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

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10020297
Vacancy Notice: Internal/ External Vacancy Notice Number 019/2019
Duty Station: 
Grade: GS-4

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 Assistant (Community Based)
is a member of the Protection Unit in a Country Operation and will report to
the Protection Officer. Under the overall direction of the Protection Unit, and
in coordination with other UNHCR staff, government, NGO partners and other
stakeholders, the Protection Assistant (Community-Based) works directly with
communities of concern to identify the risks they face and to leverage their
capacities to protect themselves, their families and communities. The incumbent
will have direct supervisory responsibility for part of the protection and/or
support staff and supports the application of community-based protection standards,
operational procedures and practices in community-based protection delivery at
the field level. To fulfil this role the Protection Assistant (Community-Based)
is required to spend a substantial percentage of her/his time working outside
the office, building and maintaining networks within communities of persons of
concern. The development and maintenance of constructive relationships with
persons of concern that measurably impact and enhance protection planning,
programming and results forms the core of the work of the Protection Assistant
(Community-Based). The incumbent will support the designing of a
community-based protection strategy by ensuring that it is based on
consultation with persons of concern.
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
  • 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, resettlement.
  • 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
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.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Protection
    Assistant (Community Based) job placement should have completed Secondary
  • Additional Training courses in protection related issues required
  • At least three years of previous relevant job experience.
  • Technological Awareness
  • Political Awareness
  • Stakeholder Management

  • Computer skills (MS Office, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint,
  • Ability to work as part of a team but also independently, in a
    multi-cultural environment.
  • Knowledge of the UN system and ability to work in remote areas.
  • Excellent English
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: 3rd October 2019
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