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Field Assistant

Lilongwe (Malawi)

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Lilongwe (Malawi)
  • Grade: National Specialist - Locally recruited Volunteer
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2021-09-23

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Eligibility criteria Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment. Description of task

Under the direct supervision of the Senior Protection Officer (CRRF), the Field Assistant will undertake the following functions in Dzaleka refugee camp;

  • Assist in monitoring the implementation of UNHCR programmes, including the delivery of services by partners, distribution of all humanitarian assistance and monitoring of camp infrastructure.

  • Assist the camp office with administrative tasks as required, including, welcoming and directing visitors to the appropriate staff/units and assist authorized personnel while within the office premises and during field visits.

  • Act as interpreter in the exchange of routine information, contribute to related liaison activities and respond directly to routine queries as might be required.

  • Collect data and other information relevant to UNHCR and report to the supervisor accordingly.

  • Maintains regular contacts with local authorities and implementing partners as requested and guided by the supervisor.

  • In coordination with implementing and operational partners, assist in the reception, registration and provision of assistance to refugees and other persons of concern to UNHCR.

  • Follow up, on regular basis, the overall situation of persons of concern in the camp and other areas where they have been accommodated and report to the supervisor accordingly.

  • Receive mails on behalf of UNHCR camp Office, distribute the mails to the concerned staff/units and ensure delivery of mails and other items to the Office in Lilongwe.

  • Liaise with all UNHCR staff, schedule and issue appointments slips for refugees and other persons of concern who may wish to see UNHCR staff.

  • Manage the interpreters’ roster and assign interpreters for staff during working hours.

  • Support in organizing UNHCR functions; and assist UNHCR staff in organising venues for workshops and events in Dzaleka refugee camp.
  • Submit requests for items (stationery and cleaning materials) required for office use in Dzaleka and maintain weekly/monthly stocks.

  • Ensure the office premises in Dzaleka camp are in good condition at all times, report any damages and needs for repairs to Admin in the office in Lilongwe.

  • Perform any other duties as might be required by the office.
Qualifications/Requirements Required degree level Secondary education Educational additional comments
  • Must possess, at least, a Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE)
Required experience 24 Months Experience remark

Atleast 2 years of experience in a similar role

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Chichewa(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise Other communications related experience Area of expertise details
  • Good communication skills
  • Computer literate
  • Good interpersonal skills
Driving license Competencies values Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Professionalism, Technological Awareness Application procedure * Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 23 Sepetember 2021
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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