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UNHCR was created in 1950, during the aftermath of the Second World War, to help millions of Europeans who had fled or lost their homes. We had three years to complete our work and then disband. Today, over 65 years later, our organization is still hard at work, protecting and assisting refugees around the world.

Resettlement Assistant – Kakuma

A Resettlement Assistant position is typically located at Multi-Country Office, Branch Office or Field Office. Under supervision, the incumbent¿s primary role is to assist the supervisor in effective resettlement delivery of a given UNHCR Office in accordance with the UNHCR Resettlement Handbook, UNHCR Manual and relevant policy papers and publications. The incumbent provides important clerical and administrative support to resettlement operations and may occasionally take part in assessing cases for resettlement and conducting interviews. S/he maintains frequent contacts with the supervisor, relevant colleagues within the same Office to exchange information and discuss issues on resettlement cases. Some limited contacts and communication at a working level are required with Embassy / Immigration Officials of resettlement countries, IOM as well as with other operating partners regarding resettlement issues.

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.

Duties

  • Prepare written documentation for resettlement submission; ensure that records / files of individual cases are updated in a systematic and timely manner.
  • Assess and review individual resettlement cases and prepare individual / group submission for scrutiny by the supervisor.
  • Follow-up on cases from time of submission to final decision and departure.
  • Comply with UNHCR¿s standard operating procedures on resettlement, ensuring timely action on cases.
  • Assist in logistical arrangements of selection missions by resettlement countries.
  • Coordinate travel and departure arrangements for refugees accepted for resettlement.
  • Assist in maintaining and updating proGres or Consolidated Online Resettlement Tracking System (CORTS) database.
  • Occasionally, assist in carrying out preliminary interviews and initial assessments, to process refugees for resettlement following established procedures.
  • Occasionally, provide counselling to persons of concern (PoC).
  • Provide administrative support for resettlement-related training activities, including organization of resettlement workshops and meetings as required.
  • Assist in maintaining accurate resettlement statistics as well as up-to-date records on individual cases; assist in the preparation of reports.
  • Draft / type routine correspondence to Field Offices / Multi-Country Offices / Headquarters.
  • Systematically apply an Age, Gender and Diversity perspective in all aspects of the resettlement process; comply with UNHCR policy and guidelines on HIV/AIDS.
  • Assist in mitigating resettlement fraud by reporting suspected fraud.
  • Provide counselling to PoC.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Education & Professional Work Experience :

  • Years of Experience / Degree Level
  • G4 1 year relevant experience with High School Diploma; or Bachelor or equivalent or higher

Resettlement Assistant – Dadaab

A Resettlement Assistant position is typically located at Multi-Country Office, Branch Office or Field Office. Under supervision, the incumbent¿s primary role is to assist the supervisor in effective resettlement delivery of a given UNHCR Office in accordance with the UNHCR Resettlement Handbook, UNHCR Manual and relevant policy papers and publications. The incumbent provides important clerical and administrative support to resettlement operations and may occasionally take part in assessing cases for resettlement and conducting interviews. S/he maintains frequent contacts with the supervisor, relevant colleagues within the same Office to exchange information and discuss issues on resettlement cases. Some limited contacts and communication at a working level are required with Embassy / Immigration Officials of resettlement countries, IOM as well as with other operating partners regarding resettlement issues.

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.

Duties

  • Prepare written documentation for resettlement submission; ensure that records / files of individual cases are updated in a systematic and timely manner.
  • Assess and review individual resettlement cases and prepare individual / group submission for scrutiny by the supervisor.
  • Follow-up on cases from time of submission to final decision and departure.
  • Comply with UNHCR¿s standard operating procedures on resettlement, ensuring timely action on cases.
  • Assist in logistical arrangements of selection missions by resettlement countries.
  • Coordinate travel and departure arrangements for refugees accepted for resettlement.
  • Assist in maintaining and updating proGres or Consolidated Online Resettlement Tracking System (CORTS) database.
  • Occasionally, assist in carrying out preliminary interviews and initial assessments, to process refugees for resettlement following established procedures.
  • Occasionally, provide counselling to persons of concern (PoC).
  • Provide administrative support for resettlement-related training activities, including organization of resettlement workshops and meetings as required.
  • Assist in maintaining accurate resettlement statistics as well as up-to-date records on individual cases; assist in the preparation of reports.
  • Draft / type routine correspondence to Field Offices / Multi-Country Offices / Headquarters.
  • Systematically apply an Age, Gender and Diversity perspective in all aspects of the resettlement process; comply with UNHCR policy and guidelines on HIV/AIDS.
  • Assist in mitigating resettlement fraud by reporting suspected fraud.
  • Provide counselling to PoC.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Education & Professional Work Experience :

