Strada Viesparilor, nr. 19, etaj 2,  sector 2, București, România +4 021 312 62 10 +4 031 405 02 75 Consiliul National Roman pentru Refugiati

Job title: Integration Counsellor

Job title: Integration Counsellor

Field:     Integration of beneficiaries of international protection in Romania (refugees / beneficiaries of subsidiary protection)                    

Main location: Bucharest

Employee category: Full-Time


The Romanian National Counselling (CNRR) under its UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) funded program "Integration of Refugees in Romania", is looking for an INTEGRATION COUNSELLOR.


Background information

The integration process is complex and gradual, comprising distinct, but inter-related legal, economic and socio-cultural dimensions, all of which are important for refugee’s ability to become an actively-participating member of his/her local community and the wider Romanian society. In Romania, according to the laws transposing EU directives, refugees have the same rights as Romanian citizens, apart from certain political rights. However, access to rights – such as education, health care, employment or social assistance, can be quite challenging for refugees and for their families, sometimes for very long periods of time after being granted international protection.


Nature of work


Support CNRR in advocacy interventions at local and central levels, aimed at tackling the main gaps in terms of access to rights and services and promoting the overall better integration policies; Provide integration related counselling to refugees in order to ensure that they are informed and aware on their rights in the country, of their obligations, and enjoy the opportunity to achieve self-sufficiency in Romania.  

The Integration COUNSELLOR will have the responsibilities and duties below, will work in close cooperation with other colleagues in the project and will be supervised by the Project Coordinator.


Main responsibilities and duties:

The successful candidate shall contribute to:

Planning, designing and carrying out CNRR's advocacy interventions and events in the area of refugee integration with the aim of improving BIPs’ access to rights Collecting reliable information on refugee integration, especially with regards to access to nationality, education, employment, family unity and reunification, lifelong learning, public relief and social security and introducing the information in the database; Planning and organizing conferences and seminars, according to the project’s description  

In addition, the successful candidate is expected to:

Participate in meetings with relevant stakeholders (authorities and NGOs) at local level – the availability to travel is a must for applicants. Organize/contribute to CNRR’s advocacy interventions, including linked to direct assistance provided to refugees (such as accompaniment to different institutions) Drafting meeting summaries, monthly reports and other similar documents Counsel and offer assistance to refugees on a day-to-day basis, both at CNRR’s main office and in different locations, depending on the needs; Monitor relevant national and EU developments in the area of refugee assistance and integration; Occasionally be available to provide emergency assistance on call, during weekends and official holidays Travel as required for monitoring missions and other activities; Perform other related duties as required;  



Good command of spoken and written English and Romanian languages. Knowledge of other languages is a plus. At a minimum, Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences or Legal studies. Persons with legal studies and/or with prior experience in projects/ organizations assisting disadvantaged groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Proven experience in the field is preferred, but not a must. Entry-level candidates with a strong desire and interest in humanitarian and refugee work are also encouraged to apply. Cultural awareness, communication skills, the availability to travel inside and outside Bucharest if and when needed.  

The candidate must also possess the following abilities:

Communicate effectively orally and in writing, in a multicultural environment Work with disadvantaged groups in non-discriminatory manner Work effectively with refugees and their families and represent their interests in front of central and local authorities and other service providers, public or private. Proven ability to work effectively as a member of a team and to exercise independent judgment responsibly Exercise empathy and respect towards the beneficiaries; willingness to learn fast about refugees’ issues of concern.  


CNRR provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants, without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, national origin, ethnic background, age, disability, political opinion, social status etc. CNRR complies with applicable laws governing non-discrimination in employment.


Application process will consist of two phases as outlined below:


PHASE 1: Applicants are kindly requested to send a CV and a letter of intent in both English and Romanian. Deadline for applications: 29th January 2018, at 12 noon (p.m.).


PHASE 2: The selected applicants will be invited for a written test on 5 February 2018 and for the interview between 12 - 15 February 2018.

Bibliography information will be provided to selected applicants only, on 29 January.

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For additional information, please contact us by using the email address provided or by phone at +4 021 312 62 10.