UN Protection Associate (Child) Jobs – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)




Job Title:      Protection Associate (Child)
Organisation: United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10026725 
Vacancy Notice: 003/2017
Reports to: Assoc Protection or Field Officer
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Post Grade: GL6
About Us:
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was
established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly.
UNHCR’s mandate under the Statute of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner
for Refugees is to lead and co-ordinate action for international protection to
refugees; seek permanent solutions for the problems of refugees and safeguard
refugee rights and well-being. UNHCR has an additional mandate concerning
issues of statelessness, as it is given a designated role under Article 11 of
the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • The Protection Associate (Child) will make
    a regular assessment of the needs of protection and assistance for refugee
    and displaced children.
  • Ensure better monitoring of Emergency
    Nutrition Assessment (ENA)/ ES in collaboration with partners of UNHCR,
    UNICEF and the ICRC.
  • Ensure that information about the military
    recruitment of children are regularly collected and conduct activities to
    minimize the phenomenon in collaboration with other partners.
  • Regularly monitor and regularly update the
    Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) cases in which children refugees
    and IDPs are involved.
  • Maintain and strengthen the protection
    mechanism of the child based on the community through the Community
    Network for Child Protection (SCS).
  • Maintain a network of child protection in
    collaboration with other stakeholders in particular UNICEF, ICRC and local
    authorities either as part of a special working group on child protection,
    or as part of the cluster under child protection for IDPs.
  • Regularly monitor the security situation
    of children in refugee camps and IDP sites and respond appropriately to
    local authorities and the DIS.
  • Perform any other duties as required. 
Key Performance Indicators:
  • The protection needs of children in
    refugee and IDP population are known and are met through timely and
    coordinated action by UNHCR and partners.
  • Recommend to the supervisor necessary
    measures to improve the child protection under the Convention on the
    Rights of the Child. Authority
  • Recommend to the supervisor necessary
    measures to improve the child protection under the Convention on the
    Rights of the Child.
 Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    UNHCR Protection Associate (Child) career opportunity should have
    completed Secondary education with post-secondary certificate/training in
    Law, Social Sciences or Community Services or Human Rights.
  • At least six years of experience in the
    related field, in refugee programme or similar humanitarian operations.
  • Excellent command of English and local
    language of the area/ region.
How to Apply:
All interested Ugandan nationals who wish to join the United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the aforementioned capacity are
encouraged to click on the link below and follow the application instructions
after reviewing the job details.
Deadline: 31st January,
2017

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