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

Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for
Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10030506
Vacancy Notice: Internal/ External Vacancy Notice Number
022/2019
Grade: GS-5
Duty Station: Yumbe, Uganda
Reports to: 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
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.
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 supporting participatory, rights and
community based approaches.
Support is provided
to identify and report protection incidents.
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 
 Responsibility
(Process and
functions undertaken to achieve results)
·        
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 assessment.
·        
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 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, resettlement.
·        
Contribute
to the design, implementation and evaluation of protection related AGD based
programming with implementing and operational partners.
·        
Assist
in drafting reports, routine correspondence, updating relevant databases and
compiling statistics for the protection unit / section.
·        
Contribute
to initiatives to enhance national and local protection capacities.
Authority
(Decisions made in
executing responsibilities and to achieve results)
·        
Select
persons of concern for preliminary interviews and decide which relevant information
to share.
·        
Enforce
integrity in the delivery of protection services by local implementing
partners.



Required Competencies
·        
Managing
Resources
·        
Analytical
Thinking
·        
Political
Awareness
·        
Stakeholder
Management
Essential Minimum Qualifications And Professional
Experience
·        
Completion
of secondary school.  Additional Training
courses in protection related issues
·        
4 years’
experience relevant to the function
·        
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: 24th
October 2019
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