Assistant Resettlement Officer Job at HIAS

Assistant Resettlement Officer Job at HIAS… See details on how to apply for the opportunities available at HIAS.

Descriptions;

HIAS is the global Jewish nonprofit organization that protects refugees-including women and children, and ethnic, religious, and sexual minorities-whose lives are in danger for being who they are.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct resettlement interviews, analyze claims, and apply applicable international law in accordance with HIAS Standards Operating Procedures.
  • Advise and represent clients in court for child custody matters.
  • Draft Resettlement Referral Forms and send to the Resettlement Coordinator for review.
  • Complete resettlement forms for submission to relevant Embassies.
  • Follow up on status of cases from submission to departure; ensure effective in-country communication on the status and follow-up on persons of concern being considered for resettlement; ensure that records on individual cases are kept up to date.
  • Keep the Resettlement Coordinator abreast of weekly resettlement activities during weekly departmental meetings and by-weekly case tracking.
  • Conduct individual counselling to clients on the HIAS internal resettlement process and HIAS anti-fraud policy.
  • Provide timely and accurate feedback and information to HIAS resettlement partners and stakeholders.
  • Provide technical and administrative support for resettlement-related training activities
  • Attend case counselling sessions for individual clients with the aim of providing clients with timely and accurate feedback on the status of their cases.
  • Maintain a database and an individual case management strategy for cases under resettlement consideration.
  • Update status of resettlement cases on the Case Management System
  • Maintain accurate resettlement statistics as well as up-to-date records on individual cases; assist in the preparation of reports.
  • Conduct follow up for cases referred to external referral partners and provide timely updates on the status of the follow ups.
  • Attend theme group meetings with various stakeholders and report back during weekly departmental meetings.
  • Assist in preparing a budget for resettlement activities as well as monitoring expenditures and accounting for the same
  • Facilitate and participate in training on resettlement and anti-fraud, including but not limited to preparing training materials and conducting research.
  • Assist in the development of IEC materials on anti-fraud and resettlement case processing; and,
  • Perform other duties as and when required.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:

  • University Degree in Law.
  • Must be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
  • Minimum of 3 years professional experience in working in refugee-related context or in an NGO-related context. Refugee Resettlement experience is preferred.
  • Knowledge of international legal framework governing refugees, human rights/human rights law preferred,
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interviewing and counseling skills
  • Ability to interact with refugee populations, strong interpersonal and diplomacy skills
  • Strong computer skills, in particular Microsoft Office,
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Proficiency in English and Swahili is required.
  • Knowledge in Accountability to Affected Populations

METHOD OF APPLICATION

Submit your CV, copies of relevant documents and Application to ASSISTANT RESETTLEMENT OFFICER HIAS KENYA – Careers At HIAS Inc through hrmdirect.com

Use the title of the position as the subject of the email.

Application Deadline: 27th September 2022.


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