Legal Officer – OSCE – Kyiv, Ukraine

Legal Officer – OSCE – Kyiv, Ukraine

Tasks and Responsibilities

If applicable, deployment is subject to attendance to and successful completion of pre-deployment training and assessment.

Applicants are hereby notified that the Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) is designated by the OSCE as a nonfamily duty station. This designation is based on the fluid and dynamic working environment in the SMM. The currently prevailing working conditions in the duty station may include working in a hazardous location with extended hours of service, and possibly curtailed freedom of movement. Successful candidates who are appointed to locations deemed by the OSCE as hazardous will receive hazard pay. In addition, all successful candidates will be required to participate in the OSCE accident and life insurance scheme in accordance with the OSCE Staff Regulations and Staff Rules.

This is a unique opportunity for a Legal Officer to join the SMM Legal Office team of approximately five staff in Kyiv. Should you be selected for this role, you would gain insight into the legal workings of an international organization as a part of the OSCEs largest field mission and be exposed to a dynamic and multicultural working environment.

Should you be selected for this role, you will work under the direct supervision of the Senior Legal Adviser who heads the SMM Legal Office, and co-operate regularly with the OSCE Secretariat Office of Legal Affairs. In particular, you will carry out the following duties as a Legal Officer:

  • Providing legal advice on the elaboration, review, interpretation, and application of the regulatory framework of the Mission, including the OSCE Staff Regulations, Rules and Instructions, Financial Regulations, and other administrative issuances;
  • Reviewing and providing legal advice on the interpretation of legal instruments, such as the SMM Mandate, agreements, memoranda of understanding, or other legal materials relevant to the work of the Mission;
  • Providing legal advice in relation to the SMMs contracts such as for the lease of premises and for the acquisition of goods and services as well on in relation to vehicle insurance, customs, and OSCE property loss or damage;
  • Drafting legal documents for appeals or other matters related to the OSCE Staff Regulations and Staff Rules as well as other administrative issuances;
  • Providing advice on matters related to SMM Committees and Boards;
  • Drafting correspondence including Note Verbales for the Chief Monitor, and advice to SMM units;
  • Providing legal advice on dispute resolution, including by examining claims by or against the SMM and its officials;
  • Performing extensive legal research and analysis on legislation, legal instruments and any other legal materials relevant to the work of the Mission;
  • Performing other duties as requested.

Requirements

General Minimum Requirements
  • Excellent physical condition
  • Possession of a valid automobile driving license and ability to drive using manual transmission
  • Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure
Field of Expertise Requirements
  • Experience in the practice of law, e.g. judges, prosecutors, lawyers, etc.
  • Knowledge of courtroom proceedings and criminal law and procedure
  • Knowledge of international legal procedure standards and instruments
  • Demonstrable organizational, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills

Level of Professional Competence Requirements

Education

  • First-level university degree in law, preferably with a specialization in public international law or other relevant field

Experience

  • Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience
  • Mission Specific Requirements
  • Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:

Mandatory

  • Minimum of six years of professional experience, directly-related to the tasks and responsibilities of the post;
  • Demonstrated ability to grasp the important aspects of complex issues and make expeditious and firm decisions based on sound judgement;
  • Strong ability to deliver written and oral information clearly;
  • Professional fluency in English, including excellent drafting skills; working knowledge of another OSCE official language would be an asset;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, as well as the ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and constructive working relationships with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, different genders, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and e-mail.

Desirable

  • Experience practicing as lawyer in an international organization, law firm, company or Government;
  • Experience with the OSCE, UN common system and/or other international organizations;
  • Knowledge of the regional historical, cultural and political situation;
  • Experience in working in Eastern Europe and/or knowledge of the region.
Closing date for applications 26 December 2019 before midnight.

