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The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in
Zambia invites candidates to apply for the following position:

Job Title: Consultancy to Provide Technical, Expertise in the Drafting of a
National Refugee Policy Development – Zambia

Position No: XXX

Duty Station: Lusaka

Contract Type/Level: Short-term Consultant (1 August to 30 November 2020 – 4

Issue Date: 9/07/2020

Closing Date: 23/07/2020

Applications Details:


Applicants should clearly indicate the Title of the Position and Vacancy
Notice Number: ZAMLU/VA/2020/001, and send to email address:
or to The Administrative/Finance Officer, UNHCR Representation Office, P.O.
Box 32542

Please note that applications that do not have the post title and/or vacancy
number indicated shall not be CONSIDERED and please note only applications for
short listed candidates are acknowledged.

Applications after closing date will not be considered.


In 2017, the Government of the Republic of Zambia repealed the Refugee
(Control) Act of 1970 and replaced it with a new legislation. The Refugees Act
No. 1 of 2017 was assented to by the Republican President Mr. E.C. Lungu on 12
April 2017. The new Act has among other new provisions, domesticated the 1951
and 1969 OAU Conventions, including most refugee rights. The Government is yet
to draft Implementing regulations and adopt a Refugee Policy to complement the
implementation of the Refugees Act.

In 2019, the Government of Zambia, through the Office of the Commissioner for
Refugees has commissioned a team of experts to develop a national Refugee
Policy which when adopted, will guide the implementation of the Act. The team
of experts has commenced work in line with the terms of reference (see annex

The Government has invited UNHCR to support the process by providing its
technical expertise. UNHCR welcomes the opportunity to support the Government
of Zambia in the drafting of the Refugee Policy. UNHCR’s competence to provide
technical expertise in the area of asylum derives from the UNHCR’s Statute in
conjunction with Article 35 of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of
Refugees, which obligates states to cooperate with the Office of the High
Commissioner for Refugees in the exercise of its functions and in particular
to facilitate UNHCR’s duty of supervising the application of the provisions of
the Convention. The cooperation includes Government consulting with UNHCR on
the drafting of laws and policies and UNHCR providing technical advice and
expertise to Governments on the incorporation of refugee law standards and

In support of Governments desire to put in place a national refugee policy
that is in line with international standards, UNHCR wishes to contract the
services of an international expert who will work in close collaboration with
the local team of experts to develop a national refugee policy.


The main objectives of this project:

A. To provide technical expertise to the Government of Zambia and ensure that
the process produces a policy document that will guarantee the international
protecton of refugees and enable them to enjoy their basic humanitarian rights
as provided for in international refugee instruments as well as the Refugee
Act No. 1 of 2017.


The consultant’s role will include the following terms:

A. Conduct a desk review of legal and policy documents relating to refugee
protection in Zambia.

B. Facilitate a stakeholder consultative meeting with participation from
Government Ministries, UN agencies, Local and international NGOs; and Identify
challenges the office of the Commissioner for refugees encounter in the
implementation of refugee protection in Zambia and how these challenges can be

C. Conduct a consensus building workshop on the framework of the policy, with
key recommendations from the workshop to feed into the substance of the

D. Draft a policy document

E. Conduct a validation workshop as a prelude to the adoption of the final
refugee policy document by the Ministry of Home Affairs.


> An analysis document of the relevant Zambian laws as well as the gaps in the existing legal structure.
> A facilitation of a consensus building workshop; and a presentation at a national event
> A final report: the incumbent’s commitment will end with the submission of a final national refugee Policy document.

2.3 Estimated schedule:*> 1 August to 30 November 2020 (Four months)

Define the educational background, the relevant job experience and the
language(s) that are essential to perform the work of the position.

> Minimum 10 years of previous job experience relevant to the function.
> Preferably PHD/Masters Holder in the following; Refugee Law, International Human Rights Law and Public International.
> Computer skills (MS office and People soft applications).
> Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language.

Apply Online Now

Email:: ZAMLUHR@unhcr.or

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