UN Senior Resettlement Assistant Careers – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)


Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10020889
Vacancy Notice: 043/2018
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Senior Human Resources Officer
Grade: GL5

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 Senior Resettlement Assistant provides important clerical and administrative support to resettlement operations and may as required take part in assessing cases for resettlement and conducting interviews. The incumbent maintains frequent contacts with his/her supervisor, relevant colleagues within the same Office or Offices under purview to exchange information and discuss issues on resettlement cases. Some contacts and communication at a working level are required with Embassy / Immigration Officials of resettlement countries, IOM as well as with other operating partners regarding resettlement issues.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Carry out preliminary interviews and initial assessments, to process refugees for resettlement following established procedures
  • 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
  • Provide persons of concern with up-to-date and accurate information on UNHCRs resettlement policies and procedures
  • Comply with UNHCRs standard operating procedures on resettlement, ensuring timely action on cases.
  • Follow up on cases from time of submission to final decision and departure; ensure effective in-country communication on the status and follow-up on persons of concern being considered for resettlement.
  • Assist in maintaining and updating 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
  • Provide administrative support for resettlement-related training activities, including organization of resettlement workshops and meetings as required
  • Maintain accurate resettlement statistics as well as up-to-date records on individual cases; assist in the preparation of reports.
  • Draft / type routine correspondence to Field Offices / Regional Offices / Headquarters.
  • Systematically apply an Age, Gender and Diversity perspective in all aspects of the resettlement process; comply with UNHCR policy and guidelines on HIV/AIDS.
  • Provide support in mitigating resettlement fraud by reporting suspected fraud.

Key Performance Indicators:
  • UNHCRs resettlement policies and standards are correctly and coherently applied.
  • Persons of concern are made aware of UNHCRs resettlement procedures and have fair and transparent access to and participation in the resettlement process.
  • Suspected fraud in the resettlement process is promptly reported.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Senior Resettlement Assistant job vacancy should have completed secondary education with certificate/training in International Law, International Relations or related fields required
  • Four years of job experience relevant to the functions.
  • 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: 31st July 2018

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