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Senior Democratization Officer – OSCE – Peja, Kosovo

Senior Democratization Officer – OSCE – Peja, Kosovo

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Director of the Regional Centre and the overall supervision of the Director of the Human Rights and Communities Department, the incumbent works within the Field Support Section. The Senior Democratization Officer will be tasked with:

  • Liaising with the management of the Regional Centre on all monitoring activities in the area of responsibility. Performing specific monitoring tasks in relation to local governance, media, elections, participation of women, youth and civil society and other issues assigned;
  • In close co-operation with her/his supervisor and the Democratization Department Chiefs of Sections and Senior Management, supervising programmatic staff in the Regional Centre as assigned;
  • Executing and supervising the implementation of projects in close cooperation with his/her supervisor and the Democratization Department Chiefs of Sections;
  • Compiling regular reports on democratization activities and submitting those reports to the Director of the Regional Centre, to the Human Rights and Communities Department and Democratization Department Senior Management and to the relevant staff; drafts spot reports on request of the Director of the Regional Centre or Departments;
  • Ensuring close co-ordination and co-operation with Headquarters, to ensure fair utilisation of capacities in the field; responding to requests of the Departments and ensuring realization of tasking requested by programmatic Sections;
  • Facilitating the work of other professional and support staff in the Regional Centre;
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Requirements

General Minimum Requirements
  • Excellent physical condition
  • Possession of a valid automobile driving license and ability to drive using manual transmission
  • Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure
Field of Expertise Requirements
  • Second-level university degree in political sciences, social sciences, international relations, public policy, law or equivalent professional experience
  • Work experience in either public administration, relevant international organizations, civic associations (including NGOs), political parties/affairs, or economic and political development
  • Demonstrable organizational, communication, analytical and interpersonal skills

Level of Professional Competence Requirements

Education
  • Second-level university degree in a relevant field
Experience
  • Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience
Mission Specific Requirements

Mandatory

  • Second-level university degree in public administration, political science or similar relevant field;
  • International field work experience in monitoring, reporting and policy-making;
  • Proven experience in project cycle management;
  • Knowledge of and solid experience in good governance principles and strong familiarity with the European Charter of Local Self Government;
  • Professional fluency in English language skills and the capability of drafting documents under pressure and within short deadlines;
  • Knowledge of and solid experience in democratization issues (media, elections) and public participation in decision making, in particular with women, youth, and civil society;
  • Staff management experience and team-building ability;
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as team member, with persons of different cultural and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
  • Cultural sensitivity and judgment;
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and within limited times frames;
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including Word processing and e-mail.

Desirable

  • Working knowledge of one or more local languages;
  • Knowledge of the regional political situation and legal system of the mission area;
  • Demonstrated negotiation and/or conflict resolution skills.
Closing date for applications 24 December 2019 before midnight.

Municipal Co-ordinator – OSCE – Bujanovac, Serbia

Municipal Co-ordinator – OSCE – Bujanovac, Serbia

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the Head of Mission (HoM) and direct supervision of the Deputy Head of Mission (DHoM), the incumbent manages the Office of the Head of Missions South Serbia Programme based in Bujanovac and acts as the focal point for political reporting and co-ordination of programmes in the municipalities of Bujanovac, Presevo and Medvedja. This position requires frequent travelling within the area of responsibility. In particular, the Municipal Co-ordinator is responsible for:

  • Maintaining close contact with the mayors / local authorities of Bujanovac, Presevo and Medvedja and with members of the Co-ordination Body for the Municipalities for Presevo, Bujanovac and Medvedja of the Government of the Republic of Serbia;
  • Supporting local authorities in identifying their needs and priorities and communicating them to the OSCE and other international organizations;
  • Monitoring, assessing and analyzing the political, security, and economic climate in the region through frequent meetings with all relevant local actors; attending local events, following the media and liaising with the international community;
  • Establishing and maintaining close working relationships with local counterparts, as well as with international, governmental and non-governmental actors, and ensuring support for the implementation of OSCE projects;
  • Designing, implementing and/or managing small-scale, quick-impact projects in the region of south Serbia;
  • Liaising closely with relevant Mission staff and providing expertise and support to the Missions departments in carrying out activities;
  • Managing the Office of the HoMs South Serbia Programme based in Bujanovac and supervising two national mission members;
  • Performing other duties as required.

