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

Job Title:      Senior
Protection Assistant
Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: UNOPS/005/19/1
Vacancy Notice: UNOPS – 005/2019 
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

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.
  • 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
  • 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 for persons of concern
    as part of the protection strategy.
  • Monitor Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all
    protection/solutions activities.
  • 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,
  • Contribute to the design, implementation and evaluation of
    protection related AGD based programming with implementing and operational
  • Assist in drafting reports, routine correspondence, updating
    relevant databases and compiling statistics for the protection unit /
Key Result Areas:
  • 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.
  • Support is provided to identify and report protection incidents.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Senior Protection
    Assistant job placement should have completed secondary school.  Additional Training courses in
    protection related issues
  • At least five years relevant working experience. Two to three years of direct work experience 
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN
    language or local language
  • Good computer skills.
  • Completed Protection Learning Programme.

  • Empowering and Building Trust
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Political Awareness
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Managing resources 
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: 25th August 2019
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