Resettlement is defined by the UNHCR as “the selection and transfer of refugees from a state in which they have sought protection to a third state which has agreed to admit them — as refugees — with permanent residence status.” Hence, resettlement is one of three solutions considered as durable, the two others being return and integration. As return in many situations is not a realistic solution and in order to share the burden with some of the biggest refugee hosting countries resettlement has in many ways become the only durable solution to many refugees. The DRC Standby Roster is working to support UNHCR in these efforts.
In December 2015, DRC signed the first agreement with UNHCR to become one of three partners involved in the implementation of the Resettlement Deployment Scheme. With a strong protection mandate and almost 30 years of experience in establishing and administrating rosters this engagement is at the core of DRC’s work.
Our experts are deployed to UNHCR operations globally, at short notice, with the purpose to strengthen UNHCR’s capacity to provide durable solutions to the displacement of some of the world’s most vulnerable refugees.
Common to all members of the DRC Standby Roster is that they committed, professional and high-performing humanitarian workers ready to deploy to UN operations worldwide. The DRC Resettlement Roster represents a variety of profiles within the following technical areas:
You can see examples of ToRs here.
Membership and deployment through the DRC Resettlement Roster offer extensive opportunities to make a difference in the lives of people in need.
The following qualifications and requirements are required for membership of the DRC Resettlement Roster:
In addition, the following general qualifications are taken into consideration as requirements:
Please see the recruitment page for more information about the requirements and recruitment procedure. All vacancies will be published on our website and applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
Accepting membership of the DRC Resettlement Roster implies accepting the following obligations:
The DRC Resettlement Roster has the right to exclude a member if qualifications no longer match the demands of UNHCR, if they are unable to pass UNHCR’s integrity clearance or if performance during a DRC deployment or any other employment is not satisfactory.