General Minimum Requirements

  • Excellent physical condition
  • Possession of a valid automobile driving license and ability to drive using manual transmission
  • Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure
Field of Expertise Requirements
  • First-level university education in international studies, public policy, political science or law or related fields
  • Diplomatic experience or experience working in political affairs with international organizations or governments
  • Experience in preparing analytical reports
  • Excellent communication and drafting skills
  • Knowledge of regional political history and developments
  • Diplomatic and negotiating skills
  • Some knowledge of the OSCE principles and commitments
Education
  • First-level university degree in a relevant field
Experience
  • Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience
Mission Specific Requirements

Mandatory

  • Professional experience in the field of governance, public administration, political affairs, economics, democratization and/or rule of law;
  • Experience in political analysis and reporting, and in dealing with sensitive political situations and issues;
  • Professional fluency in the English language, both oral and written;
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, as well as the ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames;
  • Willingness to travel frequently;
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail.

Desirable

  • Knowledge and understanding of the regional political developments;
  • Previous international work experience and/or experience in field missions in South Eastern Europe;
  • Knowledge of Serbian and/or Albanian language(s).
Closing date for applications 14 January 2020 before midnight.

Ethics Officer – WHO – Geneva, Switzerland

Ethics Officer – WHO – Geneva, Switzerland

Description of Duties

The incumbent will work in the Office of Compliance, Risk Management and Ethics (CRE) under the supervision of the Coordinator (Ethics), and Director CRE. The incumbent is expected to provide support to the work of CRE’s Ethics team to provide ethical advice and promote/uphold the Organization’s ethical principles.

He/she will support the Ethics team in developing advice on a range of ethical dilemmas, support the development of communication materials and policy documents.

Specifically, the incumbent will:
  • Carry out research and analysis on conflict of interest situations, monitoring and reviewing requests of authorization for outside activities, and analysing disclosures of potential conflict of interest issues to prepare advice to staff members and/or senior management;
  • Conduct complex research on organizational managerial and/or legal matters, consulting and liaising with relevant offices as required;
  • Prepare confidential correspondence to individuals seeking advice on ethical issues, and assist Coordinator Ethics in developing creative solutions to address ethical dilemmas and timely and confidential management recommendations;
  • Manage confidential files and track and monitor requests for advice and cases received by the Ethics team;
  • Support Coordinator Ethics in developing and implementing ethics training materials and activities, and in developing and improving public communications and reporting material on Ethics;
  • Conduct research and analytical reviews, data collection and monitoring for reporting purposes, and prepare summaries of findings in text/ presentation and online communication formats to support Coordinator Ethics in fostering coherence of standards, policies and processes with regards to Ethics organization-wide across different issues, and with UN common system bodies; 7. Support the organization of meetings, including external meetings, such as UN and other, draft relevant meeting reports, and support the production of and monitoring of other inputs from the Ethics team as required;
  • Assist with problem solving on related matters, within the delegated responsibilities, as required;
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned by the Coordinator (Ethics) and Director, CRE.

Required Qualifications

Education

Essential

  • University degree (ideally at Master’s level or equivalent) in law, social sciences (including public administration), public health, human resources management or related field.

Desirable

  • Professional certifications in any of the above-mentioned subject fields.
Experience

Essential

  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible work experience in dealing with multiple stakeholders, and supporting decision making processes in complex organizations, with at least two years’ experience at the international level.
  • Understanding of ethics/professional conduct issues.
  • Experience conducting research and analysis of complex situations/processes, including policy analysis and/or legal advice in large organizations.

Desirable

  • Experience in conflict of interest management, training and provision of confidential individual advice.
  • Good understanding of the structures and environment of large international organizations, policies and practices, rules and regulations.
Closing date for applications 23 December 2019 before midnight.

Executive Officer – Deputy Chief Monitor – Kyiv, Ukraine

Executive Officer – Deputy Chief Monitor – Kyiv, Ukraine

Tasks and Responsibilities

If applicable, deployment is subject to attendance to and successful completion of pre-deployment training and assessment.

Applicants are hereby notified that the Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) is designated by the OSCE as a nonfamily duty station. This designation is based on the fluid and dynamic working environment in the SMM. The currently prevailing working conditions in the duty station may include working in a hazardous location with extended hours of service, and possibly curtailed freedom of movement. Successful candidates who are appointed to locations deemed by the OSCE as hazardous will receive hazard pay. In addition, all successful candidates will be required to participate in the OSCE accident and life insurance scheme in accordance with the OSCE Staff Regulations and Staff Rules.

