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:  Uganda

Vacancy Notice: Internal/ External Vacancy Notice 010/2021

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.


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 placement should hold a High school diploma. Required.

·         Completion of High school diploma is required.

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

·         Analytical Thinking

·         Planning and Organizing

·         Stakeholder Management

·         Knowledge of English is required


Desirable qualifications & competencies

·         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


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.


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Deadline: 25th January 2021


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