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Resettlement Assistant / UNOPS Contract (1 Position) Kassala UNHCR
UNHCR

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is seeking for qualified candidate to fill the following post:
 


 Type of Contract: UNOPS Individual Contractor
 Section/Unit: Protection Unit
 Grade Level: LICA4
 Supervisor: Resettlement Officer
 Duty Station: Kassala
 Duration: ASAP up to 31/12/2020
 Closing Date: 08 Dec 2019

 
 Background:

A Resettlement Assistant position is typically located at Sub-Office Kassala, Sudan. Under supervision, the incumbent’s primary role is to assist the supervisor in effective resettlement delivery of a given UNHCR Office in accordance with the UNHCR Resettlement Handbook, UNHCR Manual and relevant policy papers and publications. The Resettlement Assistant provides important clerical and administrative support to resettlement operations and may occasionally take part in assessing cases for resettlement and conducting interviews. The incumbent maintains frequent contacts with his/her supervisor, relevant colleagues within the same Office to exchange information and discuss issues on resettlement cases. Some limited contacts and communication at a working level are required with Embassy / Immigration Officials of resettlement countries, IOM as well as with other operating partners regarding resettlement issues.



 
 Duties and responsibilities:

Responsibility (process and functions undertaken to achieve results)

 

  • 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.
  • Follow-up on cases from time of submission to final decision and departure.
  • Comply with UNHCR’s standard operating procedures on resettlement, ensuring timely action on cases.
  • Assist in logistical arrangements of selection missions by resettlement countries.
  • Coordinate travel and departure arrangements for refugees accepted for resettlement.
  • Assist in maintaining and updating proGres or Consolidated Online Resettlement Tracking System (CORTS) database.
  • Occasionally, assist in carrying out preliminary interviews and initial assessments, to process refugees for resettlement following established procedures.
  • Provide counselling to persons of concern.
  • Provide administrative support for resettlement-related training activities, including organization of resettlement workshops and meetings as required
  • Provide administrative support for resettlement-related training activities, including organization of resettlement workshops and meetings as required.
  • Assist in maintaining 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 / Regional 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

 

Accountability (key results that will be achieved)

 

  • 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.
  • Suspected fraud in the resettlement process is promptly reported.

 
 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Essential Minimum Qualifications and Professional Experience Required

  • Completion of secondary education with certificate. Additional training courses in international relations, international law or relevant fields required.
  • years of job experience relevant to the functions.
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language

 

Desirable Qualifications & Competencies

  • Good knowledge of resettlement issues and UNHCR resettlement policies and operational applications.
  • Completion of UNHCR specific learning/training activities

 

Cross-Functional Competencies:

  • Analytical Thinking.
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Change Capability and Adaptability

In order to be considered for this position , candidates are required to complete and submit the NEW UNHCR P11 Form.

 

Only short listed candidates will be notified.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Candidate Assessments may include a written examination followed by a Competency Based Interview.

 









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