Job Title Field Associate
Type Internal/External
Type Of Contract LICA6

Vacancy Notice JO/VA/077
Position Number UNOPS - AZR- 004
Number Of Vacancies 1
Location Azraq, Jordan
Position Grade UNOPS Contract Holder
Closing Date 2019-10-12
Organizational Context

Operational Context: 

Jordan is one of the countries most affected by the Syria crisis, hosting the second highest share of refugees pro capita in the world.  83% of Syrian refugees in Jordan live in urban areas and 17% live in three refugee camp.  Azraq refugee camp was opened in 2014 and it is the largest camp in size, but it is second to Zaatari camp in terms of number of refugees. Azraq camp registered 54,000 people of concern and currently hosts approximately 35,000 refugees (as of June 2019).

 

The Field Associate is responsible to monitor the implementation of UNHCR programme including the delivery of all assistance items and monitoring of infrastructure. He/she inform and act on the reports received on persons of concern within the refugee community or from the local authorities through direct intervention or referral to other UNHCR Units or to the appropriate partners.

Functional Statement

Functional Statement:

 

Accountability

 

-        UNHCR’s policies, standards and procedures are constantly and coherently applied in the area of responsibility (AoR).

The needs of persons of concern in the AoR are assessed and analysed in a participating manner and using an Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective to form a firm basis for planning

 Responsibility

-        Monitor the situation in the AoR, collect data and other information relevant to UNHCR and report to the supervisor accordingly.

-        Monitor the implementation of UNHCR programme including the delivery of all assistance items and monitoring of infrastructure.

-        Undertake regular visits to various sites in order to assess needs of persons of concern, with particular attention to vulnerable groups.

-        Keep regular contacts with local authorities and implementing partners as requested by supervisor.

-        Act as interpreter when required.

-        Contribute to the preparation of status and progress reports by providing info, preparing tables, etc.

-        Assist in administrative tasks as required such as preparation of reports and meeting authorized personnel and assisting them during field missions.

-        Inform and act on the reports received on persons of concern within the refugee community or from the local authorities.

-        In coordination with implementing partners, assist in the reception, registration and provision of assistance to persons of concern to UNHCR.

-        Undertake other relevant duties as required.

Required Competencies

Required Competencies:

Managerial Competencies

-        N/A

Cross-Functional Competencies

-        Analytical Thinking

-        Planning and Organizing.

-        Stakeholder Management

Essential Minimum Qualifications and Professional Experience

Essential Minimum Qualifications and Experience

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

-        Minimum 6 years of previous job experience relevant to the function.

-        Computer skills.

-        Excellent knowledge of English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language.

-        Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.

Desirable qualifications & competencies

Desirable Qualifications & Competencies:

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

-        UNHCR field experience


Operational Context

Organizational Context: 

 

The Field Associate is supervised by the Field Officer and performs a variety of functions related to Field activities within the office. The supervisor defines general work objectives and provides necessary advice and guidance. The Field Associate may supervise some General Service support staff.

 

The incumbent keeps frequent internal contacts with staff members in the same duty station to exchange information, to establish understanding of respective needs; to ensure provision of services and resolution of problems 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 subject related to provision of Basic Needs, Livelihoods and other humanitarian assistances to refugees.

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The UNHCR workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. UNHCR seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term "sexual exploitation" means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term "sexual abuse" means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term "sexual harassment" means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator's working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

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