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

Job
Title:         
  Senior
Protection Assistant
Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10018194
Vacancy Notice No.: 009/2019
Duty Station: Uganda
Position Grade: GL5 
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 normally
reports to the Protection Officer or the Senior Protection Officer. He/she
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.
  • The jobholder should 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 partners.
  • Conduct preliminary information gathering and interviews in support
    of eligibility, status determination, durable solutions and social needs
    assessment.
  • Actively 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.
  • Keenly monitor Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all protection/solutions
    activities.
  • Actively 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.
  • Assist in drafting reports, routine correspondence, updating
    relevant databases and compiling statistics for the protection unit /
    section.
  • 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 Senior Protection
    Assistant job placement should have completed secondary school. Additional
    Training courses in protection related issues.
  • At least four years of related work experience
  • Fluency in English
  • Good computer skills.
  • Completion of the Protection Learning Programme 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
details.
Deadline: 19th March 2019
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