UN Best Interest Determination (BID) Associate Jobs – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: TEMP/041/18/04
Vacancy Notice: 041/2018
Duty Station: 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. 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 interviews with refugee children and other members of the
    family to determine the best interest of the child and complete Best
    Interest Determination (BID) and, when appropriate, Best Interest
    Assessment (BIA) reports.
  • Conduct home visits with refugee families as part of the BID process
  • Provide counselling to refugees, explaining the BID and BIA
    processes, prospects, and problems involved in the processes
  • Ensure proper monitoring and follow-up of cases including updating
    proGres database and any internal monitoring and tracking systems are regularly
    updated with the necessary events
  • Implement Child Protection policies, BID and BIA procedures, and
    existing SOPs (including fraud prevention SOPs) with guidance from
    respective Community Service, Protection and Resettlement colleagues.
  • Work closely with relevant child protection partners to include all
    the information available on the child in the BID report;
  • Generate BID forms from proGres;
  • Ensure that BID reports are in compliance with UNHCR protection
    principles as well as best international practice. – Present cases and
    attend BID panels on a monthly basis;
  • Conduct additional assessment on BID cases as per recommendation by
    the BID panel;
  • Prepare BID Addendum for BIDs which were completed more than one
    year ago;
  • Prepare monthly progress reports;
Key Performance Indicators: The BID Associate will be required to prepare monthly quantitative
progress reports during the assignment. A final report covering the entire
period of his/her assignment is compulsory. The report shall contain a
description of activities and the data collected regarding: of cases referred,
number of BIDs and BIA conducted, number of BIDs presented to BID panels,
number of deferred BID cases and any follow-ups on case management that may
have been carried out by the BID Associate.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR  Best
    Interest Determination (BID) Associate job vacancy should possess a
    Bachelor’s degree in relevant area (e.g. social work, child development,
    social science, education, public administration etc.);
  • At least two years of work experience in relevant work area (e.g. as
    a social worker, child counsellor, community development worker, educator,
    conducting social assessments, individual case advocacy, assisting with
    family reunification, working with refugees in a resettlement context
  • Excellent drafting skills in English is required. French and Swahili
    would be a great asset.
  • Knowledge of and/or preparedness to become familiar with and abide
    by UNHCRs principles, Code of Conduct and humanitarian goals;
  • Knowledge of the international legal framework governing refugees,
    asylum seekers, internally displaced persons and statelessness;
  • Knowledge of UNHCR guidelines on refugee status determination and
    resettlement as well as UNHCR Best Interest Determination Guidelines;
  • Awareness of gender issues and how to apply a rights- and
    community-based approach to identify and respond to specific needs;
  • Excellent interviewing and counselling skills especially child
    interviewing skills-highly desirable;
  • Excellent drafting and analytical skills;
  • Ability to conduct assessments and identify protection risks of
    individuals and groups;
  • Understanding of mental and physical development of children as well
    as International Convention on Child Rights;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in
  • Ability to work in stressful situations and in hardship locations;
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
Deadline: 13th July 2018
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