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

Job Title:       Senior
Protection Assistant
Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10027166
Vacancy Notice:
Internal/ External Vacancy Notice No. 001/2020
Reports to: 10007650
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Post Grade: GS-5
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 reports to a
more senior Protection colleague. The incumbent monitors protection standards,
operational procedures and practices in protection delivery in line with
international standards and provides functional protection support to
information management and programme staff.
The Senior
Protection Assistant provides quality, timely and effective protection support
to persons of concern (PoC) and identifies opportunities to mainstream
protection methodologies and safeguards in operational responses. S/he
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 PoC are involved 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:  
·       
Consistently
apply International and National Law and applicable UN/UNHCR and IASC policy,
standards and codes of conduct.
·       
Provide
counselling on protection issues to PoC; 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 PoC 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 PoC 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.
·       
Draft
reports, routine correspondence, update relevant databases and compiling
statistics within the Area of Responsibility (AoR).
·       
Contribute
to initiatives to enhance national and local protection capacities.
·       
Select
PoC for preliminary interviews and decide which relevant information to share.
·       
Enforce
integrity in the delivery of protection services by local implementing
partners.
·       
Perform
other related duties as required.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Senior Protection Assistant job
vacancy should hold a High school diploma
·       
At least
five years of previous job experience relevant to the function is required.
·       
Knowledge
of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English is
required
·       
Completion
of certificates or licence in international law or political science is
desirable
·       
Analytical
Thinking
·       
Political
Awareness
·       
Stakeholder
Management
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: 13th February 2020
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