Job Opportunity as A Refugee Status Determination Officer at The UNHCR 2020

UNHCR - The UN Refugee Agency
مؤسسة حكومية/وزارات UNHCR - The UN Refugee Agency
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2019/12/30
Job Opportunity as A Refugee Status Determination Officer at The UNHCR 2020

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is looking for talented, compassionate RSD Officer with high-integrity to strengthen its capacity to respond urgently to crises with the right skills. UNHCR seeks to create a multi-national working environment with different cultures, languages, and opinions. In addition to ensuring equal opportunities without distinction on grounds of race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

Major Responsibilities:

  1. Stay abreast of legal, political, security and other developments which impact on refugee protection.
  2. Contribute to the development and implementation of the RSD strategy.
  3. Participate in the on-going assessment of the protection impact of mandate RSD, and supports the Office in the identification of alternative protection interventions as appropriate.
  4. Monitor and supervise the activities of RSD and identify problems affecting the efficiency or quality of RSD decision-making.
  5. Supervise staff involved RSD procedures to ensure quality, integrity, and efficiency of decision-making.
  6. Prevent and identify fraud in RSD through oversight, advice, and guidance to UNHCR staff, partners and persons of concern.
  7. Monitor RSD trends, compile and analyze relevant statistics and maintain an accurate assessment of the capacity and resource requirements of the operation.
  8. Conduct research on the country of origin information and related legal issues and assist in maintaining a local repository of relevant information, guidelines, and standards accessible to RSD staff in the operation.
  9. Evaluate and project RSD staffing and financial needs using the RSD Staffing Benchmarks.
  10. Ensure that persons of concern, Government authorities and partners have accurate information on the RSD procedures, including UNHCR standards, policy, and practice.
  11. Advocate with and support Government authorities to take a larger responsibility for RSD.
  12. Assess the capacity of UNHCR staff, Government authorities and legal partners engaged in RSD and develop and implement RSD capacity-development initiatives.
  13. Review and endorse RSD decisions providing appropriate feedback and guidance to RSD staff.
  14. Conduct RSD for particularly complex or sensitive cases in case of need.

Qualifications and Professional Experience Required:

For positions at the P2 level:

  • Education Degree in Law, political science, international relations or another related field.
  • Job experience: Minimum 3 years with graduate degree (the equivalent of a Master's), 2 years with an undergraduate degree (the equivalent of a BA/BS) of relevant professional job experience, preferably in the area of refugee protection, human rights or international humanitarian law. 
  • Minimum 1 year of experience working directly with procedures and principles related to RSD.
  • Knowledge of International Refugee Law and Human Rights Law and the ability to apply the relevant legal principles.
  • Strong research and analytical skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. 
  • Proficiency in English is required.

For positions at the P3 level:

  • Education: Degree in law, political science, international relations or another related field.
  • Job experience: Minimum 6 years with graduate degree (equivalent of a Master's), 5 years with undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) or 4 years with a Doctorate degree (equivalent of a PhD) of relevant professional job experience, preferably in the area of refugee protection, human rights or international humanitarian law.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience working directly with procedures and principles related to the adjudication of individual asylum.
  • Experience as a decision-maker and/or reviewing officer in UNHCR or Government RSD procedures.
  • Knowledge of International Refugee Law and Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian Law and the ability to apply the relevant legal principles.
  • Thorough knowledge of the ''Procedural Standards for Refugee Status Determination under UNHCR's Mandate" and other guidelines and standards governing UNHCR's mandate RSD activities and experience advising on their interpretation and application.
  • Strong research and analytical skills. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. 
  • Proficiency in English is required.

For positions at the P4 level: 

  • Education: Advanced Degree in Law, political science, international relations or another related field. 
  • Job experience: Minimum 8 years with graduate degree (equivalent of a Master's), 9 years with undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) or 7 years with Doctorate degree (equivalent of a PhD) of relevant professional job experience, preferably in the area of refugee protection, human rights or international humanitarian law. 
  • Minimum 4 years of experience working directly with procedures and principles related to the adjudication of individual asylum claims in RSD procedures, including in a review capacity. 
  • In-depth knowledge of International Refugee Law and Human Rights Law and the ability to apply the relevant legal principles. 
  • Experience as a decision-maker and/or reviewing officer in UNHCR or Government RSD procedures. 
  • Experience in supervising a team. 
  • Thorough knowledge of the "Procedural Standards for Refugee Status Determination under UNHCR's Mandate" and other guidelines and standards governing UNHCR's mandate RSD activities. 
  • Strong research and analytical skills. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. 
  • Proficiency in English and knowledge of a second UN language, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian and Chinese, at B2 level.

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Eligibility

Nationality
United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Djibouti, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Comoros, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen
Country of residence
Any Country
Gender
Both gender
Interest
المساواة الجندرية, حقوق الإنسان, العلاقات الدولية

Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
طلاب البكالوريوس
Funding
راتب شهري
Opportunity Coverage
بدل معيشة, أخرى
Opportunity will take place in
Not specified
Required Documents
أخرى

Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
القانون وحقوق الإنسان, العلوم السياسية والعلاقات الدولية
Educational Level
‏بكالوريوس ‏, ‏ماجستير ‏, ‏دكتوراة
Required Languages
English
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