2 Senior Field Assistant (2 positions) at UNHCR, Byumba, Rwanda - CLOSE: 31/07/2018 - Multiple Jobs Categories

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Details of listing: 2 Senior Field Assistant (2 positions) at UNHCR, Byumba, Rwanda - CLOSE: 31/07/2018


Title of Post: Senior Field Assistant (2 positions)
Post Number: Temporary Appointment
Category and Level: G-5
Location: Byumba, Rwanda
Duration of appointment: Up to 31 December 2018
Closing date of application: 31 July 2018


The Snr Field Assistant is normally supervised by the (Snr) Field Officer/Associate and performs a variety of functions related to Field activities within the office. The supervisor defines 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.



  • 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).


  • Assist in monitoring the implementation of UNHCR programme including the delivery of all assistance items and monitoring of infrastructure.

  • 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.

  • Follow up, on a regular basis, the overall situation of persons of concern in camps and other areas where they have been accommodated and report accordingly.

  • Undertake other relevant duties as required.



  • 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.


  • Completion of the Secondary Education with post-secondary training/certificate in Business Administration, Law, Political Science or related field.

  • Minimum 5 years of previous job experience relevant to the function.

  • Computer skills.

  • Excellence knowledge in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language.

  • Analytical Thinking.

  • Planning and Organizing.

  • Stakeholder Management.


Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position.


If you wish to be considered for this vacancy, please submit your application on http://rwanda.unhcr.io by 31 July 2018.

Shortlisted candidates may be required to sit for a test. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. No late applications will be accepted.

UNHCR is committed to diversity and welcomes applications from qualified candidates regardless of disability, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, race, color or ethnic and national origins, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, training or any other fees). Should you be asked for a fee or a benefit at any stage of this process, please report your concern to UNHCR’s Investigation Service (inspector@unhcr.org).


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.


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