Job Posting – HIAS Refugee Resettlement Officers, Amman, Jordan


HIAS is seeking four Refugee Resettlement Officers starting February 1, 2016 to provide direct support to UNHCR resettlement operations in Amman, Jordan for a period of three or six months, with the possibility of extension. The goal of deploying HIAS Refugee Resettlement Officers is to strengthen UNHCR’s resettlement casework capacity primarily by conducting interviews with refugees and preparing refugee case files for submission to resettlement countries. Refugee Resettlement Officers may also be requested to assist with other resettlement-related activities, such as case identification, Best Interest Assessments (BIAs), Best Interest Determinations (BIDs) and case review.

Core Responsibilities
· Conduct interviews with refugees identified by UNHCR to be in need of third country resettlement (including refugees who are survivors of torture or sexual and gender-based violence, those with serious medical conditions, unaccompanied children, single-parent heads of households, older refugees, sexual and gender minorities, and other refugees who meet refugee resettlement criteria)
· Prepare refugee case files to be submitted by UNHCR to third countries for resettlement
· Collect quantitative data on caseloads assigned to HIAS deployment staff to be incorporated into HIAS’ reports
· Preserve and strengthen existing relationships with appropriate field stakeholders, including UNHCR, Resettlement Service Centers (RSCs), host and resettlement country representatives, field-based NGOs involved in refugee resettlement or service provision
· Other responsibilities as appropriate

Job Requirements
· University degree in a relevant field (e.g. international law, human rights, refugee law, international relations, political science)
· A minimum of two years professional experience in refugee/asylum law and/or processing
· Experience in Refugee Status Determination (RSD) and/or in writing Resettlement Registration Forms (RRFs) is highly desirable
· Experience working overseas preferred, particularly in the MENA region
· Excellent oral and written English language skills
· Fluent or Proficient in Arabic (sufficient to conduct an interview without an interpreter)
· Excellent drafting, analytical and communication skills
· Knowledge of the U.S. or other refugee resettlement programs and the international legal framework governing refugee protection
· Good understanding of refugee crises and human rights issues in the MENA region
· Ability to work as part of a multi-agency team in a multicultural environment, with sensitivity to age and gender
· Excellent time management and organizational skills to handle a high-volume workload

Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply for this position by submitting a CV and writing sample by January 22, 2016 to Melonee Douglas, HIAS Director, Durable Solutions at