Legal/Refugee Status Determination (RSD) Officer
Legal/Refugee Status Determination (RSD) Officer

No. of positions: 1

Duty station: Pris(h)tina


Main duties and responsibilities:



·         Advocate for and monitor the development and implementation of laws and doctrine pertaining to persons of concern to UNHCR.

·         Stay abreast of political, social, economic and cultural developments that have an impact on the protection environment pertaining to persons of concern to UNHCR.

·         Provide legal advice on issues pertaining to persons of concern to UNHCR and drafting of reports and guidelines on pertinent legal and operational issues.

·         Engage with external partners and stakeholders, including governments, non-governmental organizations, international organizations, etc, on issues related to legal protection principles and related international law.

·         Handle individual cases and situations raising special questions of application or interpretation of international law, refugee and human rights law.

·         Assist in the supervision and oversight of RSD and RSD-related activities to promote full compliance with written Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

·         Conduct RSD interviews and draft RSD Assessments in accordance with applicable standards and guidelines.

·         Maintain accurate and up-to date records and data related to all work on individual cases.

·         Provide counseling to asylum seekers and refugees.

·         Assist in monitoring RSD trends and in compiling and analyzing RSD statistics related to RSD case processing to identify and respond to developments or issues impacting on the efficiency or quality of RSD decision-making, and to propose remedial measures.

·         Conduct research on country of origin information (COI) and legal issues related to RSD and assist in maintaining a local repository of relevant information, guidelines and standards accessible to RSD staff in the operation.

·         Assist in developing and maintaining processes to ensure that persons of concern, Government authorities and partners have accurate information on the RSD procedures, including UNHCR standards, policy and practice.

·         Assist in initiatives to advocate with and support Government authorities and partners to establish and strengthen fair and efficient RSD procedures and RSD decision-making.

·         Support the development and implementation of RSD training initiatives for Government authorities and partners.

·         Should have capacity to support on other issues given by Coordinator.



Eligibility Requirements:



·         University Degree in Law

·         Fluency in written and spoken English

·         Good writing and communication skills

·         At least two years working experience in legal issues

·         Good knowledge of MS Word, MS Excel and familiar with Internet and other software

Valid driving licence


These positions require initiative, professional attitude, co-operation skills and the willingness to work in a multi-ethnic environment.


The activities of CRP/K are founded on the principle that all human beings have the right to a life in peace, liberty and justice, as stated in the UN Declaration on Human Rights. Anyone working for CRP/K must commit himself/herself to follow this principle and strive to protect the fundamental human rights and freedoms of people of all nationalities, without any discrimination. 


To apply, please submit a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and cover letter by January 12th, 2020 at 16:00 hrs, through email address:


Only short-listed candidates will be invited for the interview.