Resettlement Associate UN Job Opportunities – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:      Resettlement
Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10028899
Vacancy Notice: 012/2018
Reports to: Protection
Duty Station: Uganda
Post Grade: GL6
About UNHCR:
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
Resettlement Associate will assist in providing, in close coordination with
concerned sections within UNHCR as well as external parties such as
resettlement countries, IOM and NGOs, a continuous support to resettlement
operations by ensuring that resettlement polices are correctly implemented and
operations are supported in establishing comprehensive protection and solutions
strategies. The Resettlement Associate takes part in assessing cases for
resettlement and conducting interviews as well as monitoring procedural
compliance and quality of case submissions. The role of the Resettlement
Associate may involve managerial responsibilities in supervising, coaching and
training junior staff, and assisting in implementing organisational objectives
and priorities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
assess resettlement needs, and process persons identified for resettlement,
following established procedures undertake field missions as required.
applicable, review and assess special resettlement cases and prepares
individual submissions for presentation to resettlement countries keep offices
informed on the status of special resettlement cases liaise with offices on
case processing and provide advice as required.
with UNHCR standard operating procedures on resettlement, ensuring timely
action on cases.
up on status of cases from submission to departure ensure effective in country
communication on the status and follow up on persons of concern being
considered for resettlement ensure that records on individual cases are kept up
to date
persons of concern and partners with up to date and accurate information on
UNHCR resettlement policies and procedures.
support in monitoring the quality of submissions, providing the concerned staff
with basic guidance and advice.
maintain and update proGres or Consolidated Online Resettlement Tracking System
(CORTS) database and provide technical support.
travel and departure arrangements for refugees accepted for resettlement.
logistical support for governments undertaking resettlement missions.
accurate resettlement statistics as well as up to date records on individual
cases assist in the preparation of reports.
in assessing resettlement needs, preparing a strategy and budget for
resettlement activities and monitoring expenditures.
administrative support for resettlement related training activities.
apply an Age, Gender and Diversity perspective in all aspects of the
resettlement process comply with UNHCR policy and guidelines on HIV and AIDS.
in mitigating resettlement fraud through oversight (including in-country
travel), advice and guidance
Key Performance Indicators:
delivery is needs based, non discriminatory and prioritized for refugees most
in need of this solution.
resettlement policies and standards are correctly and coherently applied.
of concern are made aware of UNHCR resettlement procedures and have fair and
transparent access to and participation in the resettlement process.
Fraud in
the resettlement process is promptly identified and addressed
cases that are eligible for resettlement consideration.
counselling to persons of concern.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Resettlement Associate job vacancy
should have completed secondary education with certificate/training in
International Law, International Relations or related fields required.
years of job experience relevant to the functions.
knowledge of UNHCR Resettlement policies and operational applications in
different resettlement countries and situations.
of UNHCR specific learning/training activities (e.g., PLP and RSD/Resettlement
Learning Programme, resettlement anti-fraud workshop).
in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local
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.
Deadline: 14th March 2018
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