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Resettlement Associate (Protection Referrals Caseworker)

Asosa

  • Organization: UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • Location: Asosa
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Settlements (Shelter, Housing, Land, Property)
  • Closing Date: 2021-07-30

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This position is advertised open to internal and external applicants. Resettlement Associate

Organizational Setting and Work Relationships

A Resettlement 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 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.

Description of Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Protection Officer in UNHCR Sub-office in Assosa, the Resettlement Associate (protection referrals caseworker) will:

- Identify protection cases for possible referral to resettlement with a target of 25 cases per week.
- Prepare the protection referral forms (PRFs) that will be shared with the Protection Officer in Assosa for approval and referrals to resettlement.
- Identify individuals eligible for complementary pathways (including scholarship programmes) and assist the scholarship applicants in submitting their applications.
- Work as part of the protection team with focus on the protection referrals for resettlement.
- Provide counselling and advice to refugees concerning criteria, prospects, and problems in connection with the resettlement process.
- Perform other duties as required.


Minimum Qualifications

Education & Professional Work Experience
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


Certificates and/or Licenses
International Law;
International Relations;
(Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Relevant Job Experience
Essential
Not specified

Desirable
- Knowledge of Local language
- Competency in Arabic language an asset.
- Resettlement experience
- Experience with large-scale resettlement and/or evacuation programmes desirable;
- Experience with counselling refugees on resettlement related issues ¿ highly desirable;
- Experience with Refugee Status Determination and Exclusion analysis¿ highly desirable
-      Good knowledge of UNHCR Resettlement policies and operational applications in different resettlement countries and situations.
-      Completion of UNHCR specific learning/training activities (e.g., PLP and RSD/Resettlement Learning Programme, resettlement anti-fraud workshop).

Functional Skills
CM-Cross-cultural communication;
PR-Resettlement/Repatriation/Voluntary Repatriation;
UN-UNHCR Operations, mandate, principles and policies;
PR-Resettlement Anti-Fraud Policy and Procedures;
(Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Language Requirements
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. Competencies as defined in Job Profile 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).

An eliminatory or complementary written test for shortlisted candidates may be conducted which will be followed by competency-based interview.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Applicants must be nationals of the country and be locally recruited within the country of their employment. The closing date for submission of applications is on Friday 30 July 2021 (Mid-night Ethiopian time).
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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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