Senior Field Assistant

UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES (UNHCR)

Maungdaw, Rakhine State


Job Vacancy

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Job Description

Senior Field Assistant

Duties and responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Field Officer (Protection) in Maungdaw, and overall supervision of the Head of Sub Office in Maungdaw, the incumbent will perform the following duties:
Accountability:
• UNHCR office has sufficient administrative and local support for the field activities thus better able to meet the needs of persons of concern.
• UNHCR’s policies, standards and procedures are constantly and coherently applied in the area of responsibility (AoR).
Responsibility
• Assist in the implementation of UNHCR programme.
• Assist in administrative tasks as required such as preparation of reports and meeting authorized personnel and assisting them during field missions.
• Act as interpreter where needed.
• Keep regular contacts with local authorities and implementing partners as requested by supervisor.
• In coordination with partners, assist in needs identification, community consultations, and provision of assistance to persons of concern to UNHCR.
• Undertake regular field visits and identify/follow up on needs of communities.
• Undertake other relevant duties as required.
Authority
• Liaise with local authority counterparts, partners and populations of concern when required.
• Direct incidents and problems to the supervisor when they cannot be resolved at their level.
Job Requirements
Required Competencies
Cross Functional Competencies
• Analytical thinking
• Planning and organizing
• Stakeholder Management
Essential minimum required qualifications and professional experience
• Completion of the Secondary Education ideally with post-secondary training/certificate in Business Administration, Law, Political Science or related field;
• Minimum of 3 years of previous job experience relevant to the function;
• Excellent computer skills.
• Excellent knowledge of English and Myanmar in written and spoken, Knowledge of any local dialects of the operational area will be an advantage.
Desirable qualifications and competencies
• Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position.
How To Apply
Please declare if you have any immediate relative currently working with any UN agencies.
UNHCR is an equal opportunity employer and regrets its inability to reply individually or attend to telephone queries on the advertised posts.
Applications should be addressed directly to: the Senior Administrative/Finance Officer, UNHCR Representation in Myanmar, 287 Pyay Road, Sanchaung Township, or by email to myaya@unhcr.org , submitting the application together with complete duly filled UN-P11 form and referring clearly to the vacancy notice number as advertised.
Please note that completion of cover letter, UNHCR Personal History Form and its supplementary sheet is mandatory when submitting the application to UNHCR.
Employer Contact

Email: myaya@unhcr.org

287 Pyay Road, Sanchaung Township

Address

No.21/23, 2nd Street, 52nd Street, Bo tahtaung Township, Yangon.


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