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DRC-UNHCR Resettlement Expert


  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: International
  • Grade: Senior level - Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Refugee rights and well-being
    • Human Settlements (Shelter, Housing, Land, Property)
  • Closing Date: 2023-09-03

Membership of the UNHCR-DRC Resettlement Roster

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is recruiting candidates for the UNHCR-DRC Resettlement Deployment Scheme (Resettlement Roster)

The objective of the UNHCR-DRC Resettlement Deployment Scheme is to mobilize qualified and committed resettlement experts and to deploy them according to requests received from UNHCR in a timely and effective manner thereby strengthening the capacity of UNHCR to meet the global needs for resettlement.

We are looking for qualified Resettlement Experts who are ready to work effectively in stressful and hardship environments.

The following general qualifications are taken into consideration as a requirement for membership of the Resettlement Roster:

  • Previous individual casework experience (interviewing skills, counselling skills)
  • Legal background through education and/or work experience
  • Proven knowledge of the international legal framework governing refugees, asylum seekers, and statelessness
  • Experience within any of the following technical areas:
    • Resettlement case processing – interviewing and reviewing
    • Best interest assessments and best interest determination of children
    • Refugee status determination
    • Complementary pathways
    • Durable solutions
  • Proficiency in Spanish, French, and/or Arabic is considered an advantage
  • Knowledge and capability working with Age, Gender, and Diversity Mainstreaming is considered an advantage

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’s five core competencies:

  • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
  • Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
  • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.

We foster an inclusive and diverse pool of experts, with a membership comprised of 75 nationalities, aged between 25 to 73. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

Application Process

To be considered for the Resettlement Roster, your application must include the following:

In the course of the application, you will be asked to provide the names email addresses of three references, which must include at least one current or previous supervisor. It is advisable that you inform them of your application to the Resettlement Roster at an early date to avoid delay in processing your application.

  • Cover letter (Maximum 1 page)

In your cover letter, please specify the skills that make you suitable for deployments under the Resettlement Roster

  • Performance evaluations (if available)

For candidates who work/have worked at UNHCR or other organizations, please provide a copy of your latest evaluation report.

Your P11 form, cover letter and performance evaluation should be uploaded on the application platform. To apply please click on “apply for position” on this advertisement. We only accept applications sent through the platform.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until September 3, 2023. Applications will be considered beginning March 1st. Applicants may not apply more than once in 2023.

If you have questions or are having problems with the online application system, please contact CVs sent directly to DRC will not be considered. Please be informed that we will screen applications on an ongoing basis and may consequently contact relevant candidates prior to the application deadline.

For more information on the Resettlement Roster in general, please visit our website.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
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.