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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Interview, assess resettlement needs, and process persons identified for resettlement, following established procedures; undertake field missions as required.
Where applicable, review and assess special resettlement cases and prepares individual submissions for presentation to resettlement countries; keep offices informed on the status of special resettlement cases; liaise with offices on case processing and provide advice as required.
Comply with UNHCR¿s standard operating procedures on resettlement, ensuring timely action on cases.
Follow up on status of cases from submission to departure; ensure effective in-country communication on the status and follow-up on persons of concern (PoC) being considered for resettlement; ensure that records on individual cases are kept up-to-date.
Provide PoC and partners with up-to-date and accurate information on UNHCR¿s resettlement policies and procedures.
Assist in monitoring the quality of submissions, providing the concerned staff with basic guidance and advice.
Manage, maintain and update proGres or Consolidated Online Resettlement Tracking System (CORTS) database and provide technical support.
Coordinate travel and departure arrangements for refugees accepted for resettlement.
Organize logistical support for governments undertaking resettlement missions.
Maintain accurate resettlement statistics as well as up-to-date records on individual cases; assist in the preparation of reports.
Assist with preparing a strategy and budget for resettlement activities and monitoring expenditures.
Provide administrative support for resettlement-related training activities.
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 through oversight (including in-country travel), advice and guidance).
Recommend cases that are eligible for resettlement consideration.
Provide counselling to PoC.
Perform other related duties as required.
Education & Professional Work 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