Overview

Resettlement Assistant
Kigoma
UNHCR
The UN Refugee Agency

Organizational Setting and Work Relationships
A Resettlement Assistant position is typically located at Multi-Country Office, Branch Office or Field Office. 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 incumbent provides important clerical and administrative support to resettlement operations and may occasionally take part in assessing cases for resettlement and conducting interviews. S/he maintains frequent contacts with the 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.

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

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.
Occasionally, provide counselling to persons of concern (PoC).
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 / Multi-Country 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.
Provide counselling to PoC.
Perform other related duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

Education & Professional Work Experience
Years of Experience / Degree Level
G4 – 1 year relevant experience with High School Diploma; or Bachelor or equivalent or higher

Field(s) of Education

Not applicable

 

Certificates and/or Licenses

International Relations, International Law (Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Relevant Job Experience
Essential
Not specified

 

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

Functional Skills

PR-Refugee Resettlement programs
PR-Resettlement Anti-Fraud Policy and Procedures
CO-Cross-cultural communication
UN-Analysis of geo-political realities and their socio-cultural implications
(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, contribute towards a working environment where each person feels safe, and empowered to perform their duties. This includes by demonstrating no tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, harassment including sexual harassment, sexism, gender inequality, discrimination and abuse of power.

As individuals and as managers, all must be proactive in preventing and responding to inappropriate conduct, support ongoing dialogue on these matters and speaking up and seeking guidance and support from relevant UNHCR resources when these issues arise.

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 note that UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, travelling, processing, training or any other fees).

The UN system in Tanzania provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, diversity, integrity, a healthy balance of work and life and equal opportunities for all, including persons with disabilities.

Qualified persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply for UN vacancies and are protected from discrimination during all stages of employment.

Shortlisted Candidates will be required to sit for a test.

Prior Resettlement experience with UNHCR is mandatory

Incase of difficulties with application process, please contact email: tanksva@unhcr.org

Closing Date

Please note that the closing date is Wednesday 10 August 2022 (midnight Tanzania time).

MODE OF APPLICATION

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