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Assistant Field Officer

Aleppo (Syria)

  • Organization: UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • Location: Aleppo (Syria)
  • Grade: Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
    • Civil Society and Local governance
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2021-09-29

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This position is advertised open to internal and external applicants.

Interested applicants should consult the Administrative Instruction on Recruitment and Assignment of Locally Recruited Staff (RALS).

Applicants must be nationals of, and be locally recruited within the country of their employment.

Assistant Field Officer

Organizational Setting and Work Relationships
The Assistant Field Officer is normally supervised by the Senior 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.

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.

- 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.
- Submit recommendation for protection interventions to the designated officer.
- Negotiate with local authority counterparts, partners and populations of concern.
- Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications
Education & Professional Work Experience
Years of Experience / Degree Level
For P1/NOA - 1 year relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or no experience with Graduate degree; or no experience with Doctorate degree

Field(s) of Education
Law Political Sciences or other relevant field.
(Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Certificates and/or Licenses
UNHCR Protection Learning Programme
UNHCR Operations Management Learning Programme
(Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Relevant Job Experience
Not specified

Field experience.
Knowledge of refugee law.
Good knowledge of UNHCR¿s programmes.

Functional Skills
PG-Experience with coordinating with Implementing Partners (Governmt/INGO/NGO/Corporate)
IT-Computer Literacy
PG-Resource Planning; eg. FOCUS, Global Focus Insight
IT-MS Office Applications
BU-PeopleSoft EPM/Budget
FI-PeopleSoft Financial Management
PG-Programme Management (project formulation, programme cycles and reporting standards)
PG-Results-Based Management
UN-UN/UNHCR Financial Rules and Regulations and Procedures
PG-UNHCR's Programmes
EX-Experience in an international capacity
(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. Competencies as defined in Job Profile Fluency in Arabic and English. ¿ Applicants must be nationals of, and be locally recruited within the country of their employment.
See below for this postion's Operational Context
======================================================================================================== The Assistant Field Officer in Sub Office Aleppo reports to the (Re)Integration Officer. The Reintegration unit of SoA incorporates subunits of field, reintegration (including livelihoods) and shelter. The Assistant Field Officer will have a supervisory role within the field unit as well as potentially across other subunits depending on skills and experience ¿ this will be negotiated on appointment. The incumbent will support the field team to carry out field activities directly and through partners, including ensuring that persons of concern are appropriately engaged and consulted, according to UNHCR¿s commitments on age, gender and diversity and on Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP). The incumbent will be responsible for the support and oversight of accountable, inclusive and gender sensitive service delivery in the areas of needs assessment, Core Relief Item distribution and monitoring, provision of emergency and longer term shelter, response to wider and cross sector projects, such as solar street lighting and larger infrastructure interventions within the established parameters, generation of livelihood opportunities, coordination with the sector leads and other service providers. Field monitoring, analysis and reporting are integral to all of these activities; effective written and oral communication skills are required.

Prior experience with both IDP and returnee operations is an asset, in addition to working with urban caseloads and a demonstrated understanding of UNHCR¿s principles of protection. The incumbent should have previous experience in Syria¿s humanitarian response and/or experience in complex operations with large scale IDP and returnees (refugees/IDPs).The incumbent should have demonstrated political awareness and be able to deal effectively with authorities and national partners. S/he must have good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to foster team spirit are essential qualities for the culture and the staff of UNHCR Syria.

The incumbent will need to represent the Agency with professionalism and integrity and occasionally lead the team in the absence of his/her supervisor. An understanding of the inter-agency coordination structure and of the political dynamics in which the UN operates in Syria are desirable. The closing dat is on 29 Sep 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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