Resettlement Assistant, UNOPS LICA-4 At UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Job Title: Resettlement Assistant

Location: Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Time type: Full time

Job requisition ID: JR2313071

Hardship Level: B

Family Type: Family

Staff Member/Affiliate Type: UNOPS LICA-4

Target Start Date: 2023-04-03

Job Posting End Date: March 15, 2023

Terms of Reference

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

This position is advertised to internal and external applicants. Candidates must be legally present in Honduras at the time of application, recruitment, and hire. Only Honduran citizens or candidates legally present in Honduras will be considered eligible.

Recruitment as a UNHCR staff member and engagement under a UNHCR affiliate scheme or as an intern, is subject to proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, independently of contract type and duration. The selected candidate(s) will be required to provide the proof of vaccination prior to recruitment.

Only short-listed candidates will be notified. The recruitment process might include written test and/or oral interview for this job opening. No late applications will be accepted.

UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, training or any other fees).

Remuneration: A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered depending on relevant experience as per the requirements of the job advertisement.

*Spanish as mother tongue is essential.

*Working knowledge in English is desirable.

Standard Job Description

Resettlement Assistant

Organizational Setting and Work Relationships:

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 UNHCRs 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

Field(s) of Education

Not applicable

Certificates and/or Licenses

International Relations, International Law (Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Relevant Job Experience

Essential:
Not specified.

Desirable:
Good knowledge of resettlement issues and UNHCR resettlement policies and operational applications. Completion of UNHCR specific learning/training activities.

Functional Skills

PR-Refugee Resettlement programs

PR-Resettlement Anti-Fraud Policy and Procedures

CO-Cross-cultural communication

UN-Analysis of geo-political realities and their socio-cultural implications

(Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Language Requirements

For International Professional and Field Service jobs:

Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.

For National Professional jobs:

Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.

For General Service jobs:

Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.

All UNHCR workforce members must individually and collectively, contribute towards a working environment where each person feels safe, and empowered to perform their duties. This includes by demonstrating no tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, harassment including sexual harassment, sexism, gender inequality, discrimination and abuse of power.

As individuals and as managers, all must be proactive in preventing and responding to inappropriate conduct, support ongoing dialogue on these matters and speaking up and seeking guidance and support from relevant UNHCR resources when these issues arise.

This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional essential and/or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation and/or position. Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates.

Required Languages

Spanish

Desired Languages

English

Additional Qualifications

Skills

Education

Certifications
International Law – Other, International Relations – Other

Other Information

This position doesn’t require a functional clearance.

How to apply

Para aplicar debe seguir las siguientes instrucciones:

  • Ingresar a través del siguiente vinculo: https://unhcr.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/External
  • Buscar la posición a aplicar por – Location o puede colocar el número de la Job Requisition en la barra de búsqueda (ejemplo: JR JR2201639)
  • Seleccionar aplicar y le desplegará las opciones para hacerlo. Si aún no tiene usuario creado, seleccionar “Create Account”
  • Una vez creada su cuenta puede iniciar su aplicación en línea.
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