Reporting Officer Job Opportunity At United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:       Reporting Officer

Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Senior Donor or External Relations Officer or other Senior Management

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 Reporting Officer actively contributes to production, editing and quality control of reports for his/her Area of Responsibility (AOR). By systematization and sharing of accurate and timely information, the Reporting Officer promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNHCR.

The Reporting Officer establishes close contacts with all UNHCR Sections in the AOR to gather and analyse information. He/she maintains effective professional relationships with a wide variety of donors, operational and implementing partners, UN agencies, and other stakeholders to gather, analyse and disseminate information about activities of UNHCR and its partners.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Keep abreast with all developments in the Country Operation/Bureau/Division or other entity to prepare appropriate briefings and reports.
  • Draft regular daily, weekly and monthly up-date for internal and external audience (including donors and media).
  • Consolidate and analyse data on programme implementation, achievements and indicators in all sectors under area of responsibility (AoR) in order to facilitate the preparation of periodic reports and activity-specific reports as may be required and ensure timeliness of such reports.
  • Participate in annual reporting and planning process.
  • Work closely with Information Management to ensure accurate and attractive data presentation, including maps.
  • Support the monitoring of UNHCR’s partnerships and consolidate information about partners¿ activities.
  • Prepare briefing kits and presentations for missions and visitors.
  • Prepare reports for donors, in compliance with specific donor requirements. Make efforts to enhance donor satisfaction by ensuring quality reporting on programmatic results to donor; Assist in providing visibility for donors¿ contributions to UNHCR.
  • Research/analyse, interpret and also, monitor and review information and data from regular and wide variety of sources for internal and external reporting.
  • Prepare and distribute minutes of meetings.
  • Provide technical support, training and clarification on UNHCR’s reporting policies and deadlines.
  • Collaborate closely with information counterparts in other UN agencies and NGOs to ensure accurate data presentation, graphics and maps and effective information dissemination on refugee issues.
  • May prepare press releases; conceptualize, draft and edit stories for external communications products and support all aspects of its production, including fact checking, proofreading and quality control.
  • Where relevant, contribute to UNHCR’s coordination endeavours   across sectors, including through reporting, advocacy, resource mobilization and other support as may be required.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Reporting Officer job opportunity should have six years of relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 5 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 4 years relevant experience with Doctorate degree
  • The applicants should be graduates in Journalism; Public Administration; Communication; International relations; Political Science; Law; or other relevant field.
  • Experience in conducting, participating in and reporting on meetings, and drafting reports. Programme/project development, planning, implementation, and/or monitoring
  • Experience in a field mission and at Headquarters / in the UN Common System and country context.
  • Experience undertaking operational and analytical work in the field of international affairs, international security, humanitarian affairs, development or journalism.
  • Experience in donor relations or liaison with media.
  • Language Requirements: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.

Functional Skills

  • CO-Strategic Communication;
  • IT-Computer Literacy;
  • PG-UNHCR’s Programmes;
  • UN-UNHCR Operations, mandate, principles and policies;
  • DM-Data collection methodologies;

How to Apply:

All interested Ugandan nationals who wish to join the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to click on the link below and follow the application instructions after reviewing the job details.

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Deadline: 19th August 2019

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