Senior Resettlement Assistant

at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted May 11, 2022
Category Social Services & Nonprofit
Job Type FULL_TIME
Currency UGX

Description

Senior Resettlement Assistant - TA - 36741, Kyangwali, Uganda

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.
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).

Functional Skills PR-Refugee Resettlement programs PR-Resettlement Anti-Fraud Policy and Procedures CO-Cross-cultural communication (Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Language Requirements For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English. For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language. For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.

All UNHCR workforce members must individually and collectively, contribute towards a working environment where each person feels safe, and empowered to perform their duties. This includes by demonstrating no tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, harassment including sexual harassment, sexism, gender inequality, discrimination and abuse of power.

As individuals and as managers, all must be proactive in preventing and responding to inappropriate conduct, support ongoing dialogue on these matters and speaking up and seeking guidance and support from relevant UNHCR resources when these issues arise.

This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional essential and/or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation and/or position. Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates.

Additional Information

Shortlisted candidates may be required to sit for a test. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. No late applications will be accepted.

Recruitment as a UNHCR staff member and engagement under a UNHCR affiliate scheme is subject to proof of vaccination against COVID-19.

UNHCR is committed to diversity and welcomes applications from qualified candidates regardless of disability, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, race, color or ethnic and national origins, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

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