UN Resettlement Associate Jobs – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:        Resettlement Associate

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Duty Station: Uganda

Vacancy Notice Number: 011/2019

Position Number: 10015966

Position Grade:

About US:

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
  • Comply with UNHCR’s 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’s resettlement policies and procedures.
  • Assist 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
  • Coordinate travel and departure arrangements for refugees accepted
    for resettlement.
  • Organize logistical support for governments undertaking resettlement
  • 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
  • Systematically apply an Age, Gender and Diversity perspective in all
    aspects of the resettlement process; comply with UNHCR policy and
    guidelines on HIV/AIDS.
  • Assist in mitigating resettlement fraud through oversight (including
    in-country travel), advice and guidance).

Key Result Areas:

  • Resettlement delivery is needs-based, non-discriminatory and
    prioritized for refugees most in need of this solution.
  • UNHCR’s resettlement policies and standards are correctly and
    coherently applied.
  • Persons of concern are made aware of UNHCR’s resettlement procedures
    and have fair and transparent access to and participation in the
    resettlement process.
  • Fraud in the resettlement process is promptly identified and

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Resettlement
    Associate job placement should have completed secondary education with
    certificate/training in International Law, International Relations or
    related fields
  • Six years of job experience relevant to the functions.
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN
    language or local language.
  • 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
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Stakeholder Management

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

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Deadline: 13th June 2019

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