5 Job Positions at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR): (Deadline 2 September 2021)

5 Job Positions at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR): (Deadline 2 September 2021)

Associate Resettlement & Complementary Pathways Officer (Anti-fraud) International UNOPS at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR): (Deadline 2 September 2021)

JOB DESCRIPTION
ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS
This Job Opening is available to eligible to external applicants. Candidates with Rwandan Nationalities are not eligible.
DUTIES AND QUALIFICATIONS
¿ Implement and promote fraud prevention and mitigation mechanisms within the resettlement process; identify and draw attention to any areas of systemic weakness, vulnerability and risk of potential external fraud.
¿ Conducting regular reviews of SOPS ensuring that SOPS are modified to mitigate risks identified as well as ensuring SOPS are adhering to UNHCR global standards.
¿ Identify, interview, assess resettlement needs, and process persons identified for resettlement following established procedures; undertake field missions as required; provide counselling to individuals, and assist the country operation with group resettlement procedures, including planning, profiling, logistical arrangements, verification and post-verification follow-up.
¿ In order to increase integrity and accountability, on a variety of themes, facilitate training of staff involved in Resettlement Processing with related Units/Teams.
¿ Assist in the development and implementation of a mass communication strategy targeting the refugee community and partners; sensitizing the wider community of the implications of fraud.
¿ Systematically apply an Age, Gender and Diversity perspective in all aspects of the resettlement process; comply with UNHCR policy and guidelines on HIV/AIDS.
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3. Monitoring and Progress Controls
¿ Assist in promoting and monitoring the implementation of UNHCRs global resettlement policies, procedures, and guidelines.
¿ 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.
4. Qualifications and Experience¿ At least 4 years (2 years with Advanced University degree) of professional work experience relevant to refugee protection work.
¿ Sound understanding of the processes in registration, RSD and resettlement and a very good knowledge and experience in Risk identification and mitigation through critical analysis of the SOPs of the different protection processes and ability to analyse complex issues.
¿ Strong experience in interacting with and building partnerships and synergies with UN agencies, NGOs and civil society organizations.
¿ Diverse field experience desirable.
¿ 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.
¿ Completion of the Protection Learning Programme, RSD or Resettlement Learning Programme desirable.
¿ Excellent written and oral communication skills.
¿ Training design and facilitation skills of resettlement related learning.
¿ Demonstrated capacities in monitoring and reporting on protection desirable.
¿ Ability to work independently with minimum supervision in a fast-paced environment.
¿ Demonstrated ability to successfully and effectively work in a team, to delegate, to and communicate with people in a multi-cultural environment.
¿ Demonstrated experience in inter-agency coordination and consensus building, in refugee and/or cluster contexts.
¿ working experience in Africa, and especially within the East African and Great Lakes regions, will be an asset;
¿ ability to work with proGres v4 and other computer and technological equipment
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POSITION COMPETENCIES
¿¿¿¿KEY COMPETENCIES
¿ Empowering and Building Trust
¿ Managing Resources
¿ Judgement and Decision Making
¿ Strategic Planning and Vision
¿ Analytical Thinking
¿ Planning and Organizing
¿ Stakeholder Management;
LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS
Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.
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See below for this postion’s Operational Context
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OPERATIONAL CONTEXT

Rwanda currently hosts 127,609 refugees and asylum seekers. Congolese refugees and asylum seekers account for 60.8% of the population while Burundians account for 38.8% and the 0.4% being asylum seekers and refugees of other nationalities, including 364 hosted under the Rwanda Emergency Transit Mechanism (ETM) at Gashora Transit Centre. 91% of the population of concern are camp based. The Government of Rwanda (GoR), through the Ministry in charge of Emergency Management (MINEMA), leads the refugee response in the country with UNHCR and partners providing direct operational support, capacity development and technical advice to the local authorities.

Over 90% of the Congolese population in Rwanda originate from conflict zones in Eastern DRC (mainly North and South Kivu). While all durable solutions options are under consideration, the COVID19 pandemic and the continued insecurity in the eastern regions of DRC entail that prospects for voluntary repatriation in safety and dignity remain limited. Approximately 48,000 Congolose refugees have lived in the country for over 10 years. Some have been born in Rwanda and lived their entire lives as refugees.

Burundian refugees reside in urban centers (Kigali or Huye) or in Mahama camp. Since August 2020, Burundians have begun to voluntarily repatriate to Burundi. UNHCR is also engaged in supporting the return of Rwandans mainly from DRC and Congo Brazzaville.

