Fresher UN Assistant Protection Officer (Child Protection) Job Vacancies – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10027139
Vacancy Notice: 002/2019
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to:
Protection Officer
Post Grade: NOA
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 Assistant Protection Officer (Child
Protection) will 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. He/she contributes to designing a
comprehensive protection strategy and represents the organization externally on
protection doctrine and policy as guided by the supervisor. He/she 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: 
  • Provide support in the implementation of the Child Protection (CP)
    Strategy based on the UNHCR Framework for the Protection of Children and a
    component of the overall Comprehensive Protection & Solutions Strategy
    for South Sudanese refugees in Bidibidi settlement
  • Support the implementation and monitoring of CP partners programmes
    in line with relevant partnerships-agreements to ensure all children at
    risk are identified and supported.
  • Ensure CP issues are mainstreamed by working closely with other
    sectors, namely Education, Youth, SGBV Livelihood, to promote a
    comprehensive prevention and response system.
  • Strengthen the BIA and BIDs process for individual children and
    ensure that the best interests of the children is the underlying principle
    in the CP partners case management programmes.
  • Support the tracing and reunification mechanisms for UAC and SC with
    CP partners.
  • Assess needs for services of persons of concern as well as host
    community children, as related to education and child protection, and
    coordinate partner responses, working closely with Government authorities.
  • Implement and 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 protection incidents
  • Assess needs for Promote and find durable solutions for the largest
    possible number of persons of concern through voluntary repatriation,
    local integration and where appropriate, resettlement.
  • Actively contribute to and facilitate a programme of results-based
    advocacy with sectorial and/or cluster partners.
  • Contribute to and facilitate effective information management
    through the provision of disaggregated data on populations of concern and
    their problems.
  • Contribute to capacity-building initiatives for communities and
    individuals to assert their rights.
  • 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 protection strategy and
    respect the policy of UNHCR on age, gender and diversity (AGD)
  • The participation of persons of concern is assured through
    continuous assessment and evaluation using participatory, rights and
    community based approaches
  • Protection incidents are immediately identified and addressed

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Assistant
    Protection Officer (Child Protection) job opportunity should hold an
    Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) in International Law, Human Rights,
    International Development, International Relations, Anthropology, Social
    Work, Gender studies, Political or Social Science or other clearly related
  • One year of previous work experience relevant to
    the function.
  • Excellent knowledge of English. Very good knowledge of local
    language and local institutions.
  • Inter-agency experience an asset.
  • Another UN language an asset.
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: 10th January 2019
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