Assistant Field Officer(NOA)

Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Closing date: 31 May 2021


The Assistant Field Officer is supervised by the Field Officer. S/he may receive indirect guidance from other sections and units relevant to the Tanzania programme(s). UNHCR Manual, programme and protection objectives, Operations Plans, UN and UNHCR financial/budgetary rules and regulations will guide the work of the incumbent.

The incumbent will supervise two General Service Field staff(G6) members under Field Office Kibondo. S/he will also Keep track of cases of detention, register applicants for voluntary repatriation and family reunion. S/he has daily contacts with staff in the field office and with the functional units at UNHCR offices in Tanzania. 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.


  • Assess the needs of persons of concern in the AoR and formulate project submissions in collaboration with district authorities and implementing partners.

  • Promote and monitor the implementation of assistance projects.

  • Report regularly on rate of flow of new arrivals and estimate expected influx based on interviews with persons of concern.

  • In co-ordination with implementing partners, assist with the reception, registration and provision of assistance to persons of concern to UNHCR.

  • Assist in the preparation of monthly sectoral reports and submit material for preparation of periodic project monitoring reports and year-end reports.

  • Submit recommendation for protection interventions to the designated officer.

  • Negotiate with local authority counterparts, partners and populations of concern.

  • Perform other related duties as required.


Education & Professional Work Experience

Years of Experience / Degree Level

1-year relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or no experience with Graduate degree; or no experience with Doctorate degree.

Field(s) of Education

Law, Political Sciences or other relevant field.

Certificates and/or Licenses

UNHCR Protection Learning Programme

UNHCR Operations Management Learning Programme

Relevant Job Experience


Field experience. Knowledge of refugee law. Good knowledge of UNHCR’s programmes.

Functional Skills

PG-Experience with coordinating with Implementing Partners (Government/INGO/NGO/Corporate)

PG-Resource Planning, eg. FOCUS, Global Focus Insight

IT-Computer Literacy

BU-PeopleSoft EPM/Budget

FI-PeopleSoft Financial Management

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

PG-Results-Based Management

UN-UN/UNHCR Financial Rules and Regulations and Procedures

PG-UNHCR's Programmes

EX-Experience in an international capacity


Knowledge of English and Kiswahili.

Competency Requirements

All jobs at UNHCR require six core competencies and may also require managerial competencies and/or cross-functional competencies. The six core competencies are listed below.

Core Competencies



Organizational Awareness

Teamwork & Collaboration

Commitment to Continuous Learning

Client & Result Orientation

Managerial Competencies

Judgement and Decision Making

Cross-Functional Competencies

Analytical Thinking

Political Awareness

Stakeholder Management

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