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

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: IC-PROTECTION
ASSISTANT
Vacancy Notice: 006/2018
Duty Station: Mbarara,
Uganda
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 takes decisions on complex registration cases as per the
standard operating procedures and under the supervision of the Protection
Officer. The incumbent also works to identify and refer persons with specific
needs to relevant services and works with partners to ensure these cases
receive necessary services. The incumbent monitors standards, operational
procedures and practices in protection delivery during the registration
exercise, in line with international standards and provides functional
protection support to registration staff. The Senior Protection Assistant
provides quality, timely and effective protection support to persons of concern
and identifies opportunities to improve protection safeguards in the
registration process. He/she contributes to implementing a comprehensive
protection strategy and may liaise externally with local authorities and
partners on protection issues as guided by the supervisor
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.
  • Ensure
    that all decisions taken during the registration exercises are taken with
    respect to Age, Gender and Diversity principles.
  • Conduct
    preliminary information gathering and interviews in support of UNHCR case
    management processes.
  • Actively
    contribute to a country-level child protection plan as part of the
    protection strategy and registration process.
  • Keenly
    monitor Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all protection/registration
    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
    .
  • Contribute
    to the design, implementation and evaluation of protection related AGD
    based programming with implementing and operational partners.
  • Assist
    in drafting reports, routine correspondence, updating relevant databases
    and compiling statistics for the protection unit / section of the
    registration team
Key Performance Indicators:
  • Individuals
    with specific needs are identified, counselled and referred to appropriate
    services during the registration process.
  • 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 approaches
  • Registration
    decisions are taken on issues of family composition, documentation and
    other protection-sensitive questions.
  • Select
    persons of concern for preliminary interviews and decide which relevant
    information to share.
  • Enforce
    integrity in the delivery of protection services by local implementing
    partners.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • 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 related work experience
  • Previous
    supervisory/management experience.
  • Knowledge
    of any of the languages spoken by the refugee communities.
  • Good
    computer skills
    .
  • Fluency
    in English and local language
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: 20th February 2018
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