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

Job Title:      Resettlement Associate

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Vacancy Notice: Internal/ External Vacancy Notice no. 012

Position Number: 10028930

Position Grade: GS-6

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:  Under supervision, the incumbent’s primary
role is to 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 incumbent
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 required.

·       
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 (PoC) being
considered for resettlement; ensure that records on individual cases are kept
up-to-date.

·       
Provide
PoC 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 support.

·       
Coordinate
travel and departure arrangements for refugees accepted for resettlement.

·       
Organize
logistical support for governments undertaking resettlement missions.

·       
Maintain
accurate resettlement statistics as well as up-to-date records on individual
cases; assist in the preparation of reports.

·       
Assist
with preparing a strategy and budget for resettlement activities and monitoring
expenditures.

·       
Provide
administrative support for resettlement-related training activities.

·       
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).

·       
Recommend
cases that are eligible for resettlement consideration.

·       
Provide
counselling to PoC.

·       
Perform
other related duties as required

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Resettlement Associate job opportunity should have completed a High school
diploma. required.

·       
At least
six years of previous job experience relevant to the function is required.

·       
Knowledge
of English is required.

·       
Completion
of certificates or licence in international law or International Relations is
desirable.

·       
Good
knowledge of UNHCR Resettlement policies and operational applications in
different resettlement countries and situations is desirable.

·       
Completion
of UNHCR specific learning/training activities (e.g., PLP and RSD/Resettlement
Learning Programme, resettlement anti-fraud workshop) is desirable

·       
Analytical
Thinking

·       
Planning
and Organizing

·       
Stakeholder
Management

How to Apply:

If interested in
joining the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the
aforementioned capacity, please click on link below to visit website and create
profile or express interest if you already have a profile on the UN system.

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Here

Deadline: 12th July 2020

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