Job Title Field Associate
Type Internal
Type Of Contract Fixed Term

Vacancy Notice Internal Vacancy Notice no. 014/2020
Position Number 10007724
Number Of Vacancies 1
Location Kyaka
Position Grade GS-6
Closing Date 2020-09-21
Organizational Context

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.

Functional Statement

 

  • 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.
Required Competencies
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Stakeholder Management
Essential Minimum Qualifications and Professional Experience
  • Completion of High school diploma is required.
  • Minimum 3 years relevant work experience is required.
  • Knowledge of English is required.
Desirable qualifications & competencies
  • Completion of a certificate in Business Administration, Law, Political science or related field is desirable.
  • Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position is desirable.
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