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

Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner
for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: UNOPS/001/02
Vacancy Notice: Internal/ External Vacancy Notice
Duty Station: Uganda
Post 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 process.
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
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
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.
Key Results:
The Child Protection Associate will be required
to prepare monthly quantitative progress reports during the assignment.
A final report covering the entire period of
his/her assignment is compulsory.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR
Protection Associate job vacancy should hold a Bachelor’s degree in relevant
area (e.g. social work, child development, social science, education, public
administration etc.);
At least two years’ 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 etc.);
Knowledge of and/or preparedness to become
familiar with and abide by UNHCR principles, Code of Conduct and humanitarian
Knowledge of the international legal framework
governing refugees, asylum seekers, internally displaced persons and
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 teams;
Ability to work in stressful situations and in
hardship locations;
Analytical Thinking
Planning and Organizing
French and Swahili is desirable.
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 February 2020
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