Team assistant
JOB TITLE: Team assistant
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-02 LAST UPDATED: 2021-06-02 DEADLINE: 2021-06-16

Position: Assistant for the UNHCR Refugee Reception Centre (fluent in Farsi/English/Russian/Azerbaijani)

Organization: DECUS LLC - a contractor of UNHCR Azerbaijan
Duration: June - December 2021; with possibility of extension yearly
Expected start date: June/July 2021
Organizational Context

DECUS LLC is a private company contracted by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to oversee the management of Refugee Reception Center (RRC) based in Baku. DECUS arranges and runs various community-based activities for refugees and asylum seekers in Azerbaijan registered under the mandate of UNHCR. The scope of activities ranges from providing protections elements, such as refugee counseling, to educational and capacity building training courses and workshops.


Position of Assistant is a full-time job that will cover the following duties:

• provide counseling of refugees and asylum seekers by phone or in-person with further referral to the relevant UNHCR staff/contractors;
• provide interpretation/translation;
• support community-based activities;
• handle entering counselling information in UNHCR database;
• other tasks, as assigned.


• Good command of communication and interpersonal skills
• Team player to collaborate effectively with different functions and departments
• Can-do attitude and enthusiasm

Minimum qualifications required:

• University/Institute diploma in Farsi linguistics; or native Farsi speaker
• Knowledge of 4 languages: English, Azerbaijani, Russian. Knowledge of Farsi/Dari would be an asset
• Computer literacy
• Relevant work experience in an international project related to refugees (preferable)

Work hours: Monday-Friday, 10:00-17:00.

To apply please submit your resumes at with the subject Assistant not later than 15 June 2021.

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