Senior Field Assistant

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Posted on 11 Oct, 2021
Closing on 24 Oct, 2021

Job Description

  • Title of Position:  Senior Field Assistant
  • Job Opening (JO):  30501
  • Position Number: Temporary Assistance
  • Category & Level: G5
  • Location: Sana’a, Yemen
  • Expected start date:  As soon as possible
  • Duration:  6 months (renewal is subject to availability of funds and satisfactory performance)
  • Closing Date:  24 October 2021

Organizational Setting and Work Relationships

The Senior Field Assistant is normally supervised by the (Senior) Field Officer/Associate and performs a variety of functions related to Field activities within the office. The supervisor defines work processes and provides regular advice and guidance.

The incumbent keeps frequent internal contacts with staff members in the same duty station to exchange information 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 routine subject matters under the direction of the supervisor.

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

  • Assist in monitoring the implementation of UNHCR programme including the delivery of all assistance items and monitoring of infrastructure.
  • Assist in administrative tasks as required such as preparation of reports and meeting authorized personnel and assisting them during field missions.
  • Act as interpreter in the exchange of routine information, contribute to related liaison activities and respond directly to routine queries.
  • Collect data and other information relevant to UNHCR and report to the supervisor accordingly.
  • Keep regular contacts with local authorities and implementing partners as requested by supervisor.
  • In coordination with implementing partners, assist in the reception, registration and provision of assistance to persons of concern to UNHCR.
  • Follow up, on a regular basis, the overall situation of persons of concern in camps and other areas where they have been accommodated and report accordingly.
  • Liaise with local authority counterparts, partners and populations of concern.
  • Direct incidents and problems to the supervisor when they cannot be resolved at their level.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Education & Professional Work Experience

For G5 - 2 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 1 year relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher

Field(s) of Education

Not applicable.

(Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Certificates and/or Licenses

Business Administration                                   Law                                      Political Science

(Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Relevant Job Experience

Essential

Not specified.

Desirable

Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position.

Functional Skills

*IT- Computer Literacy

MS-Drafting, Documentation, Data Presentation

CL-Multi-stakeholder Communications with Partners

(Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Language Requirements

Knowledge of English and Arabic

Competency Requirements

All jobs at UNHCR require six core competencies and may also require managerial competencies and/or cross-functional competencies. The six core competencies are listed below.

Core Competencies

Accountability

Communication

Organizational Awareness

Teamwork & Collaboration

Commitment to Continuous Learning

Client & Result Orientation

Managerial Competencies

Not specified.

Cross-Functional Competencies

Analytical Thinking

Planning and Organizing

Stakeholder Management

Additional Information

Candidates may be required to sit for a test. Only pre-selected candidates will be notified. Only online applications are accepted (applications sent by email will not be accepted). 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, colour or ethnic and national origins, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, training or any other fees).

If you have questions during the on-line application, please contact HR Team well before the deadline: at yemadhr@unhcr.org (Aden) and yemsahr@unhcr.org (Sana'a).

This is only part of the Vacancy Notice. For more information about this Job Opening, eligibility criteria and procedures please follow this link (or go to www.unhcr.org /Careers/ Vacancies). Please follow the below instructions on applications for External Applicants.

How to Apply

Submission of applications (External Applicants)

  • Interested candidates should submit their applications for this Job Opening online.
  • The Applicants will need to follow this link or go to www.unhcr.org /Careers/ Vacancies
  • The Applicants will need to search for the Job Opening by using the available filters (e.g. Compendium Exercise: Local Vacancies; Country: Yemen) or with its number (30501).
  • Once the Job Opening is selected, the Applicants will be directed to the Job Description page in the online application process.
  • Applicants must “Sign in” or “Register” and then “Sign in”, in order to apply. They must click on “New User” for the first time they apply as an external candidate.
  • Applicants begin by clicking the “Apply” button, after which the page in the next image will open. The applicant must click on “Next” in order to move ahead in the application process.
  • Applicants must agree to the terms, before reaching the Letter of Interest page of the application. They must include a Letter of Interest and completed online application including personal, profile and qualifications information. 
  • In the “Additional Information” section all questions MUST be answered. Once all is completed, the applicant may click “Review/Submit” application. Here the candidate may preview their application and review it by section.
  • By clicking on “Confirmation and Consent” the applicant will submit their application and receive automatic notification by e-mail that the application has been submitted.

Applications submitted by email will not be accepted.

Important Notes / مقترحات هامة

Following the instructions on How to apply will always increase your chances of getting your application looked at.
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