Vacancy for Resettlement Assistant at United Nations Office for Project Services in Zambia

Apply for Vacancy for Resettlement Assistant at United Nations Office for Project Services in Zambia. The deadline for this job is 28th August 2021.

Procedures and Eligibility:

The staff members should consult the Administrative Instruction on Recruitment and Assignment of Locally Recruited Staff (RALS, UNHCR/AI/2020/1/Rev.2).

Duties and Qualifications

  • Prepare written documentation for resettlement submission; ensure that records / files of individual cases are updated in a systematic and timely manner.
  • Also, assess and review individual resettlement cases and prepare individual / group submission for scrutiny by the supervisor.
  • Furthermore, follow-up on cases from time of submission to final decision and departure.
  • Comply with UNHCR’s standard operating procedures on resettlement, ensuring timely action on cases.
  • Additionally, assist in logistical arrangements of selection missions by resettlement countries.
  • Coordinate travel and departure arrangements for refugees accepted for resettlement.
  • Also, assist in maintaining and updating proGres or Consolidated Online Resettlement Tracking System (CORTS) database.
  • Occasionally, assist in carrying out preliminary interviews and initial assessments, to process refugees for resettlement following established procedures.
  • Likewise, occasionally, provide counselling to persons of concern (PoC).
  • Provide administrative support for resettlement-related training activities, including organization of resettlement workshops and meetings.
  • Furthermore, assist in maintaining accurate resettlement statistics as well as up-to-date records on individual cases; assist in the preparation of reports.

Position Competencies

  • Accountability
  • Also, Communication
  • Organizational Awareness
  • Likewise, Teamwork & Collaboration
  • Furthermore, commitment to Continuous Learning
  • Additionally, Client & Result Orientation

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education & Professional Work Experience Years of Experience / Degree Level G4 – 1 year relevant experience with High School Diploma; or Bachelor or equivalent or higher
  • Also, certificates and/or Licenses International Relations, International Law (Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)


  • Good knowledge of resettlement issues and UNHCR resettlement policies and operational applications. Likewise, completion of UNHCR specific learning/training activities.

Functional Skills

CM-Cross-cultural communication PR-Resettlement/Repatriation/Voluntary Repatriation MS-Knowledge of geo-political realities and their socio-cultural implications PR-Resettlement Anti-Fraud Policy and Procedures 


Organization:  United Nations Office for Project Services

Deadline: 28th August 2021

Country: Zambia

City: Lusaka

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