Title – RSD Associate
Duty Station – Zarzis, Tunisia
Grade – G6
Effective Date – 01/01/2018
Under the direct supervision of the Head of Field Office, the incumbent needs to perform the following duties:
Duties and Responsibilities
-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.
ESSENTIAL MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
-Completion of Secondary School and advanced training/certification in social work or a related field.
-Minimum 6 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.
Method of Application
Applications with Personel History Form "P11" can be submitted electronically at: email@example.com , with subject line: "Application for the post of RSD Associate , UNHCR Zarzis – Name /First Name of Candidate", or can also be submitted in a confidential sealed envelope marked "Application for the post of RSD Associate, UNHCR Zarzis", addressed to UNHCR Representative in Tunisia, Boite Postale 65 – Les Berges du Lac 1 – 1053 Tunis, so as to reach UNHCR Tunis not later than 23 October 2017. (Only short-listed applicants would be contacted).