UNHCR Field Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

UNHCR Field Officer Jobs in Ethiopia


Organizational Setting and Work Relationships

  • The Field Officer is normally supervised by the Snr Field Coordinator 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 normally supervises some support staff and may supervise lower grade professional staff. 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.

    Duties

  • Prepare project proposals; draw up plan of operation for implementation, including institutional arrangements for budgets.

  • Assess refugee needs in the various fields of assistance and make recommendations for the establishment of projects, adjustment or discontinuation of existing projects and advise the Head of Office accordingly.

  • Closely monitor the implementation of projects under the geographical area of responsibility and ensure the provisions under the agreements signed with the implementing partners are being adhered to.

  • Regularly prepare written reports on the implementation of projects and the situation in the sites.

  • Maintain good working relations with local government officials, implementing partners and other agencies in the area.

  • Report immediately on
    any security problems that may occur affecting programme, beneficiaries and the smooth running of the operation.

  • Provide assistance to UNHCR Technical advisers and consultants as well as visitors visiting project sites.

  • Represent UNHCR in the Field.

  • Negotiate with local authority counterparts, partners and populations of concern.

  • Approve expenditures within the DOAP.

  • Perform other related duties as required.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Education & Professional Work Experience

    Years of Experience / Degree Level


  • For P3/NOC - 6 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 5 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 4 years relevant 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

    Essential


  • Field experience.

    Desirable

  • Knowledge of refugee law.

  • Good knowledge of UNHCR¿s programmes.

    Functional Skills

  • IT-Computer Literacy

  • LE-Refugee Law/Policy

  • PG-UNHCR's Programmes

  • EX-Field experience
    (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.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; UNHCR Field Officer Jobs in Ethiopia


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