Associate Resettlement Officer – UNHCR
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- Cases are referred for resettlement in accordance with existing SOPs;
- Participation at office meetings to discuss cases identified for possible resettlement con-sideration;
- Resettlement events in ProGres database are properly updated and cases are tracked;
- Resettlement country missions and refugee departures from (country) are facilitated;
- Resettlement counseling is provided to refugees;
- Conduct casework by interviewing identified refugees for resettlement. Assess the reset-tlement needs and complete RRF (Resettlement Registration Forms) and refer cases for review to the Resettlement Officer;
- Research country of origin information to support and strengthen resettlement cases;
- Support and assist in the preparation of and facilitation of resettlement country missions;
- Assist Resettlement Officer with the organizing of training workshops and seminars on resettlement related issues for UNHCR staff;
- Regularly liaise with Protection, Community Services and other relevant Units to individu-al case processing within the Office;
- Regularly update ProGres database with resettlement events and maintain own statistical data for reporting purposes;
- Participate at the Resettlement Unit, Protection Section and Office meetings when re-quested;
- Undertake support resettlement missions to the field when required.
- The development of capacity through coaching, mentoring and formal on-the-job training, when working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-) governmental counter-parts, including Implementing Partners (IPs);
- Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated and documented in all activities throughout the assignment;
- Manage in a fair manner refugees’ resettlement expectations through information sharing, outreach and counselling;
Essential Minimum Qualifications and Professional Experience Required
- Graduate degree (equivalent of a Master’s) in Law, International Law, International Relations, Political/Social Sciences or related field. Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) or Doctorate degree (equivalent of a PhD) may also be accepted. The degree must have been obtained in an accredited institution listed under www.whed.net.
- Minimum 2 years of relevant experience with graduate degree (equivalent of a Master’s), 3 years with undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) and 1 year with a PhD, preferably with refugees and/or other displaced people and especially in conducting RSD (Refugee Status Determination) and resettlement interviews
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills in a multi-cultural setting;
- Ability to complete tasks within a set time frame;
- Good analytical skills;
- Ability to work effectively and with minimum supervision.
- General computer literacy (word, email, internet) and good knowledge of the basic data-management programs; Excel, Access, ProGres (asset).
- English, Spanish
- Any other UN language.
Desirable Qualifications & Competencies
- Knowledge of UN policies and procedures;
- Field experience;
- Flexibility and ability to provide support and oversight to numerous projects at once and willingness to undertake some related administrative tasks;