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Field Assistant, G4, TA, Upala, Costa Rica

Upala (Costa Rica)

  • Organization: UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • Location: Upala (Costa Rica)
  • Grade: Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2021-05-15

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LOS CANDIDATOS DEBEN ESTAR LEGALMENTE PRESENTES EN COSTA RICA AL MOMENTO DE LA SOLICITUD, RECLUTAMIENTO Y CONTRATACIÓN. SOLO LOS CANDIDATOS QUE TENGAN UNA RESIDENCIA PERMANENTE EN COSTA RICA SERÁN CONSIDERADOS ELEGIBLES. Duties
-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.
- Contribute to conduct regular needs assessment in accordance with UNHCR programming cycles;
- 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.
- Contribute in the planning, collect information, and distribution of different emergency respond kits or items.
- Contribute to the preparation of lists and reports for delivery and tracking of and assistance services by providing information, preparing tables, etc.
- In coordination with implementing partners, assist in the identification, referral and provision of assistance to persons of concern to UNHCR. - In coordination with implementing partners, assist in the identification, registration and provision of assistance to persons of concern to UNHCR
- 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

Years of Experience / Degree
For G4 - 1 year relevant experience with High School Diploma; or Bachelor or equivalent or higher

Certificates and/or Licenses
Business Administration, Law, Political Science


Relevant Job Experience

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


Language Requirements

For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.
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See below for this postion's Operational Context
======================================================================================================== The Field Assistant is normally supervised by the Field Officer/Associate and performs a variety of functions related to Field activities within the office. The supervisor exercises close control and regular review of the 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. HOW TO APPLY

Internal candidates:
- Your application must be submitted by: MSRP - Self-Service - Recruiting - Careers - Costa Rica -NAME OF THE POSITION

External candidates:
- Candidates must submit their application through UNHCR's official application site: www.unhcr.org/careers.html
- click on Vacancies
- Look for Costa Rica
- To apply you must register in the upper right part of the page

Click on position you are interested  and follow the instructions

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For any technical problems encountered during the online application, please contact the Global Service Desk (hqussd@unhcr.org) prior to the deadline to allow sufficient time to resolve the issues. For any questions regarding the selection process, please contact Human Resources (cossarrhh@unhcr.org).

CVs will NOT be accepted by email. ONLY THOSE APPLICATIONS SENT THROUGH THE SYSTEM WILL BE CONSIDERED.

We are committed to maintaining diversity in terms of gender, ethnicity and culture.  Persons belonging to minority groups, persons with special abilities, men and women, are encouraged to apply for vacancies. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.

We do not confirm receipt of applications or report on the status of the process. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview and possibly a written test.

Closing Date
Closing date for submissions or applications is 15 May, 2021, (midnight Geneva time) 16:00 hours (Costa Rica time).
No late applications will be accepted. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates may be required to sit for a written test and/or oral interview. UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing or any other fees).
We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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