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

Job Title:        Protection Associate
Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10027159
Vacancy Notice: 001/2019
Duty Station: 
Reports to:
Protection Officer
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. He/she 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 Protection
Associate 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: 
  • Stay abreast of political, social, economic and cultural
    developments that have an impact on the protection environment
  • 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.
  • The incumbent will 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
  • Contribute to measures to identify, prevent and reduce
  • 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.
  • Monitor Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all protection/solutions
  • Manage individual protection cases including those on SGBV and child
  • Monitor, and intervene in cases of refoulement, expulsion and other
    protection incidents.
  • Assist in identifying durable solutions for the largest possible number
    of persons of concern through 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
  • Actively contribute to effective information management through the
    provision of disaggregated data on populations of concern and their
  • 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
  • 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 opportunity should have completed secondary school.
  • Additional certificate/training in International Law, Political
    Science or related field
  • A minimum of six years of related work experience
  • Computer skills (MS Office, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint,
  • 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
Deadline: 10th January 2019
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