Resettlement Expert to Latin America for DRC-UNHCR

Department Humanitarian Strategic Surge Capacity (Stand by Roster)
Workplace Subject to Need
Contract Type Expatriate contract
Deadline 30 November 2022

Membership of the UNHCR-DRC Resettlement Roster

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is recruiting Spanish-speaking candidates with resettlement case work and/or reviewing experience for the UNHCR-DRC Resettlement Deployment Scheme

The objective of the UNHCR-DRC Resettlement Deployment Scheme is to mobilize qualified and committed resettlement experts and to deploy them according to requests received from UNHCR in a timely and effective manner thereby strengthening the capacity of UNHCR to meet the global needs for resettlement.

We are looking for qualified Resettlement Experts who are ready to work effectively in stressful and potentially hardship environments in Latin America.

The following general qualifications are taken into consideration for membership of the Resettlement Roster:

  • Previous individual casework experience (interviewing skills, counselling skills)
  • Legal background through education and/or work experience
  • Proven knowledge of the international legal framework governing refugees, asylum seekers, and statelessness
  • Experience within any of the following technical areas:
    • Resettlement case processing – interviewing and reviewing
    • Best interest assessments and best interest determination of children
    • Refugee status determination
    • Complementary pathways
    • Durable solutions

Required skills and experience for both Resettlement Case Worker and Reviewer Profiles:

  • Fluency in Spanish and English
  • Previous work experience with Latin American caseloads an asset

Additional required experience for Reviewer Profile only:

  • Previous experience in reviewing Resettlement Registration Forms (RRFs) for submission OR minimum 3 years of experience in drafting RRFs for Latin American caseload in lieu of this

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:

  • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
  • Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
  • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.

Application Process

To be considered for the Resettlement Roster, your application must include the following:

In the course of the application, you will be asked to provide the names email addresses of three references, which must include at least one current or previous supervisor. It is advisable that you inform them of your application to the Resettlement Roster at an early date to avoid delay in processing your application.

  • Cover letter (Maximum 1 page)

In your cover letter, please specify the skills that make you suitable for deployments under the Resettlement Roster

  • Performance evaluations (if available)

For candidates who work/have worked at UNHCR or other organizations, please provide a copy of your latest evaluation report.

Your P11 form, cover letter and performance evaluation should be uploaded on the application platform. To apply please click on “apply for position” on this advertisement. We only accept applications sent through the platform.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until Oct 31, 2022. Applications will be considered every 6 weeks, beginning February 1st.  Applicants may not apply more than once in 2022.If you have questions or are having problems with the online application system, please contact [email protected]. CV’s sent directly to DRC will not be considered.

For more information on the Resettlement Roster in general, please visit our website.

DRC as an employer
By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our:

  • Professionalism, impact & expertise
  • Humanitarian approach & the work we do
  • Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution
  • Culture, values & strong leadership
  • Fair compensation & continuous development

Providing equal opportunities
We are committed to creating an inclusive and positive work environment based on mutual respect for all employees. All applicants are considered for employment without attention to race, age, ability, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other factor. At DRC we celebrate diversity and appreciate our employees for the people they are and their unique skills, backgrounds, and perspectives. We encourage all interested candidates to apply.

Promoting high standards
DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process.

 

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