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

Job Title:       Protection Associate
Organisation: United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10027160
Vacancy Notice: 009/2017
Reports to: Protection
Duty Station: Uganda
Post Grade: GL6
About UNHCR:
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.
Job Summary: The Protection
Associate monitors protection standards, operational procedures and practices
in protection delivery in line with international standards and provides
functional protection support to information management and programme staff.
The Protection Associate is expected to coordinate quality, timely and
effective protection responses to the needs of populations of concern and
identify opportunities to mainstream protection methodologies and integrate
protection safeguards in operational responses in all sectors. The incumbent
contributes to designing a comprehensive protection strategy and liaises
externally with authorities and partners on protection doctrine and policy as
guided by the supervisor. The incumbent also ensures that persons of concern
are involved with the Office in making decisions that affect them, whether in
accessing their rights or in identifying appropriate solutions to their
problems. To achieve this, the incumbent will need to build and maintain
effective interfaces with communities of concern, local authorities and
protection and assistance partners.
Key Duties and
  • Keep abreast of political, social,
    economic and cultural developments that have an impact on the protection
  • Consistently apply International and
    National Law and applicable UN/UNHCR and IASC policy, standards and codes
    of conduct.
  • Assist in providing comments on existing
    and draft legislation related to persons of concern.
  • Provide advice on protection issues to
    persons of concern; liaise with competent authorities to ensure the
    issuance of personal and other relevant documentation.
  • Assist in conducting eligibility and
    status determination for persons of concern.
  • Actively contribute to measures to
    identify, prevent and reduce statelessness.
  • Significantly contribute to a
    country-level child protection plan as part of the protection strategy.
  • Contribute to a country-level education
    plan as part of the protection strategy.
  • Regularly monitor Standard Operating
    Procedures (SOPs) for all protection/solutions activities.
  • Manage individual protection cases
    including those on SGBV and child protection.
  • Monitor, and intervene in cases of
    refoulement, expulsion and other protection incidents.
  • Provide support in identifying durable
    solutions for the largest possible number of persons of concern through
    voluntary repatriation, local integration and where appropriate,
  • Contribute to the design, implementation
    and evaluation of protection related AGD based programming with
    implementing and operational partners.
  • Significantly contribute to effective
    information management through the provision of disaggregated data on populations
    of concern and their problems.
  • Actively participate in initiatives to
    capacitate authorities, relevant institutions and NGOs to strengthen
    national protection related legislation and procedures.
Key Performance Indicators:
  • The protection of populations of concern
    is met through the application of International and National Law, relevant
    UN/UNHCR protection standards and IASC principles.
  • Protection activities are guided by the
    UNHCR country protection strategy.
  • The participation of persons of concern is
    facilitated through continuous assessment and evaluation using
    participatory, rights and community based approaches.
  • Protection incidents are immediately
    identified and reported.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    UNHCR Protection Associate job placement should have completed secondary
  • Additional certificate/training in
    International Law, Political Science or related field is required.
  • At least six years of related work
  • Good computer skills (MS Office, including
    Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access).
  • Fluency in English and local languages
    (Lugbara, Madi, Aringa).
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: 23rd
February, 2017
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