Senior Durable Solutions Assistant

UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees



Employees Member / Affiliate Kind

Normal Service


Momentary > Momentary Task/ Appointment

Hardship Stage

A (least hardship)

Household Kind


Residential location (if relevant)

Distant work accepted


Goal Begin Date


Goal Finish Date


Job Posting Finish Date

November 18, 2023

Customary Job Description

Senior Sturdy Options Assistant
Organizational Setting and Work Relationships
The Senior Sturdy Options Assistant stories to a Sturdy Options Affiliate or Officer.
The incumbent is relied upon to contribute to the implementation of a sturdy options technique. Contributing to fostering an atmosphere to reinforce partnerships is a essential aspect of the work, as are actions designed to power the involvement of refugee communities and their hosts within the design and implementation of options methods.
All UNHCR employees members are accountable to carry out their duties as mirrored of their job description. They accomplish that inside their delegated authorities, according to the regulatory framework of UNHCR which incorporates the UN Constitution, UN Employees Laws and Guidelines, UNHCR Insurance policies and Administrative Directions in addition to related accountability frameworks. As well as, employees members are required to discharge their duties in a way per the core, useful, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR¿s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for variety.
– Present counselling to refugees and different individuals of concern (POC) about their sturdy options wants.
– Interview candidates for voluntary repatriation and put together documentation for his or her return, according to Voluntary Repatriation SOPs.
– Interview candidates for native integration and put together the suitable documentation for onward submission to native authorities or companions, according to Native Integration SOPs.
– Take part in figuring out resettlement wants of refugees, according to Resettlement SOPs.
– Help in updating the digital database for resettlement, voluntary repatriation and native integration, according to Customary Working Procedures.
– Course of documentation to make sure that POC obtain the paperwork required for his or her sturdy options in a well timed method.
– Put together statistical and ad-hoc stories to make sure correct info is offered and shared with related places of work and companions.
– Interview and advise on the suitable sturdy resolution to be offered to POC.
– Put together paperwork regarding sturdy options.
– Enter info into accessible database, according to SOPs.
– Carry out different associated duties as required.
Minimal {Qualifications}
Training & Skilled Work Expertise
Years of Expertise / Diploma Stage
For G5 – 2 years related expertise with Excessive College Diploma; or 1 yr related work expertise with Bachelor or equal or greater
Subject(s) of Training
Not relevant.
Certificates and/or Licenses
HCR Safety Studying Prg;
HCR Resettlement Lrng Prg;
HCR Safety Induction Prog;
(Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are important)
Related Job Expertise
Not specified.
Numerous discipline expertise. Expertise in interviewing.
Useful Abilities
DM-Database Administration
IT-Microsoft Workplace Productiveness Software program
(Useful Abilities marked with an asterisk* are important)
Language Necessities
For Worldwide Skilled and Subject Service jobs: Data of English and UN working language of the responsibility station if not English.
For Nationwide Skilled jobs: Data of English and UN working language of the responsibility station if not English and native language.
For Normal Service jobs: Data of English and/or UN working language of the responsibility station if not English.
All UNHCR workforce members should individually and collectively, contribute in direction of a working atmosphere the place every individual feels secure, and empowered to carry out their duties. This consists of by demonstrating no tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, harassment together with sexual harassment, sexism, gender inequality, discrimination and abuse of energy.
As people and as managers, all have to be proactive in stopping and responding to inappropriate conduct, assist ongoing dialogue on these issues and talking up and looking for steerage and assist from related UNHCR sources when these points come up.
It is a Customary Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title and grade stage. The Operational Context might include further important and/or fascinating {qualifications} regarding the precise operation and/or place. Any such necessities are included by reference on this Job Description and will likely be thought of for the screening, shortlisting and number of candidates.

Desired Candidate Profile

Operational Context 2023

Colombia is the nation most impacted by the outflow of over 7.2 million Venezuelan refugees and migrants, internet hosting over 2.4 million Venezuelans, the vast majority of whom within the strategy of regularization. As well as, and regardless of the 2016 Peace Settlement, battle and armed violence proceed to uproot Colombians (an estimated 955,000 individuals newly displaced by the interior battle since November 2016) and, in a rising and worrying development, additionally Venezuelans and different nationalities. Afro-Colombians and indigenous individuals proceed to be disproportionally affected by large-group displacement occasions and confinements, notably within the Pacific Coast. UNHCR and companions work to strengthen preventive actions in addition to to answer emergencies, offering safety and options for the individuals with and for whom UNHCR works.

Over 2.4 million Venezuelans who reside in Colombia have registered to profit from the Momentary Safety Standing (TPS), issued by the Authorities of Colombia in February 2021. The TPS supplies a 10-year safety standing and entry to a full vary of rights together with healthcare, schooling, formal employment, and monetary inclusion. Greater than 1.6 million permits have been delivered, nevertheless challenges stay by way of entry to rights and companies. Xenophobia in opposition to Venezuelans persists, as misinformation and the perceptions that Venezuelans will take away job alternatives from Colombians, gasoline normal discontent. UNHCR helps the TPS roll-out and believes it’s a promising pathway for addressing the weak state of affairs of Venezuelan refugees and migrants and continues to work in direction of sturdy options.

Combined actions of refugees and migrants proceed to extend within the area, together with greater than 240,000 transiting by the Darien in 2022 and as much as 400,000 individuals estimated for 2023. UNHCR continues to advocate for the enlargement of lawful pathways, together with resettlement, that keep away from the danger of irregular, harmful journeys, whereas, on the similar time, preserving the basic human proper to hunt asylum.

Useful Clearance

This place does not require a useful clearance

Required languages (anticipated Total means is not less than B2 stage)





Desired languages



Further {Qualifications}


DM-Database Administration, IT-Microsoft Workplace Productiveness Software program



HCR Safety Induction Prog – UNHCR, HCR Safety Studying Program – UNHCR, HCR Resettlement Studying Program – UNHCR

Work Expertise

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