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

Job Title:        Senior
Resettlement Assistant

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Duty Station: Uganda

Vacancy Notice: Internal/ External Vacancy notice no. 008/2020

Position Number: 10020899

Position Grade: GS-5

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 Senior Resettlement Assistant will assist
the supervisor in effective resettlement delivery of a given UNHCR Office in
accordance with the UNHCR Resettlement Handbook, UNHCR Manual and relevant
policy papers and publications. The incumbent provides important clerical and
administrative support to resettlement operations and may as required take part
in assessing cases for resettlement and conducting interviews. S/he maintains
frequent contacts with the 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:  

out preliminary interviews and initial assessments to process refugees for
resettlement following established procedures.

written documentation for resettlement submission; ensure that records / files
of individual cases are updated in a systematic and timely manner.

and review individual resettlement cases and prepare individual / group
submission for scrutiny by the supervisor.

persons of concern (PoC) with up-to-date and accurate information on UNHCR’s
resettlement policies and procedures.

with UNHCR’s standard operating procedures on resettlement, ensuring timely
action on cases.

up on cases from time of submission to final decision and departure; ensure
effective in-country communication on the status and follow-up on PoC being
considered for resettlement.

in maintaining and updating proGres or Consolidated Online Resettlement
Tracking System (CORTS) database and provide technical support.

travel and departure arrangements for refugees accepted for resettlement.

logistical support for governments undertaking resettlement missions.

administrative support for resettlement-related training activities, including
organization of resettlement workshops and meetings as required.

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 / Multi-Country Offices /

apply an Age, Gender and Diversity perspective in all aspects of the
resettlement process; comply with UNHCR policy and guidelines on HIV/AIDS.

in mitigating resettlement fraud by reporting suspected fraud.

eligible cases for resettlement consideration.

counselling to PoC.

other related duties as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Senior Resettlement Assistant job
placement should hold a High school diploma. Required.

At least
five years of relevant previous job experience relevant to the function is

of English is required.

in International Law; International Relations is desirable.

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) is desirable.



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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: 21st June 2020

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