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Integration Associate, G6 (TA)


  • Organization: UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • Location: Rome
  • Grade: Administrative support - GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position
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  • Closing Date: 2024-05-30



Staff Member / Affiliate Type

General Service


Temporary > Temporary Assignment/ Appointment

Hardship Level

H (no hardship)

Family Type


Residential location (if applicable)

Target Start Date


Target End Date


Job Posting End Date

May 30, 2024

Standard Job Description

Integration Associate

Organizational Setting and Work Relationships

The Integration Associate will be supervised by a Senior Officer or Head of the Office or the Representative who provides guidance and general outline of assignments to be performed independently. S/he will work closely with the Integration Officer and other protection staff in HQ, Multi-Country or Country Office depending on the office setup.
In close cooperation with the supervisor, the main functions of the incumbent are to provide advice to the authorities, civil society and other stakeholders and facilitate the development of required policy and program interventions that support the integration of refugees in the country in line with relevant policies and guidance.
The Integration Associate will facilitate the establishment of mechanisms monitoring the implementation of integration-related activities and the coordination and cooperation among key stakeholders at local, regional and national levels in addressing gaps in policy and service provision.

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.

- Work with the authorities and NGOs to identify strategies, develop services and implement specific actions that assist refugees, including resettled refugees to integrate.
- Map key gaps/issues and problem areas in the area of integration that require urgent attention and will support required interventions through facilitating the development of specific services or referral and support mechanisms helping refugees to make use of mainstream social policies.
- Liaise with and provide guidance and advice to government authorities, NGOs, refugee community groups, local municipalities and volunteer groups in connection with the establishment and improvement of integration services.
- Facilitate capacity building; training activities and provision of other support through for example bilateral arrangements involving other countries in close consultation with the supervisor
- Facilitate the establishment and operation of integration related networks at local, regional or national levels and the cooperation of focal points for integration among key providers either at local, regional or national levels.
- Take all necessary steps to ensure consistency of approach in the integration of resettled refugees and persons recognised as refugees in the country of assignment.
- Follow up all administrative tasks and logistical arrangements correctly and according to protection standards.
- Report on activities and follow up on legal, social and protection aspects of the integration of refugees.

- Support the identification and management of risks and seek to seize opportunities impacting objectives in the area of responsibility. Ensure decision making in risk based in the functional area of work. Raise risks, issues and concerns to a supervisor or to relevant functional colleague(s).
- Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Years of Experience / Degree Level
For G6 - 3 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, International Relations, Social Policy,
Community Dvpt/Social Work, Human rights
(Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Relevant Job Experience
Minimum 6 years of relevant working experience in particular relating to the establishment of integration and other social services for refugees.

Experience in refugee integration in the country of assignment and /or other countries

Functional Skills
*IT-Computer Literacy
*PR-Refugee Reintegration
(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.

Desired Candidate Profile

UNHCR’s Office in Italy is a multi-Country one responsible for Italy, San Marino and the Holy See.

Italy plays an important role in refugee protection in Europe, remaining one of the major points of arrival for persons seeking protection to Europe, with most of them arriving by sea via the Mediterranean. In 2023, 157,651 migrants and refugees originating from 62 countries arrived in Italy by sea with Italy receiving 71% of all sea arrivals to Southern Europe. Based upon current arrival trends, it is anticipated that in 2024 Italy will continue to receive the large bulk of all asylum-seekers arriving in Europe by sea as well as an increasing number arriving by land and air. While there have been fluctuations in levels of arrivals, the drivers of the movements from Africa and the Middle East moving along the Central Mediterranean and Balkan routes will remain or worsen because of the various political tensions in the Sub-Saharan region.

In this context, the UNHCR Integration Associate will directly report to the Senior Integration Associate based in Rome. The Integration Associate will perform the duties listed in the standard job description, and s/he will play a key role in the expansion of the integration activities for refugees in Italy. The incumbent will support the UNHCR integration team in implementing integration programs on job inclusion and municipal engagement. S/he will support advocacy activities related refugees’ access to relevant documentation and other activities as planned through the multi-annual planning process.

UNHCR MCO Italy is looking for a candidate with sound knowledge of the Italian operational context as well as of issues pertaining to international protection, refugee integration and in particular refugee job inclusion. Institutional relations capacity and expertise on project management would be an asset. Previous UNHCR experience is an asset. Fluency in both Italian and English is essential.


Candidates must be legally authorized to work in Italy.

English is the official working language of UNHCR in Italy. Only applications fully completed in English will be considered.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Assessment of short-listed candidates might comprise of both an interview and a written test.

UNHCR is committed to diversity and welcomes applications from qualified candidates regardless of disability, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, race, color or ethnic and national origins, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. UNHCR has a ZERO TOLERANCE policy on sexual exploitation and abuse, and sexual harassment. Successful candidates will be subject to mandatory UN Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and Sexual Harassment clearance check prior to receiving an offer.

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

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.

In case of any queries, please contact the Italy HR Team at

Functional Clearance

This position doesn't require a functional clearance

Required languages (expected Overall ability is at least B2 level)





Desired languages



Additional Qualifications


IT-Computer Literacy, PR-Refugee Reintegration



Community Development/Social Work - Other, Human Rights - Other, International Relations - Other, Law - Other, Social Policy - Other

Work Experience

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