UNHCR works closely with its main government counterpart the Ministry in Charge of Emergency Management (MINEMA), the UN agencies and NGO partners. Rwanda is a CRRF country and continues to maintain open door policy. Considerable efforts are being made to promote & support to the implementation of the 2016 Leaders (Obama) Summit commitments to enhance refugee inclusion. Cash Based Interventions in food aid, energy and NFI have been rolled out and eligible refugees receive necessary support through this mechanism.

The Associate Resettlement Officer (Anti-Fraud) position will be located at UNHCR Kigali, Branch Office. Under the direct supervision of the Snr. Resettlement Officer, the incumbent¿s primary role is to assist in increasing the operation¿s capacity to address gaps in fraud detection mechanisms ensuring accountability and integrity of the resettlement processes. The incumbent will also take part in assessing cases for resettlement and conducting interviews as well as monitoring procedural compliance and quality of case submissions. The incumbent will also provide continuous support to resettlement activities by ensuring that resettlement polices are correctly implemented and that the operation is supported in establishing comprehensive protection and solutions strategies. The incumbent’s role may involve managerial responsibilities in supervising, coaching and training junior staff, and assisting in implementing organizational objectives and priorities.

This position is currently funded through end of 2021.

2. Purpose and Scope of Assignment

Under the direct supervision of the Snr. Resettlement & Complementary Pathways Officer and overall supervision by the Snr Protection Officer, the incumbent will undertake the following tasks:
Accountability (key results that will be achieved)

¿ Fraud in the resettlement process is promptly identified and addressed.
¿ Resettlement delivery in the country is needs-based, non-discriminatory and prioritized for refugees most in need of this solution.
¿ UNHCR¿s resettlement policies and standards are correctly and coherently applied.
¿ Persons of concern are made aware of UNHCR¿s resettlement procedures and have fair and transparent access to the resettlement process

CLOSING DATE
Closing date for submissions of applications is 02 September 2021.

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Associate Community-Based Protection Officer/International UNOPS IICA at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR): (Deadline 2 September 2021)

JOB DESCRIPTION
ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS
This Job Opening is available to external applicants. Candidates with Rwandan nationalities are not eligible.
DUTIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

– Be fully informed about community structures and the protection as well as the security situation of the population of concern. Through relationships with PoCs and network of partners stay abreast of political, social, economic and cultural elements that may have an impact on the protection environment and provide advice to Senior Management.

– Facilitate the adoption of the Community-Based protection approach and assist in developing of appropriate strategies that enhance refugee protection and accountability to persons of concern. Including carry out the participatory assessment in line with AGD approaches.

– Put in place mechanisms to boost effective communication and maintain open and constructive dialogue with persons of concern and strengthen capacity to detect and timely response to any emerging concerns.

– Effectively assess the needs and pay due attention and support to the most vulnerable groups including UAM, survivors of SGBV and torture and those with serious medical conditions. This should be done in cooperation with specialized NGO partners on ground.

– Develop communication strategy that speaks to the population needs, with special consideration of the languages barriers and its impact on maintaining safe environment.

– Establish good cooperation with the Gov authorities and NGO partners active in Gashora. Assist the them to better understand the cultural diversity. Support the PoCs to respect their differences and able to live in harmony and maintain healthy and positive relationships with services providers.
– Facilitate translation of documents to the various spoken languages and provide direct interpretation as need be.

– Provide individuals or group psychosocial counselling in order to address social and cultural issues that may have an impact on the protection environment and provide appropriate support.

– Assist during the registration process ensuring that the perspectives, capacities, needs and resources of the persons of concerns are reflected in the protection strategy, planning processes and operations plan addressing the specific protection needs of women, men, children, youth and older persons, persons with disabilities, minority groups such as sexual minorities and persons living with HIV/AIDS.

– Provide technical guidance and support to UNHCR and partners and implement and oversee Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) on all community-based protection related issues.

– Support the design, implementation and evaluation of protection centred and solutions-oriented programming with implementing and operational partners guaranteeing that community-owned activities are integrated.

– Promote confidence building and conflict resolution among populations of concern, authorities and host communities in the ETM operation.

– Contribute to the Protection team’s information management component which: provides disaggregated data on PoC and their problems.

Support the design and implementation of durable solutions options, specially related to local integration or return to country of origin.

