The International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) is an international non-governmental organisation serving and protecting uprooted people: refugees, internally displaced persons and migrants, regardless of faith, race, ethnicity or nationality. ICMC operates around the world in partnership with government, local actors, faith-based organizations, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and other partners.
The Deployment Scheme is a specific program that was set up in 1998 as a partnership between UNHCR and ICMC, establishing a pool of experts who play a key role in supporting resettlement-related activities worldwide. The roster includes more than 500 qualified professionals from diverse backgrounds who are ready to be deployed on short notice to UNHCR’s field operations whenever crucial support is needed.
SCOPE OF WORK
The UNHCR-ICMC Deployment Scheme is currently seeking candidates fluent in English and another UN official language (in particular, Spanish and French) to expand and diversify its growing pool of refugee protection experts. Successful applicants will be part of a dynamic and highly motivated group of professionals who will be deployed to one of over 80 duty stations in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Latin America.
ICMC Resettlement deployees will be embedded within a UNHCR field office, where they will bring technical expertise to resettlement operations, assessing and referring refugees for resettlement.
- Under the supervision of UNHCR, identify, interview, and assess the resettlement needs of refugees to determine whether they meet resettlement criteria (such assessments may include a refugee status determination component);
- Prepare and submit Resettlement Registration Forms (RRFs) for refugees determined to be in need of resettlement in accordance with UNHCR policies and guidelines;
- When necessary, review RRFs and provide constructive feedback to other caseworkers;
- Liaise with other functional units within UNHCR and partner agencies to identify individuals in need of prioritized resettlement and to ensure that necessary action is taken to finalise documentation on case submissions to resettlement countries;
- Provide counselling to individual refugees, explaining the resettlement process;
- Systematically apply an Age, Gender and Diversity perspective in all aspects of the resettlement process;
- Ensure that up-to-date and accurate statistics and reports detailing resettlement activities are submitted to UNHCR and ICMC;
- Assist in organizing and coordinating aspects of resettlement country selection missions, upon supervisor’s request;
- Implement UNHCR’s resettlement policies, strategies, and operating procedures (including mechanisms for preventing fraud in resettlement);
- Manage electronic and physical resettlement documentation ensuring the confidentiality of individual case information;
- Assist in assessing training needs, provide support, training, and guidance on resettlement categories and procedures to UNHCR staff, partners, and other stakeholders;
- Undertake other resettlement related duties as may be assigned.
- University degree in relevant area (e.g. international law, human rights, refugee law, international relations, political science);
- Two or more years of professional experience in refugee protection casework (in particular, assessing individual refugee claims and/or identifying resettlement needs);
- Fluency in another UN official language (in particular, Spanish and French required;
- Excellent knowledge of English;
- Experience drafting Resettlement Registration Forms (RRFs) or similar templates highly desirable;
- Experience conducting Refugee Status Determination (RSD) highly desirable;
- Highly developed interviewing and counseling skills;
- Excellent drafting and analytical skills;
- Experience in capacity building and training/coaching;
- Knowledge of the international legal framework governing refugees, asylum seekers, internally displaced persons and statelessness;
- Knowledge of UNHCR guidelines on Refugee Status Determination, resettlement, and refugee children;
- Awareness of the importance of preventing resettlement fraud and ways to mitigate risks in specific resettlement processes;
- Ability to work under time constraints and pressure; in stressful situations and at times, in hardship and remote field locations where UNHCR offices are located;
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team;
- Age, gender and cultural sensitivity and demonstrated ability to perform effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
- Strong commitment to humanitarian and refugee protection principles.
Applicants must ensure their availability for a minimum deployment of 6 months.
Interested candidates are requested to create an online account and submit an application through our recruitment portal only (see below). No applications will be accepted via email.
The recruitment process involves different stages that include: 1) Checking candidates’ references; 2) Testing written and analytical skills as well as assessing knowledge of refugee protection; and 3) Conducting a Competency Based Interview (CBI). Only those candidates who successfully pass all stages of the recruitment process will be included onto the Deployment Scheme roster for a deployment to a UNHCR field office.
Only candidates who are fluent in English and another UN language will be considered. Language proficiency will be tested as part of the recruitment process.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 30th September 2019. The online application system will close at this time and no more applications will be accepted.
For further information or if you have any questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send any communication by email only.
CONDITIONS OF CONTRACT
Candidates are deployed under an ICMC employment contract and are not considered as a UNHCR official or a staff member. However, for the purpose of their assignment, deployees will be issued a UNC (United Nations Certificate).
ICMC compensation includes a competitive NGO salary and benefits package, with a housing allowance; per diem; health, accident, and life insurance; 2.5 leave days per month; and travel to and from the field location. Depending on duty stations, additional benefits may be applicable in accordance with UN/UNHCR regulations (e.g. Rest & Recovery leave).
ICMC is committed to equal employment opportunities for all applicants. ICMC does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, national origin, religion, physical or mental ability, marital status and age.
ICMC is committed to a Zero-Tolerance Policy toward sexual exploitation, abuses and all forms of unlawful harassment, including but not limited to sexual harassment. Screening of applications to the Deployment Scheme includes the vetting for records of prior misconduct and reference checking. ICMC can take other necessary measures to ensure that people involved in substantiated cases of sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment are not recruited.
PROTECTION OF DATA
By submitting an application, you agree that ICMC collects and manages the information that you provide. You also agree that your data may be shared with UNHCR. Your personal information will be used for recruitment purposes only.
Once you submit your application, you will not be able to modify it. If you want to rectify any inaccurate or incomplete information, please send an email to email@example.com.
Your application will be treated with strict confidentiality.