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


Job Title:      Resettlement Associate
Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10028899
Vacancy Notice: 012/2018
Reports to: Protection Officer
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:
         Interview, assess resettlement needs, and process persons identified for resettlement, following established procedures undertake field missions as required.
         Where 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.
         Comply with UNHCR standard operating procedures on resettlement, ensuring timely action on cases.
         Follow 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
         Provide persons of concern and partners with up to date and accurate information on UNHCR resettlement policies and procedures.
         Provide support in monitoring the quality of submissions, providing the concerned staff with basic guidance and advice.
         Manage, maintain and update proGres or Consolidated Online Resettlement Tracking System (CORTS) database and provide technical support.
         Coordinate travel and departure arrangements for refugees accepted for resettlement.
         Organize logistical support for governments undertaking resettlement missions.
         Maintain accurate resettlement statistics as well as up to date records on individual cases assist in the preparation of reports.
         Assist in assessing resettlement needs, preparing a strategy and budget for resettlement activities and monitoring expenditures.
         Provide administrative support for resettlement related training activities.
         Systematically apply an Age, Gender and Diversity perspective in all aspects of the resettlement process comply with UNHCR policy and guidelines on HIV and AIDS.
         Assist in mitigating resettlement fraud through oversight (including in-country travel), advice and guidance

Key Performance Indicators:
         Resettlement delivery is needs based, non discriminatory and prioritized for refugees most in need of this solution.
         UNHCR resettlement policies and standards are correctly and coherently applied.
         Persons 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
         Recommend cases that are eligible for resettlement consideration.
         Provide counselling to persons of concern.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
         The 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.
         Six years of job experience relevant to the functions.
         Good knowledge of UNHCR Resettlement policies and operational applications in different resettlement countries and situations.
         Completion of UNHCR specific learning/training activities (e.g., PLP and RSD/Resettlement Learning Programme, resettlement anti-fraud workshop).
         Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language

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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