Organizational Setting and Work Relationships
The Integration Officer is normally part of the Protection Team, supervises some support staff and works under the direct supervision of a more senior Protection or Integration Officer. The incumbent coordinates the implementation of integration strategy of refugees and establishes/operates a resettlement programs within the area of Responsibility (AoR). The Integration Officer will undertake research and provide policy and technical advice, guidance and training on local integration in the given country context(s), including on methodologies for evaluating integration policies and programs. S/he will further promote the establishment and implementation of resettlement programs through capacity building activities, provision of policy and technical support on the selection, reception and integration of resettled refugees and through liaison with relevant stakeholders. The job requires direct contact with the target population in assessing needs and evaluating statutory and other responses while taking into account aspects of age, gender and diversity. It also requires the establishment of partnerships and coordination mechanisms at working/strategic level with government(s) and NGOs, UNHCR offices, international organisations, embassies of resettlement countries and other relevant actors within the AoR. The incumbent must reflect an applied understanding of local integration, including evaluation methodologies, in the given countries’ context as well as of the different aspects of resettlement including the reception and integration of resettled refugees.
All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR¿s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.
– Provide support to counterparts through research, policy and technical advice and capacity building activities on resettlement and local integration. – Provide technical guidance and advice and coordinate the activities of staff supervised in line with the integration strategy in place. – Undertake outreach and advocate for the establishment of multi-agency platforms and partnerships bringing together relevant government bodies, NGOs, authorities and the private sector within the AoR in developing targeted joint actions on inter alia refugee self-reliance, community-based development, housing, education and language learning. – Review and analyse national and multi-annual programs under the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund and make recommendations for the implementation of activities that address identified service gaps and promote the establishment and effective implementation of resettlement and integration programs. – Apply an AGDM approach to all the functions of the post and organize and participate in regular participatory assessments with persons of concern. – Provide technical guidance, coordinate the organization of thematic meetings and capacity building activities and assist with sourcing external expertise/inter-disciplinary input required for project design, reviews and evaluation exercises on integration. – Proactively seek new opportunities for partnership development and resource mobilization among NGOs, the private sector and non-traditional donors within the AoR. – Review and provide technical guidance on project proposals submitted by Implementing Partners (IPs) and guide/monitor and evaluate integration activities for refugees with a particular focus on self-reliance and empowerment. – Develop a data management system to systematically map, collect and share information about the location, profile and situation of refugees within UNHCR and with relevant stakeholders in order to inform programmatic responses and facilitate evidence-based advocacy. – Coordinate integrated approaches to ensure consistency between government and NGO interventions on the reception of asylum seekers and integration of refugees as well as on the integration of resettled and spontaneously arriving refugees. – Promote consistency of approach between policy and program development on the integration of third country nationals and that of refugees. – Perform other related duties as required.
Education & Professional Work Experience Years of Experience / Degree Level For P3/NOC – 6 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 5 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 4 years relevant experience with Doctorate degree
Field(s) of Education Political Sciences; Law; Social Sciences; Development Studies, Public Administration; or other relevant field. (Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)
Certificates and/or Licenses HCR Protection Learning Prg; Project Management Prof. (PMP); HCR Management Lrng Prg; (Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)
Relevant Job Experience
Essential – Minimum 4 years of previous relevant professional working experience in an international setting; – Experience in policy and program development and advocacy on local integration in the given country contexts. – Experience in planning for the establishment of resettlement programs including the reception and integration of resettled refugees. – Excellent communication and policy drafting skills
Desirable – Experience in evaluation, evaluation methodologies and in designing and conducting social research. – Experience in designing and delivering training. – Experience in resettlement processing
How to apply
For a full job description and to apply, interested candidates are requested to visit the UNHCR career page at www.unhcr.org/careers – click on the Vacancies tab and enter job ID 38092.
The UNHCR workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. UNHCR seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.
Please note that UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, travelling, processing, training or any other fees).
Please note that the closing date for advertisements in this Fast Track exercise is Monday 4 July 2022 (midnight Geneva time).