Internal/External Vacancy Notice
The Representation of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Jordan invites qualified candidates to apply for the following vacancy:
Title: Assistant Field Officer
Date of Issue: 01 November 2018
Type of Contract: Fixed-Term Appointment
Closing date: 13 November 2018
Category and level: General Service, G6
Position number: 10029570
Duty Station: Azraq, Jordan
Number of Positions: 01
Duration: Initially for a period of one year
Availability of the post: 01 January 2019
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of Head of Office
The Assistant 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 does not normally have any direct supervisory role. 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
Accountability (key results that will be achieved)
- UNHCR’s 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.
Responsibility (process and functions undertaken to achieve results)
- Assess the needs of persons of concern in the AoR and formulate project submissions in collaboration with district authorities and implementing partners.
- Promote and monitor the implementation of assistance projects.
- Report regularly on rate of flow of new arrivals and estimate expected influx based on interviews with persons of concern.
- In co-ordination with implementing partners, assist with the reception, registration and provision of assistance to persons of concern to UNHCR.
- Keep track of cases of detention; register applicants for voluntary repatriation and family reunion.
- Assist in the preparation of monthly sectoral reports and submit material for preparation of periodic project monitoring reports and year-end reports.
- Undertake other relevant duties as required.
Authority (decisions made in executing responsibilities and to achieve results)
- Submit recommendation for protection interventions to the designated officer.
- Negotiate with local authority counterparts, partners and populations of concern.
Essential qualifications, knowledge, experience and required competencies:
- Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) in Law, Political Sciences or related fields.
- Minimum 1 year of previous relevant work experience.
- Excellent knowledge of English and working knowledge of another UN language.
(In offices where the working language is not English, excellent knowledge of UN working language of duty station and working knowledge of English.)
***For National Officer positions, very good knowledge of local language and local institutions is essential.
Desirable qualifications and competencies:
- Field experience.
- Computer skills.
- Knowledge of refugee law.
- Good knowledge of UNHCR’s programmes.
- UNHCR Protection Learning Programme.
- UNHCR Operations Management Learning Programme.
- Judgement and Decision Making
- Analytical Thinking
- Political Awareness
- Stakeholder Management
Interested applicants should apply through the following link
Attaching the Personal history form (P-11) with a motivation letter in English explaining their interest in the position.
Please note that the Personal History Form (P11) is mandatory and must be SIGNED by the applicant and uploaded during the application process in the PDF format.
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.
- All UNHCR staff members in Jordan.