– Facilitate establishment of appropriate refugee representation, the community leaders are selected in a transparent and fair manner representing the various ethnic groups. Encourage and support implementing of community led-owned activities specially sport and cultural activities.

– Encourage the asylum seekers and refugees to maintain positive approach and enhance inter- cultural dialogue to enhance peaceful co-existence amongst the various groups.

– Conduct home visits and establish direct contact with persons of concern, host communities to create environment for joint activities to enhance co-existence between the refugees and local community in the immediate neighbourhood.

– Perform other related duties as required

Education & Professional Work Experience

– 3 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 2 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 1 year relevant experience with Doctorate degree
– The candidate should have 3 years of work experience including at least 1 year in an international capacity. Previous work experience with UNHCR in the field.
Field(s) of Education

International Development, Cultural Studies, Human Rights, International Social Work, Social Science, Political Science,
Anthropology, International Law or other relevant field.

POSITION COMPETENCIES
Core Competencies
Accountability
Communication
Organizational Awareness
Teamwork & Collaboration
Commitment to Continuous Learning
Client & Result OrientationManagerial Competencies
Empowering and Building Trust
Judgement and Decision MakingCross-Functional Competencies
Stakeholder Management
Planning and Organizing
Political AwarenessRelevant Job Experience

Essential
Relevant professional experience, including in the areas of community-based protection, community services, social work, and human rights.

– Undergraduate degree in Law, International law, Political Science, or a related field.
– Experience in handling complex cases including survivors of violence and torture.
– Good analytical and drafting skills.

Desirable
Proven communication skills, both oral and written. Demonstrated knowledge of community communication and engagement approaches. Understanding of and demonstrated competencies in forced displacement and protection, particularly SGBV prevention and response, child protection, education, gender equality, and the application of the Age, Gender and Diversity Policy.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team. Ability to work in stressful situations. in conducting interviews and social counselling.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS
Knowledge of English and UN working language proficiency in both oral and written English and languages spoken by the PoCs accommodated in ETM Gashora (Arabic, Tigrinya, Amahric, Somali) would be advantageous
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See below for this postion’s Operational Context
OPERATIONAL CONTEXT

Given the deteriorating security situation in and around the Libyan capital of Tripoli, UNHCR is responding to the emergency protection needs of refugees, asylum-seekers, children and youth-at-risk, and others of concern in Libya (urban-based and detention environments) through the establishment of the Emergency Transit Mechanism (ETM).The ETM has been established under the framework of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed with the Rwandan government and the African Union (AU) in September 2019. Under the terms of the MOU, the individuals concerned are transferred on a voluntary basis, from Libya to Rwanda for emergency case processing for durable solutions. UNHCR supports the Rwandan authorities in biometric joint registration of the evacuated persons, provision of accommodation and basic food assistance, skill training, sport and recreational activities. Durable solutions will be pursued, including return to the country of origin for those who voluntarily choose to do so, resettlement to a third country or local integration. This assignment is critical for ensuring that the operations objectives are achieved.

The Associate Community-Based Protection Officer is a member of the Protection Team reports to the Protection Officer. The incumbent may have direct supervisory responsibility for other staff. S/he supports the implementation of protection standards and provides advice on CBP to Senior Management. The incumbent is relied upon to support a coordinated approach in the implementation of UNHCR¿s rights-based and community engagement with all persons of concern (PoCs) and contributes to the achievement of UNHCR¿s commitments to accountability to affected people.

S/he maintains close working relationship with NGO staff and act as the critical interface between UNHCR and communities of concern, enabling them to provide the AGD-sensitive analysis of community risks and capacities that form the essential foundations for designing response plan. The incumbent maintains close working relations with sister UN entities, governmental entities, non-governmental organisations that can contribute to enhancing protection and achieving solutions through people centred community-based and gender responsive approaches.

The incumbent provides guidance to the operation and plays advocacy role with local authorities, partners and other key stakeholders.

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.

