Associate Field Officer at UN Volunteers

By | December 17, 2019

International Specialist

Host Entity-UNHCR


Duty Station- Byumba (RWA)

Language Skills-English, French

Start Date – 01 January 2020

Duration- 12 months

Application Deadline- 27 December 2019

Description of task

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Field Office in Gicumbi, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

Ensure that UNHCR’s policies, standards and procedures are constantly and coherently applied in the Area of Responsibility (AoR).
Ensure that 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.
Ensure that protection incidents and gaps in assistance are immediately identified and addressed.
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.
Participation in needs assessment as a member of the Multi-Functional team
In close coordination with programme and project control, monitor project implementation and provide feedback on the progress to the relevant units/sections
Undertake other relevant duties as required.


Required degree level: Bachelor degree or equivalent
Education – Additional Comments:

Type of Degree: Law, International Law, International Relations, Political Sciences or related field.

Required experience: 24 Months

Experience remark:

Minimum 2 years of work experience with refugees and/or other people of concern in a protection capacity required

Computer skills: Office Package (excellent knowledge of Word, good knowledge of Excel and Power Point) and Internet browsing.

Language skills:

English(Mandatory), Level – Fluent
French(Optional), Level – Working Knowledge
Area of expertise: Protection of refugees, asylum seekers and IDPs
Driving license: No

Competencies values:

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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