UN Protection Assistant Job Careers – 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. 012/2020
Position Number: 10033700
Position Grade: GS-4
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:  
·       
Consistently
apply International and National Law and applicable UN/UNHCR and IASC policy,
standards and codes of conduct.
·       
Observe
and respect protection related Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
·       
Provide
functional and administrative support in all protection related AGD based
programming with implementing and operational partners.
·       
Provide
functional and administrative support in implementing participatory approaches,
needs assessments, monitoring, reporting and case management.
·       
Support
assessments on durable solutions through voluntary repatriation, local integration
and where appropriate, resettlement.
·       
Facilitate
liaison with competent authorities for the issuance of personal and other
relevant documents.
·       
Assist
in drafting reports, routine correspondence, updating relevant databases and
compiling statistics within the Area of Responsibility (AoR).
·       
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 High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Protection Assistant job opportunity should have completed a High school
diploma. Required.
·       
At least
four years of relevant work experience is required.
·       
Knowledge
of English is required.
·       
Completion
of a certificate in protection is desirable.
·       
Analytical
Thinking
·       
Political
Awareness
·       
Stakeholder
Management
How to Apply:
If interested in
joining the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the
aforementioned capacity, please click on link below to visit website and create
profile or express interest if you already have a profile on the UN system.
Deadline: 12th July 2020
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