UN Senior Protection Assistant Job Careers – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10022179
Vacancy Notice: 003/2018
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Protection
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 Senior
Protection Assistant mainly 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 Senior Protection Assistant provides quality, timely and
effective protection support to persons of concern and identifies opportunities
to mainstream protection methodologies and safeguards in operational responses.
He/she contributes to designing a comprehensive protection strategy and may
liaise externally with local authorities and partners on protection issues as
guided by the supervisor. The Senior Protection Assistant 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 Responsibilities:
  • Consistently apply International and
    National Law and applicable UN/UNHCR and IASC policy, standards and codes
    of conduct.
  • Provide counselling on protection issues
    to persons of concern; liaise with competent authorities to ensure the
    issuance of personal and other relevant documentation.
  • Support activities in protection related
    AGD based programming with implementing and operational partners.
  • Conduct preliminary information gathering
    and interviews in support of eligibility, status determination, durable
    solutions and social needs assessment.
  • Contribute to measures to identify,
    prevent and reduce statelessness.
  • Contribute to a country-level child
    protection plan as part of the protection strategy.
  • Contribute to a country-level education
    plan for persons of concern as part of the protection strategy.
  • Monitor Standard Operating Procedures
    (SOPs) for all protection/solutions activities.
  • Participate in individual protection case
    management including cases of SGBV and child protection. Monitor and
    report on cases of refoulement, expulsion and other protection incidents.
  • Assist in identifying durable solutions
    for persons of concern in voluntary repatriation, local integration and
    where appropriate, resettlement.
  • Contribute to the design, implementation
    and evaluation of protection related AGD based programming with
    implementing and operational partners.
  • Provide support in drafting reports,
    routine correspondence, updating relevant databases and compiling
    statistics for the protection unit / section.
  • Actively contribute to initiatives to
    enhance national and local protection capacities.
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 supporting participatory, rights and community based
  • Support is provided to identify and report
    protection incidents.

 Qualifications, Skills and
  • The
    ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR
    Senior Protection
    Assistant job opportunity should
    have completed
    secondary school. Additional training courses in protection
    related issues.
  • At least four years of experience
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge
    of another relevant UN language or local language
  • Good computer skills.
  • Completed Protection Learning Programme.
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: 26th February 2018
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