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

Job Title:      Resettlement
Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10015966
Vacancy Notice: 038/2018
Reports to: Protection
Duty Station: Mbarara,
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 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 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
  • 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

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 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
Deadline: 31st July 2018
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