UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES
Title of Position: Senior Programme Assistant
Category: UNOPS Individual Contractor Agreement
Duty Station: UNHCR Tbilisi, Georgia
Start date: as soon as possible
End date: 31 December 2019
Application deadline: 25 February 2019
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international actions to protect refugees and other persons of concern worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of UNHCR’s persons of concern. UNHCR strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find refuge outside their country of origin, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country. UNHCR’s efforts are mandated by the Organization’s Statute, and guided by the 1951 United Nations Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol. International refugee law provides an essential framework of principles for UNHCR’s humanitarian activities. In its efforts to protect persons of concern and to promote solutions to their problems, UNHCR works in partnership with governments, regional organizations, international and non-governmental organizations, and other partners.
UNHCR established its presence in Georgia in 1993, to provide emergency humanitarian assistance to internally displaced persons (IDPs) who had fled armed conflict in Abkhazia and South Ossetia in 1992-93. Since then the work of UNHCR in Georgia has evolved by also including refugees, asylum seekers and stateless persons. As such it is firmly embedded in UNHCR's global mandate to provide protection to refugees and other displaced populations and to assist states in finding durable solutions for them. The objective of UNHCR's engagement is that the rights of persons of concern - asylum seekers, refugees, the internally displaced and stateless persons - are respected, protected and ensured, that their basic needs are addressed and that human security is enhanced.
Duties and Responsibilities
Qualifications and Experience
Interested candidates should submit completed and signed Personal History form, Motivation Letter, copies of proof of the secondary education completion, copies of certificates in the mentioned fields.
Personal History Form - www.unhcr.org/recruit/unhcr-phf.docm
Personal History Supplementary Form - www.unhcr.org/recruit/unhcr-phf-sup.docm
All documents must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by COB 25 February 2019 stating “UNOPS LICA5” in the subject line.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited for a written test and interview.
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.
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING).