Job Title Assistant Resettlement Officer
Type Internal/External
Type Of Contract National Officer

Vacancy Notice JO/VA/2019/057
Position Number 10024795
Number Of Vacancies 1
Location Amman,Jordan
Position Grade National Category
Closing Date 2019-07-14
Organizational Context
An Assistant Resettlement Officer position is typically located at Regional Office, Branch Office or Field Office. Under supervision, the incumbent’s primary role is to assist in providing, in close coordination with concerned sections within UNHCR as well as external parties such as resettlement countries, IOM and NGOs, a continuous support to resettlement operations by ensuring that resettlement polices are correctly implemented and operations are supported in establishing comprehensive protection and solutions strategies. The Assistant Resettlement Officer takes part in assessing cases for resettlement and conducting interviews as well as monitoring procedural compliance and quality of case submissions. The Assistant Resettlement Officer does not normally have managerial responsibilities though it rests upon the supervisor of the post to make time specific arrangements subject to a given situation.
Functional Statement
Accountability (key results that will be achieved)

- 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.

Responsibility (process and functions undertaken to achieve results) 
- 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 promoting and monitoring the implementation of UNHCR’s global resettlement policies, procedures and guidelines.
- Assist in monitoring resettlement activities to ensure progress against targets, transparency and efficiency in case submissions and appropriate follow-up with resettlement countries and other key stakeholders. 
- Identify, interview, assess resettlement needs, and process persons identified for resettlement following established procedures; undertake field missions as required; provide counselling to individuals.   
- Assist selection missions by resettlement countries to the country.
- 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 through oversight (including in-country travel), advice and guidance.
- Assist the country operation with group resettlement procedures, including planning, profiling, logistical arrangements, verification and post-verification follow-up.
- 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.
- Perform other related duties as required.

Authority (decisions made in executing responsibilities and to achieve results)

- Decide and prioritize resettlement interviews of persons of concern.
- Enforce compliance with, and integrity of, resettlement standard operating procedures.
Required Competencies
Managerial Competencies
- Empowering and Building Trust

Cross-Functional Competencies
- Analytical Thinking
- Political Awareness.
- Planning and Organizing
Essential Minimum Qualifications and Professional Experience
- Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) in International Law, International Relations, Political Science, Social Sciences or related fields of discipline plus minimum 1 year of previous work experience relevant to the function. Graduate degree (equivalent of a Master’s) or Doctorate degree (equivalent of a PhD) may also be accepted.
- Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.
- very good knowledge of local language and local institutions is essential.
Desirable qualifications & competencies
- Diverse field experience desirable. 
- Ability to understand and implement UNHCR’s policy and global strategic priorities, such as AGDM, IDP, Statelessness, and HIV/AIDS, in the area of responsibility at appropriate level.
- Good IT skills including database management skills.
- Completion of the Protection Learning Programme, RSD- Resettlement Learning Programme.
- Knowledge of additional UN languages.
Operational Context
- With more than 746,000 registered refugees, including some 90% from Syria, Jordan is among UNHCR’s largest operations.
- Other refugee groups include refugees from Iraq and Sudan as well as 54 other countries. 
- UNHCR Jordan is mainly an urban refugee operation, with 80% of refugees living out of camps.
- Key areas of the urban programme include nationwide outreach and home visits to identify and track Syrian refugees, a cash assistance programme for the most vulnerable families, mobile registration teams, urban helpdesks, and coordination with CBOs, national partners and municipalities.
- The UNHCR Jordan operation is complex, dynamic and innovative and often implements its programmes through original approaches, maximising the use of advanced technology to make its programmes constantly more efficient. The operation moves at high speed and requires regular adaptability and flexibility. 
- The Assistant Resettlement Officer takes part in assessing cases for resettlement and conducting interviews as well as monitoring procedural compliance and quality of case submissions.
- The Assistant Resettlement Officer supports in the identification and processing of complementary pathway solutions/alternatives to resettlement. 
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