Under the supervision of the Deputy Chief Monitor (DCM), the Executive Officer to DCM performs the following duties:

  • Serving as a principal point of contact for the DCM, co-ordinating and following up, inter alia, with OSCE senior staff, OSCE Secretariat, OSCE Field Operations, other international organizations and diplomatic missions on matters that concern DCM’s activities and the Mission’s programmes;
  • Co-ordinating preparations for meetings attended by the DCM and ensuring follow-up to DCM tasking’s; co-ordinating incoming requests from external agencies and the Mission’s staff; ensuring that timely and appropriate action is made, such as initiating meetings for DCM, compiling inputs and preparing draft responses;
  • Providing organizational and administrative assistance and advice to DCM for the smooth running of the immediate Office; assisting in the co-ordination of visits of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Secretary General and other high-ranking OSCE officials;
  • Attending meetings with DCM as appropriate and accompanying her/him on travel within and outside of the Mission area;
  • Attending internal and external meetings on behalf of DCM to obtain the information necessary for fostering the Mission’s activities;
  • Reviewing documents, reports and letters prepared for signature by DCM in order to ensure quality and accuracy in substance;
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

General Minimum Requirements

  • Excellent physical condition
  • Possession of a valid automobile driving license and ability to drive using manual transmission
  • Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure

Field of Expertise Requirements

  • Diplomatic experience or experience working in political affairs with international organizations or governments
  • Experience in preparing analytical reports
  • Excellent communication and drafting skills
  • Knowledge of regional political history and developments
  • Diplomatic and negotiating skills
  • Some knowledge of the OSCE principles and commitments

Level of Professional Competence Requirements

Education
  • First-level university degree in international studies, public policy, political science or law or related fields
Experience
  • Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience

Mission Specific Requirements

Mandatory

  • At least six years of relevant professional experience in public service and/or international organizations;
  • Demonstrated political and diplomatic skills as well as knowledge of protocol;
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to brief complex plans comprehensively, accurately and coherently;
  • Professional fluency in the English language, both oral and written, with strong briefing and drafting skills;
  • Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra and long working hours over an extended period and in an environment with limited infrastructure; proven resilience to high stress environment;
  • Ability to cope with frequent and irregular travel, often at very short notice;
  • Demonstrated commitment to gender equality objectives as well as the ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds, whilst maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
  • Flexibility and adaptability;
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and email.

Desirable

  • Experience in working in Eastern Europe/Ukraine and/or knowledge of the region;
  • Experience in working in a Front Office;
  • Experience with the UN common system and/or other international organizations;
  • Thematic knowledge of the OSCE activities in the sphere of human dimension and gender mainstreaming;
  • Working knowledge of the Ukrainian and/or Russian language(s).
Closing date for applications 23 December 2019 before midnight.

Chief of Section – OSCE – Pristina, Kosovo

Chief of Section – OSCE – Pristina, Kosovo

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Director and the overall supervision of the Director of the Democratization Department, should you be the selected candidate, you will be responsible for:

  • Providing strategic direction and managing the Public Participation Section;
  • Advising the Department’s senior management on issues related to civil society, women, youth and non-majority community participation as a component of democratic governance;
  • Overseeing and managing the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all of the Section’s projects;
  • Assisting in the development and implementation of the department’s cross-cutting themes of civil society, youth, women and non-majority community participation;
  • Co-ordinating and liaising with other department sections, other departments and in the Mission’s Field Offices on crosscutting themes of civil society, youth, women and/or non-majority community participation;
  • Supervising all professional and support staff of the Public Participation Section;
  • Co-ordinating and overseeing the drafting of reports based on information provided by the Section and the field;
  • Co-operating with other international partners, non-governmental organizations, women’s caucuses and youth action councils in developing the Section’s projects;
  • Participating in the Department’s and Section’s policy making process;
  • Representing the Section in meetings, seminars and/or conferences;
  • Engaging in other specific tasks at the discretion of the Director of Department;
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Requirements

General Minimum Requirements
  • Excellent physical condition
  • Possession of a valid automobile driving license and ability to drive using manual transmission
  • Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure
Field of Expertise Requirements
  • Work experience in either public administration, relevant international organizations, civic associations (including NGOs), political parties/affairs, or economic and political development
  • Demonstrable organizational, communication, analytical and interpersonal skills
Level of Professional Competence Requirements
Education
  • Second-level university degree in political sciences, social sciences, international relations, public policy, law or other related field.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two years of additional qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the second-level university degree.
Experience
  • Minimum 6 years of relevant, diversified and progressively responsible professional experience including at least 3 years at the management level relevant to the actual position
Mission Specific Requirements
  • Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:

Mandatory

  • Previous relevant working experience with issues related to civil society, women, youth and non-majority community participation as a component of democratic governance preferably in international environment and/or experience in field missions;
  • Proven management and supervisory experience;
  • Proven project management experience;
  • Professional fluency in English, including excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
  • Cultural sensitivity and judgement;
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames;
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail.

