Closing date: Tuesday, 11 April 2023

Hardship Level: E (most hardship)

Family Type: Non Family

Family Type: Non FamilyDanger Pay

Residential location (if applicable): Grade: NOB

Staff Member / Affiliate Type: National Professional Officer

Reason: Regular > Regular Assignment

Remote work accepted: No

Target Start Date: 2023-04-16

Job Posting End Date: April 11, 2023

Standard Job Description: Associate Reintegration Officer

Organizational Setting and Work Relationships

The incumbent works with senior staff members who provide policy advice and technical support relating to the assistance of urban, rural and camp based refugees in a country of asylum or returnees in a country of origin, the host communities and IDPs in their achievement of sustainable solutions. The job requires direct contact with the target population in assessing needs and considering aspects of age, gender and diversity mainstreaming in planning, the needs of host communities and political and socio-economic context.

The staff member works closely with UNHCR’s Programme, Protection and Technical units to ensure that UNHCR Operation in a concerned country reflects the (re)integration strategy of its programme components and that UNHCR’s protection principles are reflected in the strategy.

The staff member is supervised by Reintegration/Programme Officer, Snr. Programme /Snr. Reintegration Officer or Head of Sub-Office and receives guidance and advice on technical matters from the Branch Office/ Bureau and relevant Units at HQ, especially, DPSM/OSTS.

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.


  •  Stay abreast of the local political, economic and socio-cultural context impacting on reintegration and/or local integration opportunities; stay abreast of UNHCR and UN policies on durable solutions, reintegration, local integration, peace-building and UN joint programming.
  •  Participate in inter-agency programming processes, namely joint needs assessments, at national and sub-national levels, which lead to broader national or area-based recovery and development plans; advocate for the inclusion of reintegration and local integration needs into these plans.
  •  Participate in UNHCR’s operation’s planning; advise on activities to meet basic needs, improve socio-economic self-reliance of persons of concern, build peaceful coexistence between persons of concern and host communities and sustainable solutions; and advocate for the inclusion of reintegration and/or local integration priorities into the country operation plan.
  •  Coordinate (re)integration projects with partners including IPs, operational partners, government offices and civil societies.
  •  Participate in inter-agency coordination meetings on early recovery/transition projects and represent UNHCR when appropriate.
  •  Apply global/UNHCR’s policies, guidelines and standards on durable solutions, peace-building and joint programming when planning, implementing and evaluating projects.
  •  Act as a focal point for (re)integration activities such as peace-building, coexistence, community infrastructure, livelihoods and other related activities.
  •  Manage, analyze and report on information relating to (re)integration situations and protracted displacement situations.
  •  Liaise with the Division of Programme Support and Management/Operational Solutions and Transition Section (DPSM/OSTS) and other relevant offices at HQs when technical assistance is needed.
  •  Plan and implement training activities aimed at building the capacity of UNHCR and partner staff to achieve durable solutions, peaceful coexistence and effective partnership.
  •  Monitor durable solutions and peace-building activities, collect and analyze data on the status of persons of concern in order to inform durable solutions programmes and evidence-based advocacy.
  •  Assist in organizing and/or participate in evaluations and/or reviews of UNHCR’s reintegration programmes in order to allow for informed revisions of operational priorities including exit strategies.
  •  Assist senior managers in resource mobilization by drafting project documents and reporting on progress on reintegration projects.
  •  Represent UNHCR at the appropriate level in consultations with government offices and partners concerning the inclusion of reintegration and local integration of UNHCR Persons of Concerns into their recovery and development policies and plans.
  •  Initiate measures to redress problems identified through monitoring of durable solutions and peace-building activities.
  •  Decide which issues identified through monitoring and consultations with Persons of Concern and Partners to be raised with senior management for higher level follow up and inclusion into durable solutions strategies and plans
  •  Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Education & Professional Work Experience

Years of Experience / Degree Level

For P2/NOB – 3 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 2 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 1 year relevant experience with Doctorate degree

Field(s) of Education

Economics, Development Studies, Political Sciences,

Policy Studies, or other relevant field.

(Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Certificates and/or Licenses

Not specified

Relevant Job Experience


Field experience in reintegration/local integration situations.


Familiar with Peace-building (Fund), UNDAF, UN joint programming process and inter-agency collaboration is desirable.

Experience with development agencies is an added value.

Functional Skills

PR-Durable Solutions – Peace-building (Fund)

(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.

Desired Candidate Profile: The position of Associate Reintegration Officer is the most senior national position of the Reintegration Unit at the Country Office in Kabul and is critical to maintaining and strengthening partnerships and networks with development actors. The Associate Reintegration Officer reports to the Durable Solutions Officer. The incumbent should have a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience working across the humanitarian-development nexus, working on durable solutions, livelihoods and social cohesion. The incumbent is expected to liaise frequently with different ministries, UN agencies, the private sector and other relevant stakeholders; therefore, s/he should have strong advocacy and excellent communication skills, as well as proven experience in managing and supervising staff, budget and resources.

Other competencies: \u2022 Excellent English language skills (C2 level) \u2022 Supervisory skills \u2022 Strong Political and Organizational Awareness \u2022 Excellent communication skills

Required languages (expected Overall ability is at least B2 level):: ,

Desired languages: ,

Operational contextAfghanistan is one of the world’s most acute and complex humanitarian emergencies driven by over forty years of conflict, natural disasters, further compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic. Farmers have suffered from pervasive conflict and insecurity, wage laborers have been adversely impacted by closed border crossings, business owners have either closed or dramatically scaled down business operations, and formal workers (including civil servants, security personnel, and teachers) are facing widespread unemployment and unpaid salaries.: These shocks have depleted the livelihoods and eroded the resilience of displaced, host and other populations, majority of whom are struggling to meet their basic needs. People we serve (PWS) to UNHCR face challenges in establishing sustainable livelihoods such as getting decent employment. Correspondingly, returnees and IDPs’ presence within the host communities increases the pressure on the common and shared community resources (e.g., water, health, education etc.) as well as competition for livelihood opportunities.

As such, UNHCR is implementing solutions-oriented initiatives through Community-based Protection and Solutions Programme Response (Co-PROPSER) including livelihoods interventions such as life skills and vocational training, small and medium enterprises, informal women-led businesses, self-help groups and job placement, to achieve self-reliance and economic inclusion. These interventions are important means for creating temporary employment and income opportunities while providing social and economic infrastructure and services for sustainable development. It also contributes to local economic development, generating employment, workforce employability and political development for job creation, decent work, and prioritization of youth and women participation.

Additional Qualifications: Skills

PR-Durable Solutions – Peace-building (Fund)Education

BA: Development Management (Required), BA: Economics (Required), BA: Policy (Required), BA: Political Science (Required)Certifications

Work Experience

Competencies: Accountability, Analytical thinking, Client & results orientation, Commitment to continuous learning, Communication, Judgement & decision making, Organizational awareness, Political awareness, Stakeholder management, Teamwork & collaboration

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CompendiumAdditional Information: Due to the volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be invited for an eliminatory written test. Only those who obtains 65% will be invited to an interview.

Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply for consideration

Functional clearance: This position doesn’t require a functional clearance.