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

Job Title:     Protection Assistant
Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Duty Station: Uganda
Position Number: 10027172
Internal/External Vacancy Notice Number: 039/2017
Reports to:
Protection Officer
Post Grade: GL-4
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 Assistant will provide functional
and administrative support to the protection unit on protection related
liaison, correspondence, monitoring, case management and reporting activities.
The Protection Assistant will also supports the protection unit in designing a
comprehensive protection strategy and in providing quality, timely and
effective protection responses to persons of concern. He/she will liaise
externally with local authorities and partners on correspondence and/or
protection issues as guided by the supervisor. The Protection Assistant will
also facilitates the involvement of persons of concern 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
  • Observe and respect protection related Standard Operating Procedures
  • Provide functional and administrative support in all protection
    related AGD based programming with implementing and operational partners
  • Provide functional and administrative support in implementing
    participatory approaches, needs assessments, monitoring, reporting and
    case management.
  • Support assessments on durable solutions through voluntary
    repatriation, local integration and where appropriate, resettlement
  • Facilitate liaison with competent authorities for the issuance of
    personal and other relevant documents
  • Provide support in drafting reports, routine correspondence,
    updating relevant databases and compiling statistics for the protection
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
  • The participation of persons of concern is facilitated through
    supporting participatory, rights and community based approaches.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Protection Assistant
    job opportunity should have completed secondary school.
  • Additional training courses in protection related issues
  • A minimum of two years of relevant work experience
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN
  • Excellent knowledge of Swahili is an added advantage.
How to Apply:
All interested
candidates 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: 18th June 2018
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