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Associate Resettlement Officer Int. Specialist UNHCR Burundi
VMAM Code
BDIR000736-10162
Open

Associate Resettlement Officer

Associate Resettlement Officer

International Specialist
Host entity
UNHCR
Country
Burundi
Location, Country
Bujumbura (BDI)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
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.

Driving license
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
Associate Protection Officer (Community-Based) Int. Specialist UNHCR Mozambique
VMAM Code
MOZR000748-10091
Open

Associate Protection Officer (Community-Based)

Associate Protection Officer (Community-Based)

International Specialist
Host entity
UNHCR
Country
Mozambique
Location, Country
Nampula (MOZ)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
6 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 Protection Officer the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Be fully informed about community structures and the protection and security situation of the population of concern and develop strong links with a cross-section of members of refugee/Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)/stateless communities, using an Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) approach;
  • Through relationships with persons of concern and network of partners stay abreast of political, social, economic and cultural developments that have an impact on the protection environment and provide advice to senior management. Ensure that the perspectives, capacities, needs and resources of the persons of concerns are reflected in the protection strategy, planning processes and operations plan addressing the specific protection needs of women and men, children, youth and older persons, persons with disabilities, minority groups such as sexual minorities and persons living with HIV/AIDS;
  • Ensure through direct action and advocacy with more senior protection staff that the necessary resources are allocated to enable community work to identify and address protection and assistance gaps;
  • Assist in supporting consultative process with government counterparts at local levels, partners and persons of concern to develop and implement integrated strategies that address the key protection priorities, including, for example, child protection, education and SGBV, and solutions approaches;
  • Provide technical guidance and support to UNHCR and partners and implement and oversee Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) on all community-based protection related issues;
  • Support the design, implementation and evaluation of protection centred and solutions oriented programming with implementing and operational partners guaranteeing that community-owned activities are integrated;
  • Support communities in establishing representation and coordination structures
  • Promote confidence building and conflict resolution among populations of concern, authorities and host communities;
  • Maintain protection presence through regular field missions and reports, making direct contact with persons of concern, host communities, local authorities and partners. In operations applying the humanitarian cluster system, contribute to ensuring that the response of the Protection Cluster is grounded in an AGD-compliant strategy which covers all assessed and prioritized protection needs of the affected populations;
  • Support the Operation's work to ensure the protection strategy is fully integrated into the Country Operations Plan, the UN Development and Assistance Framework (UNDAF), the Humanitarian Country Team’s common humanitarian action plan where applicable;
  • Contribute to the Protection team's information management component which: provide disaggregated data on populations of concern and their problems; researches, collects and disseminates relevant protection information and good practices to enhance protection delivery and provide technical advice if necessary;
  • Ensure participatory, community-based protection and AGD approaches are included in, strategies and plans in the country operation;
  • Ensure community understanding of UNHCR's commitment to deliver on accountability and quality assurance in its response;
  • Support persons of concern to develop structures that enhance their participation and protection.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

University degree in International Development, Cultural Studies, Human Rights, International Social Work, Social Science, Political Science, and Anthropology, International Law or other clearly related disciplines.

Required experience
48 Months
Experience remark

Minimum 4 years (2 years with Advanced University degree) relevant professional experience, including in the areas of community based protection, community services, social work, and human rights.

Language skills
  • English(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;
  • Commitment to help refugees and willingness to cooperate with counterparts;
  • Good analytical skills;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills in a multi-cultural setting;
  • Experience of working with refugees;
  • Ability to live and work in the difficult and harsh conditions of developing countries is essential.
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Office Package (excellent knowledge of Word, good knowledge of Excel and Power Point) and Internet browsing.
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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’ at 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: 27 July 2021