UN Protection Associate – 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
Grade: GS-6
Duty station: Rwamwanja
Reports to:  Protection
Officer or the Senior Protection Officer
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.
Functional Statement
Accountability
(Key results that
will be achieved)
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 continuous assessment and evaluation
using participatory, rights and community based approaches.
Protection incidents
are immediately identified and reported.



Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
Responsibility
(Process and functions undertaken to achieve results)
·        
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 statelessness.
·        
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 partners.
·        
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.
Authority
(Decisions made in executing responsibilities and to
achieve results)
·        
Prioritize
persons of concern for interview, counselling and propose protection support
for individual cases.
·        
Enforce
compliance of local implementing partners with global protection policies and
standards of professional integrity in the delivery of protection services.
·        
Enforce
compliance with, and integrity of, all protection standard operating
procedures.
·        
Submit
individual payments request for persons of concern for approval.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
Required Competencies
·        
Judgment
and Decision Making
·        
Analytical
Thinking
·        
Political
Awareness
·        
Stakeholder
Management
Essential Minimum Qualifications And Professional
Experience
·        
Completion
of secondary school. Additional certificate/training in International Law,
Political Science or related field is required.
·        
6 years
of relevant work experience
·        
Fluency
in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local
language
Desirable Qualifications & Competencies
·        
Good
computer skills.
·        
Completed
Protection Learning Programme
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: 17th
October 2019
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