RSD Associate

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  • Secteur d'activité Fonction publique, Administration
  • Date d'expiration 12 Septembre
  • Nombre de postes 01 poste ouvert
  • Niveau de poste Confirmé / Expérimenté

 

 

UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES (UNHCR)

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Title of Post: 

RSD Associate 

Post Number:

NA

Location:

Algiers, Algeria

Effective date of assignment:

01/08/ 2020

Category/grade:

LICA 6

Type of contract

UNOPS 

Date of Issue:

14/06/ 2020

Closing Date:

27/06/2020

Operational Context:

 

The RSD Associate is a member of the Refugee Status Determination (RSD) team. Under the direct supervision of the RSD Officer, S/he is responsible for supporting all activities related to the processing of refugee claims.

S/he provides counselling to asylum seekers and refugees regarding UNHCR's RSD procedures, their rights and obligations. The RSD Associate is responsible for conducting first instance interviews with asylum seekers and draft RSD assessments in line with UNHCR’s procedures, guidelines and standards. The RSD associate also process cases on appeal and is responsible for conducting appeal interview and draft appeal assessments.

S/he is responsible for COI and other research related to RSD and maintaining the Operation's local repository of relevant information, guidelines and standards. The RSD associate acts as focal point for several countries of origin an themes and is responsible for providing briefing sessions to protection colleagues regarding these countries/thematic.

 S/he assists in compiling and analysing information related to the RSD activities of the Operation.

 

Organizational Context:

 

The RSD Associate is a member of the Refugee Status Determination (RSD) team. S/he is responsible for supporting all activities related to the processing of refugee claims in the Operation. The RSD Associate provides counselling to, and responds to queries from, asylum seekers and refugees regarding UNHCR's RSD procedures, their rights and obligations, including towards the host authorities, and the status of the processing of their claims. The RSD Associate is responsible for conducting first instance interviews with asylum seekers and draft RSD assessments in line with UNHCR’s procedures, guidelines and standards. The RSD associate also process cases on appeal and is responsible for conducting appeal interview and draft appeal assessments. In discharging these responsibilities, the RSD Associate liaises closely with Registration, Community Services, Resettlement, and other Protection staff. The RSD Associate is responsible for conducting COI and other research related to RSD and maintaining the Operation's local repository of relevant information, guidelines and standards. The RSD Associate assists in compiling and analysing information related to the RSD activities of the Operation, and in drafting related correspondence and reports. The RSD Associate may provide interpretation and/or translation services in cases for which s/he has the required language competencies.

 

Functional Statement:

 

Duties:

 

  • Stay abreast of legal, political, security and other developments which impact on the protection environment, and in particular, on protection delivery through RSD.
  • Assist in the development of the RSD strategy of the operation and in the annual planning exercise.
  • Provide counselling to, and respond to queries from, asylum seekers and refugees, including in the context of the notification of negative RSD decisions.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to date records and data related to all work on individual cases.
  • Assist in preventing and identifying fraud in RSD 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.
  • Conduct research on country of origin information (COI) and other issues related to RSD and maintain the Operation's local repository of relevant information, guidelines and standards accessible to RSD staff in the operation.
  • Assist in monitoring RSD trends and in compiling and analysing RSD statistics related to RSD case processing.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining processes to ensure that persons of concern, Government authorities and partners have accurate information on the RSD procedures, including UNHCR standards, policies and practice.
  • Assist in initiatives to advocate with and support Government authorities and legal partners to establish and strengthen fair and efficient RSD procedures and RSD decision-making.
  • Draft correspondence and reports relating to the RSD activities of the Operation.
  • Refer individual cases to other functional units in the Operation and/or external partners for appropriate follow-up, in accordance with established criteria.
  • Counsel individual asylum-seekers on the reasons for negative RSD decisions, in accordance with the RSD SOPs.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

 

Essential Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

 

  • Completion of Secondary School with 3 years of relevant experience or a bachelor or equivalent with 2 years relevant experience in related field.
  • Fluency in French and working knowledge of English.

 

Desirable Qualifications & Competencies:

 

  • Working experience with procedures and principles related to RSD.
  • Knowledge of International Refugee Law and Human Rights Law and ability to apply the relevant legal principles.
  • Experience in working with vulnerable or traumatized individuals.

 

Required Competencies:

 

Core competencies

  • Accountability
  • Communication
  • Organizational Awareness
  • Teamwork & Collaboration
  • Commitment to Continuous Learning
  • Client & Result Orientation

 

Managerial Competencies

 

  • Judgment and Decision making.

 

Cross-Functional Competencies

  • Analytical thinking.
  • Stakeholder Management.
  • Planning and Organizing.

 

Eligibility:

 

 

If you wish to be considered for this vacancy, please submit:

 

  • Personal History Form duly filled and signed (please click on links below to download the form).
  • Applications without Personal History Form will not be considered.

 

Interested applicants should submit their Personal History Form (PHF) and its supplementary pages (if applicable) by e-mail to algaljob@unhcr.org by 27 June 2020 (Midnight Algiers Time).

 

No late applications will be accepted. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates may be required to sit for a written test and/or oral interview. UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing or any other fees).

 

UNHCR strongly encourages qualified female applicants for this position. UNHCR seeks to ensure that male and female employees are given equal career opportunities. UNHCR is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.

 

 

Completed and relevant university education can count as maximum 50% of the required years of work experience

 

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