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

Job Title:        Resettlement Associate
Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner
for Refugees (UNHCR)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Vacancy Notice Number: Internal/ External
Vacancy Notice Temp/006/2019
Position Number: T/006/01/19
Position Grade: GS-6
About US:
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
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’s 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’s resettlement policies and procedures.
  • Assist
    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 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/AIDS.
  • Assist
    in mitigating resettlement fraud through oversight (including in-country
    travel), advice and guidance).
Recommend cases that are eligible for
resettlement consideration.
Provide counselling to PoC.
Perform other related duties as required.
Key Result Areas:
  • Resettlement
    delivery is needs-based, non-discriminatory and prioritized for refugees
    most in need of this solution.
  • UNHCR’s
    resettlement policies and standards are correctly and coherently applied.
  • Persons
    of concern are made aware of UNHCR’s 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.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Resettlement Associate job
    placement should have completed secondary education with
    certificate/training in International Law, International Relations or
    related fields
  • Six
    years of job experience relevant to the functions.
  • Fluency
    in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local
  • 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).
  • Analytical
  • Planning
    and Organizing
  • Stakeholder
Organizational Awareness
Teamwork & Collaboration
Commitment to Continuous Learning
Client & Result Orientation
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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