FINANCE ,DIRECTOR, MOZAMBIQUE ,Care At UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Job Opening: 37061

Position: Assistant Field Officer

Contract Type: UNOPS IICA-1

Duty Station: Choluteca, Honduras

Eligible Applicants:

his position is advertised to internal and external applicants. Honduran nationals are not eligible to apply.

Duties and Qualifications:

General Background:

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is the UN Agency dedicated to protect the rights and seek durable solutions for refugees worldwide. UNHCR is in the field in over 125 countries. A National Office in Honduras opened in 2015 in order to strengthen UNHCR¿s protection work in the region as part of the UNHCR¿s Regional Protection and Solutions Strategy for the countries in the North of Central America (NCA). Honduras is characterized by a situation of internal displacement due to high levels of violence. Honduras has also become a country of transit for thousands refugees and migrants that enter the territory on a daily basis. It continues to be affected by high levels of violence representing a challenge in terms of protection and assistance. Given this context, UNHCR supports the State in designing public policies that can prevent and respond to internal displacement, while at the same time developing protection networks by working with partners to provide protection alternatives as close to home as possible. The operation grew significantly in the last three years and is currently expanding its field presence. The Office in Tegucigalpa became a Country Office in 2020 and Field Units in Ocotepeque, Choluteca and Tegucigalpa have been opened in addition to the existing Field Office in San Pedro Sula.

Purpose and Scope of Assignment:

The Assistant Field Officer will be supervised by the Associate Field Officer. 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 incumbent.

The UNOPS IICA-1 does not have any direct supervisory role. 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.

– Conduct border monitoring activities, liaising with government actors, other UN agencies, civil society organizations, community volunteers and interviewing persons of concern to assess situation in border points, shelters, and other relevant spaces.

– Assess capacity of reception mechanisms and liaise with relevant authorities to strengthen access to the asylum system in the country.

– 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.

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

– Keep track of cases of detention; register applicants for voluntary repatriation and family reunion.

– 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

a. Education (Level and area of required and/or preferred education):

Undergraduate degree in Law, Political Sciences or other relevant field.¿

b. Work Experience:

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

Field(s) of Education:


Political Sciences;

or 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

Relevant Job Experience:


Not specified.


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

Functional Skills

PG-Experience with coordinating with Implementing Partners (Governmt/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

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.

Position Competencies:

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

Additional Information:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No late applications will be accepted.

Shortlisted candidates may be required to sit for a technical assessment or written test (eliminatory or complementary) and later on, invited for an oral interview.

UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing or any other fees).

Duration: until 31st December 2022.

Engagement under a UNHCR affiliate scheme is subject to proof of vaccination against Covid-19.

Language Requirements:

Working knowledge in English and Proficiency in Spanish is essential.

Closing Date:

The closing date for submission of applications is 8th June 2022 (midnight Geneva time).

How to apply

Instructions to apply:

  • Enter through Google Chrome to the address select “Vacancies/Carreras”
  • Sign in to access your account. If you have not created a user, select the link “New User/New User” to create an account.
  • Access to the page and you will find the vacancies by selecting “Country / Country – Honduras”
  • Review the job description of your interest and select “Apply” to begin your online application.
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