Senior Asylum Quality Assurance Initiative (QAI) Assistant – ACNUR – Brasília, DF

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Asylum systems face unprecedented demand and, as a result, have the challenge of providing answers that guarantee quality and efficiency in the refugee status determination process. As of September 2019, according to Federal Police data, Brazil has an accumulated 202,428 applications for recognition of refugee status of various nationalities.

Brazil is a signatory of the main international human rights instruments. Brazil is part of 1951 Convention on the Status of Refugees and 1967 Protocol. Brazil enacted the refugee act Law 9.474/97, in effect since 23rd July 1997. The law contains the protection mechanism of the 1951 Convention and 1967 Protocol and incorporates the broader definition of the 1984 Cartagena Declaration the formulation “generalized violation
of human rights” which applies to situations of generalized violence and armed conflict.

The Quality Assurance Initiative (QAI) aims to evaluate and advance the quality and efficiency of national Refugee Status Determination (RSD) procedures and improve the functioning of national asylum systems so that they work more efficiently and fairly. The QAI objective is to develop RSD capacity and continuously improve the degree to which the needs of applicants are met for a simple, quick and fair processing of their refugee protection applications.

Essential Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
– University degree in Law, International Relations, or other related fields.
– At least 2 years of relevant work experience in refugee law and refugee status determination procedures.
– Fluency in Portuguese and English is required (both oral and written).

Desirable Qualifications & Competencies:
– Advanced Spanish and French knowledge is a strong asset.
– Master’s Degree will be considered a strong asset.
– Experience in interviewing and counselling asylum seekers or refugees.
– Experience in working with vulnerable or traumatized individuals.
– Experience in supervising and in providing protection and RSD training or coaching, guidance or advice to staff, including UNHCR and government staff.

Required Competencies:
– Excellent computer skills (MS office, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint).
– Flexibility and adaptability.
– Excellent interpersonal skills.
– Demonstrated ability to work with others in a team environment

Candidatos(as) interessados(as) devem enviar e-mail para brabrhr@unhcr.org até o dia 26 de janeiro de 2020, seguindo as orientações do Termo de Referência.

Para completar a candidatura, é preciso escrever uma carta de motivação e preencher o formulário Personal History Form, que devem ser enviados em inglês.

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