Profession immigration policy officer

Immigration policy officers develop strategies for the integration of refugees and asylum seekers, and policies for the transit of people from one nation to another. They aim to improve international cooperation and communication on the subject of immigration, as well as efficiency of immigration and integration procedures.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Government policy implementation

    The procedures involved in the implementation of government policies in national and local governmental organisations.

  • International commercial transactions rules

    Pre-defined commercial terms used in international commercial transactions which stipulate clear tasks, costs and risks associated with the delivery of goods and services.

  • Asylum systems

    The systems which grant refugees who flee persecution or harm in their home nation access to protection in another nation.

  • Immigration law

    The regulations to follow to ensure compliance during investigations or advice in immigration cases and file handling.

  • Social justice

    The development and principles of human rights and social justice and the way they should be applied on a case by case basis.

Skills

  • Advise on legislative acts

    Advise officials in a legislature on the propositioning of new bills and the consideration of items of legislation.

  • Build international relations

    Build positive communication dynamics with organisations from different countries in order to build a cooperative relationship and optimise information exchange.

  • Liaise with local authorities

    Maintain the liaison and exchange of information with regional or local authorities.

  • Maintain relations with local representatives

    Maintain good relations with representatives of the local scientific, economic and civil society.

  • Maintain relationships with government agencies

    Establish and maintain cordial working relationships with peers in different governmental agencies.

  • Manage government policy implementation

    Manage the operations of the implementation of new government policies or changes in existing policies on a national or regional level as well as the staff involved in the implementation procedure..

  • Show intercultural awareness

    Show sensibility towards cultural differences by taking actions which facilitate positive interaction between international organisations, between groups or individuals of different cultures, and to promote integration in a community.

  • Create solutions to problems

    Solve problems which arise in planning, prioritising, organising, directing/facilitating action and evaluating performance. Use systematic processes of collecting, analysing, and synthesising information to evaluate current practice and generate new understandings about practice.

  • Analyse irregular migration

    Analyse and assess the systems which are involved in organising or facilitating irregular migration in order to develop strategies to end irregular migration and sanction those facilitating it.

  • Develop immigration policies

    Develop strategies for improved efficiency in immigration and asylum procedures, as well as strategies aiming to end irregular migration and establishing sanctions for those facilitating irregular migration.

  • Promote human rights implementation

    Promote the implementation of programs which stipulate agreements, binding or non-binding, concerning human rights in order to further improve efforts to decrease discrimination, violence, unjust imprisonment or other human rights violations. As well as to increase efforts to improve tolerance and peace, and better treatment of human rights cases.

Optional knowledge and skills

work within communities advise on foreign affairs policies enable access to services promote inclusion in organisations observe new developments in foreign countries liaise with politicians analyse foreign affairs policies foster dialogue in society carry out strategic research analyse community needs perform project management foreign affairs analyse goal progress assess risk factors apply conflict management establish collaborative relations international law project management principles scientific research methodology