2 jobs: Resettlement Officer & Entry-level Trainee (Kenya & Ethiopia)

CWS Resettlement Officer, based in Nairobi, Kenya

The Resettlement Support Center (CWS RSC Africa) operates a US refugee resettlement program in sub-Saharan Africa through a Cooperative Agreement with the Department of State/Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration.  CWS RSC Africa is responsible for the preparation of refugee case files for adjudication by US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officers, as well as the out-processing and cultural orientation of all approved cases. CWS RSC Africa is administered by the Church World Service Immigration Refugee Program (CWS/IRP) and is based in Nairobi, Kenya.

This is a full time position within the Africa Regional Deployment Unit, which strategically utilizes RSC deployments to UNHCR with the goal of increasing referrals to the US Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) in Africa.  The primary function of the Resettlement Officer is to support the goals of ARDU through temporary deployments to UNHCR offices throughout sub-Saharan Africa.  Tasks to be completed while on deployment will be determined in Terms of Reference for each deployment and will include activities that support refugee resettlement, including interviewing and writing resettlement referrals to the USRAP.

Full details can be found here: http://cwsglobal.org/resettlement-officer-i/

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is hiring two Trainees to be based in our office in Shire, Tigray region of Ethiopia.

DRC is in the process of starting a new program in Tigray, where DRC anticipates implementing a variety of migration-related and youth protection activities in Hitsats, Shimelba, Mai-Aini and Adharush refugee camps – camps that currently host a combined population of over 30,000 Eritrean refugees. To support the new program, DRC is recruiting two Trainees – one to join the program immediately and the other to join in June 2016. The Shire-based Trainees will work directly with the Area Manager to support the overall implementation and strategic direction of the organization’s current and future projects in Tigray regional state. She or he will provide daily support in the areas of project cycle management, proposal development, and monitoring and evaluation, with opportunities to focus on specific programmatic themes such as protection, mixed migration, youth engagement and education.

DRC is looking for someone seeking entry into work with refugees, migrants, and humanitarian aid, or who believes that a deployment to the field would support their academic or research work. This includes current graduate students working towards an advanced degree in refugee/migration issues, humanitarian response, international development, law, social sciences, or education.

For more information or to apply, please visit the Current Vacancies page on http://www.drc.ngo or go directly to the job listing athttps://candidate.hr-manager.net/ApplicationInit.aspx?cid=1036&departmentId=19012&ProjectId=146408&uiculture=eng&MediaId=5

Any questions can be directed to Josh Friedman, DRC Deputy Country Director for Ethiopia/Djibouti, j.friedman@drchoa.org , or Patrick Phillips, DRC Area Manager for Tigray, p.phillips@drcethiopia.org

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