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  • Location: Eastern Suburbs Sydney
    Job Type : Contract
    Date: Tuesday, 01 August 2017

    Manpower is currently working with The Government of Nauru in looking for a number of Australian based staff with refugee/protection assessment experience to assist in the finalisation of outstanding refugee status applications. The positions would be full time for 3-6 months, starting end of August and will involve some travel.

    The successful candidates will be required to assess applications for refugee status including:

      review draft assessments of refugee, complementary protection and derivative status
      assess supporting evidence, including statements and expert evidence and research and apply country information
      interview applicants about their claims, with the assistance of interpreters and the applicant's representative and support person
      request and respond to further information from applicants through their representatives; and
      write high quality, lawful draft decision records for the decision-maker's consideration in a timely manner, addressing any quality control feedback provided.

    You will also be required to:

      Maintain electronic filesAssist with the notification of applicants about their outcomeLiaise with applicant's representatives and other stakeholders, as requestedProvide such other related assistance or perform such other related functions as may be required.

    The person we are looking for will have:

      Relevant tertiary qualificationsKnowledge of, and practical experience in, refugee and international human rights law, refugee status determination and the assessment of other claims for international protectionKnowledge of, and practical experience in applying, the principles of natural justice and procedural fairnessUnderstanding of UNHCR refugee status determination procedural standards, guidelines and country guidanceExcellent writing skills, including ability to write complex administrative decisionsProven interpersonal, communication and cross-cultural skills, including demonstrated ability to interview people from a range of backgrounds, tolerance under stress and the ability to communicate fairly and sensitively with vulnerable people and childrenDemonstrated ability to work as part of a small team and to take instruction and receive feedbackAbility to work independently and to deadlines, with limited facilities and minimal supervisionExperience in the assessment and application of medical, mental health or other expert evidence is highly desirable.

    If you meet the above criteria, apply below for a confidential discussion. Only persons with the right to work in Australia will be considered for these positions.