Senior Field Associate Organizational Setting and Work Relationships The Senior 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 the incumbent completes the work independently. Work is controlled for meeting expected results and conformity to policy and procedures by the supervisor. The Senior Field Associate normally supervises 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. 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 – Undertake regular visits to various sites in order to assess needs of persons of concern, with particular attention to vulnerable groups. – Advise the supervisor on programme requirements and formulate project submissions, including community development and self-reliance activities, where applicable, in collaboration with authorities and implementing partners. – Monitor and supervise the implementation of UNHCR programme including the delivery of all assistance items and monitoring of infrastructure and make the necessary recommendation for its improvement. – 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. – Monitor refugee movements related to repatriation and other inter-camps transfers. – Inform and act on the reports received on persons of concern within the refugee community or from the local authorities. – Handle, in coordination with implementing partners, the reception, registration and provision of assistance to persons of concern to UNHCR. – Negotiate with local authority counterparts, partners and populations of concern. – Represent UNHCR in physical monitoring of projects. – Provide inputs for the country operations plan and other submissions and reports. – Perform other related duties as required. Minimum Qualifications Education & Professional Work Experience Years of Experience / Degree Level For G7 – 4 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 2 years relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher Field(s) of Education Not applicable Certificates and/or Licenses Business Administration, Law, Political Science (Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential) Relevant Job Experience Essential Knowledge of International legal affairs relating to asylum, migration and related issues. Desirable Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position. UNHCR field experience. Functional Skills *IT-Computer Literacy CO-Drafting and Documentation CL-Multi-stakeholder Communications with Partners, Government & Community PG-Programme Management (programme cycles and reporting standards) (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. All UNHCR workforce members must individually and collectively, contribute towards a working environment where each person feels safe, and empowered to perform their duties. This includes by demonstrating no tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, harassment including sexual harassment, sexism, gender inequality, discrimination and abuse of power. As individuals and as managers, all must be proactive in preventing and responding to inappropriate conduct, support ongoing dialogue on these matters and speaking up and seeking guidance and support from relevant UNHCR resources when these issues arise. 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.
Desired Candidate Profile
– To successfully fulfil the role, the incumbent will spend a substantial percentage of time working outside of the office, engaging daily with authorities, humanitarian actors, implementing partners and PoCs. Therefore, strong interpersonal skills, political awareness and maturity to build collaborative respectful relationships with all stakeholders are essential.
– Proven interviewing/counselling skills, ability to gather information, analyze it and propose solutions to operational problems are essential, as well as ability to perform work independently and punctually.
– Knowledge and understanding of the structure and functioning of the local public institutions and experience in planning and facilitation of meetings and trainings will be considered as an advantage.
– Demonstrated fluency in written and spoken English and local languages are essential.
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SkillsCL-Multi-stakeholder Communications with Partners, Government & Community, CO-Drafting and Documentation, IT-Computer Literacy, PG-Programme Management (programme cycles and reporting standards)
CertificationsBusiness Administration – Other, Law – Other, Political Science – Other
CompetenciesAccountability, Analytical thinking, Client & results orientation, Commitment to continuous learning, Communication, Empowering & building trust, Managing performance, Organizational awareness, Planning & organizing, Stakeholder management, Teamwork & collaboration
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