Project Assistant, Case Management

Duty Station: 
Amman - Jordan
Grade: 
G4
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Open to Internal & External Candidates

Position Title : Project Assistant, Case Management
Duty Station : Amman – Jordan
Classification : General Service Staff, Grade G4
Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : Sep 13, 2016
Vacancy No. : JOR/065/2016

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

Organizational Context and Scope
The United States Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) operates world-wide with a target of providing resettlement opportunities to 85,000 or more refugees each year. IOM provides a range of services and support to the USRAP including, but not limited to, case processing, migration health assessments, cultural orientation training, organized transportation and administration of a travel loan and collections program. Some 1200 multi-disciplinary staff members work in support of the USRAP which has an annual budget in the range of USD 200 million. The Department of Operations and Emergencies (DOE), specifically the Resettlement and Movement Division (RMM), has the organizational responsibility to provide direction, oversight and guidance to IOM’s global support to all resettlement programs.

Context:

Under the United States Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP), the Resettlement Support Center (RSC) provides critical support and processing services for refugee resettlement to the US. As part of an MOU between IOM and the US State Department Bureau for Population Refugees and Migration (PRM), IOM manages the RSC for Middle East and North Africa (MENA). RSC MENA manages US resettlement activities in fifteen countries through MENA. RSC MENA prepares refugee applications for adjudication by and provides support to visiting US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officers, facilitates security and medical screenings, provides information about arriving refugees to resettlement agencies in the US and offers Cultural Orientation (CO) training to refugees departing for the US.

Under the general supervision of the National Project Officer, Case Management, RSC MENA, the direct supervision of the Senior Project Assistant, Case Management, RSC MENA, and with monitoring and guidance from the Project Focal Point, Case Management, RSC MENA, the Project Assistant is responsible for undertaking case management activities, with the following duties and responsibilities:

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

1. Undertake case management activities in an assigned area or areas, such as file integrity, program access, pre-screening, field team, adjudications support, scheduling or pre-departure services.
2. Assist in the efficient and effective management of refugee case files and medical records, including, if assigned, undertaking such duties as creating new case files, distributing case files, filing returned files, keeping accurate and comprehensive track of files through the file tracking system, scanning files and transforming case files into travel packets.
3. Undertake refugee form fill interviews for the purposes of recording biographical information, including, if assigned, accurately completing necessary forms, correctly entering data into the Worldwide Refugee Admissions Program System (WRAPS) and other databases, scanning, photocopying, attaching and filing documents, translating basic documents, and photographing applicants in accordance with established Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
4. Assist with the organization and/or scheduling of refugee appointments, including, if assigned, running ad hoc reports, entering data into schedules in WRAPS or another database, updating schedules, issuing notifications, visiting applicants in camps and other locations to relay appointment information, and/or assisting with circuit ride logistics.
5. Assist with the adjudication of refugee case files by providing, if assigned, interpretation during interviews, data entry services, logistical support and assisting with the notification of results to refugee applicants as needed.
6. Update WRAPS with biographical and other sensitive information such as interview dates, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) interview and fingerprint results, medical data and resettlement location preferences, and, if assigned, activate processes such as program access verification, security checks or assurances as required.
7. Undertake quality assurance checks of refugee files and case data in WRAPS as directed by Case Management team members or supervisors.
8. Provide regular reports on work being accomplished to the Project Focal Point, Case Management, and/or supervisors and team members.
9. Undertake duty travel as needed to participate in meetings or training.
10. Demonstrate a solid understanding of the USRAP, SOPs and WRAPS, as well as the ability to remain professional, impartial and unbiased during all interactions with refugee applicants and colleagues.
11. Maintain and ensure the confidentiality and integrity of all RSC-related information by implementing control procedures in line with USRAP standards of conduct and data protection rules. Alert the Project Focal Point or RSC management of any non-compliance to SOPs or codes of conduct by RSC staff members.
12. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience

Education & Experience

• Completed secondary education required
• Three years of relevant experience
• Thorough knowledge of English
• Attention to detail and ability to organize
• Excellent computer skills - Word, Excel and Internet
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills
• Ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision

Languages

Fluency in English language and Arabic language is required.

Required Competencies

Behavioural

• Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms
• Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders
• Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others
• Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience
• Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services
• Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;
• Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others.
• Planning and Organizing - plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;
• Professionalism - displays mastery of subject matter
• Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation.
• Technological Awareness - displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;
• Resource Mobilization - works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.

Other

Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and verification of residency, visa and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable. In addition appointment is subject to a clearance from the local government “Court Clearance”.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via Akhtaboot website, by September 13, 2016 at the latest, referring to this advertisement and VN # JOR/065/2016.

For further information, please refer to:
https://www.akhtaboot.com & http://www.iom.int/

In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed in Akhtaboot website.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the Akhtaboot website.

Posting period:

From 30.08.2016 to 13.09.2016