Field Assistant

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JOB DETAIL

Hardship Level (not applicable for home-based)

A (least hardship)

Family Type (not applicable for home-based)

Family

Staff Member / Affiliate Type

UNOPS LICA4

Target Start Date

2024-07-01

Job Posting End Date

May 28, 2024

Terms of Reference

The desired candidate should:
• Have previous contact or involvement with UNHCR, other UN agencies, INGOs, NGOs or government authorities engaged with refugee protection through tasks related to field work.
• Have previous contact or involvement with community-based structures including Refugee Led Organizations and host communities.
• Have knowledge of monitoring programmes and in assessing needs. It will be considered an asset if it is for humanitarian programmes of forcibly displaced persons in the field.
• Have previously supported the implementation of service fairs or humanitarian assistance distribution.
• Have previously supported community outreach meetings, participatory assessments, and other mechanisms for consultations.
• Liaise with local authority counterparts, partners and populations of concern to UNHCR
• Collect data and other information relevant to UNHCR and report to the supervisor accordingly
• Perform other related duties as required.

Important note:

The duty station for this position is LIMA, Peru.

Persons interested in applying to this position should be legally present at the time of application, recruitment and appointment.

Eligible candidates may be required to take a technical test and/or an interview.
This vacancy is opened to fill several posts with the same title, at the same level and at the same duty-station.

No late applications will be accepted.

Person interested in applying for this position should be legally present in the country at the time of application, recruitment, and appointment.

Recruitment as a UNHCR staff member is subject to proof of vaccination against Covid-19.

Standard Job Description

Field Assistant

Organizational Setting and Work Relationships
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.

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.
– 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.
– 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.

– Support the identification and management of risks and seek to seize opportunities impacting objectives in the area of responsibility. Ensure decision making in risk based in the functional area of work. Raise risks, issues and concerns to a supervisor or to relevant functional colleague(s).
– Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications
Education & Professional Work Experience
Years of Experience / Degree
For G4 – 1 year relevant experience with High School Diploma; or Bachelor or equivalent or higher

Field(s) of Education
Not applicable

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
CO-Drafting and Documentation
CL-Multi-stakeholder Communications with Partners, Government & Community
(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.

Required Languages

English

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Desired Languages

,

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Additional Qualifications

Skills

CL-Multi-stakeholder Communications with Partners, Government & Community, CO-Drafting and Documentation, IT-Computer Literacy

Education

Certifications

Business Administration – Other, Law – Other, Political Science – Other

Work Experience

Other information

This position doesn’t require a functional clearance

Home-Based

No

Lima, Peru
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