Repatriation Assistant

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Hardship Level (not applicable for home-based)

E (most hardship)

Family Type (not applicable for home-based)

Non Family

Staff Member / Affiliate Type

CONTR Local Entry and Mid-Level Support

Target Start Date


Job Posting End Date

January 30, 2024

Terms of Reference

1. Working experience in voluntary repatriation operation
2. In addition to English, fluent in one or more languages spoken by Afghan refugees i.e. Pashto, Dari/Farsi, Turkman
3. Interviewing skills and in particular with children.
4. Flexible to work in difficult conditions, extended hours and can switch to deferent tasks, when needed.
5. Training/Certification in Refugee Law

Standard Job Description

Repatriation Assistant

Organizational Setting and Work Relationships
The Repatriation Assistant reports to the Senior Repatriation Assistant, Repatriation Associate, Senior Repatriation Associate, Associate Repatriation Officer, Associate Protection Officer, Repatriation Officer or Protection Officer in a Field Office, Sub Office or a Country Office.
The Repatriation Assistant contributes to ensure the advancement of repatriation activities. S/he should implement the voluntary repatriation programme, in compliance with requisite standard operating procedures. S/he should contribute to ensuring that all repatriation movements respect the principle of voluntariness and occur in safety and dignity, with the full participation and support of persons and communities of concern.
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.

– Interview candidates for voluntary repatriation and ensure that they make informed decisions on returns, based on up to date information on the conditions in the country of origin.
– Assist in preparing documents (including Voluntary Repatriation Forms) and ensure that refugees are provided with the appropriate documentation.
– Participate in mass information activities aimed at informing refugee communities and other relevant stakeholders about the voluntary repatriation programme.
– Provide logistics and administrative support to voluntary repatriation border-crossing/return movements.
– Assist in assessing the specific needs of vulnerable categories of returnees during return movements and advise on responses.
– Enter data relating to voluntary repatriation in the relevant database.
– In line with the existing SOPs, interview candidates for voluntary repatriation and advise senior colleagues on which individuals to register for further return processing.
– Assist candidates for voluntary repatriation in filling relevant documents.
– Gather and enter information on voluntary repatriation into available databases, in line with SOPs.

– Support the identification and management of risks and seek to seize opportunities impacting objectives in the area of responsibility. Ensure decision making in risk based in the functional area of work. Raise risks, issues and concerns to a supervisor or to relevant functional colleague(s).
– Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications
Education & Professional Work Experience
Years of Experience / Degree Level
For G4 – 1 year relevant experience with High School Diploma; or Bachelor or equivalent or higher

Field(s) of Education
Not applicable

Certificates and/or Licenses
International Law International Relation Political Science
(Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Relevant Job Experience
Not specified

Not specified

Functional Skills
IT-Computer Literacy
(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.

All UNHCR workforce members must individually and collectively, contribute towards a working environment where each person feels safe, and empowered to perform their duties. This includes by demonstrating no tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, harassment including sexual harassment, sexism, gender inequality, discrimination and abuse of power.

As individuals and as managers, all must be proactive in preventing and responding to inappropriate conduct, support ongoing dialogue on these matters and speaking up and seeking guidance and support from relevant UNHCR resources when these issues arise.

This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional essential and/or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation and/or position. Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates.

Required Languages




Desired Languages






Additional Qualifications


IT-Computer Literacy


Bachelor of Arts (BA): Social Science (Required), High School: Fine arts (Required)


Work Experience

Case Management: Returnees

Other information

This position doesn’t require a functional clearance



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