Associate Registration and ID Management Officer Job – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:  Associate Registration and ID Management Officer (UN Data Jobs)

Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Duty Station: Mbarara, Uganda

About US:

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. UNHCR’s mandate under the Statute of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is to lead and co-ordinate action for international protection to refugees; seek permanent solutions for the problems of refugees and safeguard refugee rights and well-being. UNHCR has an additional mandate concerning issues of statelessness, as it is given a designated role under Article 11 of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.

Job Summary:   The Associate Registration and Identity Management Officer (ARIMO) will function under the direct supervision of a Senior Registration or Protection staff in the Section, Bureau or Country Operation.  The incumbent supports the management of UNHCR¿s registration and identity management-related activities in the region/ country. S/he may receive functional guidance from the Data Service, Headquarters.

The incumbent assists in the implementation of identity management including registration/enrolment-related activities. S/he will support the operationalization of registration, identity management and digital identity strategies such as the inclusion of refugees and asylum-seekers into host States¿ population registers and digital identity systems and the registration of birth, marriages, deaths and other vital events of forcibly displaced persons in the host Government¿s civil registry. The incumbent will also ensure that identity management practices are actively leveraged to support all UNHCR activities, including identification of specific needs, targeting and delivery of assistance, support to protection intervention, fraud mitigation and response, data protection, case management and conduct of durable solution processes.

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The incumbent will also support digital identity activities (standard setting, pilots, projects or programmes) with the aim of increasing the trust in the identity credentials of POCs to increase access to humanitarian assistance, protection, solutions and public and private sector services (including connectivity and financial services) while ensuring the appropriate protection of their privacy and personal data. The position will also contribute to ensuring that there is reliable data and analysis relating to POCs¿ registration, identity management and digital identification at global, regional and country levels (as appropriate) including for strategy development and monitoring and evaluation.

The ARIMO supports field operations with alignment of registration, identity management, digital identity and case management standard operating procedures to global refugee registration and identity management system applications.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the implementation of registration, enrolment and digital identity strategies, for populations of concern in compliance with global and regional protection and inclusion objectives and priorities, ensuring that relevant standards are met, and appropriate methodologies and technologies are implemented.
  • Provide technical support to staff on planned registration and digital identity management activities.
  • Contribute to the development and dissemination of operational guidance, instructions and capacity-development initiatives, in accordance with policy and guidance disseminated by the Global Data Service in Headquarters.
  • Design appropriate procedures and systems for assurance of quality registration data and conduct regular data quality and audit checks to monitor the accuracy of data collected, as well as a tool for identification and prevention of fraud.
  • Provide post-deployment support and maintenance of the UNHCR refugee systems applications as required.
  • Assist the country team to establish and strengthen internal digital identity, registration and identity management capacity and/or that of government counterparts to manage registration and maintain population data.
  • Liaise with Digital Identity and Registration Section of the Global Data Service as necessary to facilitate registration and identity management activities in the region/ country.
  • Advocate with and support government authorities to establish and strengthen fair and efficient registration and digital identification procedures and systems and that POCs¿ identity documents or credentials are recognised for the purposes of accessing humanitarian, public and private sector services.
  • Establish linkages with key partners to implement appropriate case and data management approaches for efficient, accountable and standardized targeting and delivery of assistance and other programming and protection needs.
  • Support the operationalization and negotiation with government and UN partners related to interoperability of external digital identification systems with UNHCR refugee registration and identity management systems.
  • Liaise and actively engage with government, humanitarian and development actors, and the private sector to promote the inclusion of refugees and asylum-seekers into host States¿ population registers and digital identity systems and the registration of birth, marriages, deaths and other vital events of forcibly displaced persons in the host Government¿s civil registry.
  • Support the collection of reliable data and the availability of effective analysis relating to POCs¿ registration, identity management and digital identification at global, regional and country levels (as appropriate) including for the purposes of strategy development and monitoring and evaluation.
  • Monitor, document and report on registration and identity management activities at the regional/ country level, and report on the impact of support interventions to the management of operations.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Associate Registration and ID Management Officer job must have three years of relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 2 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 1 year relevant experience with Doctorate degree in Law; Development Social Sciences; Information Technology, with focus on Database Development, Data Management and Analysis; Demography; Geography; Political Science;  Business Administration; Humanities;  Statistics; or other relevant field.
  • Understanding of the principles and concepts of international protection and UNHCR, including UNHCR¿s registration and identity management guidance and the Policy and Guidance on the Protection of Personal Data of Persons of Concern.
  • Fluency in English is required

Skills

  • DM-Data Management
  • RG-Civil Registration data collection/processing
  • PR-Individual Case Management
  • PR-Protection-related guidelines, standards and indicators
  • DM-Data collection methodologies

Desirable:

  • Technical expertise in registration, digital identity or biometric management systems.
  • Experience with UNHCR¿s PRIMES applications.
  • Familiarity with planning, programming, strategic planning, project development, budgeting and resource mobilization.
  • Understanding of civil registration, national identity management or digital identification systems (including population registries) and digital identity technical standards.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of UNHCR and interagency policies, standards, programmes and operations.
  • Experience of devising data collection and analysis.
  • Experience working with partners, including host and donor Governments, humanitarian and development partners.

Certificates and/or Licenses

  • Certification Programme ¿ International Protection (CP-IP)
  • HCR protection Learning Programme
  • Training on Emergency Registration
  • Operations Data Management Learning Program

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) should apply online at the link below

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Deadline: 15th December 2022

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