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

Associate Resettlement Officer

Associate Resettlement Officer

International Specialist
Host entity
Location, Country
Guatemala City (GTM)
Language skills
Expected Starting Date
14 June 2021
12 months with possiblity of extension
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

Under the direct supervision of Associate Resettlement & Complementory Pathways 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.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

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.

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

Computer skills: General computer literacy (word, email, internet) and good knowledge of the basic data-management programs; Excel, Access, ProGres (asset).

Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams
Application procedure
You can only apply if you have created your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup Watch this video for the specific steps you must follow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VT5uJ_FolWU If you are already registered in UNV's Talent Pool, make sure your profile is up to date before applying. Application deadline: 05-August-2021 at 23:59hrs, Germany time zone