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

Job Title:       Protection
Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: UNOPS
Vacancy Notice: 011/2018
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
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • 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 Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United
    Nations UNHCR Protection Associate job placement should have completed
    secondary school.
  • 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).
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: 13th March 2018 
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