  • Years of Experience / Degree Level
  • G4 1 year relevant experience with High School Diploma; or Bachelor or equivalent or higher

Resettlement Associate – Nairobi

A Resettlement Assistant position is typically located at Multi-Country Office, Branch Office or Field Office. Under supervision, the incumbent¿s primary role is to assist the supervisor in effective resettlement delivery of a given UNHCR Office in accordance with the UNHCR Resettlement Handbook, UNHCR Manual and relevant policy papers and publications. The incumbent provides important clerical and administrative support to resettlement operations and may occasionally take part in assessing cases for resettlement and conducting interviews. S/he maintains frequent contacts with the supervisor, relevant colleagues within the same Office to exchange information and discuss issues on resettlement cases. Some limited contacts and communication at a working level are required with Embassy / Immigration Officials of resettlement countries, IOM as well as with other operating partners regarding resettlement issues.

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.

Duties

  • Prepare written documentation for resettlement submission; ensure that records / files of individual cases are updated in a systematic and timely manner.
  • Assess and review individual resettlement cases and prepare individual / group submission for scrutiny by the supervisor.
  • Follow-up on cases from time of submission to final decision and departure.
  • Comply with UNHCR¿s standard operating procedures on resettlement, ensuring timely action on cases.
  • Assist in logistical arrangements of selection missions by resettlement countries.
  • Coordinate travel and departure arrangements for refugees accepted for resettlement.
  • Assist in maintaining and updating proGres or Consolidated Online Resettlement Tracking System (CORTS) database.
  • Occasionally, assist in carrying out preliminary interviews and initial assessments, to process refugees for resettlement following established procedures.
  • Occasionally, provide counselling to persons of concern (PoC).
  • Provide administrative support for resettlement-related training activities, including organization of resettlement workshops and meetings as required.
  • Assist in maintaining accurate resettlement statistics as well as up-to-date records on individual cases; assist in the preparation of reports.
  • Draft / type routine correspondence to Field Offices / Multi-Country Offices / Headquarters.
  • Systematically apply an Age, Gender and Diversity perspective in all aspects of the resettlement process; comply with UNHCR policy and guidelines on HIV/AIDS.
  • Assist in mitigating resettlement fraud by reporting suspected fraud.
  • Provide counselling to PoC.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Education & Professional Work Experience :

  • Years of Experience / Degree Level
  • G4 1 year relevant experience with High School Diploma; or Bachelor or equivalent or higher

Senior Resettlement Assistant – Nairobi

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.

Duties

  • Carry out preliminary interviews and initial assessments to process refugees for resettlement following established procedures.
  • Prepare written documentation for resettlement submission; ensure that records / files of individual cases are updated in a systematic and timely manner.
  • Assess and review individual resettlement cases and prepare individual / group submission for scrutiny by the supervisor.
  • Provide persons of concern (PoC) with up-to-date and accurate information on UNHCR’s resettlement policies and procedures.
  • Comply with UNHCR’s standard operating procedures on resettlement, ensuring timely action on cases.
  • Follow up on cases from time of submission to final decision and departure; ensure effective in-country communication on the status and follow-up on PoC being considered for resettlement.
  • Assist in maintaining and updating proGres or Consolidated Online Resettlement Tracking System (CORTS) database and provide technical support.
  • Coordinate travel and departure arrangements for refugees accepted for resettlement.
  • Organize logistical support for governments undertaking resettlement missions.
  • Provide administrative support for resettlement-related training activities, including organization of resettlement workshops and meetings as required.
  • Maintain accurate resettlement statistics as well as up-to-date records on individual cases; assist in the preparation of reports.
  • Draft / type routine correspondence to Field Offices / Multi-Country Offices / Headquarters.
  • Systematically apply an Age, Gender and Diversity perspective in all aspects of the resettlement process; comply with UNHCR policy and guidelines on HIV/AIDS.
  • Assist in mitigating resettlement fraud by reporting suspected fraud.
  • Recommend eligible cases for resettlement consideration.
  • Provide counselling to PoC.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Education & Professional Work Experience

  • Years of Experience / Degree Level
  • For G5 2 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 1 year relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher

Senior Resettlement Assistant – Kakuma

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.

