5 UN Senior Resettlement Assistant Job Vacancies – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner
for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: T/006/02/19
Vacancy Notice:  Internal/ External Vacancy
Number Temp/006/2019
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 will
assist the supervisor in effective resettlement delivery of a given UNHCR
Office in accordance with the UNHCR Resettlement Handbook, UNHCR Manual and
relevant policy papers and publications. The incumbent provides important
clerical and administrative support to resettlement operations and may as
required take part in assessing cases for resettlement and conducting
interviews. S/he maintains frequent contacts with the 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.
All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their
duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated
authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the
UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative
Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff
members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent
with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and
UNHCR’s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·       
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 (PoC) with up-to-date
and accurate information on UNHCR’s resettlement policies and procedures.
·       
Comply with UNHCR’s 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 PoC 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 / Multi-Country 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.
·       
Assist in mitigating resettlement fraud by
reporting suspected fraud.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR
Senior Resettlement Assistant job vacancy should hold a High school diploma
·       
At least six years of relevant experience is
required
·       
At least one year specific experience working in
resettlement in Uganda is required.
·       
Knowledge of English and/or UN working language
of the duty station is required.
·       
Certificate/ licence or equivalent in
international law or internal law is desirable.
·       
Good knowledge of UNHCR Resettlement policies
and operational applications in different resettlement countries and situations
is desirable.
·       
Completion of UNHCR specific learning/training
activities (e.g., PLP and RSD/Resettlement Learning Programme, resettlement
anti-fraud workshop) is desirable.
·       
Certificate/ licence or equivalent in
international law or internal law is desirable.
·       
Good knowledge of UNHCR Resettlement policies
and operational applications in different resettlement countries and situations
is desirable.
·       
Completion of UNHCR specific learning/training
activities (e.g., PLP and RSD/Resettlement Learning Programme, resettlement
anti-fraud workshop) is desirable.
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: 15th December 2019
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