CLOSING DATE
Closing date for submissions or applications is 02 September 2021

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Associate Resettlement Officer (Counselling) International UNOPS IICA 1 – 29091 at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR): (Deadline 2 September 2021)

JOB DESCRIPTION
ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS
This Job Opening is available to eligible UNHCR staff members and external applicants. Candidates with Rwandan nationalities are not eligible.
DUTIES AND QUALIFICATIONS
Under the direct supervision of the Associate Resettlement & Complementary Pathways Officer and overall supervision by the Resettlement Officer and the Head of Office, the incumbent will undertake the following tasks:
¿ Develop and implementing effective communications outreach programme, to manage refugee expectations.
¿ Provide appropriate counseling to persons of concern in relation to the ETM process as necessary including in the context of information sharing on case statuses and the notification of decisions on individual cases.
¿ Implement resettlement counselling and information sharing within protection and durable solutions strategies.
¿ Establish and maintain dialogue with refugee leaders and individual refugees about protection activities and durable solutions, not only resettlement to ensure that refugees understand the scope and limitations of all possible durable solutions.
¿ Collect information on the protection context and the identification of specific needs without raising expectations with regard to resettlement.
¿ Plan and organize for public information for UNHCR staff and partners to strengthen their capacity to conduct reliable information campaigns in these contexts.
¿ Provide refugees, others working with refugees and, in some cases, the general public, with clear and consistent information on the limits and possibilities of resettlement, ensuring that the resettlement message remains consistent.
¿ Participate in training/briefing UNHCR staff and partners on RSD/ resettlement categories/procedures, as required.
¿ Stay abreast of legal, political, security and other developments which impact on the protection environment, and in particular, on protection delivery through registration, RSD, resettlement.
¿ Make referrals to other UNHCR staff/units, based on identified vulnerabilities and specific needs.
¿ Ensure adherence to and contribute to continual review of operation-specific SOPs.
¿ Maintain accurate processing statistics and provide statistical reports on a regular basis.
¿ Keep systematic, accurate records of all cases considered including ensuring compliance with proGres v4 data entry requirement, uploading of audio recordings on eSAFE and filing of all documents and correspondence in physical files.
¿ Assist in preventing and identifying fraud in individual case-processing through oversight, advice and guidance to UNHCR staff, partners and persons of concern.
¿ Systematically apply an age, gender and diversity (AGD) perspective in the performance of assigned functions.
¿ Assist in monitoring individual case processing trends and in compiling and analyzing statistics related to individual case processing.
¿ Assist in developing and maintaining processes to ensure that persons of concern have accurate information on the UNHCR individual case-processing policies and procedures.
¿ Prepare Resettlement Registration Form (RRF) and support in review of RRFs as per the need.Essential minimum qualifications and professional experience required¿ University degree in relevant areas: Law, Political Science, Social Sciences ¿ preferably in social work. Having a Master level or above will be an added advantage;
¿ At least 2 years of work experience (with a Master level degree) or 3 years of work experience (with a Bachelor level degree) in relevant work area (e.g. assisting refugees in a resettlement context, case advocacy, assisting with family reunification, identifying resettlement needs, preparing resettlement referrals/submissions, conducting RSD interviews and assessments, etc);
¿ Experience in interviewing and counseling refugees and asylum seekers on case processing.
¿ Experience in refugee resettlement – conducting refugee resettlement assessments and submissions.
¿ Cross-cultural interviewing experience.
¿ Previous working experience with refugee caseloads, will be an asset.
¿ Working experience with/on refugees/asylum seekers particularly from the East and Horn of Africa and Great Lakes Region will be an added advantage.

