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Senior Resettlement Assistant - 39290

Closing: Aug 11, 2022

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Published: Aug 5, 2022 (6 days ago)

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Minimum Qualifications

Education & Professional Work Experience

Years of Experience / Degree Level

For G5 - 2 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 1 year relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher

Field(s) of Education

Not applicable

(Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Certificates and/or Licenses

International Law;

International Relations;

(Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Relevant Job Experience

Essential

Not specified

Desirable

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).


Responsibilities

Minimum Qualifications

Education & Professional Work Experience

Years of Experience / Degree Level

For G5 - 2 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 1 year relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher

Field(s) of Education

Not applicable

(Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Certificates and/or Licenses

International Law;

International Relations;

(Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Relevant Job Experience

Essential

Not specified

Desirable

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).


- 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.


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