Associate Resettlement Officer
Guatemala City (Guatemala)
Under the direct supervision of Associate Ressettlement Officer (P2), the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:
- Conduct casework by interviewing identified refugees for resettlement. Assess the resettlement needs and complete RRF (Resettlement Registration Forms) and refer cases for review to the Resettlement Officer;
- Research country of origin information to support and strengthen resettlement cases;
- Support and assist in the preparation of and facilitation of resettlement country missions;
- Assist Resettlement Officer with the organizing of training workshops and seminars on resettlement related issues for UNHCR staff;
- Manage in a fair manner refugees’ resettlement expectations through information sharing, outreach and counselling;
- Regularly liaise with Protection, Community Services and other relevant Units to individual case processing within the Office;
- Regularly update ProGres database with resettlement events and maintain own statistical data for reporting purposes;
- Participate at the Resettlement Unit, Protection Section and Office meetings when requested;
- Undertake support resettlement missions to the field when required.
Type of Degree: University degree in Law, Social Sciences, Sociology or related fieldRequired experience: 24 Months Experience remark:
Minimum 2 years of work experience with refugees and/or other people of concern in a protection capacity required, especially in conducting RSD (Refugee Status Determination) and resettlement interviews.
Desirable Qualifications and Skills:
- Knowledge of UN policies and procedures;
- Field experience;
- Flexibility and ability to provide support and oversight to numerous projects at once and willingness to undertake some related administrative tasks;
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills in a multi-cultural setting;
- Ability to complete tasks within a set time frame;
- Good analytical skills;
- Ability to work effectively and with minimum supervision.
- Familiarity with and/or interest in Refugee Law, Human Rights Law and International Law or related areas. Preference will be given to those familiar with RSD procedures, mixed migration flows and protection in transit.
- Good understanding of the current political, human rights and displacement context in the Central American region, particularly in Guatemala. Local and regional experience will be regarded as an asset.
- Should be available for missions within Guatemala in order to conduct interviews, monitor activities, facilitate trainings and support the coordination of events/meetings.
- Previous experience as a volunteer at local, national or international level is a distinct advantage;
- Knowledge of ProGres V4 and BIMs will be considered an asset
- Knowledge of the UNV programme will be considered an asset
Language: Demonstrated speaking, writing, reporting and presentation skills in Spanish and English
Computer skills: General computer literacy (word, email, internet) and good knowledge of the basic data-management programs; Excel, Access, ProGres (asset).Language skills:
- English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
- Spanish(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams