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

Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Position No.: UNOPS 20
Vacancy Notice: 014/2018
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Protection Officer
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
  • 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 approaches.
  • Support is provided to
    identify and report protection incidents.

 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
  • 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: 28th March 2018
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