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

 

Job Title:    Senior Resettlement
Assistant (3 Job Vacancies)

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Duty Station:  Uganda

Vacancy Notice: Internal/ External Vacancy UNOPS/001/2021

Position Number: UNOPS/001/01

Position Grade: LICA-5

 

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 Statelessness.

 

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 (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.

·       
Recommend eligible cases for resettlement consideration.

·       
Provide counselling to PoC.

·       
Perform other related duties as required.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Senior Resettlement Assistant job should
hold a High school diploma with additional qualification in
International Law; International Relations or related field. Required

·       
Five years of relevant experience with minimum of one-year
experience working in resettlement in Uganda is required.

·       
Good knowledge of resettlement issues and UNHCR
resettlement policies and operational applications is required.

·       
Completion of UNHCR specific learning/training activities
(e.g., PLP and RSD/Resettlement Learning Programme, resettlement anti-fraud
workshop) is required.

·       
Technological awareness

·       
Additional language 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.

 

Click Here

 

Deadline: 13th January 2021

 

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