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

Job Title:     
 Protection Associate
Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10028968
Vacancy Notice: Internal/ External Vacancy Notice Number 021/2019
Duty Station: 
Reports to: Protection
Officer or the Senior Protection Officer
Grade: GS-6

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 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. 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
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.
  • 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 activities.
  • Manage individual protection cases including those on SGBV and child
    protection. 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
  • Contribute to effective information management through the provision
    of disaggregated data on populations of concern and their problems.
  • Participate in initiatives to capacitate authorities, relevant
    institutions and NGOs to strengthen national protection related
    legislation and procedures.
Key Results:
  • 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 placement should have completed secondary school. Additional
    certificate/training in International Law, Political Science or related
  • Six years of relevant work experience
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN
    language or local language
  • Good computer skills.
  • Completed Protection Learning Programme
  • Judgement and Decision Making
  • Analytical Thinking
  • 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: 17th October 2019
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