POSITION COMPETENCIES
The incumbent must have the following:
¿ Sound understanding and ability to implement UNHCR¿s policy and global strategic priorities, such as AGDM, IDP, Statelessness, and HIV/AIDS, in the area of responsibility at appropriate level. Diverse field experience. Experience working in a multi-cultural environment.
¿ 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 and stateless persons.
¿ Knowledge of UNHCR guidelines on registration, refugee status determination/resettlement.
¿ Awareness of issues related to specific needs and vulnerabilities related to specific refugee groups (women, children/UASC, the older, minorities, the disabled) 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 drafting and analytical skills.
¿ Knowledge of methods for identifying individual refugees or refugee populations for resettlement.
¿ Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in teams.
¿ Ability to work in stressful situations and in hardship locations.
¿ Knowledge of or willingness to become familiar with methods for identifying individual refugees or refugee populations for resettlement.
¿ Ability to work well in a multicultural team.
¿ Resettlement management capacity building and resettlement training.
¿ Ability to work with proGres v4 (or rapidly learn it) and other computer and technological equipment.
¿ A weekly output report will be required from the incumbent for reporting purposes and performance monitoring.Required Key Competencies Core Competencies:
¿ Accountability
¿ Communication
¿ Organizational Awareness
¿ Teamwork & Collaboration
¿ Commitment to Continuous Learning
¿ Client & Result Orientation Managerial Competencies:
¿ Empowering and Building Trust
¿ Managing Performance
¿ Judgement and Decision-Making Cross-Functional Competencies:
Functional skills
¿ Resettlement Counselling;
¿ Resettlement/Repatriation/Voluntary Repatriation;
¿ PR-Resettlement Anti-Fraud Policy and Procedures;
¿ PR-Experience in Operations facing mixed migratory movements;
¿ DM-Database Management;
Desirable Qualifications & Competencies.
Sound understanding and ability to implement UNHCR¿s policy and global strategic priorities, such as AGDM, IDP, Statelessness, and HIV/AIDS, in the area of responsibility at appropriate level. Diverse field experience. Experience working in a multi-cultural environment.
LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS
Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.
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See below for this postion’s Operational Context
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The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on 14 December 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. Given the deteriorating security situation in and around the Libyan capital of Tripoli, UNHCR responded to the emergency protection needs of refugees, asylum-seekers, children and youth-at-risk, and others of concern in Libya (urban-based and detention environments) through the establishment of the Emergency Transit Mechanism (ETM). The ETM was established under the framework of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed with the Rwandan government and the African Union (AU) in September 2019. Under the terms of the MOU, the individuals concerned are transferred on a voluntary basis, from Libya to Rwanda for emergency case processing for durable solutions. UNHCR supports the Rwandan authorities in biometric joint registration of the evacuated persons and in undertaking Refugee Status Determination (RSD) under its mandate in accordance with applicable standards. A durable solution for their situation is pursued, including return to the country of origin for those who voluntarily choose to do so, or third country resettlement to States that are willing to offer admission. This assignment is critical in ensuring this is achieved.

The position will be based in Nyamata Field Office. The incumbent¿s primary role is to support resettlement and complementary pathways activities in his/her Area of Responsibility (AOR) mainly through mainstreaming counselling and information sharing with POCs and stakeholders while having an active involvement along the entire spectrum of resettlement workflow. S/he will be mainly engaged in developing a counselling strategy and implementing it, while working closely with protection, the refugee community and resettlement colleagues to ensure that refugees are properly counselled to manage their expectations. Effective management of resettlement expectations is an essential foundation for ensuring that resettlement processes are not undermined by tensions, anxieties, unrest and security threats. The incumbent will also be involved in the identification of needs, submission of cases, monitoring procedural compliance, integrity and quality of case submissions, and ensure progress against targets. S/he takes part in assessing cases for resettlement and conducting interviews as well as monitoring procedural compliance and quality of case submissions. S/he contributes to comprehensive protection and solutions strategies and needs to make resettlement both strategic as well as responsive to the needs of people of concern to UNHCR.

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.

CLOSING DATE
Closing date for submissions or applications is 02 September 2021

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Associate Resettlement & Complementary Pathways Officer (Anti-fraud) International UNOPS IICA at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR): (Deadline 2 September 2021)

