Associate Resettlement Officer – UNHCR – El Salvador

San Salvador, El Salvador
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Associate Resettlement Officer – UNHCR – El Salvador

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Associate Resettlement Officer – UNHCR

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Functional Statement

  • 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
Work Experience
  • 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).
Language Knowledge


  • 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;

To locate this job offer on UNHCR’s website please insert this code in their search bar – 18730

Closing date for applications 23 December 2019 before midnight [Geneva Time].

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