UNHCR Resettlement Associate - Protection Referrals Caseworker - Jobs in Addis Ababa

UNHCR Resettlement Associate - Protection Referrals Caseworker - Jobs in Addis Ababa

Description of Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Protection Officer, the Resettlement Associate/protection referrals caseworker will:

  • Identify protection cases for possible referral to resettlement with a target of 20 cases per week;
  • Prepare the protection referral forms (PRFs) that will be shared with the (Associate)
  • Protection Officer for approval and referrals to resettlement;
  • Work as part of the protection team with focus on the protection referrals for resettlement;
  • Provide counselling and advice to refugees concerning criteria, prospects, and problems in connection with the resettlement process;
  • Perform other duties as required.

    Essential Minimum Qualifications and Experience

    Education

  • University degree in relevant area (e.g. international law / refugee law, political science, social sciences and related field;

    Work Experience
  • Minimum of two years’ work experience in relevant work area (e.g. profiling refugee populations, registration, conducting refugee status determination, preparing individual resettlement submissions and submissions for prima facie refugee populations, etc.);
  • Knowledge of and/or preparedness to become familiar with and abide by UNHCR’s principles, code of conduct and humanitarian goals;
  • Knowledge of the international legal framework governing refugees, asylum seekers, internally displaced persons and statelessness;
  • Knowledge of UNHCR guidelines on refugee status determination / resettlement;
  • Awareness of gender issues and how to apply rights and community-based approach to identify and respond to specific needs;
  • Awareness of the importance of preventing fraud and ways to mitigate risks.
  • Excellent interviewing and counselling skills;
  • Excellent drafting and analytical skills;
  • Ability to conduct assessments
    and identify protection risks of individuals and groups;
  • Demonstrable leadership skills in developing communication strategies, negotiating and implementing large group activities within a multicultural / refugee and multi-sectoral setting;
  • Strong interpersonal skills (e.g. conflict resolution) and ability to work effectively in teams;
  • Ability to work in stressful situations and in hardship locations;

    Required:
  • Computer Skill - MS-Office and Excel
  • Fluency in English language
  • Analytical thinking
  • Political Awareness

    Desired:
  • Knowledge of Local language
  • Competency in Somali, Trigrinya, Afari, Arabic and/or French languages an asset.
  • Resettlement experience
  • Experience with large-scale resettlement and/or evacuation programmes desirable;
  • Experience with counselling refugees on resettlement related issues – highly desirable;
  • Experience with Refugee Status Determination and Exclusion analysis– highly desirable

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 24th June 2019
  • This vacancy is open for qualified Ethiopians only.
  • Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
  • UNHCR is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
  • Applicants who wish to be considered for this position should send a motivation letter and fact sheet/P11 Form to: Human Resources Unit through the online application system.
  • Candidates will be required to sit for interview.
  • Due to the volume of applications only short listed candidates will be invited for further interview.
  • For more information and job application details, see; UNHCR Resettlement Associate - Protection Referrals Caseworker - Jobs in Addis Ababa

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