Desirable

  • Knowledge of the local language or most common lingua franca spoken in the mission area;
  • Negotiation/mediation experience.
Closing date for applications 26 December 2019 before midnight.

National Consultant – Legal Gender Expert – Monorovia

National Consultant Legal Gender Expert – Monorovia

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Chief Technical Advisor/Programme Manager – Rule of Law, and in close cooperation with the Liberian Bar Assassination and the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law, the Legal Aid Expert will be responsible for the following:

  • Review the current framework for the provisions of legal aid assistance and its compliance with international standards, as well as current capacities of lawyers, paralegals and legal aid providers;
  • Develop a specialized training for legal practitioners who provide legal aid and assistance to women and girls on the substantive and procedural issues with specific emphasis on the role and responsibilities of legal aid providers during investigation, arrest, pre-trial detention, bail hearings, trials, appeals, and specific processes and protocols relating to survivors of SGBV;
  • Deliver specialized training courses for lawyers, paralegals and legal aid providers on the provision of legal aid and assistance to women and girls.
  • Hold consultations and develop clear guidelines and a public service charter aimed at providing legal aid services including to women and girls.

Required Skills and Experience

Education
  • Master’s degree or equivalent, in Law.
Experience
  • A minimum of 7 years of progressive clinical legal education experience
  • Extensive experience in the design, management and implementation of justice and security sector reform processes and/or capacity development initiatives
  • Basic gender understanding, skills, experience and commitment
  • Experience in developing training methodologies and facilitation of large and small group
  • Experience of working in countries/contexts affected by fragility
  • Extensive experience of working with academic institutions as well as government institutions and civil society organisations
  • Knowledge of the Liberian legal system constitutes an advantage
  • Knowledge of UN/UNDP procedures, rules and regulations for project/programme implementation constitutes an advantage
Language Requirements
  • Fluency in English, including excellent writing skills.
Closing date for applications 23 December 2019 before midnight [New York Time].

Legal Assistant – IOM – Geneva

Legal Assistant – IOM – Geneva

Core Functions / Responsibilities

  • Assist in drafting, editing, proofreading and finalizing official note verbals, instructions, correspondence, legal and other documents for signature and approval.
  • Receive all incoming requests and queries to LEGHR from IOM colleagues and external parties, including checking LEGHR inbox and receiving telephone calls, and refer to the relevant Legal Officer or handle by him/herself as appropriate.
  • Assist in maintaining the electronic and hard copy files and records of the Office. In particular, assist in improving and maintaining the existing filing system, for all cases reviewed by the Office, including formal complaints and cases in the misconduct tracking system, and ensure that these remain confidential.
  • Support LEGHR with the processing of complaints and submissions, within the specified deadlines, for the internal justice mechanisms and the ILOAT.
  • Conduct basic research using available resources and compile relevant background materials for further research, meetings, training etc., and prepare relevant files.
  • Assist in maintaining LEG’s intranet page, as well as in uploading and publishing relevant Instructions, Bulletins, Manuals and agreements.
  • Assist with the organization of the following: meetings, workshops and seminars, including the preparation/compilation of documents and briefing files as well as collecting documentation from various sources.
  • Assist in providing other general administrative support to other staff members of LEG in Headquarters, including preparation and follow-up actions related to meetings and travel (travel authorizations, flight and hotel reservations, travel claims), monitoring departmental timekeeping records, organizing conference calls, participating in meetings and preparing minutes.
  • Assist the Senior Legal Assistant with administrative matters (e.g. payment requests, recruitment of consultants, temporary staff and/or interns, etc.) as needed in LEG.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience

