Assistant Registration and Identity Management Officer

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Yaounde, Cameroon

All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCRs core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.
Duties:
  • Assist in the implementation of appropriate registration strategies and methodologies for populations of concern in compliance with the protection strategy of the operation and ensuring that registration standards are met.
  • Assist in the drafting and implementation of operation-specific SOPs for all aspects of registration in accordance with applicable standards and policies, including provisions for the protection of individual data and prevention and identification of fraud.
  • Assist in the implementation of appropriate procedures and systems for the assurance of quality registration data through continuous registration and verification exercises, including in the securing and distribution of identity and entitlement documents.
  • Assist in conducting regular data quality checks to monitor the accuracy of data collected.
  • Assist in the development of mass information campaigns to ensure that persons of concern have accurate information on registration procedures.
  • Liaise with Government authorities and partners as necessary for delivery of assistance and other registration-related activities.
  • In coordination with the operational data management staff, assist in the timely consolidation and drafting of statistics and registration data reports on persons of concern.
  • Contribute to training and internal capacity building of UNHCR staff in registration, including on-the-job coaching and guidance.
  • Enforce compliance by UNHCR staff engaged in registration and related activities with UNHCR standards and policies and operation specific SOPs for all aspects of the registration operation.
  • In consultation with the supervisor, make decisions relating to the day-to-day operations of the registration unit and ensure registration procedures are efficient and effective.
  • Draft and submit reports and statistics related to registration.
  • Support the identification and management of risks and seek to seize opportunities impacting objectives in the area of responsibility.
  • Ensure decision making in risk based in the functional area of work. Raise risks, issues and concerns to a supervisor or to relevant functional colleague(s).
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Education & Professional Work Experience
  • Years of Experience / Degree Level
  • For P1/NOA - 1 year relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or no experience with Graduate degree; or no experience with Doctorate degree
Language Requirements:
  • For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.
  • For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.
  • For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.