Job Title Resettlement Associate
Type Internal
Type Of Contract FTA for one year

Vacancy Notice JORAM/HR/2019/Vac/050
Position Number 10014360
Number Of Vacancies 1
Location Amman
Position Grade General Services- G6
Closing Date 2019-05-19
Organizational Context

A Resettlement Associate 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 Resettlement Associate takes part in assessing cases for resettlement and conducting interviews as well as monitoring procedural compliance and quality of case submissions. The role of the Resettlement Associate may involve managerial responsibilities in supervising, coaching and training junior staff, and assisting in implementing organizational objectives and priorities.

Functional Statement

Accountability (key results that will be achieved)

  - Resettlement delivery 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.

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Fraud in the resettlement process is promptly identified and addressed.

-        Interview, assess resettlement needs, and process persons identified for resettlement, following established procedures; undertake field missions as required.

-        Where applicable, review and assess special resettlement cases and prepares individual submissions for presentation to resettlement countries; keep offices informed on the status of special resettlement cases; liaise with offices on case processing and provide advice as required.

-        Comply with UNHCR’s standard operating procedures on resettlement, ensuring timely action on cases.

-        Follow up on status of cases from submission to departure; ensure effective in-country communication on the status and follow-up on persons of concern being considered for resettlement; ensure that records on individual cases are kept up-to-date.

-        Provide persons of concern and partners with up-to-date and accurate information on UNHCR’s resettlement policies and procedures.

-        Assist in monitoring the quality of submissions, providing the concerned staff with basic guidance and advice.

-        Manage, maintain and update proGres or Consolidated Online Resettlement Tracking System (CORTS) database and provide technical support.

Required Competencies

Cross-Functional Competencies

        Analytical Thinking

        Planning and Organizing

        Stakeholder Management

Essential Minimum Qualifications and Professional Experience

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Accountability (key results that will be achieved)

 

-              Resettlement delivery 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

 

-              Interview, assess resettlement needs, and process persons identified for resettlement, following established procedures; undertake field missions as required.

-              Where applicable, review and assess special resettlement cases and prepares individual submissions for presentation to resettlement countries; keep offices informed on the status of special resettlement cases; liaise with offices on case processing and provide advice as required.

-              Comply with UNHCR’s standard operating procedures on resettlement, ensuring timely action on cases.

-              Follow up on status of cases from submission to departure; ensure effective in-country communication on the status and follow-up on persons of concern being considered for resettlement; ensure that records on individual cases are kept up-to-date.

-              Provide persons of concern and partners with up-to-date and accurate information on UNHCR’s resettlement policies and procedures.

-              Assist in monitoring the quality of submissions, providing the concerned staff with basic guidance and advice.

-              Manage, maintain and update proGres or Consolidated Online Resettlement Tracking System (CORTS) database and provide technical support.

-              Coordinate travel and departure arrangements for refugees accepted for resettlement.

-              Organize logistical support for governments undertaking resettlement missions.

-              Maintain accurate resettlement statistics as well as up-to-date records on individual cases; assist in the preparation of reports.

-              Assist in assessing resettlement needs, preparing a strategy and budget for resettlement activities and monitoring expenditures.

-              Provide administrative support for resettlement-related training activities.

-              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).

 

Authority

 

-              Recommend cases that are eligible for resettlement consideration.

-              Provide counselling to persons of concern.

 

Desirable qualifications & competencies

        Good knowledge of UNHCR Resettlement policies and operational applications in different resettlement countries and situations.

        Completion of UNHCR specific learning/training activities (e.g., PLP and RSD/Resettlement Learning Programme, resettlement anti-fraud workshop).

Operational Context
Under appropriate supervision, the incumbent is expected to have the ability to independently assess resettlement eligibility, including the applicants’ refugee claim and resettlement needs. For this purpose, very good knowledge of UNHCR’s resettlement requirements and procedures, as well as sound knowledge of RSD standards and exclusion considerations which may come up in the resettlement process is required. In order to prepare Resettlement Registration Forms, which will be expected from the position holder, excellent interviewing and drafting skills are necessary, as well as a strong awareness of anti-fraud and integrity standards. As the incumbent may occasionally be in contact with resettlement countries when requests are made after UNHCR’s submission, s/he will require strong communication skills, both verbal and written. In this context, the ability to identify complex issues which may pose an obstacle to resettlement, and to communicate on such matter with diplomacy will be critical
Consent

The UNHCR workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. UNHCR seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term "sexual exploitation" means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term "sexual abuse" means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term "sexual harassment" means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator's working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

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