Resettlement Expert to Latin America for DRC-UNHCR

Membership of the UNHCR-DRC Resettlement Roster

Location Humanitarian Strategic Surge Capacity (Stand by Roster)
Workplace Subject to Need
Contract Type Expatriate contract
Due Date 31 December 2021

Membership of the UNHCR-DRC Resettlement Roster

This is a readvertisement, if you have already applied for membership, please do not apply again. 

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:

Please provide the names of three references, preferably current and previous UNHCR supervisors, their titles, and organizations, their current email addresses (important) and telephone numbers.

Describe their supervisory relationship to you and the period they have known you. Referees should be people who understand the type of work done in a refugee context and who are able to comment on your capability to contribute to this work. Kindly note that the referees may be contacted at any stage in the recruitment process, therefore, it is advisable that you inform them of your application to the Resettlement Roster at an early date.

  • 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.

The deadline to submit your application is on December 31st 2021 at 23:59 CET. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

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. Please be informed that we will screen applications on an ongoing basis and may consequently contact relevant candidates prior to the application deadline.

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

Need assistance?

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.

Danish Refugee Council is an equal opportunity employer. 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.