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

Job Title:      Resettlement Associate
Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Position No.: 10028930
Vacancy Notice: 010/2018
Reports to: Protection Officer
Duty Station: Uganda
Post Grade: GL6
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 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 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 resettlement policies and procedures.
Provide support 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
Assist in assessing resettlement needs,
preparing a strategy and budget for resettlement activities and monitoring
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 and AIDS.
Assist in mitigating resettlement fraud through
oversight (including in-country travel), advice and guidance
Key Performance Indicators:
Resettlement delivery is needs based, non
discriminatory and prioritized for refugees most in need of this solution.
UNHCR resettlement policies and standards are
correctly and coherently applied.
Persons of concern are made aware of UNHCR
resettlement procedures and have fair and transparent access to and
participation in the resettlement process.
Fraud in the resettlement process is promptly
identified and addressed
Recommend cases that are eligible for
resettlement consideration.
Provide counselling to persons of concern.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR
Resettlement Associate job vacancy should have completed secondary education
with certificate/training in International Law, International Relations or
related fields required.
Six years of job experience relevant to the
Good knowledge of UNHCR Resettlement policies
and operational applications in different resettlement countries and
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: 12th March 2018
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