Education
  • University degree in Law, Business Administration, Political or Social Science or a related field from an accredited academic institution with three years of relevant experience; or,
  • Completed High school / Secondary school education with five years of relevant experience.
Experience
  • Demonstrated experience in paralegal and/or administrative support in a legal department of an intergovernmental organization or a law firm would be a strong advantage;
  • Proven experience of dealing with deadlines and confidential information;
  • Experience in research and the preparation of legal documents is desirable; and,
  • Experience dealing with high-level counterparts and diplomatic missions would be an advantage.
Skills
  • Proficiency in electronic research of documents and legal materials;
  • Advanced knowledge of computer programmes (e.g. MS Office applications such as Word, Excel, SharePoint, etc.) and filing systems;
  • Editing skills in English, French and/or Spanish would be an advantage; and,
  • English-to-French or English-to-Spanish translation skills would be an advantage.
Languages
  • IOM’s official languages are English, French and Spanish. For this position, fluency in English and working knowledge of French or Spanish is required (oral and written), with working knowledge of the other an advantage.
Closing date for applications 10 December 2019 before midnight.

Associate RSD Officer – UNHCR – Malaysia

Associate RSD Officer – UNHCR

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Functional Statement

Accountability
  • UNHCR’s RSD procedures are implemented in accordance with relevant UNHCR standards and policies, including policies related to age, gender, and diversity mainstreaming (AGDM).
  • Persons of concern have fair and transparent access to the RSD procedures.
  • Fraud in the RSD process is identified and appropriately addressed.
Responsibility
  • Stay abreast of legal, political, security and other developments which impact on the protection environment, and in particular, on protection delivery through RSD.
  • Assist in the development of the RSD strategy of the operation and in the annual planning exercise.
  • Contribute to the development and enhancement of regional and global RSD standards and policies.
  • Assist in the supervision and oversight of RSD and RSD-related activities to promote full compliance with written Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Review and endorse RSD decisions and provide appropriate feedback and guidance to RSD staff.
  • Conduct RSD interviews and draft RSD Assessments in accordance with applicable standards and guidelines.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to date records and data related to all work on individual cases.
  • Provide counselling to asylum seekers and refugees.
  • Assist in designing, implementing and revising operation-specific SOPs for all aspects of the RSD operation in accordance with applicable standards and policies.
  • Assist in preventing and identifying fraud in RSD through oversight, advice and guidance to UNHCR staff, partners and persons of concern.
  • Assist in monitoring RSD trends and in compiling and analysing RSD statistics related to RSD case processing to identify and respond to developments or issues impacting on the efficiency or quality of RSD decision-making, and to propose remedial measures.
  • Conduct research on country of origin information (COI) and legal issues related to RSD and assist in maintaining a local repository of relevant information, guidelines and standards accessible to RSD staff in the operation.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining processes to ensure that persons of concern, Government authorities and partners have accurate information on the RSD procedures, including UNHCR standards, policy and practice.
  • Assist in initiatives to advocate with and support Government authorities and legal partners to establish and strengthen fair and efficient RSD procedures and RSD decision-making.
  • Regularly assess training needs of UNHCR staff engaged in RSD and related activities and provide on-going training and coaching on legal and procedural RSD issues.
  • Support the development and implementation of RSD training initiatives for Government authorities and legal partners.
Authority
  • Approve decisions to accelerate RSD processing for cases meeting established criteria.
  • Enforce compliance by UNHCR staff engaged in RSD and related activities with UNHCR standards, policies and operation-specific SOPs for all aspects of the RSD operation.
  • Decide and endorse RSD decisions.

Essential Minimum Qualifications and Professional Experience Required

Education/Qualifications
  • Graduate degree (equivalent of a Master’s) in Law, International Law, International Relations, Political 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.
Work Experience
  • With a Master’s degree, minimum 2 years of professional work experience relevant to the function (3 with a BA and 1 with a PhD), preferably in the area of refugee protection, human rights or international humanitarian law.
  • Minimum 1 year of experience working directly with procedures and principles related to RSD.
Skills
  • Knowledge of International Refugee Law and Human Rights Law and ability to apply the relevant legal principles.
  • Strong research and analytical skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical and legal drafting skills;
  • Computer literacy;
Language Knowledge

Essential:

  • English,

Desirable:

  • another UN language
Desirable Qualifications & Competencies
  • Experience as a decision-maker in UNHCR or Government RSD procedures.
  • Experience in counselling asylum seekers or refugees.
  • Experience in working with vulnerable or traumatized individuals.
  • Experience in supervising and in providing training or coaching, guidance or advice to staff.

