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

Job Title:      Protection
Associate (Child)
Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10028947
Vacancy Notice: 040/2018
Reports to: Associate
Protection Officer (Community-based), or the Head of Field-Office/Unit and/or
Head of Sub-Office
Duty Station: 
Post Grade: GL6
About US:
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 (Child) assists in
providing functional child protection assistance to information management and
programme staff. The incumbent works directly with communities and children of
concern to identify the risks they face and to leverage their capacities to
protect themselves, their families and communities. To fulfil the role of
Protection Associate (Child) is required to spend a substantial percentage of
her/his time working outside the office, building and maintaining networks
within communities of persons of concern.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • In line with UNHCR’s Framework for the Protection of Children,
    assist in implementing child protection programmes which are aligned with
    the national child protection system and services, and advocate for
    inclusion of children of concern in national child protection systems and
    related services such as birth registration or alternative care for
    unaccompanied children.
  • The Protection Associate (Child) will also assist in strengthening
    strategic and innovative partnerships for Child Protection with
    community-based, local, national, and international organizations, with a
    focus on ensuring continuity and sustainability
  • Regularly monitor Child Protection programs implemented by UNHCR and
    partners and report to the Protection Officer to adjust the program as
  • Support in strengthening a core referral mechanism for child
    protection response services through consultative development of Standard
    Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Assist in providing functional guidance to UNHCR and partner staff
    involved in child protection activities, and in developing and
    implementing child protection capacity development plans for UNHCR staff
    and partners.
  • Support the participation of children, adolescents and youth in the
    development and implementation of strategies that address key child
    protection priorities, including through participatory assessments
  • Maintain child protection presence through regular/frequent field
    missions and reports, making direct contact with children of concern,
    their families and communities, as well as local authorities and partners
  • Perform any other related duties as required.
Key Performance Indicators:
  • National child protection capacities are improved through direct
    engagement, research and advocacy with all relevant external interlocutors
  • The participation of children, adolescents and youth of concern is
    assured through continuous assessment and evaluation using participatory,
    rights and community based approaches, which inform protection and
    assistance programming and ensure that UNHCR meets its commitments to
    accountability to children, adolescents and youth of concern
  • Child protection cases are effectively identified and addressed
  • Enforce compliance of staff and partners with UNHCR’s global
    protection policies and standards related to child protection, the best
    interests procedure and standards of professional integrity in the
    delivery of protection services.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Protection
    Associate (Child) career opportunity should have completed secondary
    School Education with post-secondary certificate/ training in Law, Social
    Sciences or Community Services or human rights.
  • At least six years of experience in the related field, in refugee
    programme or similar humanitarian operations.
  • Fluent in English      
  • Good computer skills
  • Completed Protection Learning Programme
  • Knowledge of local languages in Kyaka is desired
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
Deadline: 18th June 2018
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