Job Title: Senior Resettlement Assistant Vacancy Notice: VN-25-19-MEX Position Number 10030619
Location: Ciudad de Mexico Position Grade: G5 Closing Date: 2019-02-24
Organizational Context

A Senior Resettlement Assistant position is typicallylocated at Regional Office, Branch Office or Field Office. Under supervision,the incumbent’s primary role is to assist the supervisor in effectiveresettlement delivery of a given UNHCR Office in accordance with the UNHCRResettlement Handbook, UNHCR Manual and relevant policy papers andpublications. The Senior Resettlement Assistant provides important clerical andadministrative support to resettlement operations and may as required take partin assessing cases for resettlement and conducting interviews. The incumbentmaintains frequent contacts with his/her supervisor, relevant colleagues withinthe same Office or Offices under purview to exchange information and discussissues on resettlement cases. Some contacts and communication at a workinglevel are required with Embassy / Immigration Officials of resettlementcountries, IOM as well as withother operating partners regarding resettlement issues.


-       UNHCR’sresettlement policies and standards are correctly and coherently applied.

-       Personsof concern are made aware of UNHCR’s resettlement procedures and have fair andtransparent access to and participation in the resettlement process.

-       Suspectedfraud in the resettlement process is promptly reported.


-       Carryout preliminary interviews and initial assessments, to process refugees forresettlement following established procedures.

-       Preparewritten documentation for resettlement submission; ensure that records / filesof individual cases are updated in a systematic and timely manner.

-       Assessand review individual resettlement cases and prepare individual / groupsubmission for scrutiny by the supervisor.

-       Providepersons of concern with up-to-date and accurate information on UNHCR’s resettlementpolicies and procedures.

-       Complywith UNHCR’s standard operating procedures on resettlement, ensuring timelyaction on cases.

-       Followup on cases from time of submission to final decision and departure; ensureeffective in-country communication on the status and follow-up on persons ofconcern being considered for resettlement.

-       Assistin maintaining and updating proGres or Consolidated Online ResettlementTracking System (CORTS) database and provide technical support.

-       Coordinatetravel and departure arrangements for refugees accepted for resettlement.

-       Organizelogistical support for governments undertaking resettlement missions.

-       Provideadministrative support for resettlement-related training activities, includingorganization of resettlement workshops and meetings as required.

-       Maintainaccurate resettlement statistics as well as up-to-date records on individualcases; assist in the preparation of reports.

-       Draft/ type routine correspondence to Field Offices / Regional Offices /Headquarters.

-       Systematicallyapply an Age, Gender and Diversity perspective in all aspects of theresettlement process; comply with UNHCR policy and guidelines on HIV/AIDS.

Assist in mitigating resettlement fraud by reportingsuspected fraud.





-       Recommendeligible cases for resettlement consideration.

-       Providecounselling to persons of concern.

Essential Minimum Qualifications and Experience

-       Education:Completion of secondary education with certificate/training in InternationalLaw, International Relations or related fields required.

-       JobExperience:  4 years of job experiencerelevant to the functions.

-       Fluencyin English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or locallanguage.


(In officeswhere the working language is not English, excellent knowledge of workinglanguage of duty station and working knowledge of English.)

Desirable Qualifications & Competencies

-       Goodknowledge of resettlement issues and UNHCR resettlement policies andoperational applications.

-       Completionof UNHCR specific learning/training activities (e.g., PLP and RSD/ResettlementLearning Programme, resettlement anti-fraud workshop).


-       AnalyticalThinking

-       Planningand Organizing

-       StakeholderManagement

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