Category Host entity Country
Associate Resettlement Officer Int. Specialist UNHCR Burundi

Associate Resettlement Officer

Associate Resettlement Officer

International Specialist
Host entity
Location, Country
Bujumbura (BDI)
Language skills
Expected Starting Date
12 months
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.
Description of task
  • 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.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Type of Degree: University degree in Law, Social Sciences, Sociology or related field

Required 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.

Interview skills:

  • General computer literacy (word, email, internet) and good knowledge of the basic data-management programs; Excel, Access, ProGres (asset).
  • Very good communication and drafting skills in both English and French. RRFs will be drafted in English however French is the working language in Burundi and all other documents and communication are written in French.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel

    Language: Fluency in English is required while working knowledge of French is desirable.

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Protection of refugees, asylum seekers and IDPs
Area of expertise details

- Protection capacity

- RSD (Refugee Status Determination) and resettlement interviews.

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Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 05 August 2021