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  1. UNV Post Title: Protection Refugee Status Determination Assistant

  2. Type of assignment: National UNV Volunteer

  3. Project Title: Protection monitoring activities and support to the asylum systems in the sub-region of Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine.

  4. Duration: Initially 3 months with extension

  5. Location, Country: Kyiv, Ukraine

  6. Expected starting date: 1 October 2010

  7. Brief Project Description: UNHCR seeks to strengthen national asylum systems and safeguard asylum in the broader migration context through dynamic partnerships with the European Union, national governments and NGOs.

  8. Host Agency/Host Institute: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

  9. Organizational Context: The National UNV volunteers will work under the supervision of the National Legal Officer.

  10. Type of assignment place: assignment with family

  11. Description of Duties:

    • Assists in the design and implementation of UNHCR Refugee Status Determination (RSD) procedures through NGO partners in Kyiv and in other regions of Ukraine;

    • Monitors, organizes and disseminates to NGO and government partners relevant information from countries producing refugees to facilitate UNHCR RSD; • Conducts basic UNHCR RSD interviews with asylum seekers, and presents results and recommendations to supervisor:

    • Assists in informing and counselling asylum seekers and refugees on the results of UNHCR RSD decisions;

    • Supports in furnishing asylum seekers with UNHCR identity documents;

    • Drafts relevant reports and maintain individual case and general filing regarding UNHCR RSD;

    • Prepares and participates in co-ordination, information and training activities related to Refugee Status Determination standards and Law for NGO and government partners;

    • Assists in communications with the government and NGOs in Ukraine as well as relevant UNHCR offices abroad, promoting due process for Refugee Status Determination;

    • Assists the general functioning of the UNHCR Protection unit by providing further reception, secretarial, administrative and interpretation/translation support as required;

    • Performs other duties as required by supervisor.

Furthermore, UNV volunteers are encouraged to:

  • Strengthening their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and taking active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);
  • Getting acquainted with and building on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
  • Reflecting on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities;
  • Contributing articles/write-ups on field experiences and submitting them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
  • Assisting with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UNV volunteers;
  • Promoting or advising local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encouraging relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.

12. Results/Expected Output:

  • RSD activities are well coordinated, inputs from the all partners considered and activities are implemented.
  • Support to the Protection Unit is provided as requested
  • Correspondence is maintained and letters replied in an agreed timeframe
  • A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for development within your host community

13. Qualifications/Requirements: at least 25 years of age, University degree preferably in Law or political sciences, 2-3 years of relevant work experience

  • Computer skills: Computer literacy with good knowledge of computer application.
  • Language skills: Excellent spoken and written skills in English; Fluency in Russian and Ukrainian.

14. Living Conditions: Kiev is a family duty station and has no security phase. Ukraine is stable and safe with reasonable health and education facilities and good transport infrastructure. 15. Conditions of Service A 3-months contract with possible extension; monthly volunteer living allowance (VLA) intended to cover housing, basic needs and utilities; settling-in-grant (if applicable); life, health, and permanent disability insurance; resettlement allowance for satisfactory service.

Interested applicants should uplodad their curriculum vitae in English by 14 September 2010 through the UNDP website:


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