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

Job Title:        Protection Assistant 
Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Duty Station: Uganda
Vacancy Notice: Internal/ External Vacancy Notice no. 006
Position Number: 10026826
Position Grade:
About US:
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
Protection Assistant normally reports to a more senior Protection
colleague.  The incumbent provides
functional and administrative support to the protection unit on protection
related liaison, correspondence, monitoring, case management and reporting
activities.  The Protection Assistant
also supports the protection unit in designing a comprehensive protection
strategy and in providing quality, timely and effective protection responses to
persons of concern (PoC). S/he may liaise externally with local authorities and
partners on correspondence and/or protection issues as guided by the
supervisor. The Protection Assistant also facilitates the involvement of PoC 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:
apply International and National Law and applicable UN/UNHCR and IASC policy,
standards and codes of conduct.
and respect protection related Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
functional and administrative support in all protection related AGD based
programming with implementing and operational partners.
functional and administrative support in implementing participatory approaches,
needs assessments, monitoring, reporting and case management.
assessments on durable solutions through voluntary repatriation, local
integration and where appropriate, resettlement.
liaison with competent authorities for the issuance of personal and other
relevant documents.
in drafting reports, routine correspondence, updating relevant databases and
compiling statistics within the Area of Responsibility (AoR).
PoC for preliminary interviews and decide which relevant information to share.
integrity in the delivery of protection services by local implementing
other related duties as required

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Protection Assistant job placement
should have completed a high school diploma
At least
four years of previous relevant work experience is required.
in English is required
in protection 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
Deadline: 27th April 2020
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