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

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10020901
Vacancy Notice: 052/2018
Reports to: Protection
Officer
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Post 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: 
  • Conduct 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.
  • The jobholder will also 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 UNHCR resettlement policies and procedures.
  • Comply with UNHCR 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
  • Provide support in maintaining and updating progress 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:
  • Recommend eligible cases for resettlement consideration. 
  • Provide counselling to persons of concern.

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. 
  • At least four years of job experience relevant to the functions
  • Good knowledge of resettlement issues and UNHCR resettlement
    policies and operational applications.
  • 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: 4th November 2018
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