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

Job Title:      Resettlement
Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: TEMP/38/18/02
Vacancy Notice: 038/2018
Reports to: Protection
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 required.
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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 functions.
  • 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
  • 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
Deadline: 10th June 2018
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