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

Job Title:     Protection Associate
Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner
for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10026850
Vacancy Notice: 025/2019
Grade: GS-6
Duty station: Uganda
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
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.
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 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
Participate in initiatives to capacitate
authorities, relevant institutions and NGOs to strengthen national protection
related legislation and procedures.
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 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.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
The applicant for the UNHCR Job should have
completed secondary school. Additional certificate/training in International
Law, Political Science or related field is required.
Six years of relevant work experience
Fluency in English and working knowledge of
another relevant UN language or local language
Judgment and Decision Making
Analytical Thinking
Political Awareness
Stakeholder Management
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: 15th December 2019
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