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Snr RSD Associate (two positions) - UNHCR Libya


The Senior 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 incumbent 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. In discharging these responsibilities, the Senior RSD Associate liaises closely with Registration, Community Services, Resettlement, and other Protection staff. The incumbent is responsible for conducting COI and other research related to RSD and maintaining the Operation’s local repository of relevant information, guidelines and standards. S/he also assists in drafting RSD Assessments. The Senior RSD Associate assists in compiling and analysing information related to the RSD activities of the Operation, and drafts related correspondence and reports. The Senior RSD Associate may provide interpretation and/or translation services in cases for which s/he has the required language competencies. The incumbent normally supervises lower grade General Service staff within the functional Group.

All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR’s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.

Functional Statement:

Accountability (key results that will be achieved)

  • –  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.
  • –  Fraud in the RSD process is identified and appropriately addressed.

Responsibility (process and functions undertaken to achieve results)

  • –  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.

  • –  Provide training for staff when required.
  • –  Draft correspondence and reports relating to the RSD activities of the Operation.

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

  • –  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.

    Essential Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

  • –  Completion of Secondary School and advanced training/certification in Law, social work or a related field.
  • –  Minimum 11 years of relevant professional job experience.
  • –  Research and analytical skills.
  • –  Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • –  Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language.

    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 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: Managerial Competencies

– Judgement and Decision Making

Cross-Functional Competencies

  • –  Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
  • –  Political Awareness
  • –  Stakeholder Management

    Eligibility:

    Internal candidates: Interested staff members should consult the Policy and Procedures on Assignments of Locally recruited Staff (IOM/49-FOM/50/2012 dated 15 June 2012). If you have questions regarding your eligibility, you may also contact the HR Unit.

    An applicant who has internal status is a staff member holding an indefinite or fixed-term appointment in any duty station in the country. Former UNHCR General Service staff members, having held an indefinite or fixed-term appointment for an uninterrupted period of at least one year may apply for internally advertised vacancies at their previous grade or equivalent or one grade above, if the seniority requirements are met, for a period of two years following separation (if such criteria are not met, former staff members can still apply as external candidates).

    Remuneration:

    A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. For information on UN salaries, allowances and benefits, please visit the portal of the International Civil Service Commission at: http://icsc.un.org

    Submission of Applications:

  • –  Interested candidates are to complete, sign and submit in a pdf format a new Personal History Form (Nov 2017 version) which includes a Letter of Interest for the specific position prior to the closing date of the vacancy notice through UNHCR Libya’s recruitment portal: http://www.unhcr.org/ly-jobs/
  • –  Candidates must be Libyan citizens or hold a valid local work permit at the time of application. No relocation fees apply.

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.

Policy.

Please click on the link below to apply:

https://www.unhcr.org/ly-jobs/entry/4797/?sort=1&dir=asc

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