Resettlement Associate JR2438642

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Resettlement Associate

Resettlement Associate

Job Details

  • Location: Bogota, Colombia
  • Time Type: Full time
  • Posted On: Posted Today
  • Job Requisition ID: JR2438642
  • Grade: GS6
  • Staff Member / Affiliate Type: General Service
  • Reason: Temporary Assignment/ Appointment
  • Hardship Level: A (least hardship)
  • Family Type: Family
  • Residential Location (if applicable): Not specified
  • Target Start Date: 2024-04-18
  • Target End Date: 2024-12-31
  • Job Posting End Date: April 1, 2024

Standard Job Description

Position Title: Resettlement Associate

Organizational Setting and Work Relationships:

A Resettlement Associate position is typically located at Multi-Country Office, Branch Office, or Field Office. Under supervision, the incumbent’s primary role is to assist in providing continuous support to resettlement operations by ensuring that resettlement policies are correctly implemented and operations are supported in establishing comprehensive protection and solutions strategies. The incumbent assesses cases for resettlement, conducts interviews, and monitors procedural compliance and quality of case submissions. The role may involve managerial responsibilities in supervising, coaching, and training junior staff and assisting in implementing organizational objectives and priorities.


  • Interview, assess resettlement needs, and process persons identified for resettlement, following established procedures; undertake field missions as required.
  • Review and assess special resettlement cases and prepare individual submissions for presentation to resettlement countries; keep offices informed on the status of special resettlement cases; liaise with offices on case processing and provide advice as required.
  • Comply with UNHCR’s standard operating procedures on resettlement, ensuring timely action on cases.
  • Follow up on the status of cases from submission to departure; ensure effective in-country communication on the status and follow-up on persons of concern (PoC) being considered for resettlement; ensure that records on individual cases are kept up-to-date.
  • Provide PoC and partners with up-to-date and accurate information on UNHCR’s resettlement policies and procedures.
  • Monitor the quality of submissions, providing basic guidance and advice to concerned staff.
  • Manage, maintain, and update proGres or Consolidated Online Resettlement Tracking System (CORTS) database and provide technical support.
  • Coordinate travel and departure arrangements for refugees accepted for resettlement.
  • Organize logistical support for governments undertaking resettlement missions.
  • Maintain accurate resettlement statistics as well as up-to-date records on individual cases; assist in the preparation of reports.
  • Assist with preparing a strategy and budget for resettlement activities and monitoring expenditures.
  • Provide administrative support for resettlement-related training activities.
  • Apply an Age, Gender, and Diversity perspective in all aspects of the resettlement process; comply with UNHCR policy and guidelines on HIV/AIDS.
  • Assist in mitigating resettlement fraud through oversight, advice, and guidance.
  • Recommend cases eligible for resettlement consideration.
  • Provide counseling to PoC.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education & Professional Work Experience:
    • For G6: 3 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 2 years relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher.
  • Certificates and/or Licenses:
    • International Law, International Relations.
  • Relevant Job Experience:
    • Not specified.
  • Desirable:
    • Good knowledge of UNHCR Resettlement policies and operational applications in different resettlement countries and situations.
    • Completion of UNHCR specific learning/training activities.

Functional Skills:

  • CO-Cross-cultural communication
  • PR-Refugee Resettlement programs
  • PR-Resettlement Anti-Fraud Policy and Procedures

Language Requirements:

  • Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.

Desired Candidate Profile:

Operational Context 2024

Colombia is the country most impacted by the outflow of over 7.7 million Venezuelan refugees and migrants, hosting over 2.8 million Venezuelans, the majority of whom in the process of regularization. In addition, and despite the 2016 Peace Agreement, conflict and armed violence continue to uproot Colombians (an estimated 1 million people newly displaced by the internal conflict since November 2016) and, in a growing and worrying trend, also Venezuelans and other nationalities. Afro-Colombians and indigenous people continue to be disproportionally affected by large-group displacement events and confinements, particularly in the Pacific Coast. UNHCR and partners work to strengthen preventive actions as well as to respond to emergencies, providing protection and solutions for the people with and for whom UNHCR works.

Over 2.4 million Venezuelans who live in Colombia have registered to benefit from the Temporary Protection Status (TPS), issued by the Government of Colombia in February 2021.


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