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Reintegration Associate

Date Posted: Sep 18, 2023
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    Entry Level Staff
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    Sep 28, 2023


Afghanistan is facing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis and an increasing risk of economic collapse. Forty years of armed conflict, recurrent natural disasters –  including droughts and floods, increased poverty, food insecurity, failing health systems, and lack of shelters, compounded by COVID-19 –  have made most of the people in Afghanistan vulnerable to extreme protection risks.

Events after August 2021, in addition to the global economic impact of COVID-19, have severely affected the coping mechanisms of vulnerable population groups in the country, particularly internally displaced people. The prices of main food commodities in Afghanistan are significantly higher than in the first half of the year. An average food basket now costs more than 82 per cent of the average family income. It is anticipated that 95 per cent of Afghans are now facing food insecurity. Some 23 million people, over half of Afghanistan’ s population, are facing acute food insecurity.

UNHCR has put in place a  Preparedness and Response Plan to meet needs in this fast-evolving context to: (i) provide critical protection and life-saving assistance and prevent human suffering; (ii) ensure life-saving assistance by improving access to essential services and by creating a conducive protection environment to mitigate further displacement; and (iii) support building resilient communities through  area-based programming, in so-called Priority Areas of Return and Reintegration (PARR), in line with the whole-of-society approach.

UNHCR Afghanistan’s population of concern includes 3.7 million persons including refugees, refugee returnees, internally displaced persons (IDPs), and members of the host communities.

Against the backdrop, UNHCR has been working to complement and support the de facto authorities in addressing the needs of IDPs through its coordinator role in the Afghanistan Protection and ES/NFI Clusters as well as the provider of last resort. In particular, during emergency phases, UNHCR conducts joint needs assessments with other humanitarian actors and coordinates its responses. In addition, UNHCR is one of the key actors conducting Community-Based Protection Monitoring (CBPM) to assess the protection needs and concern of the IDPs and other POCs. In addition, for IDPs identified as most vulnerable, UNHCR provides assistance through its Persons with Specific Needs Programme (PSN) and Cash for Protection Programme (CFP). Under the “Whole of Community Approach” and to realize the Humanitarian-Development-Peace nexus, UNHCR also concentrates its effort to support durable solutions for IDPs, primarily in the Priority Areas of Return and Reintegration (PARRs). In the PARRs, IDPs benefits from a range of services and projects, including, among others, education, health, shelter, youth empowerment, livelihood opportunities, WASH, and infrastructure.


Job Description

Reintegration Associate

Organizational Setting and Work Relationships,The incumbent provides technical support relating to the assistance of urban, rural, and camp based refugees in a country of asylum or returnees in a country of origin, the host communities and IDPs in their achievement of sustainable solutions. The job requires direct contact with the target population in assessing needs and considering aspects of age, gender and diversity mainstreaming in planning, the needs of host communities and political and socio-economic context.
The staff member works closely with UNHCR's Programme, Protection and Technical units to ensure that UNHCR Operation in a concerned country reflects the (re)integration strategy of its programme components and that UNHCR's protection principles are reflected in the strategy.
The staff member is normally supervised by Reintegration/Programme Officer, Snr. Programme /Snr. Reintegration Officer or Head of Sub-Office and receives guidance and advice on technical matters from the Country Office/ Bureau and relevant Units at HQ, divisions.

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.

- Stay abreast of political, social, economic, and cultural developments that have an impact on the operational environment and prepare briefing notes.
- Support managing a consultative process within the office and with external partners on Reintegration programming, including the Priority Areas of Return Reintegration (PARRs) to ensure the harmonization with broader national or area-based development plans.
- Support develop and maintain strategic partnership with development agencies, bilateral agencies, civil societies, and the private sector etc., including for area-based humanitarian-development-peace investments.
- Contribute to the preparation of status and progress reports on achievements, challenges, lessons learned by providing descriptive information, preparing information products, etc.
- Contribute to the design, implementation, and evaluation of reintegration related AGD based programming with implementing and operational partners.
- Support effective information management through the provision of disaggregated data on PoC and their problems.
- Participate in initiatives related to strengthening of national capacities authorities, relevant institutions, and NGOs to strengthen reintegration response mechanisms.
- Keep regular contacts with local authorities and implementing partners.
- Support (re)integration projects with partners including operational partners, government offices, UN agencies and civil societies.
- Assist in administrative tasks as required such as preparation of reports, meeting notes, interpretation, and translation of documents etc.
- Perform other related duties as required.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications
Education & Professional Work Experience
Years of Experience / Degree Level
For G6 - 3 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 2 years relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher

Field(s) of Education
Not applicable.

Certificates and/or Licenses
Social sciences, Economics, Business Administration,
International affairs, International development and other related fields
(Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Relevant Job Experience
Demonstrated experience working with humanitarian and development actors, and understanding of humanitarian and development programming.
Knowledge of socioeconomic dynamics, partnerships for solutions towards forced displacement, and UNHCR Operational context and Reintegration programming.
Ability to work well in a multi-cultural environment.

Experience with development agencies.

Functional Skills
PR-Reintegration-Engagement of development actors
IT-Microsoft Office Productivity Software
CO-Cross-cultural communication
MG-Time Management
MG-Priority Setting
SO-Interpersonal skills
(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.

Submission Guideline:

The management of the advertised openings in this announcement is in line with UNHCR Recruitment and Assignment Policy (RAP).

The vacancies are open to eligible internal and external applicants.

  • Internal applicants are requested to submit their applications through Workday – Menu – Career. It is important that applicants update their Profiles (languages, education and prior working experience) before submitting their applications.
  • External applicants are requested to submit their applications through the UNHCR Careers -  Careers ( You will need to create an account as “New User” and then click on “My Account Information”. Complete the application and submit it.

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