5 Entry Level UN Jobs – Protection Associate (Child) – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: UNOPS/007/19/1
Vacancy Notice:
Internal/ External Vacancy Notice UNOPS – 007/2019
Duty Station:
Kampala, Arua, Adjumani, Kyaka, Nakivale, Uganda
Grade: LICA-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.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Monitor and provide guidance and support to child protection
    partners on issues related to BIP, including advice on managing individual
    child protection cases and ensuring that necessary support is provided to
    all identified cases of children at risk.
  • Conduct BID casework for cases requiring BIDs, including conducting
    interviews with refugee children and other members of the family to
    determine the best interest of the child and complete Best Interest
    Determination (BID) reports.
  • Conduct home visits with refugee families as part of the BID
  • Participate in providing counselling to refugees, explaining the BID
    and BIA processes, prospects, and problems involved in the processes.
  • Ensure proper monitoring and follow-up of cases including updating
    proGres database and any internal monitoring and tracking systems are
    regularly updated with the necessary events.
  • Implement Child Protection policies, BIA and BID procedures, and
    existing SOPs (including fraud prevention SOPs) with guidance from
    respective child protection, protection and Resettlement colleagues.
  • Liaise with relevant child protection partners to include all the
    information available on the child in the BID report;
  • Generate BID forms from proGres;
  • Ensure that BIA and BID reports are in compliance with UNHCR’s BIP
    Guidelines, BIP SOPs for Uganda, UNHCR protection principles as well as
    best international practice.
  • As required, support the work of the BID Panel in the assigned role;
  • Monitor the implementation of the BIP Standard Operating Procedures
    (SOPs) in the area of operation, including the use of prioritization
    criteria, and criteria for opening and closing of cases;
  • Participate in initiatives to capacitate authorities, relevant
    institutions, community-based child protection structures, and NGO
    partners on matters related to child protection, as required;
  • Conduct additional assessment on BID cases when recommended by the
    BID panel;
  • Prepare monthly progress reports and other related reports as
    required, and liaising with relevant partners for any necessary data; 
  • Training
  • The Protection Associate (Child ) is expected to complete a
    self-guided on-line training course, Best Interest of the Child, Basic
    Principles and Procedures on UNHCRs platform Learn and Connect, during the
    first 3 months of period of assignment.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicants for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
    (UNHCR) Protection Associate (Child) jobs must hold Bachelor’s degrees in
    relevant area (e.g. social work, child development, social science,
    education, public administration etc.);
  • At least two years of work experience in relevant work area (e.g. as
    a social worker, child counselor, community development worker, educator,
    conducting social assessments, individual case advocacy, assisting with
    family reunification, working with refugees in a resettlement context
  • Knowledge of and/or preparedness to become familiar with and abide
    by UNHCR principles, Code of Conduct and humanitarian goals;
  • Knowledge of the international legal framework governing refugees,
    asylum seekers, internally displaced persons and statelessness;
  • Knowledge of UNHCR Framework for the Protection of Children
  • Knowledge of UNHCR guidelines on refugee status determination and
    resettlement as well as UNHCR Best Interest
  • Awareness of gender issues and how to apply a rights- and
    community-based approach to identify and respond to specific needs;
  • Excellent interviewing and counselling skills especially child
    interviewing skills-highly desirable;
  • Excellent drafting and analytical skills;
  • Ability to conduct assessments and identify protection risks of
    individuals and groups;
  • Understanding of mental and physical development of children as well
    as International Convention on Child Rights;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in
  • Ability to work in stressful situations and in hardship locations;
  • Excellent drafting skills in English is required. French and Swahili
    would be a great asset.
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Planning and Organizing
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: 5th
December 2019
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