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  • Posted: Nov 25, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • UNHCR was created in 1950, during the aftermath of the Second World War, to help millions of Europeans who had fled or lost their homes. We had three years to complete our work and then disband. Today, over 65 years later, our organization is still hard at work, protecting and assisting refugees around the world.
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    Assistant Resettlement & Complimentary Pathways Officer

    Procedures and Eligibility

    Interested applicants should consult the Administrative Instruction on Recruitment and Assignment of Locally Recruited Staff (RALS). Applicants must be nationals of, and be locally recruited within the country of their employment.

    Duties And Qualifications

    Assistant Resettlement and Complementary Pathways Officer

    Organizational Setting and Work Relationships

    The position for Assistant Resettlement and Complementary Pathways Officer may be based in Field Offices, Country Operations, Regional Bureaux or Headquarters.

    The incumbent¿s primary role is to assist resettlement and complementary pathways activities in his/her Area of Responsibility (AOR). Under supervision, the incumbent assists in providing, in close coordination with concerned sections within UNHCR as well as external parties such as resettlement and complementary pathways countries, IOM and NGOs, a continuous support to resettlement and complementary pathways operations by ensuring that polices are correctly implemented and operations are supported in establishing comprehensive protection and solutions strategies.

    The Assistant Resettlement and Complementary Pathways Officer takes part in assessing cases for resettlement and/or complementary pathways, conducting interviews as well as monitoring procedural compliance and quality of case submissions. The incumbent does not normally have managerial responsibilities though it rests upon the supervisor of the post to make time specific arrangements subject to a given situation.

    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.


    • Stay abreast of political, legal, social and economic developments that have an impact on the protection environment.
    • Assist in implementing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for promoting the resettlement of persons of concern as protection tool and promoting access to complementary pathways for admission in the context of comprehensive solution strategies.
    • Assist in the development of country resettlement and complementary pathways for admission strategy and annual planning exercise.
    • Assist in promoting and monitoring the implementation of UNHCR¿s global resettlement and complementary pathways policies, procedures and guidelines.
    • Assist in guiding and capacitating the country operation to prepare consistent and quality resettlement submissions, as well as to promote and facilitate access to complementary pathways for admission to third countries.
    • Assist in monitoring resettlement activities to ensure progress against targets, transparency and efficiency in case submissions and appropriate follow-up with resettlement countries and other key stakeholders.
    • Identify, interview, assess resettlement needs, and process persons identified for resettlement following established procedures; undertake field missions as required; provide counselling to individuals.
    • Assist selection missions by resettlement countries to the country.
    • Identify, interview, and referrer accordingly persons identified with potential to access complementary pathways for admission following established procedures; undertake field missions as required; provide counselling to individuals.
    • Systematically apply an Age, Gender and Diversity perspective in all aspects of the resettlement and complementary pathways for admission process; comply with UNHCR policy and guidelines on HIV/AIDS.
    • Assist in mitigating resettlement or complementary pathways related fraud through oversight (including in-country travel), advice and guidance.
    • Assist the country operation with group resettlement procedures, including planning, profiling, logistical arrangements, verification and post-verification follow-up.
    • Maintain regular contact and close cooperation with resettlement countries and partners to ensure effective resettlement delivery and adherence to adequate protection and resettlement standards.
    • Participate, where appropriate, in country-level discussions with resettlement and complementary pathways countries and partners.
    • Assist in managing a process to ensure that persons of concern and partners receive up-to-date and accurate information on UNHCR¿s resettlement policies and procedures, as well as on complementary pathways for admission opportunities and procedures.
    • Assist in the submission of up-to-date and accurate resettlement and complementary pathways statistics, reports and needs assessments to management as required.
    • Identify and recommend relevant training activities of UNHCR staff and implementing partners.
    • Assist in communication with communities¿ activities ensuring that persons of concern are made aware of UNHCR¿s resettlement and complementary pathways procedures and have fair and transparent access to and participation in the processes.
    • Participate, where appropriate, in country-level discussions with resettlement and/or complementary pathways countries and partners.
    • Perform other related duties as required.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Years of Experience / Degree Level

    For P1/NOA - 1 year relevant experience with Bachelors degree; or no experience with Masters Graduate degree; or Doctorate degree

    Field(s) of Education

    International Law;

    International Relations;

    Political Science;

    Social Sciences;

    or other relevant field.

    (Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)

    Certificates and/or Licenses

    Not specified;

    Relevant Job Experience


    Not specified.


    Diverse field experience. Ability to understand and implement UNHCR¿s policy and global strategic priorities, such as AGDM, IDP, Statelessness, and HIV/AIDS, in the area of responsibility at appropriate level. Good IT skills including database management skills.

    Functional Skills

    UN-UN/UNHCR Mandate and Global Strategic Priorities

    IT-Computer Literacy

    DM-Database Management

    PR-Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD)

    PR-Assessment of IDPs Status, Rights, Obligation

    PR-Statelessness- Principles and Procedures, operational arrangements/assistance

    MD-HIV/AIDS situation management

    PR-Refugee Protection Principles and Framework

    (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.

    Position Competencies

    Competencies as defined in Job Profile

    Language Requirements

    Please also note that English is essential for this Job Opening.

    Additional Information

    Please note that interview is mandatory for NO position, whereas written test (Eliminatory or Complementary) may be conducted, if considered necessary.

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