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UNHCR Uganda Jobs 2022 – Associate Resettlement & Complementary Pathways Officer

Job Title: Associate Resettlement & Complementary Pathways Officer – UNHCR Uganda Jobs 2022

Organization: UNHCR Uganda

Job Location: Kampala, Uganda



UNHCR Uganda Profile:

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. UNHCR’s mandate under the Statute of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is to lead and co-ordinate action for international protection to refugees; seek permanent solutions for the problems of refugees and safeguard refugee rights and well-being. UNHCR has an additional mandate concerning issues of statelessness, as it is given a designated role under Article 11 of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.



Job Summary:

Under the supervision of the Senior Resettlement Officer, the unit is composed of 2 Resettlement Officers and 2 Associate Resettlement Officers. These staff at managerial level are instrumental to provide oversight on an operation which is complex and spread in 8 Sub-Offices and is composed of 40 staff.

The operation is also considered as high integrity risk and the new 2019 Standard Operating Procedure has increased the level of supervision and approval at all stages of the process (especially at entry point/identification level).

In addition to the responsibilities indicated above, the current JPO may also be responsible for coordinating the complementary pathways in Uganda.



Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that committed quota with resettlement countries are met within the deadlines and at high standard level
  • Ensuring that all cases in the resettlement process are submitted in a timely manner, in compliance with the 2019 Resettlement SOPs, or closed if required.
  • Ensuring that refugees are informed on the resettlement and complementary pathways taking place in Uganda, and on the decision that affect them.



Minimum Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Associate Resettlement & Complementary Pathways Officer job placement should hold a degree in Social Sciences, International Law, Law, International Public Law, International Refugee Law, International Human Rights Law;
  • At least three years of relevant experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 2 years relevant experience with a Masters degree; or 1 year relevant experience with PHD.
  • Professional work experience (years depending on degree obtained) relevant to refugee protection work, preferably within the international capacity.
  • Demonstrated experience in casework or case management, preferably in a refugee or immigration context.
  • Ability to draft legal note.
  • Skills: organisational skills, planning skills, analytical skills, data management, Technology Awareness (use of  Office 365, proGres V4, etc)
  • Language Requirements: Essential: English, Desirable: French


  • Sound understanding and ability to implement UNHCR’s policy and global strategic priorities, such as AGDM, in the area of responsibility at appropriate level.
  • Diverse field experience.
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Legal experience


Managerial Competencies              

  • M001Empowering and Building Trust
  • M002 Managing Performance
  • M003 Judgement and Decision Making

Cross-Functional Competencies     

  • X001 Analytical Thinking
  • X002 Innovation and Creativity
  • X005 Planning and Organizing



How To Apply for UNHCR Uganda Jobs 2022

All interested and suitably qualified candidates should submit their applications through the link below.

Click here to apply

Deadline: 22nd May 2022



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