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

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10018197
Vacancy Notice: 044/2018
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to:
Senior Human Resources Officer
Grade: GL5
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
Senior Resettlement Assistant provides important clerical and administrative
support to resettlement operations and may as required take part in assessing
cases for resettlement and conducting interviews. The incumbent maintains
frequent contacts with his/her 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: 
  • Carry out preliminary interviews and initial assessments, to process
    refugees for resettlement following established procedures
  • Prepare written documentation for resettlement submission; ensure
    that records / files of individual cases are updated in a systematic and
    timely manner
  • Assess and review individual resettlement cases and prepare
    individual / group submission for scrutiny by the supervisor
  • Provide persons of concern with up-to-date and accurate information
    on UNHCRs resettlement policies and procedures
  • Comply with UNHCRs standard operating procedures on resettlement,
    ensuring timely action on cases.
  • Follow up on cases from time of submission to final decision and
    departure; ensure effective in-country communication on the status and
    follow-up on persons of concern being considered for resettlement.
  • Assist in maintaining and updating 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
  • Provide administrative support for resettlement-related training
    activities, including organization of resettlement workshops and meetings
    as required
  • Maintain 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 / Regional
    Offices / Headquarters.
  • Systematically apply an Age, Gender and Diversity perspective in all
    aspects of the resettlement process; comply with UNHCR policy and
    guidelines on HIV/AIDS.
  • Provide support in mitigating resettlement fraud by reporting
    suspected fraud.
Key Performance Indicators:
  • UNHCRs resettlement policies and standards are correctly and coherently
    applied.
  • Persons of concern are made aware of UNHCRs resettlement procedures
    and have fair and transparent access to and participation in the
    resettlement process.
  • Suspected fraud in the resettlement process is promptly reported.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Senior
    Resettlement Assistant job vacancy should have completed secondary
    education with certificate/training in International Law, International
    Relations or related fields required
  • Four years of job experience relevant to the functions.
  • 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: 31st July 2018
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