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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Resettlement (Reception & Integration)

by Juma Mzuri  |  at  10:34 PM

BACKGROUND:
2016 marked a ground-breaking year with UNHCR submissions of refugees for resettlement reaching a 20- year high with more than 162,500 refugees referred for resettlement and over 125,800 departing to rebuild their lives in safety. While so far in 2017 global resettlement landscape has been characterized by fluctuations in state quotas resulting in a global net decrease in resettlement places available, at the same time, there has been a broadening and diversification of resettlement States with 37 States currently engaged in resettlement programming, and who are in need of continuous support on the part of the Resettlement Service. Renewed political interest from the international community through instruments such as the New York Declaration, and the annexed Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF), have resulted, among other objectives, in a commitment towards increasing resettlement places and other legal pathways for admission of refugees on a scale that would match the annual resettlement needs identified by UNHCR.
With this background in mind, the Emerging Resettlement Countries Joint Mechanism (ERCM) was established as a joint venture between the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to specifically to support the needs of emerging resettlement countries through the provision of financial and technical support that spans the continuum of the resettlement process. The ERCM is currently providing support and technical assistance through a number of governments and operations in Latin America, and will also strengthen UNHCR’s advocacy and outreach efforts to expand the resettlement base by updating UNHCR policy in key areas as well as the provision of training and capacity building initiatives.
OVERALL PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF ASSIGNMENT:
The main focus of this consultancy will be to develop and update a number of policy tools with a view to strengthen the capacity of the Resettlement Service to provide technical support and guidance to countries involved in designing and implementing new resettlement or humanitarian admission programmes.
Under the direct supervision of the Senior Policy Officer, the successful candidate will be responsible for:
  • Drafting and providing content expertise to UNHCR’s resettlement online platform in all areas of the resettlement process, in accordance with UNHCR’s policies and guidelines on resettlement;
  • Coordinating the update of the 2002 “Refugee Resettlement: An International Handbook to guide Reception and Integration”, ensuring the contents of this Handbook are adequately reflected and incorporated in the online platform and community of practice;
  • Liaising with relevant external stakeholders involved in the reception and integration of refugees and coordinating their inputs into the online platform as well as the Integration Handbook;
  • Drafting integration and post-arrival expert contents to training packages and other guidance documents for emerging resettlement countries on how to set up resettlement or humanitarian admission programmes;
MONITORING AND PROGRESS CONTROLS (REPORT REQUIREMENTS, PERIODICITY, FORMAT, DEADLINES):
a. The final product (e.g., survey completed, data collected, workshop conducted, research documents produced specify):
This consultancy will be Geneva home-based and weekly meetings to discuss implementation and progress made is expected. Otherwise important milestones in terms of outcomes completion would include the following:
  • First draft of expert inputs provided to training consultant, and Handbook/Toolkit for new or emerging countries developed by end of October, 2017.
  • First draft of Refugee Resettlement International Handbook to Guide Reception and Integration delivered by end of December 2017.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Education:
· Basic University degree in international law, refugee law, political science, social science, international relations or similar and 8 – 12 years relevant work experience or Post Graduate University degree in international law, refugee law, political science, international relations or similar and 6 – 10 years work experience.
·
Required Experience:**
· Demonstrated experience working in asylum seeker or refugee situations, including experience working in resettlement post-arrival contexts;
· Demonstrated experience in refugee policy and program design with UNHCR, government or non-government organization;
· Demonstrated experience with partnerships including working with government and/or civil society organizations involved with resettlement, asylum, integration and other legal migration pathways;
· Demonstrated experience in developing content and design of high quality policy materials;
COMPETENCIES:**
  • Sound knowledge of issues related to: refugees, forced migration and protection; and the different actors and stakeholders involved in the resettlement continuum, including selection, reception and integration;
  • Excellent drafting skills in English;
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to maintain effective working relationships with government authorities, national and international organizations, and other project partners;
LANGUAGE:
· Excellent knowledge written and oral communication skills. Additional Lnaguages are an asset

HOW TO APPLY:
Interested applicants should submit the required documents listed below by e-mail to HQDIPVAC@unhcr.orgreferring to Vacancy Number DIP/RST/022/2017:
· Letter of motivation, addressing each of the personal requirements in the vacancy notice;
· Completed UN Personal History Form (P11) signed, including testimonials/degrees/certificates.
  • The UN personal History Form is mandatory;
  • P 11 forms are available on www.unhcr.org/recruit/p11new.doc
  • All application received without a P 11 will not be considered
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 13 AUGUST 2017 3

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