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13 Juillet 2019 Il y a 1 semaine

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Régions concernées par cette opportunité: Tunis et 1 autre(s) régions

UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES (UNHCR)

INTERNAL/ EXTERNAL VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Vacancy Notice No. TUNTU/15/2019

 

  • Title of Post : Associate RSD Officer
  • Category/grade : IICA-1
  • Location : Zarzis, Tunisia
  • Type of contract : UNOPS
  • Date of Issue : 4 July 2019
  • Closing Date : 13 July 2019
  • Effective date of assignment : Immediately
  • Duration of contract : 6 months with possibility of extension

Operational Context:

The Associate RSD Officer will be based in the Field Office Zarzis (Tunisia) and operates as a middle level manager, she/he will be supervised directly by the Head of Field Office in Zarzis.

In line with the overall protection strategy for the Tunisia operation, objectives for the incumbent will be guided and approved by the Head of Field Office, Zarzis. Monthly planning schedules will be made based on the operational direction and priorities, all activities are to be coordinated with the Head of Field Office.

The Associate RSD Officer is a member of the Protection Unit and the Refugee Status Determination (RSD) team. Under the direct supervision of the Head of Field Office, and will receive support from the Senior Protection Officer in CO Tunis, she/he is responsible for conducting RSD interviews to determine eligibility for refugee status, undertaking country of origin (COI) and other research related to the claim, as required, and drafting RSD assessments. The Associate RSD Officer provides counselling to asylum seekers and refugees on UNHCR’s RSD procedures and on their status, rights and obligations in the country of asylum, she/he will review review RSD assessments of cases when needed and agreed according to the work plan. The Associate RSD Officer assists in compiling and analysing information related to the RSD activities of the operation.

Functional Statement: 

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Field Office, the Associate RSD Officer will undertake the following tasks:

  • 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.
  • Conduct RSD interviews and draft RSD Assessments in accordance with applicable standards and guidelines.
  • Assign cases in need of RSD to the RSD team members, review RSD assessments both at first instance and appeal level and provide appropriate feedback and guidance to RSD staff.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to date records and data related to all work on individual RSD cases.
  • Provide counselling to asylum seekers and refugees.
  • Systematically apply an age, gender and diversity (AGD) perspective in the performance of assigned functions.
  • Assist in monitoring RSD trends and in compiling and analysing RSD statistics related to RSD case processing to identify and respond to developments or issues impacting on the efficiency or quality of RSD decision-making, and to propose remedial measures.
  • Conduct research on country of origin information (COI) and legal issues related to RSD and assist in maintaining a local repository of relevant information, guidelines and standards accessible to RSD staff in the operation.
  • Ensure that persons of concern, Government authorities and legal partners have accurate information on the RSD procedures, including UNHCR standards, policy and practice.
  • Provide support and guidance as needed, in relation to case identification, preparation, related BIA/BID procedures, refugee counselling, and advocacy

Authority (decisions made in executing responsibilities and to achieve results)

  • The incumbent processes 5 first instance RSD cases or 6 second instance RSD cases per week (RSD Interview and RSD Assessment completed);
  • UNHCR’s RSD procedures are implemented in accordance with relevant UNHCR standards and policies, including policies related to age, gender, and diversity mainstreaming (AGDM);
  • Persons of concern have fair and transparent access to the RSD procedures;
  • Persons of concern are treated with dignity, respect and professionalism;
  • The development of capacity through coaching, mentoring and formal on-the-job training, when working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-) governmental counter-parts, including Partners;
  • Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated and documented in all activities throughout the assignment
  • Regular reporting on activities and tracking of progress on cases is develop

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Critères d'éligibilité

  • Essential Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
  • Law, political science, international relations or another related field
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant professional job experience, preferably in the area of refugee status determination
  • Protection, human rights or international humanitarian law
  • Fluency in English and French
  • Desirable Qualifications & Competencies:
  • Knowledge of International Refugee Law and Human Rights Law and ability to apply the relevant legal principles
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills
  • The ability to work effectively under stress and in crisis situations
  • Working experience with procedures and principles related to RSD is highly desirable
  • Experience as a decision-maker in UNHCR or Government RSD procedures
  • Experience in counselling asylum seekers or refugees
  • Experience in working with vulnerable or traumatized individuals
  • Completion of UNHCR's RSD Learning Programme, COI Learning Programme, or Protection Learning Programme
  • Required Competencies:
  • Integrity and professionalism: demonstrated expertise in area of specialty and ability to apply good judgment; high degree of autonomy, personal initiative and ability to take ownership; willingness to accept wide responsibilities and ability to work independently under established procedures in a politically sensitive environment, while exercising discretion, impartiality and neutrality; ability to manage information objectively, accurately and confidentially; responsive and client oriented.
  • Accountability: mature and responsible; ability to operate in compliance with organizational rules and regulations.
  • Commitment to continuous learning: initiative and willingness to learn new skills and stay abreast of new developments in area of expertise; ability to adapt to changes in work environment.
  • Planning and organizing: effective organizational and problem solving skills and ability to manage a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner; ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor (own) work; ability to work under pressure, with conflicting deadlines, and to handle multiple concurrent projects/activities.
  • Teamwork and respect for diversity: ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working relations in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity and gender;
  • Communication: proven interpersonal skills; good spoken and written communication skills, including ability to prepare clear and concise reports; ability to conduct presentations, articulate options and positions concisely; ability to make and defend recommendations; ability to communicate and empathize with staff (including national staff), counterparts and local interlocutors coming from very diverse backgrounds; ability to maintain composure and remain helpful towards the staff, but objective, without showing personal interest; capacity to transfer information and knowledge to a wide range of different target groups;

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