Procedures and Eligibility
Before submitting an application, UNHCR staff members intending to apply to this Job Opening are requested to consult the Recruitment and Assignments Policy (RAP, UNHCR / HCP / 2017 / 2 and the Recruitment and Assignments Administrative Instruction (RAAI), UNHCR / AI / 2017 / 7 / Rev.2 of 25 November 2019.
Duties and Qualifications Resettlement and Complementary Pathways Officer
Organizational Setting and Work Relationships
The position for Resettlement and Complementary Pathways Officer may be based in Country Operations, Regional Bureaux or Headquarters.
The incumbent's primary role is to support resettlement and complementary pathways activities in his / her Area of Responsibility (AOR) through identification of needs, submission of cases, monitoring and enforcing procedural compliance, integrity and quality of case submissions, and ensure progress against targets.
He / she 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
The role may also involve managerial responsibilities in supervising staff and affiliate workforce.
The incumbent works in close coordination with the Resettlement and Complementary Pathways Service in the Division of International Protection in Headquarters, and protection teams in Bureaux and country operations.
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.
provide counselling to individuals.
and adherence to adequate protection standards.
For jobs in the Regional Bureaux only :
Assist offices in the annual planning exercise for resettlement and complementary pathways.
monitor procedural compliance.
Years of Experience / Degree Level
or 4 years relevant experience with Doctorate degree
Field(s) of Education
Refugee and Forced Migration International Relations; or other relevant field.
Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)
Certificates and / or Licenses
Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)
Relevant Job Experience
At least 6 years ( 5 years with Graduate degree) of professional work experience relevant to refugee protection work, of which 2 years in an international capacity.
Demonstrated experience in casework or case management, preferably in a refugee or immigration context.
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.
Knowledge of and experience with Complementary Pathways programmes. Diverse field experience. Experience working in a multi-cultural environment.
Knowledge of additional UN languages.
PR-Refugee Resettlement programs
PR-Resettlement Anti-Fraud Policy and Procedures
PR-Mixed migratory movement management
Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)
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 C001L3 - Accountability Level 3
C002L3 - Teamwork & Collaboration Level 3
C003L3 - Communication Level 3
C004L3 - Commitment to Continuous Learning Level 3
C005L3 - Client & Result Orientation Level 3
C006L3 - Organizational Awareness Level 3
M001L3 - Empowering and Building Trust Level 3
M002L3 - Managing Performance Level 3
M006L3 - Managing Resources Level 3
M005L3 - Leadership Level 3
M003L3 - Judgement and Decision Making Level 3
M004L3 - Strategic Planning and Vision Level 3
X006L3 - Policy Development & Research Level 3
X005L3 - Planning and Organizing Level 3
X007L3 - Political Awareness Level 3 Additional Information
Please note that UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, travelling, processing, training or any other fees).
The UNHCR workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. UNHCR seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce.
Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.
Please note that the closing date for positions advertised in this Resettlement Scale-Up Exercise is Tuesday 9 August 2022 (midnight Geneva time).