Registration Associate at The UN High Commissioner For Refugees – UNHCR

Registration Associate

Job ID
20641
Location
Takum, Nigeria
Salary Grade
G6
Hardship Level
D
Family Location Type
Pending
Eligible Applicants
This position is advertised open to internal and external applicants.
Procedures and Eligibility
Interested applicants should consult the Administrative Instruction on Recruitment and Assignment of Locally Recruited Staff (RALS)
Duties and Qualifications

Organizational Setting and Work Relationships

The Registration Associate is a member of the Registration team and is normally supervised by the Registration Officer. The Registration Associate is responsible for supporting all activities related to registration, and with ensuring that registration is effectively used for the identification of specific protection needs, for the management of operations, and for the achievement of durable solutions.

Depending on the size and structure of the Office, the Registration Associate may provide day-to-day supervision, direction and support to UNHCR staff engaged in registration and related activities (including Reception, Filing and Data Management staff), and monitors the efficiency and quality of registration processes, identity and entitlement documentation activities and population data management. The Registration Associate collaborates closely with Protection, Programme, Operational Data Management and Information Management colleagues as well as with Government authorities and partners on the provision of quality population data for the delivery of registration activities.
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 the implementation of registration strategies and methodologies for populations of concern.
    • Assist in the supervision and daily running of registration team activities, where required.
  • Conduct registration interviews when required in accordance with registration standards and guidance.
  • Provide counselling to, and responds to queries from, asylum seekers and refugees regarding UNHCR’s registration procedures and their rights and entitlements.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to date records and data related to all registration cases.
  • Identify persons with specific needs and ensure timely referral to protection follow-up as required.
  • Collaborate with protection staff and/or partners in the delivery of assistance and programming, including provision of identity and entitlement documentation.
  • Draft correspondence and reports relating to registration activities in the operation, when required
  • Provide statistics and draft reports related to registration data, as requested.
  • In consultation with the supervisor, make decisions related to the day-to-day operations of the registration unit and devise registration procedures which are efficient and effective.
  • Draft and submit reports and statistics related to registration.

Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Education & Professional Work Experience

  • Years of Experience / Degree Level
  • For G6 3 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 2 years relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher

Field(s) of Education
Not applicable.

Certificates and/or Licenses

  • Social sciences;
  • Statistics;
  • Mathematics;
  • Information technology;

(Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Relevant Job Experience
Essential

Good computer skills, particularly in data management.
Desirable
Training in basic principles of international protection. Experience in working with UNHCR proGres software.

Functional Skills

  • *DM-Data Management
  • MS-Data Collection and Analysis
  • *IT-Computer literacy
  • IT-IT Refugee Systems & Applications
  • CL-Programme Management (project formulation, programme cycles and reporting standards)
  • TR-Training/Coaching/Facilitation
  • EX-Experience in international organization (United Nations or similar)
  • PR-Experience in Registration

(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.
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.
Position Competencies
Core Competencies

  • Accountability
  • Communication
  • Organizational Awareness
  • Teamwork & Collaboration
  • Commitment to Continuous Learning
  • Client & Result Orientation

Managerial Competencies
Not specified.

Cross-Functional Competencies

  • Analytical Thinking
  • Technological Awareness
  • Planning and Organizing

Language Requirements
Please also note that English is essential for this Job Opening.
Additional  Information
A written test will be conducted for this position which will be followed by a competency-based interview.

Method of Application

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Eligibility

Internal Candidates:

Interested staff members should consult the policy Recruitment and Assignment of Locally Recruited Staff (UNHCR/AI/2020/1/Rev.1 dated 31 March 2020). If you have questions regarding your eligibility, you may also contact the HR Unit.

An applicant who has internal status is a staff member holding an indefinite or fixed-term appointment in any duty station in the country. Former UNHCR General Service staff members, having held an indefinite or fixed-term appointment for an uninterrupted period of at least one year may apply for internally advertised vacancies at their previous grade or equivalent or one grade above, if the seniority requirements are met, for a period of two years for Male candidates and three years for Female candidates following separation.

External Candidates: External candidates must meet the essential minimum requirements of the position and candidates who are not citizens of the country must comply with all eligibility requirements for employment in line with the prevailing legislative prerequisites in the country. Completed and relevant university education can count as maximum 50% of the required years of work experience.

Remuneration: A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. For information on UN salaries, allowances and benefits, please visit the portal of the International Civil Service Commission at: http://icsc.un.org

Submission of Applications:

Internal Applicants:

Please log on to your MSRP accounts to complete your application(s)

External Applicants:

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Closing Date

Closing date is 11:59 GMT / 03 July 2020.

Interested and qualified? Go to UN High Commissioner For Refugees – UNHCR on public.msrp.unhcr.org to apply

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