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Job opportunity: Associate Field officer

Job opportunity: Associate Field officer



Eligible Applicants

This position is advertised open to internal and external applicants.

Procedures and Eligibility

Interested applicants should consult the Administrative Instruction on Recruitment and Assignment of Locally Recruited Staff (RALS).

Duties and Qualifications

Associate Field Officer

Organizational Setting and Work Relationships

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.

All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR¿s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.

Duties
  • 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.
  • Submit recommendation for protection interventions to the designated officer.
  • Negotiate with local authority counterparts, partners and populations of concern.
  • Approve expenditures within the DOAP.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Education & Professional Work Experience
  • Years of Experience / Degree Level
  • For P2/NOB - 3 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 2 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 1 year relevant experience with Doctorate degree
Field(s) of Education
  • Law, Political Sciences or other relevant field.
  • (Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)
Certificates and/or Licenses
  • UNHCR Protection Learning Programme.
  • UNHCR Operations Management Learning Programme.
  • (Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)
Relevant Job Experience
  • Essential
  • Field experience.
Desirable
  • Knowledge of refugee law.
  • Good knowledge of UNHCR¿s programmes.
Functional Skills
  • IT-Computer Literacy
  • LE-International Refugee Law
  • PG-UNHCR's Programmes
  • EX-Field experience with UNHCR and/or with other humanitarian organizations
  • (Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)
Language Requirements
  • For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.
  • For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.
  • For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.
This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional essential and/or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation and/or position. Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates.

Position Competencies

Competencies as defined in Job Profile
  • Language Requirements
  • French and English are essentials
Additional Information

Shortlisted candidates may be required to sit for a test. Only shortlisted candidates will be
notified. No late applications will be accepted. UNHCR is committed to diversity and welcomes applications from qualified candidates regardless of disability, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, race, color or ethnic and national origins, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.
UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process

Candidates must have Cameroonian nationality in order to apply

The closing date for submission of applications is 12 November 2020

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