- Dadaab, Kenya
- Hardship Level (not applicable for home-based)
E (most hardship)Family Type (not applicable for home-based)
Non Family with Residential Location
Staff Member / Affiliate Type
UNOPS LICA5Target Start Date
Job Posting End Date
January 3, 2023
Terms of Reference
The Sub-Office Dadaab oversees three refugee camps known as Ifo, Dagahaley and Hagadera. Dadaab refugee complex is located in the North-Eastern region of Kenya. By end of July 2022, the total population of the camp stands at about 233,736 registered refugees and asylum seekers, 96% of whom are of the Somali nationality.
In line with the 2016 Plan of Action adopted by the Government of Kenya (GoK) , the UNHCR Global Strategies, the Global Compact on Refugees and the Kenya Interim Strategy, UNHCR put its emphasis on solutions and its priorities will be carried out in the spirit of the 25 March 2017 Nairobi Declaration along with the joint UNHCR and GoK 2021 Roadmap on Protection and Durable Solutions for Somali refugees and reintegration of returnees in Somalia including other regional, international and national/county commitments and plans.
UNHCR will continue in the spirit of responsibility sharing in line with GCR/CRRF to actively search for solutions with the Government in the lead. Voluntary repatriation, resettlement and complementary pathways and facilitation of access to social and economic rights are part of the current solutions strategy for refugees in Kenya.
The Senior Durable Solutions Assistant is part of the Durable Solutions team. She/he reports to the Durable Solutions Officer. The Senior Durable Solutions Assistant contributes to the implementation of the Protection and Solutions strategy in the Dadaab Sub-Office.
Standard Job Description
Senior Durable Solutions Assistant Organizational Setting and Work Relationships The Senior Durable Solutions Assistant reports to a Durable Solutions Associate or Officer. The incumbent is relied upon to contribute to the implementation of a durable solutions strategy. Contributing to fostering an environment to enhance partnerships is a critical element of the work, as are activities designed to strength the involvement of refugee communities and their hosts in the design and implementation of solutions strategies. 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. Duties – Provide counselling to refugees and other persons of concern (POC) about their durable solutions needs. – Interview candidates for voluntary repatriation and prepare documentation for their return, in line with Voluntary Repatriation SOPs. – Interview candidates for local integration and prepare the appropriate documentation for onward submission to local authorities or partners, in line with Local Integration SOPs. – Participate in identifying resettlement needs of refugees, in line with Resettlement SOPs. – Assist in updating the electronic database for resettlement, voluntary repatriation and local integration, in line with Standard Operating Procedures. – Process documentation to ensure that POC receive the documents required for their durable solutions in a timely manner. – Prepare statistical and ad-hoc reports to ensure accurate information is available and shared with relevant offices and partners. – Interview and advise on the appropriate durable solution to be provided to POC. – Prepare documents relating to durable solutions. – Enter information into available database, in line with SOPs. – Perform other related duties as required. Minimum Qualifications Education & Professional Work Experience Years of Experience / Degree Level For G5 – 2 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 1 year relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher Field(s) of Education Not applicable. Certificates and/or Licenses HCR Protection Learning Prg; HCR Resettlement Lrng Prg; HCR Protection Induction Prog; (Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential) Relevant Job Experience Essential Not specified. Desirable Diverse field experience. Experience in interviewing. Functional Skills DM-Database Management IT-Microsoft Office Productivity Software (Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential) Language Requirements For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English. For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language. For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English. All UNHCR workforce members must individually and collectively, contribute towards a working environment where each person feels safe, and empowered to perform their duties. This includes by demonstrating no tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, harassment including sexual harassment, sexism, gender inequality, discrimination and abuse of power. As individuals and as managers, all must be proactive in preventing and responding to inappropriate conduct, support ongoing dialogue on these matters and speaking up and seeking guidance and support from relevant UNHCR resources when these issues arise. This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional essential and/or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation and/or position. Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates.
HCR Protection Induction Prog – UNHCR, HCR Protection Learning Program – UNHCR, HCR Resettlement Learning Program – UNHCR
This position doesn’t require a functional clearance