Fresher UN Protection Assistant Job Opportunities – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:        Protection Assistant
Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Duty Station: Uganda
Vacancy Notice Number: 015/2019
Position Number: 10026761
Position Grade:
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 Assistant normally reports to the Protection Officer or
the Senior Protection Officer.  Depending on the structure of the
Office, the position may also report to senior national staff. The incumbent
provides functional and administrative support to the protection unit on
protection related liaison, correspondence, monitoring, case management and
reporting activities.    The Protection Assistant also
supports the protection unit in designing a comprehensive protection strategy
and in providing quality, timely and effective protection responses to persons
of concern. He/she may liaise externally with local authorities and partners on
correspondence and/or protection issues as guided by the supervisor.
The Protection
Assistant also facilitates the involvement of persons of concern 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.
  • Observe and respect protection related Standard
    Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Provide functional and administrative
    support in all protection related AGD based programming with implementing
    and operational partners.
  • Provide functional and administrative
    support in implementing participatory approaches, needs assessments,
    monitoring, reporting and case management.
  • Support assessments on durable solutions
    through voluntary repatriation, local integration and where appropriate,
  • Facilitate liaison with competent
    authorities for the issuance of personal and other relevant documents.
  • Assist in drafting reports, routine
    correspondence, updating relevant databases and compiling statistics for
    the protection unit/section.
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 strategy.
  • The participation of persons of concern
    is facilitated through supporting participatory, rights and community
    based approaches.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the United
    Nations UNHCR Protection Assistant job placement should have Additional
    Training courses in protection related issues required
  • Two years of relevant working experience
    in performing Protection tasks
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge
    of another relevant UN language or local language
  • Knowledge of another official UN
    language(s) an asset.
  • Good computer skills
  • Technological Awareness
  • Political Awareness
  • Stakeholder Management
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: 23rd July 2019
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