JOB DESCRIPTION
ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS
This Job Opening is available to eligible to external applicants. Candidates with Rwandan Nationalities are not eligible.
DUTIES AND QUALIFICATIONS
¿ Implement and promote fraud prevention and mitigation mechanisms within the resettlement process; identify and draw attention to any areas of systemic weakness, vulnerability and risk of potential external fraud.
¿ Conducting regular reviews of SOPS ensuring that SOPS are modified to mitigate risks identified as well as ensuring SOPS are adhering to UNHCR global standards.
¿ Identify, interview, assess resettlement needs, and process persons identified for resettlement following established procedures; undertake field missions as required; provide counselling to individuals, and assist the country operation with group resettlement procedures, including planning, profiling, logistical arrangements, verification and post-verification follow-up.
¿ In order to increase integrity and accountability, on a variety of themes, facilitate training of staff involved in Resettlement Processing with related Units/Teams.
¿ Assist in the development and implementation of a mass communication strategy targeting the refugee community and partners; sensitizing the wider community of the implications of fraud.
¿ Systematically apply an Age, Gender and Diversity perspective in all aspects of the resettlement process; comply with UNHCR policy and guidelines on HIV/AIDS.
¿
3. Monitoring and Progress Controls
¿ Assist in promoting and monitoring the implementation of UNHCRs global resettlement policies, procedures, and guidelines.
¿ 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.
4. Qualifications and Experience¿ At least 4 years (2 years with Advanced University degree) of professional work experience relevant to refugee protection work.
¿ Sound understanding of the processes in registration, RSD and resettlement and a very good knowledge and experience in Risk identification and mitigation through critical analysis of the SOPs of the different protection processes and ability to analyse complex issues.
¿ Strong experience in interacting with and building partnerships and synergies with UN agencies, NGOs and civil society organizations.
¿ Diverse field experience desirable.
¿ 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.
¿ Completion of the Protection Learning Programme, RSD or Resettlement Learning Programme desirable.
¿ Excellent written and oral communication skills.
¿ Training design and facilitation skills of resettlement related learning.
¿ Demonstrated capacities in monitoring and reporting on protection desirable.
¿ Ability to work independently with minimum supervision in a fast-paced environment.
¿ Demonstrated ability to successfully and effectively work in a team, to delegate, to and communicate with people in a multi-cultural environment.
¿ Demonstrated experience in inter-agency coordination and consensus building, in refugee and/or cluster contexts.
¿ working experience in Africa, and especially within the East African and Great Lakes regions, will be an asset;
¿ ability to work with proGres v4 and other computer and technological equipment
POSITION COMPETENCIES
¿¿¿¿KEY COMPETENCIES
¿ Empowering and Building Trust
¿ Managing Resources
¿ Judgement and Decision Making
¿ Strategic Planning and Vision
¿ Analytical Thinking
¿ Planning and Organizing
¿ Stakeholder Management;
LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS
Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.
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See below for this postion’s Operational Context
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OPERATIONAL CONTEXT

Rwanda currently hosts 127,609 refugees and asylum seekers. Congolese refugees and asylum seekers account for 60.8% of the population while Burundians account for 38.8% and the 0.4% being asylum seekers and refugees of other nationalities, including 364 hosted under the Rwanda Emergency Transit Mechanism (ETM) at Gashora Transit Centre. 91% of the population of concern are camp based. The Government of Rwanda (GoR), through the Ministry in charge of Emergency Management (MINEMA), leads the refugee response in the country with UNHCR and partners providing direct operational support, capacity development and technical advice to the local authorities.

Over 90% of the Congolese population in Rwanda originate from conflict zones in Eastern DRC (mainly North and South Kivu). While all durable solutions options are under consideration, the COVID19 pandemic and the continued insecurity in the eastern regions of DRC entail that prospects for voluntary repatriation in safety and dignity remain limited. Approximately 48,000 Congolose refugees have lived in the country for over 10 years. Some have been born in Rwanda and lived their entire lives as refugees.

Burundian refugees reside in urban centers (Kigali or Huye) or in Mahama camp. Since August 2020, Burundians have begun to voluntarily repatriate to Burundi. UNHCR is also engaged in supporting the return of Rwandans mainly from DRC and Congo Brazzaville.

UNHCR works closely with its main government counterpart the Ministry in Charge of Emergency Management (MINEMA), the UN agencies and NGO partners. Rwanda is a CRRF country and continues to maintain open door policy. Considerable efforts are being made to promote & support to the implementation of the 2016 Leaders (Obama) Summit commitments to enhance refugee inclusion. Cash Based Interventions in food aid, energy and NFI have been rolled out and eligible refugees receive necessary support through this mechanism.

The Associate Resettlement Officer (Anti-Fraud) position will be located at UNHCR Kigali, Branch Office. Under the direct supervision of the Snr. Resettlement Officer, the incumbent¿s primary role is to assist in increasing the operation¿s capacity to address gaps in fraud detection mechanisms ensuring accountability and integrity of the resettlement processes. The incumbent will also take part in assessing cases for resettlement and conducting interviews as well as monitoring procedural compliance and quality of case submissions. The incumbent will also provide continuous support to resettlement activities by ensuring that resettlement polices are correctly implemented and that the operation is supported in establishing comprehensive protection and solutions strategies. The incumbent’s role may involve managerial responsibilities in supervising, coaching and training junior staff, and assisting in implementing organizational objectives and priorities.

This position is currently funded through end of 2021.

