United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Senior Resettlement & Complimentary Pathways Associate

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Description

This position is advertised open to internal and external applicants. Applicants must have legal residence with valid work permit in the US.

Interested applicants should consult the Administrative Instruction on Recruitment and Assignment of Locally Recruited Staff (RALS).

Senior Resettlement & Complimentary Pathways Associate Organizational Setting and Work Relationships A Senior Resettlement & Complimentary Pathways Associate position is typically located at Multi-Country 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 incumbent 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 Senior Resettlement Associate may involve managerial responsibilities in supervising, coaching and training junior staff, and assisting in implementing organisational objectives and priorities.

All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR¿s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.

Duties - Assist in revising and implementing procedures for promoting the resettlement of persons of concern (PoC) as a protection tool, durable solution and in the context of comprehensive solution strategies - Assist with preparing a strategy and budget for resettlement activities and monitoring expenditures.

- Assist in promoting and monitoring the implementation of UNHCR¿s global resettlement policies, procedures and guidelines.

- Propose the development and enhancement of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), policy and guidelines for resettlement practices.

- Assist in guiding and capacitating the country operation to prepare consistent and quality resettlement submissions.

- 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 support to 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.

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

- Liaise with resettlement countries and partners on individual and group resettlement cases, when required.

- Assist in managing a process to ensure that PoC and partners receive up-to-date and accurate information on UNHCR¿s resettlement policies and procedures.

- Ensure that PoC are kept informed of case status.

- Maintain accurate resettlement statistics as well as up-to-date records on individual cases.  Prepare reports if requested.

- Assist/support / facilitate resettlement-related training when necessary.

- Contribute to a communications strategy that generates support for UNHCR¿s operations from external partners.

- Decide and prioritize resettlement interviews of PoC.

- Provide counselling to PoC.

- Negotiate locally, as appropriate, with resettlement receiving countries on behalf of UNHCR.

- Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications Education & Professional Work Experience Years of Experience / Degree Level For G7 - 4 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 2 years relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher Field(s) of Education Not applicable Certificates and/or Licenses Law" id="link" class="link">International Law, International Relations (Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential) Relevant Job Experience Essential Not specified Desirable In-depth knowledge of UNHCR Resettlement policies and operational applications in different resettlement countries and situations.

Completion of UNHCR specific learning/trading activities (e.g., PLP and RSD/Resettlement Learning Programme, resettlement anti-fraud workshop) Functional Skills CM-Cross-cultural communication PR-Resettlement/Repatriation/Voluntary Repatriation PR-Resettlement Anti-Fraud Policy and Procedures UN-UNHCR Operations, mandate, principles and policies (Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential) Language Requirements For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.

For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.

For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.

All UNHCR workforce members must individually and collectively, including in particular when supervising others, contribute towards a working environment where each person feels safe, and empowered to perform their duties by demonstrating no tolerance for sexism, gender inequality, discrimination, abuse of power, harassment including sexual harassment, and sexual exploitation and abuse. As individual workforce members and as managers, all must be proactive in preventing inappropriate conduct, support ongoing dialogue on these matters and take these issues seriously by speaking up and seeking guidance and support from relevant UNHCR resources, as well as, when required/appropriate, report, for corrective action to be taken, whilst considering a victim-centered-approach.

This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional essential and/or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation and/or position. Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates.

Please also note that English is essential for this Job Opening.

Please note that this position is Temporary Appointment.

The closing date for submission of application is Monday, 5 July  2021 (Midnight Geneva time). No late applications will be accepted.

HOW TO APPLY: Internal candidates: Your application must be submitted by: MSRP - Self-Service - Recruiting - Careers - USA - NAME OF THE POSITION External candidates: Candidates must submit their application through UNHCR's official application site: www.unhcr.org/careers.html In case of technical problems, please login with a different browser For any technical problems encountered during the online application, please contact the Global Service Desk (hqussd@unhcr.org) prior to the deadline to allow sufficient time to resolve the issues. For any questions regarding the selection process, please contact Human Resources (usawaadm@unhcr.org) CVs/Resumes will not be accepted by email. ONLY THOSE APPLICATIONS SENT THROUGH THE SYSTEM WILL BE CONSIDERED.

We are committed to maintaining diversity in terms of gender, ethnicity and culture.  Persons belonging to minority groups, persons with special abilities, men and women, are encouraged to apply for Vacancies. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.

We do not confirm receipt of applications or report on the status of the process. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview and possibly a written test.

UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing or any other fees).

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