Project Assistant, Case Management

Duty Station: 
Amman - Jordan
Grade: 
G5
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 G5
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/066/2016

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). RSCMENA manages US resettlement activities in fifteen countries. 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, and the direct supervision of the Senior Project Assistant, Case Management, RSC MENA, the Project Focal Point is responsible for undertaking and guiding 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, and, as required, guide and monitor teams of Project Clerks and Project Assistants in organizing and completing case management activities in an assigned area.
2. Efficiently and effectively manage refugee case files and medical records, including, if assigned, verifying the creation of new case files, the timely and accurate distribution of case files, that all returned files are promptly filed, that the file tracking system is used to keep comprehensive track of files, and that files are scanned and transformed into travel packets as needed.
3. Undertake refugee form fill and casework interviews for the purposes of recording case histories and biographical information, including, if assigned, correctly entering data into the Worldwide Refugee Admissions Program System (WRAPS) and other databases, verifying information previously entered, such as biographic and family information, and, as needed, scanning, photocopying, attaching and filing documents, translating documents, and photographing applicants in accordance with established Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
4. In coordination with supervisors, organize and schedule refugee appointments, including, if assigned, running ad hoc reports, creating schedules in WRAPS or another database, entering schedule data, updating schedules, overseeing the issuance of notifications and confirmation of appointments, arranging interpretation services and assisting with circuit ride logistics.
5. In relation to the adjudication of refugee case files, as assigned, assist supervisors in supporting USCIS officers, conduct briefings for refugee applicants, ensuring accurate information is shared regarding timelines, expectations, fraud, malfeasance and case processing, and, as needed, provide interpretation during interviews, perform data entry, provide logistical support and notify refugees of results.
6. Verify WRAPS is updated as needed with refugee application data, 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, guide the activation of processes such as program access verification, security checks or assurances as required.
7. Utilizing reports, conduct regular quality assurance checks of case files and data in WRAPS to ensure the accuracy of all case information and the RSC’s compliance with all USRAP and RSC SOPs in relation to case files.
8. In coordination with supervisors, liaise as needed with other teams and units in RSC MENA and other RSCs. Provide regular reports on the work being accomplished within the team to supervisors and team members.
9. Train other Case Management team members as needed to efficiently and effectively manage refugee case files, conduct full refugee interviews, organize and schedule refugee appointments, update WRAPS, conduct quality assurance of files and case data and support the USCIS adjudication.
10. Undertake duty travel as needed to participate in refugee interview and USCIS adjudication circuit rides.
11. Demonstrate an in-depth 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.
12. Maintain 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 RSC management of any non-compliance to SOPs or codes of conduct by RSC staff members.
13. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience

Education & Experience

• Bachelor Degree in Social Sciences or related field.
• Five years of working experience
• Thorough knowledge of English
• Ability to use own initiative and work under pressure with minimum supervision
• Excellent computer skills - Word, Excel and Internet
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills
• Attention to detail and ability to organize
• Self-motivated and objective driven

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/066/2016.

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