2. Purpose and Scope of Assignment

Under the direct supervision of the Snr. Resettlement & Complementary Pathways Officer and overall supervision by the Snr Protection Officer, the incumbent will undertake the following tasks:
Accountability (key results that will be achieved)

¿ Fraud in the resettlement process is promptly identified and addressed.
¿ Resettlement delivery in the country is needs-based, non-discriminatory and prioritized for refugees most in need of this solution.
¿ UNHCR¿s resettlement policies and standards are correctly and coherently applied.
¿ Persons of concern are made aware of UNHCR¿s resettlement procedures and have fair and transparent access to the resettlement process

CLOSING DATE
Closing date for submissions of applications is 02 September 2021.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE AND APPLY

Associate Resettlement & Complementary Pathways Officer (Anti-fraud) International UNOPS at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR): (Deadline 2 September 2021)

JOB DESCRIPTION
ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS
This Job Opening is available to eligible external applicants. Candidates with Rwandan Nationalities are not eligible.
DUTIES AND QUALIFICATIONS
Under the direct supervision of the Snr. Resettlement & Complementary Pathways Officer and overall supervision by the Snr Protection Officer, the incumbent will undertake the following tasks:
Accountability (key results that will be achieved)¿ Fraud in the resettlement process is promptly identified and addressed.
¿ Resettlement delivery in the country is needs-based, non-discriminatory and prioritized for refugees most in need of this solution.
¿ UNHCR¿s resettlement policies and standards are correctly and coherently applied.
¿ Persons of concern are made aware of UNHCR¿s resettlement procedures and have fair and transparent access to the resettlement process
Responsibility (process and functions undertaken to achieve results)¿ Implement and promote fraud prevention and mitigation mechanisms within the resettlement process; identify and draw attention to any areas of systemic weakness, vulnerability and risk of potential external fraud.
¿ Conducting regular reviews of SOPS ensuring that SOPS are modified to mitigate risks identified as well as ensuring SOPS are adhering to UNHCR global standards.
¿ Identify, interview, assess resettlement needs, and process persons identified for resettlement following established procedures; undertake field missions as required; provide counselling to individuals, and assist the country operation with group resettlement procedures, including planning, profiling, logistical arrangements, verification and post-verification follow-up.
¿ In order to increase integrity and accountability, on a variety of themes, facilitate training of staff involved in Resettlement Processing with related Units/Teams.
¿ Assist in the development and implementation of a mass communication strategy targeting the refugee community and partners; sensitizing the wider community of the implications of fraud.
¿ Systematically apply an Age, Gender and Diversity perspective in all aspects of the resettlement process; comply with UNHCR policy and guidelines on HIV/AIDS.
¿
3. Monitoring and Progress Controls
¿ Assist in promoting and monitoring the implementation of UNHCRs global resettlement policies, procedures, and guidelines.
¿ 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.

Qualifications and Experience

¿ At least 4 years (2 years with Advanced University degree) of professional work experience relevant to refugee protection work.
¿ Sound understanding of the processes in registration, RSD and resettlement and a very good knowledge and experience in Risk identification and mitigation through critical analysis of the SOPs of the different protection processes and ability to analyse complex issues.
¿ Strong experience in interacting with and building partnerships and synergies with UN agencies, NGOs and civil society organizations.
¿ Diverse field experience desirable.
¿ 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.
¿ Completion of the Protection Learning Programme, RSD or Resettlement Learning Programme desirable.
¿ Excellent written and oral communication skills.
¿ Training design and facilitation skills of resettlement related learning.
¿ Demonstrated capacities in monitoring and reporting on protection desirable.
¿ Ability to work independently with minimum supervision in a fast-paced environment.
¿ Demonstrated ability to successfully and effectively work in a team, to delegate, to and communicate with people in a multi-cultural environment.
¿ Demonstrated experience in inter-agency coordination and consensus building, in refugee and/or cluster contexts.
¿ working experience in Africa, and especially within the East African and Great Lakes regions, will be an asset;
¿ ability to work with proGres v4 and other computer and technological equipment;

Field(s) of Education

Political Science; Social Sciences; International Law; Law; International Public Law; International Refugee Law; International Human Rights Law; Refugee and Forced Migration International Relations; or other relevant field.

POSITION COMPETENCIES
KEY COMPETENCIES
¿ Empowering and Building Trust
¿ Managing Resources
¿ Judgement and Decision Making
¿ Strategic Planning and Vision
¿ Analytical Thinking
¿ Planning and Organizing
¿ Stakeholder Management;
LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS
Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English
CLOSING DATE
Closing date for submissions or applications is 02 September 2021.

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