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  • Posted: Feb 3, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • Worldwide, there are now over 60 million forcibly displaced people - the highest number ever recorded. Of those, approximately 20.2 million are refugees who have fled their home countries as a result of conflict and violent persecution. Of the 20.2 million, over 11 million have been refugees for more than 5 years and some as long as 60. The average length of...
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    Child Protection Expert

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    Main Purpose of the Position
     
    As part of the UNHCR-RefugePoint Collaboration Project, the Child Protection Expert (hereinafter “Expert”) provides direct support to UNHCR through temporary deployments to UNHCR offices throughout Africa. Assigned to one or more specific duty station(s) over the course of the contract, the Expert is considered an “Expert on Mission” to UNHCR tasked with enhancing local refugee child protection capacity, in particular as it relates to Best Interests Assessments (BIAs) and Best Interests Determinations (BIDs). On most assignments, the Expert’s core responsibility is to provide direct casework support to UNHCR by conducting BIDs/BIAs for Unaccompanied and Separated Children (UASC). Depending on the needs of the assigned duty station(s), the Expert may also assist in child protection case management activities and capacity building through training, mentoring, and other activities such as monitoring and evaluating existing child protection systems. In addition, the Expert contributes to the logistical planning and execution of child protection deployments and maintains regular operational and administrative communication with RefugePoint’s Nairobi and Headquarters offices during all stages of deployments.

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    Resettlement Expert

    Main Purpose of the Position
     
    As part of the UNHCR-RefugePoint Collaboration Project, the Resettlement Expert (hereinafter “Expert”) provides direct support to UNHCR through temporary deployments to UNHCR offices throughout Africa. Assigned to one or more specific duty station(s) over the course of the contract, the Expert is considered an “Expert on Mission” to UNHCR tasked with enhancing local refugee resettlement capacity. On all assignments, the Expert’s core responsibility is to provide direct casework support to UNHCR by interviewing refugees and completing Resettlement Registration Forms (RRFs). Depending on the needs of the assigned duty station(s), the Expert may also assist in other resettlement related casework such as profiling, Best Interest Assessments (BIAs) and Best Interests Determinations (BIDs), and file review and capacity building through training, mentoring, and other activities such as monitoring and evaluating existing resettlement systems. In addition, the Expert contributes to the logistical planning and execution of resettlement deployments and maintains regular operational and administrative communication with RefugePoint’s Nairobi and Headquarters offices during all stages of deployments. 

    Resume, any previous UNHCR Performance Appraisal Reviews (PAR), and relevant writing sample required; cover letter not requested.

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