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Job Title: Senior Database Assistant

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.

Key Duties & 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 other duties as instructed.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
·         The applicant should have completed Secondary Education with post-secondary training/certificate in Electronic Data Processing, Information Technology or related field.
·         At least five years’ experience in a role similar to the one defined here
·         Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language.
How to Apply for the job: 

All Interested candidates who meet the above criteria should submit their applications, under confidential cover, quoting the Post No addressed to:
The Senior Administrative/ Finance Officer,
UNHCR Representation in Uganda,
P.O. Box, 3813, Kampala, Uganda

Deadline: 22nd January 2014

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