Title of Post Category and Level Position No Duration

VN/ 121/14
Title of Post
Category and Level
Position No
Closing Date
: Field Officer
: National Officer Assistant (NOC)
: 10019860
: 1 year, renewable
: Gaziantep, Turkey
: 13 November 2014
The Field Officer will be supervised by the Senior Field Coordinator/Head of Field
Office. 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 incumbent will be supervising the Assistant Field Officers (NOA) in Gaziantep,
Hatay and Sanliurfa provinces, some support staff and may supervise lower grade
professional staff. 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 government counterparts,
NGOs and UN agencies to discuss matters of common interest.
 Coordinate and supervise the field activities in the areas of protection
and programme in the AoR.
 Stay abreast of political, social, economic and cultural developments
that have an impact on the protection environment and provide
advice to the Senior Field Coordinator.
 Maintain relations with local Government Officials at a senior level, as
well as with UN agencies, NGOs and other parties operating in the
area, in order to promote UNHCR objectives.
 Ensure through direct action and advocacy with senior management
that the necessary resources are allocated to address protection and
operational gaps.
 Build the capacity of local partners and civil society through training
and other initiatives to protect persons of concern.
 Develop and coordinate capacity-building initiatives for communities
and persons of concern to assert their rights.
 Ensure through direct action and advocacy with senior management
that the necessary resources are allocated to address protection and
operational gaps.
Through a wide network of external contacts and through studying
field reports, regularly analyse the operational context, early warning
signs and the protection situation of returnees/refugees and other
persons of concern to UNHCR.
Prepare analytic papers and formulate recommendations for action
for the Office.
Liaise with local Government authorities and operational partners on
issues relating to the protection and assistance of returnees/refugees
and other persons of concern.
Supervise and monitor the implementation of UNHCR projects;
provide and advocate protection for persons of concern to UNHCR by
ensuring the observance by the local authorities of the recognized
principles of refugee, humanitarian and Human Rights law. Intervene
promptly with the authorities in the event of any action or measure
detrimental to returnees/refugees and other persons of concern
if/when necessary.
Maintain close contact with UNHCR Field Offices that may have been
established on both sides of the border.
Education and skills
University degree in Law, Political Sciences or related fields.
Field experience.
Computer skills.
Knowledge of refugee law.
Good knowledge of UNHCR’s programmes.
UNHCR Protection Learning Programme.
UNHCR Operations Management Learning Programme.
Minimum 8 years of previous relevant work experience (6 years with advanced
university degree).
 Excellent knowledge of Turkish and fluency in English.
 Knowledge of other UN languages.
Required Competencies
 Empowering and Building Trust
 Managing Performance
 Judgement and Decision Making
 Analytical Thinking
 Political Awareness
 Stakeholder Management
If you wish to be considered for this vacancy, please apply in writing to
[email protected] e-mail address directly referring to Internal/External
Vacancy Notice 121/14 no later than:
13 November 2014
Only Turkish Nationals are eligible for National Officer positions.
All applicants are required to submit a motivation letter in addition to
CV/resume and a fully completed P.11 Personal History Form.
Short-listed candidates will be required to pass a written test.
Only short-listed candidates will be notified.