Tuesday, July 13, 2010

On the Job! Refugee protection

(On the Job! pays occasional notice to interesting intlaw job notices)

The Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees is seeking a Protection Officer in Washington, D.C., at its Regional Office there. The 1-year post, which carries the possibility of renewal, is not subject to international rotation.
The Protection Officer will be responsible for a range of duties, such as:
► Giving advice to U.S. officials on determining refugee status;
► Coordinating with government authorities and nongovernmental organizations on assuring protection of international refugees in the United States, as well as assisting UNHCR efforts in the Caribbean;
► Monitoring U.S. legislative developments; providing legal opinions on refugee and asylum law; and
► Conducting training sessions on international refugee and human rights law.
The successful candidate will be an English-speaking U.S. citizen who has a law degree and 8 years' work experience in a field such as international refugee law or U.S. immigration law. Knowledge of French and/or Spanish is a plus.
Deadline for applications is July 30, 2010. Further details on the position and how to apply available in this post at ImmigrationProf Blog.

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