Job Title Associate Field Officer
Type Internal/External
Type Of Contract Fixed Term

Vacancy Notice Internal/ External Vacancy Notice Number 013/2019
Position Number 10027152
Number Of Vacancies 1
Location Moyo
Position Grade NO-B
Closing Date 2019-06-13
Organizational Context

The Associate Field Officer is normally supervised by the Snr Field Coordinator or Field Officer or Head of Sub-Office/Field Office depending on the structure of the Office. S/he may receive indirect guidance from other sections and units relevant to the country/regional programme(s). UNHCR Manual, programme and protection objectives, Operations Plans, UN and UNHCR financial/budgetary rules and regulations will guide the work of the incumbent.

The incumbent may supervise some support staff. S/he has daily contacts with staff in the various field offices and with the functional units at the Country/Regional Office. S/he also has close liaison with a range of local civilian and military authorities and counterparts in NGOs and UN agencies to discuss matters of common interest.

Functional Statement

Accountability (key results that will be achieved)

  • UNHCR’s 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.
  • Protection incidents and gaps in assistance are immediately identified and addressed.

Responsibility (process and functions undertaken to achieve results)

  • Identify vulnerable groups or individuals who may need special attention or special arrangements and make recommendations on the needs of different groups of refugees.
  • Assess protection and assistance needs of refugees and asylum-seekers in the region and monitor implementation of refugee assistance programmes.
  • In co-ordination with implementing partners, handle the reception, registration and provision of assistance to persons of concern to UNHCR.
  • Provide inputs for project submissions and periodic narrative and financial reports for the annual programme.
  • Develop and maintain relations with local authorities ensuring smooth negotiations in all aspects of UNHCR's mandate for the benefit of refugees.
  • Monitor the security situation in the area and intervene as appropriate with the local authorities.
  • Undertake other relevant duties as required.

Authority (decisions made in executing responsibilities and to achieve results)

  • Submit recommendation for protection interventions to the designated officer.
  • Negotiate with local authority counterparts, partners and populations of concern.
  • Approve expenditures within the DOAP.

 

 

Required Competencies
  • Judgement and Decision Making
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Political Awareness
  • Stakeholder Management
Essential Minimum Qualifications and Professional Experience
  • Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) in Law, Political Sciences or related fields plus minimum 3 years of previous work experience relevant to the function. Graduate degree (equivalent of a Master’s) plus 2 years or Doctorate degree (equivalent of a PhD) plus 1 year of previous relevant work experience may also be accepted.
  • Field experience.
  • Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.
Desirable qualifications & competencies
  • Computer skills.
  • Knowledge of refugee law.
  • Good knowledge of UNHCR’s programmes.
  • UNHCR Protection Learning Programme.
  • UNHCR Operations Management Learning Programme.
  • Knowledge of additional UN languages.
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