United Nations UNHCR Careers – Resettlement Assistant

Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner
for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10013116
Reports to: Associate Protection Officer
Vacancy Notice: 021/2013
Duty Station: Kyaka, Uganda
About UNHCR:
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:
  • Prepare
    written documentation for resettlement submission, ensure that records/
    files of individual cases are updated in a systematic and timely manner
  • Assess
    and review individual resettlement cases and prepare individual / group
    submission for scrutiny by the supervisor
  • Follow-up
    on case from time of submission to final decision and departure
  • Comply
    with UNHCR’s standard operating procedures on resettlement, ensuring
    timely action on cases
  • Assist
    in logistical arrangements of selection missions by resettlement countries
  • Coordinate
    travel and departure arrangements for refugees accepted for resettlement
  • Assist
    in maintaining and updating progress or Consolidated Online Resettlement
    Tracking System (CORTS) database.
  • Assist
    in conducting preliminary inteviews and initial assessments, to process
    refugees for resettlement following established procedures
  • Provide
    counselling to persons of concernoffer administrative support for related
    training activities, including organisation of resettlement workshops and
    meetings as required.
  • Offer
    administrative support for resettlement training activities including
    organization of resettlement workshop and meetings as required.
  • Assist
    in maintaining accurate resettlement statistics as well as up-to-date
    records on individual cases
  • Assist
    in preparation of reports
  • Draft
    routine correspondence to field offices/ regional offices and headquarters
  • Assist
    in mitigating resettlement fraud by reporting suspected fraud.
  • Perform
    other duties as instructed.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
  • The
    prospective employee should have completed secondary education with
    certificate
  • Additional
    training in international relations, international law or related fields.
  • The
    candidate should possess at least two years previous job experience in a
    related or similar job role
Personal Competencies:
  • Computer
    literacy skills
  • Fluency
    in both written and oral English.
  • Knowledge
    of another UN or local language
How to Apply: 
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: 3rd October 2013 –
5pm

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