Duties

  • Carry out preliminary interviews and initial assessments to process refugees for resettlement following established procedures.
  • Prepare written documentation for resettlement submission; ensure that records / files of individual cases are updated in a systematic and timely manner.
  • Assess and review individual resettlement cases and prepare individual / group submission for scrutiny by the supervisor.
  • Provide persons of concern (PoC) with up-to-date and accurate information on UNHCR’s resettlement policies and procedures.
  • Comply with UNHCR’s standard operating procedures on resettlement, ensuring timely action on cases.
  • Follow up on cases from time of submission to final decision and departure; ensure effective in-country communication on the status and follow-up on PoC being considered for resettlement.
  • Assist in maintaining and updating proGres or Consolidated Online Resettlement Tracking System (CORTS) database and provide technical support.
  • Coordinate travel and departure arrangements for refugees accepted for resettlement.
  • Organize logistical support for governments undertaking resettlement missions.
  • Provide administrative support for resettlement-related training activities, including organization of resettlement workshops and meetings as required.
  • Maintain accurate resettlement statistics as well as up-to-date records on individual cases; assist in the preparation of reports.
  • Draft / type routine correspondence to Field Offices / Multi-Country Offices / Headquarters.
  • Systematically apply an Age, Gender and Diversity perspective in all aspects of the resettlement process; comply with UNHCR policy and guidelines on HIV/AIDS.
  • Assist in mitigating resettlement fraud by reporting suspected fraud.
  • Recommend eligible cases for resettlement consideration.
  • Provide counselling to PoC.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Education & Professional Work Experience

  • Years of Experience / Degree Level
  • For G5 2 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 1 year relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher

Senior Data Management Assistant

Duties

  • Enter data mainly related to asylum seekers, refugees and other persons of concern to UNHCR into the computer database.
  • Prepare reports and project documents by providing information, preparing tables and drafting routine correspondence and reports.
  • Assist in compilation of data and interpreting the statistics for various reports.
  • Assist in the development of forms for data collection and analysis, if requested.
  • Act as interpreter in the exchange of routine information and translate routine documents and correspondence as and when required.
  • May be required to collect GIS data, update maps and undertake field trips to project sites.
  • Decide on the data recorded in database.
  • Decide on appropriate resolution to incidents and escalate issues to the supervisor if incident cannot be resolved within the scope of responsibility.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Education & Professional Work Experience

  • Years of Experience / Degree Level
  • G52 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 1 year relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher

Resettlement Associate – Dadaab

Duties

  • Interview, assess resettlement needs, and process persons identified for resettlement, following established procedures; undertake field missions as required.
  • Where applicable, review and assess special resettlement cases and prepares individual submissions for presentation to resettlement countries; keep offices informed on the status of special resettlement cases; liaise with offices on case processing and provide advice as required.
  • Comply with UNHCR¿s standard operating procedures on resettlement, ensuring timely action on cases.
  • Follow up on status of cases from submission to departure; ensure effective in-country communication on the status and follow-up on persons of concern (PoC) being considered for resettlement; ensure that records on individual cases are kept up-to-date.
  • Provide PoC and partners with up-to-date and accurate information on UNHCR¿s resettlement policies and procedures.
  • Assist in monitoring the quality of submissions, providing the concerned staff with basic guidance and advice.
  • Manage, maintain and update proGres or Consolidated Online Resettlement Tracking System (CORTS) database and provide technical support.
  • Coordinate travel and departure arrangements for refugees accepted for resettlement.
  • Organize logistical support for governments undertaking resettlement missions.
  • Maintain accurate resettlement statistics as well as up-to-date records on individual cases; assist in the preparation of reports.
  • Assist with preparing a strategy and budget for resettlement activities and monitoring expenditures.
  • Provide administrative support for resettlement-related training activities.
  • Systematically apply an Age, Gender and Diversity perspective in all aspects of the resettlement process; comply with UNHCR policy and guidelines on HIV/AIDS.
  • Assist in mitigating resettlement fraud through oversight (including in-country travel), advice and guidance).
  • Recommend cases that are eligible for resettlement consideration.
  • Provide counselling to PoC.
  • Perform other related 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

Registration Assistant – Kakuma

ion. 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.

Duties

  • Conduct registration interviews in accordance with local SOPs and registration standards.
  • Respond to queries from asylum seekers and refugees regarding UNHCR’s registration procedures and their rights and entitlements.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to date records and data related to all individual registration cases.
  • Identify persons with specific needs and ensure timely referral to protection follow-up as required.
  • Collaborate with protection staff and/or partners in the delivery of assistance and programming, including provision of identity and entitlement documentation
  • Act as interpreter and translator when needed.
  • Refer cases to other units within the office and to implementing partners as necessary.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Education & Professional Work Experience

  • Years of Experience / Degree Level
  • G4 – 1 year relevant experience with High School Diploma; or Bachelor or equivalent or higher

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