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Field Associate, Job at UNHCR

at UNHCR UN Refugee Agency
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted July 11, 2019
Category Social Services & Nonprofit
Currency UGX


JOB TITLE: Field Associate
TYPE Internal/External
VACANCY NOTICE Internal/ External

Deadline: 23rd July 2019

The Field Associate is normally supervised by the (Snr) 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
(key results that will be achieved)

UNHCR 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.
(process and functions undertaken to achieve results)

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.


Computer skills.
Excellent knowledge of English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language
Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position.
UNHCR field experience.

Experience Requirements

Minimum 6 years of previous job experience relevant to the function.

Education Requirements

Completion of the Secondary Education with post-secondary training/certificate in Business Administration, Law, Political Science or related field.