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Location:                                    Hargeisa, Somalia

          Grade:                                     GS4

Staff Member / Affiliate Type: General Service

Reason:                                            Temporary > Temporary Assignment/ Appointment

Hardship Level:                            E (most hardship)

Family Type:                                   Non Family with Residential Location<p></p><p></p>

Residential location (if applicable):  Nairobi (CO), Kenya

Remote work accepted:    No

Target Start Date:                                       2023-04-01-07:00

Target End Date:                                         2023-09-30-07:00

Job Posting End Date:                              February 13, 2023

Standard Job Description

Registration Assistant Organizational Setting and Work Relationships The Registration Assistant is a member of the registration team and is supervised by a more senior colleague who normally reports directly to the Registration Officer. The incumbent is responsible for supporting all activities related to registration, which may also include functions related to reception, filing and data management. S/he responds to queries from asylum seekers and refugees regarding UNHCR’s registration procedures and their rights and entitlements. The Registration Assistant liaises with protection staff and partners to ensure timely identification and referral of persons of concern for protection follow up and may provide interpretation and/or translation services in cases for which s/he has the required language competencies. 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 – Conduct registration interviews in accordance with local SOPs and registration standards. – Respond 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 individual 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 – Act as interpreter and translator when needed. – Refer cases to other units within the office and to implementing partners as necessary. – Perform other related duties as required. Minimum Qualifications Education & Professional Work Experience Years of Experience / Degree Level G4 – 1 year relevant experience with High School Diploma; or Bachelor or equivalent or higher Field(s) of Education Not applicable. Certificates and/or Licenses Social Sciences; Statistics; Mathematics; Information Technology; HCR Protection Lrng Prog; (Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential) Relevant Job Experience Essential Not specified. Desirable Experience in working with UNHCR proGres software. Functional Skills IT-Computer Literacy; (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. All UNHCR workforce members must individually and collectively, contribute towards a working environment where each person feels safe, and empowered to perform their duties. This includes by demonstrating no tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, harassment including sexual harassment, sexism, gender inequality, discrimination and abuse of power. As individuals and as managers, all must be proactive in preventing and responding to inappropriate conduct, support ongoing dialogue on these matters and speaking up and seeking guidance and support from relevant UNHCR resources when these issues arise. 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.

Desired Candidate Profile

The incumbent will be supervised by Associate Protection Officer.
A degree in IT or computer science is an added advantage.
Relevant job experience in registration and documentation with people forced to flee and of concern to UNHCR is desirable.
S/he should have good computer skills particularly with respect to data management skills and good knowledge of ProGres database would be an added advantage.
Knowledge of the local language is required, and knowledge of Arabic, Amhara, Oromo and Tigrinya will be an added asset.

Functional Clearance

This position doesn’t require a functional clearance

Required languages (expected Overall ability is at least B2 level)


Desired languages


Additional Qualifications


IT-Computer LiteracyEducation


HCR Protection Learning Program – UNHCR, Information Technology – Other, Mathematics – Other, Social Sciences – Other, Statistics – Other

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