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

Job Title:      Senior
Resettlement Assistant
Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10020899
Vacancy Notice: 008/2019
Reports to: Protection
Officer
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Post 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: 
  • Conduct 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.
  • The jobholder will also 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 UNHCR resettlement policies and
    procedures.
  • Comply with UNHCR 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
  • Provide support in maintaining and
    updating progress 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:
  • Recommend eligible cases for
    resettlement consideration. 
  • Provide counselling to persons of
    concern.


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.
  • At least four years of job experience
    relevant to the functions
  • Good knowledge of resettlement issues
    and UNHCR resettlement policies and operational applications.
  • 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: 28th February 2019
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