United Nations Refugee Agency – UNHCR is Recruiting Volunteers [2024]

UNHCR is Recruiting

UNHCR was established on 14 December 1950 by the UN General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and coordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country.

UNHCR supports the Republic of Uganda in protecting individuals who seeks asylum in the country as well as those in the country at risk of being stateless or who already are considered stateless. UNHCR also provides direct assistance through implementing partners to refugees and asylum seekers in Uganda. UNHCR puts strong effort into identifying durable solutions for all refugees in Uganda and to reduce the risk of persons in the country becoming stateless.

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UNHCR Field Office Moyo reports to Sub Office, Adjumani. It is in Moyo District in northern Uganda and shares a border with South Sudan to the north and east, Adjumani District to the south across the West Nile, and Yumbe District to the west. Moyo District comprised West Moyo and Obongi Counties and has an estimated population of 140,000. Obongi became a District on 1 July 2019. Over 94% of Moyo’s population lives in rural areas and depends on natural resources for their livelihoods.

More than 85% of the district’s households mainly depend on substance agriculture as their main economic activity; most agricultural production is for household consumption. Only 9.7% of the population was dependent on earned incomes and 0.4% on property income by 2014 statistic. 99% of the households relies on wood fuel for their domestic energy needs. Palorinya Refugee Settlement in Obongi District was established in December 2016. It hosts 130,889 refugees verified as of 31 March 2024.

The settlement still receives new arrivals from South Sudan. The profile of refugees in Palorinya is characterized by a high proportion of children (56%) and women (26%), and other vulnerable categories of refugees. At-risk children (6%) include orphans, unaccompanied and separated children, teenage mothers, etc. Protection priorities include ensuring access to asylum and documentation; protection from crime and access to justice; registration; child protection; SGBV mainstreaming, prevention and response; protection-based social welfare support to persons with specific needs; and community feedback and referrals. In addition, UNHCR maintains simultaneous protection presence at litigation desks at the four food distribution points in Palorinya, to address and resolve the litigation cases.

The incumbent will, in collaboration with protection, programme, field and technical teams, support the office to develop and transition towards implementing cohesive self-reliance/solutions-oriented approaches, distinct from the prevailing partner frame agreement dominated emergency response/care-and-maintenance oriented approaches whereby UNHCR continues to engage stakeholders in sectoral silos.

The incumbent will participate in consultative processes within UNHCR and with external partners to promote area-based programmes, and ensure through collaboration with protection, programme, field, and technical teams, that refugees and nearby host communities (Sub County level) are appropriately engaged community-based assessments and responses.

• Maintain close contact and cooperation with partners to facilitate the economic inclusion of refugees, such as line ministries, private sector and development actors in accordance with UNHCR Global and Country level policies, priorities, and strategies, in particular the Global Compact on Refugees. This includes advocating with public and private sector ser-vices providers to include UNHCR POC in supporting services (business development, micro-finance, training, saving accounts, poverty alleviation and social protection, etc.).

• Work with the multi-functional team, more specifically with the Protection Unit, to assess the legal framework for the right to work and rights at work and recommend/implement advocacy initiatives and policy reforms to improve UNHCR POC’s economic inclusion, rights and access to work.

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