To locate this job offer on UNHCR’s website please insert this code in their search bar – 18729

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

Associate Resettlement Officer – UNHCR – Kenya

Associate Resettlement Officer – UNHCR

Interested in the JPO programme for US Nationals? Chat to UNHCR Recruiters on 13 December.

Functional Statement

Accountability
  • Resettlement delivery in the country is needs-based, non-discriminatory and prioritized for refugees most in need of this solution.
  • UNHCR’s resettlement policies and standards are correctly and coherently applied.
  • Persons of concern are made aware of UNHCR’s resettlement procedures and have fair and transparent access to and participation in the resettlement process.
  • Fraud in the resettlement process is promptly identified and addressed.
  • Resettlement targets are met.
Responsibility
  • Interview vulnerable refugees identified by internal and external partners, undertake necessary action to finalise the resettlement assessment.
  • Review resettlement referrals by internal and external actors and resettlement assessments by Resettlement Assistants;
  • Complete Resettlement Referral Forms (RRFs) to meet agreed targets in Nairobi; review RRFs from other caseworkers as required;
  • Conduct resettlement related counselling for refugees and participate in outreach activities in coordination with colleagues from other protection units;
  • Liaise with other functional units within UNHCR and partner agencies to ensure necessary action is taken / assessments made to finalise documentation on resettlement submissions;
  • Draft BIAs for resettlement processing:
  • Conduct support missions to the camps in Dadaab and Kakuma, in order to assist the colleagues in the field to meet their respective targets. Conduct resettlement interviews, counselling, prepare RRFs and perform any other task as requested by the Heads of Units.
  • Stay abreast of political, legal, social and economic developments that have an impact on the protection environment.
  • Assist in implementing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for promoting the resettlement of persons of concern as protection tool and durable solution in the context of comprehensive solution strategies.
  • Assist in the development of country resettlement strategy and annual resettlement planning exercise.
  • Assist in promoting and monitoring the implementation of UNHCR’s global resettlement policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Maintain regular contact and close cooperation with resettlement countries and partners to ensure effective resettlement delivery and adherence to adequate protection and resettlement standards.
  • Participate, where appropriate, in country-level discussions with resettlement countries and partners.
  • Assist in managing a process to ensure that persons of concern and partners receive up-to-date and accurate information on UNHCR’s resettlement policies and procedures.
  • Assist in the submission of up-to-date and accurate statistics, resettlement reports and needs assessments are submitted to management as required.
  • Identify and recommend relevant training activities of UNHCR staff and implementing partners.
  • Contribute to a communications strategy that generates support for UNHCR’s operations from external partners.
Authority
  • Decide and prioritize resettlement interviews of persons of concern.
  • Represent UNHCR’s resettlement positions.
  • Enforce compliance with, and integrity of, resettlement standard operating procedures.

Essential Minimum Qualifications and Professional Experience Required

Education/Qualifications
  • Graduate degree (equivalent of a Master’s) in Law, International Law, International Relations, Political 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.
Work Experience
  • With a Master’s degree, minimum 2 years of professional work experience relevant to the function (3 with a BA and 1 with a PhD).
Skills
  • Coaching and stake-holders management; very good drafting skills.
Language Knowledge
  • Please indicate languages required (Official UN Languages: English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Arabic)

Essential:

  • English

Desirable:

  • Working knowledge of another UN language.
Desirable Qualifications & Competencies
  • Experience with immigration laws and representation of asylum-seekers.
  • Knowledge of UNHCR protection standards and RSD.

To locate this job offer on UNHCR’s website please insert this code in their search bar – 18728

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

Associate Resettlement Officer – UNHCR – El Salvador

Associate Resettlement Officer – UNHCR

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Functional Statement

Accountability
  • 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;
Responsibility
  • 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.
Authority
  • 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

Education/Qualifications
  • 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.
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
Skills
  • 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

Essential:

  • English, Spanish

Desirable:

  • 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].