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Associate Resettlement and Complementary Pathways Officer

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location:
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Settlements (Shelter, Housing, Land, Property)
  • Closing Date: Closed


Mission and objectives

Le Bureau du Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés a été créé le 14 décembre 1950 par l'Assemblée générale des Nations Unies. L'agence a pour mandat de diriger et de coordonner l’action internationale pour protéger les réfugiés et résoudre les problèmes de réfugiés et des apatrides dans le monde entier. Son but principal est de sauvegarder les droits et le bien-être des réfugiés, il veille à ce que chacun puisse exercer le droit de demander l’asile et à trouver refuge dans un autre État, avec la possibilité de retourner chez eux volontairement, s’intégrer localement ou à se réinstaller dans un pays tiers. Le UNHCR Cote d’Ivoire axe son mandat sur la protection des refugies ainsi que sur la prévention et la réduction de l’apatridie (plus de 930.000 personnes apatrides ou a risque d’apatridie sont estimées en Côte d’Ivoire).


The IUNV will work as an integral part of the protection unit to ensure effective, properly prioritized, and transparent delivery of durable solutions for identified refugees in the five countries under the purview of the MCO Cote d’Ivoire. The IUNV will have the responsibility to train protection partners in identifying suitable candidates for resettlement and complementary pathways based on existing guidelines. The UNV will report to the Statelessness Officer, and work under the overall guidance of the (Senior Protection Officer) in Abidjan. He/she will be responsible for updating SOPs and set up an identification and referral mechanism. He/She will conduct resettlement/CP interviews and prepare Resettlement Registration Forms and relevant CP forms for referral to the Regional Resettlement Unit of RB Dakar. The IUNV will also be required to undertake continuous liaison and constructive cooperation with other UNHCR units, implementing partners, refugee community representatives and provide support to resettlement country pre-screening and selection missions in the five countries. This part of the role will provide ample opportunities for networking and building relationships with local organizations, groups or individuals and supporting and/or participating in local volunteering initiatives. In 2024, the IUNV will work on providing job coaching to other members of the Protection unit and government partners to increase capacity in being able to screen family reunification cases. The IUNV will conduct outreach sessions with community leaders to explain the family reunification procedures and criteria, which will further aide to boost identification of cases. The IUNV will assist by screening cases with family ties to identify cases based on pre-defined criteria (i.e., secondary specific needs, status of the family member in the third country, etc.) in coordination with other units. S/he will collaborate with the education unit on education pathways cases. Identify and provide support required for any Family Reunification cases (whether through BIAs/BIDs, referrals to IRAP, coordination with embassies, or logistical interventions, punctual interventions, and logistical support any other way on the case. Coordinate with refugee communities (outreach activities), partners, embassies, and other UNHCR operations to support case identification, capacity building, and advocacy for family reunification and education pathways opportunities.]

Task description

Under the direct supervision of the Statelessness Officer, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks: • Identify, conduct interviews, assess resettlement and complementary pathways needs, and then process identified cases according to established procedures. • Prepare RRFs in accordance with applicable output targets (3-5 RRFs/week) to meet annual quotas for MCO country operations. • Provide advice and counseling to individuals in the resettlement process or c-pathways programmes on their individual case status; respond to individual queries. • Ensure the monitoring of resettlement and complementary pathways activities, as applicable, to ensure progress towards objectives, transparency, and effectiveness in case submissions, as well as appropriate follow-up with the Regional Bureau, resettlement countries and other key stakeholders. • Review and provide timely observations and advice on resettlement submissions in country offices under the purview of the MCO Côte d'Ivoire to harmonize the quality and consistency of resettlement delivery. • Support process management to ensure that individuals under its purview and partners receive up-to-date and accurate information on UNHCR's resettlement and complementary pathways policies and procedures. • Monitor the implementation of UNHCR's global resettlement and complementary pathways policies, procedures, and guidelines in the area of responsibility. • Ensure that standard operating procedures for identifying resettlement cases and managing them are in place and compliant with UNHCR's global standards. • Assist senior management in maintaining regular contacts and close cooperation with resettlement countries and partners to ensure effective delivery of resettlement and complementary pathways and compliance with adequate protection standards. • Assist in the selection missions for resettlement countries in regional/country operations. • Contribute to the development and improvement of policies and guidelines for resettlement and complementary pathways practices. • Systematically apply an age, gender, and diversity perspective in all aspects of the resettlement and complementary pathways process; adhere to UNHCR's policy and guidelines on HIV/AIDS. • Promote and support the establishment of fraud prevention mechanisms in resettlement and complementary pathways activities to maintain the integrity of the resettlement and complementary pathways process in the area of responsibility. • Assist in the production of up-to-date and accurate statistics, analytical reports on re-settlement and complementary pathways, updates, and information notes, including regarding trends, country/region performance in achieving resettlement objectives, challenges, and responses. • Contribute to overall protection and solutions strategies in the country or region. • Perform other related tasks as needed.

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