Job Title: Durable Solutions Associate Vacancy Notice: VN-084-20-MEX Position Number PN 10030225
Location: Ciudad de Mexico Position Grade: G6 Closing Date: 2020-07-19
Organizational Context

The Durable Solutions Associate reports to a more senior Durable Solutions or Protection colleague.  

The incumbent is relied upon to contribute to the implementation of a durable solutions strategy. S/he works closely with protection, programme and field staff, contributes 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.


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.


  • Provide counselling to refugees and other persons of concern (POC) to identify the most appropriate durable solution and to enable them to make a well-informed decision.
  • Interview candidates for voluntary repatriation and prepare documentation for their return, in line with Voluntary Repatriation SOPs. 
  • Interview and prepare Resettlement Referral Forms (RRF), in line with Resettlement 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. 
  • Assist in updating the electronic database for resettlement, voluntary repatriation and local integration, in line with Standard Operating Procedures. 
  • Process documentation to ensure that POC 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.
  • Interview and advise on the appropriate durable solution to be provided to POC.
  • Prepare documents relating to durable solutions.
  • Enter information into available database, in line with SOPs.
  • Draft and submit reports relating to durable solutions.
  • Perform other related duties as required.






Essential Minimum Qualifications and Experience

Years of Experience / Degree Level 
  • For G6 - 3 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 2 years relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher.

Field(s) of Education 
  • Not applicable.

Certificates and/or Licenses 
  • HCR Protection Learning Prg;
  • HCR Resettlement Lrng Prg;
  • HCR Protection Induction Prog.

Relevant Job Experience

  • Not specified.

Functional Skills 

  • IT-Microsoft Office Productivity Software; 
  • DM-Database Management

Language Requirements:

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

Desirable Qualifications & Competencies

  • Diverse field experience. Experience in interviewing.


Core Competencies

  •        Accountability
  •        Communication
  •        Organizational Awareness
  •        Teamwork & Collaboration
  •        Commitment to Continuous Learning
  •        Client & Result Orientation


Managerial Competencies

  • N/A

Cross-Functional Competencies

  •         Political Awareness
  •         Stakeholder Management
  •         Technological Awareness




Group 1 Candidates: comprisescurrent GS staff members holding an indefinite or fixed-term appointment who,at the date of the deadline for application, are serving in the country of thevacancy at the grade of the position or one grade below or above.


Group 2 Candidates: comprisescandidates from the categories listed in the RALS after completion of onecumulative or continuous year of service in the country of the vacancy. TheGroup 2 status should have been confirmed by the HR Unit in the relevantcountry before the application is submitted. For further informationregarding the categories, please consult the RALS.


ExternalCandidates:are candidates who are not in Group 1 or Group 2. Must be legally present inMexico at the time of application, recruitment and hire. Only candidatesholding a valid work permit in Mexico will be consideredeligible.




A competitive compensation andbenefits package is offered.  Forinformation on UN salaries, allowances and benefits, please visit the portal ofthe International Civil Service Commission at:  


Submission of Applications:


Ifyou wish to be considered for this vacancy, please submit your completeapplication (letter of motivation, updated factsheet (for internals), signedPersonal History Form (for externals)  on by 19July 2020.


The PersonalHistory Forms (PHF) and its Supplementary Sheet are available at:

EnglishPHF Form / Supplementary Sheet 


No late applications will beaccepted. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Shortlisted candidateswill be required to sit for a written test and oral interview. UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitmentprocess (application, interview, processing or any other fees).


UNHCR is committed to diversity andwelcomes applications from qualified candidates regardless of disability,gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour or ethnicand national origins, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. UNHCR seeksto ensure that male and female employees are given equal career opportunities.UNHCR is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender,nationality and culture. All applications will be treated with the strictestconfidentiality.




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