Job Title: Senior Durable Solutions Assistant Vacancy Notice: VN-83-19-MEX Position Number 83-19
Location: Acayucan Position Grade: G5 Closing Date: 2019-07-12
Organizational Context

The Senior Durable Solutions Assistant is relied upon to contribute to the implementation of a durable solutions strategy. Contributing to fostering an environment to enhance partnerships is a critical element of the work, as are activities designed to strength the involvement of refugee communities and their hosts in the design and implementation of solutions strategies.  S/he reports to the Head of Field Unit, Acayucan, Veracruz. 


  • Durable solutions activities are carried out in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). 
  • Information and data related to durable solutions are up to date and securely maintained, in line with applicable SOPs. 


  • Provide counselling to refugees and other persons of concern about their durable solutions needs. 
  • Interview candidates for voluntary repatriation and prepare documentation for their return, in line with Voluntary repatriation SOPs. 
  • Interview candidates for local integration and prepare the appropriate documentation for onward submission to local authorities or partners, in line with Local Integration SOPs. 
  • Participate in identifying resettlement needs of refugees, in line with Resettlement SOPs. 
  • Assist in updating the electronic databases for resettlement, voluntary repatriation and local integration, in line with Standard Operating Procedures. 
  • Process documentation to ensure that persons of concern receive the documents required for their durable solutions in a timely manner. 
  • Prepare statistical and ad-hoc reports to ensure accurate information is available and shared with relevant offices and partners. 
  • Support in the coordination with various stakeholder, especially RET for the implementation of different projects related to the local integration of the PoCs. 





  • Interview and advice on the appropriate durable solution to be provided to persons of concern. 
  • Prepare documents relating to durable solutions. 
  • Enter information into available databases, in line with SOPs. 

Essential Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • Education: Completed Secondary Education in Humanities or equivalent with advanced training/certification in a related field. 
  • Job experience: Minimum 4 years of relevant work experience. 
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language. 
*** (In offices where the UN working language is not English, excellent knowledge of UN working language of the duty station is required). 

Desirable Qualifications & Competencies

  • Diverse field experience 
  • Completion of PLP, RSD-Resettlement Learning Programme, Protection Induction an asset 
  • Excellent knowledge in MS word, Excel and database management 
  • Experience in Interviewing 


  • Political Awareness 

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