like Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.