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UN Jobs / NGO Job Vacancy : Belgium: Resettlement Officer

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Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Belgium
Closing date: 14 May 2018


A Resettlement Officer (RO) position is typically located at Regional Office, Branch Office, Field Office or Headquarters. The incumbent's primary role is to provide, in close coordination with concerned sections at Headquarters and in the field, a continuous support to resettlement operations by ensuring that resettlement policies are correctly implemented and operations are effectively assisted in establishing comprehensive protection and solutions strategies. The RO supports policy development, revising and developing resettlement methodologies and systems, monitoring procedural compliance and quality of case submissions, staff development as well as management of resettlement operation. The RO directly takes part in assessing cases for resettlement conducting interviews. The RO may take managerial responsibilities for supervising staff, managing resources and implementing organisational objectives and priorities. The responsibility entails negotiating with countries the design and development of resettlement programmes and coordinating dialogue on resettlement related issues to bring about global / regional coherence and synergy to make resettlement both strategic as well as responsive to the needs of people of concern to UNHCR.
The incumbent provides technical expertise and team leadership to strengthen capacity for dealing with resettlement issues and providing protection and durable solutions for persons of concern. As a functional manager in resettlement area, the incumbent manages and leads a team of professional resettlement staff members.


  • Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) in International Law, International Relations, Political Science, Social Sciences or related fields of discipline plus minimum 6 years of previous work experience relevant to the function (refugee protection work), of which 2 years in an international capacity. Graduate degree (equivalent of a Master¿s) plus 5 years or Doctorate degree (equivalent of a PhD) plus 4 years of previous relevant work experience may also be accepted.
  • Excellent knowledge of English and working knowledge of another UN language.
    (In offices where the working language is not English, excellent knowledge of working language of duty station and working knowledge of English.)


  • Diverse field experience desirable.
  • Ability to understand and implement UNHCR's policy and global strategic priorities, such as AGDM, IDP, Statelessness, and HIV/AIDS, in the area of responsibility at appropriate level.
  • Good IT skills including database management skills.
  • Completion of the Protection Learning Programme, RSD- Resettlement Learning Programme.

How to apply:


Interested candidates should apply on the UNHCR Career Page/international vacancies section here:

Deadline for applications: Monday 14 May 2018 (midnight Geneva time).

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.