Duties and Qualifications
Senior Field Officer
Organizational Setting and Work Relationships
The Senior Field Officer is normally supervised by the Head of Sub-Office or Representative or Deputy / Assistant Representative depending on the structure of the Office.
S / he may receive indirect guidance from other sections and units relevant to the country / regional programme(s). UNHCR Manual, programme and protection objectives, Operations Plans, UN and UNHCR financial / budgetary rules and regulations will guide the work of the Senior Field Officer.
S / he is expected to stay abreast of the challenges posed to the country / region by the political context, the UN and humanitarian reform and institutional developments.
The incumbent normally supervises some professional and support staff. S / he has daily contacts with staff in the various field offices and with the functional units at the Country / Regional Office.
S / he also has close liaison with a range of local civilian and military authorities and counterparts in NGOs and UN agencies to discuss matters of common interest.
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.
Intervene promptly with the authorities in the event of any action or measure detrimental to returnees / refugees and other persons of concern if / when necessary.
Education & Professional Work Experience
Years of Experience / Degree Level
or 7 years relevant experience with Doctorate degree
Field(s) of Education
Law, Political Sciencesor other relevant field.
Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)
Certificates and / or Licenses
UNHCR Protection Learning Programme.
UNHCR Operations Management Learning Programme.
Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)
Relevant Job Experience
Knowledge of refugee law.
Good knowledge of UNHCR s programmes.
LE-International Refugee Law
Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)
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 C001L3 - Accountability Level 3
C002L3 - Teamwork & Collaboration Level 3
C003L3 - Communication Level 3
C004L3 - Commitment to Continuous Learning Level 3
C005L3 - Client & Result Orientation Level 3
C006L3 - Organizational Awareness Level 3
M001L3 - Empowering and Building Trust Level 3
M002L3 - Managing Performance Level 3
M006L3 - Managing Resources Level 3
M005L3 - Leadership Level 3
M003L3 - Judgement and Decision Making Level 3
M004L3 - Strategic Planning and Vision Level 3
X007L3 - Political Awareness Level 3
X001L3 - Analytical Thinking Level 3
X008L3 - Stakeholder Management Level 3 Additional Information
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.
Please note that UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, travelling, processing, training or any other fees).