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Field Associate/UNOPS, Al Fula

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is seeking for qualified candidate to fill the following post:

 Type of Contract: UNOPS Individual Contractor
 Section/Unit: Field Unit
 Grade Level: LICA 6
 Duty Station: Al Fula
 Duration: Till 31/12/2021
 Closing Date: 12 June 2021


The incumbent the Field associate position  keeps frequent internal contacts with staff members in UNHCR El Fula Field  Office where it provides protection and assistance to out of camp South Sudanese Refugees and their host communities settled throughout the 14 localities of West Kordofan State in a framework of Interagency Response. The incumbent also 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 matters which may be of importance to the Organization.



Operational Context


  • The Field Associate is supervised by the Associate Field Officer and performs a variety of functions related to Field activities within UNHCR EL Fula. The supervisor defines general work objectives and provides necessary advice and guidance.
  • The field Associate is accountable to perform his/her duties as reflected the job description. He/she does so within the 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, he/she required to discharge his/her 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 and responsibilities:

Purpose and Scope of Assignment


  • 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.
  • Negotiate with local authority counterparts, partners and populations of concern.
  • Represent UNHCR in physical monitoring of projects.
  • Perform other related duties as required.


4. Monitoring and Progress Control

The Field Associate will seek guidance of his/her supervisor to agree on work objectives and competencies that he/she may achieve during the contract period.



 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Qualifications and Experience

 3 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 2 years relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher in Business Administration Law Political Science.


 Functional Skills

*IT-Computer Literacy

EX-Field experience

MS-Drafting, Documentation, Data Presentation

CL-Multi-stakeholder Communications with Partners,

PG-Programme Management (project formulation, programme cycles and reporting standards)


Language Requirements

Knowledge of English and Arabic and local language of the duty station is an asset.  


8. Key Competencies


Core Competencies




Organizational Awareness

Teamwork & Collaboration

Commitment to Continuous Learning

Client & Result Orientation


Managerial Competencies


Empowering and Building Trust


Cross-Functional Competencies


Analytical Thinking

Planning and Organizing

Stakeholder Management


Only short listed candidates will be notified.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Candidate Assessments may include a written examination followed by a Competency Based Interview.


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