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Assistant Field Officer


Management & Business Development

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1 month ago

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Kyaka I Refugee Settlement was initially created in 1983 for Rwandan refugees after a decision was taken by the Government of Uganda to host all refugees in designated areas across the country. Kyaka II Refugee Settlement was established in 2005 to receive the remaining population of Kyaka I, following the mass repatriation of Rwandan refugees the same year. As of 31 October 2023, the refugee population of Kyaka II settlement is about 124, 538 with the majority of the refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (94.5%), Rwanda (2.5%), Burundi (2.5%), and other nationalities. Field Office Kyaka, under the management of Sub Office Mbarara in southwest Uganda, is responsible for the management of Kyaka II Refugee Settlement together with the government counterpart Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), in Kyegegwa District. The FO has stopped receiving new arrivals on a large scale but receiving sporadic walk-ins refugees who go through the Refugee Status Determination procedure conducted by the Refugee Eligibility Committee of Uganda.

Currently Kyaka FO has 34 staff including administration (including drivers and ICT), technical, field, protection (including resettlement) and supply. The operation is under the Global Refugee Compact (GRC) and Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF), and works closely with the OPM, the hosting district local government (Kyegegwa), humanitarian and development actors including the UN agencies and NGOs, CBOs, and private sector to promote and advocate for refugee inclusion in the national system. Kyaka FO currently has over 36 partners operating in the settlement. Based on the past yearsâ experience of the Uganda operation, the incumbent will need to be prepared for any emergency supports for the country operation if needs arise, especially due to the ongoing conflicts in the eastern DRC.

The incumbent is expected to coordinate field activities in collaboration with other Units as well as the OPM and partners, and oversees areas of interventions under the sectors of Livelihood, Energy and Environment, and WASH. He/she will supervise 1 national staff (1 Field Associate). He/She will also be responsible for coordinating distribution of CRIs/NFIs, management of the Reception Center, interagency coordination at settlement and district levels, and field-level monitoring of regular activities by implemented by partners. Although Kyaka II Refugee Settlement is no longer receiving new arrivals from the border, he/she is also expected to handle and coordinate the reception and provision of assistance to persons of concern to UNHCR in the settlement, especially for those who are granted refugee status by the REC, transfer and protection cases from other settlements/locations or within the settlement, and those returning to Kyaka based on second displacement from the DRC.

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Additional Qualifications

BU-PeopleSoft EPM/Budget, FI-ERP Financial Management (SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Workday and other), IT-Computer Literacy, PG-Programme Management (programme cycles and reporting standards), PG-Resource planning, PG-Results-Based Management, PG-Stakeholder management and coordination with Implementing Partners (Gov/NGO/Corporate), PG-UNHCR's ProgrammesBachelor of Arts (BA): Law, Bachelor of Arts (BA): Political ScienceHCR Protection Learning Program - UNHCR, Programme Management (PM) 1 - UNHCR


Accountability, Analytical thinking, Client & results orientation, Commitment to continuous learning, Communication, Judgement & decision making, Organizational awareness, Political awareness, Stakeholder management, Teamwork & collaboration

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