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Job Title:        Resettlement Assistant
Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: TEMP/041/18/05
Vacancy Notice: 041/2018
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Resettlement Officer

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.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Conduct bio data interviews with refugees in the resettlement process
  • Tasked with verifying registration details of individuals in UNHCR resettlement processing and adding details to the proGres database as needed
  • Organisation of electronic and paper filing records for UNHCR-referred cases at the UNHCR extension office
  • Correspondence with resettlement countries on actions needed on UNHCR-referred cases (deferral responses, addition of new family members, etc)
  • In charge of the management of reception area of UNHCR office in absence of Senior Receptionist / Resettlement Assistant Conduct basic counselling and intake interviews for refugees who are attending the office for resettlement processing in accordance with resettlement SOPs.
  • Conducting other duties as required

Key Performance Indicators: The Resettlement Assistant will be required to complete 6 bio data interviews per week for submission to the reviewing officer


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Resettlement Assistant job placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree in relevant area (e.g. social work, child development, social science, education, public administration etc.);
  • Prior experience of directly working with refugees / vulnerable persons
  • Prior experience of conducting basic counselling and interviews of refugees in the resettlement process
  • Good drafting skills (emails, template letters)
  • Good drafting skills in English is required.
  • Knowledge of and/or preparedness to become familiar with and abide by UNHCRs principles, Code of Conduct and humanitarian goals;
  • Knowledge of UNHCR resettlement processes and procedures;
  • Awareness of gender issues and how to apply a rights- and community-based approach to identify and respond to specific needs;
  • Good interviewing and counselling skills especially skills working with vulnerable individuals-highly desirable.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in teams;
  • Ability to work in stressful situations;
  • Fluency in English a must

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: 13th July 2018

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