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Senior Data Management Assistant

Job Type: Full time | Company: United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees | Location: Tripoli, Libya | Date posted: 02-08-2017

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Advertisement: LBY/TRI/ADM/ADV/2017/45

Title of the Position

Senior Data Management Assistant- GL5

Location

Tripoli, Libya  

Type of contract/duration

Temporary Appointment (Three Months Renewable)

Closing Date

  09/08/2017

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in Libya is seeking dynamic, committed and qualified persons interested in an exciting career in humanitarian affairs.

                                                      

 

BACKGROUND

 

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country. It also has a mandate to help stateless people.  In more than six decades, the agency has helped tens of millions of people restart their lives. Today, a staff of some 7,190 people in more than 120 countries continues to help some 36.4 million persons.

 

1. Organizational Context

 

The position is normally supervised by a Professional or senior General Service staff member who provides the incumbent with regular guidance and support. Subject to the nature of the task/assignment, he/she will work independently on routine tasks, while will follow instructions of the supervisor for more complex issues. The position has no supervisory role.

Contacts are mainly with the colleagues in the same duty station to exchange information and to discuss the work plans. External contacts are not frequent. In the Field locations, under supervision of the manager, the incumbent may play a liaison role with the national and local authorities for gathering and exchange of data.

 

2. Accountability

 

- The Office has reliable and up-to-date data on persons of concern.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Responsibilities

 

-    Enter data mainly related to asylum seekers, refugees and other persons of concern to UNHCR into the computer database.

-    Prepare reports and project documents by providing information, preparing tables and drafting routine correspondence and reports.

-    Assist in compilation of data and interpreting the statistics for various reports.

-    Assist in the development of forms for data collection and analysis, if requested.

-    Act as interpreter in the exchange of routine information and translate routine documents and correspondence as and when required.

-    May be required to collect GIS data, update maps and undertake field trips to project sites.

-    Perform any other duty, as requested.

 

4. Authority

 

-    Decide on the data recorded in database.

-    Decide on appropriate resolution to incidents and escalate issues to the supervisor if incident cannot be resolved within the scope of responsibility.

 

5. Essential Minimum Qualification and Professional Experience Required:

 

-Completion of the Secondary Education with post-secondary training/certificate in Electronic Data Processing, Information Technology or related field.

-Minimum 5 years of previous job experience relevant to the function.

-Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language.

 

 6. Managerial Competencies/ Cross-Functional Competencies

 

-        Analytical Thinking

-        Planning and Organizing

 

 7. Desirable qualifications

 

-Knowledge of any other relevant UN or local language.

-Completion of  UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position.

 

8.  Important Note

 

·        Interested and qualified applicants should send their English applications along with an updated UN Personal History Form (P.11) www.unhcr.org/recruit/p11new.doc , and an updated CV to LBYTRHR@unhcr.org. Applications received after 09 August 2017 will not be considered.

·        Please indicate the title and location of the position in the subject of the email when you submit your application.

·        Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

 

·        Only nationals can apply to this position.

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