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


Job Title:    Protection Associate

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Duty Station:  Uganda

Vacancy Notice: Internal/ External Vacancy Notice 020/2020

Position Number: 10026850

Position Grade: GS-6


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 Associate normally reports to
the Protection Officer or the Senior Protection Officer.  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 Protection
Associate is expected to coordinate quality, timely and effective protection
responses to the needs of populations of concern (PoC) and identify
opportunities to mainstream protection methodologies and integrate protection
safeguards in operational responses in all sectors.  S/he 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 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

abreast of political, social, economic and cultural developments that have an
impact on the protection environment.

apply International and National Law and applicable UN/UNHCR and IASC policy,
standards and codes of conduct.

in providing comments on existing and draft legislation related to PoC.

advice on protection issues to PoC; liaise with competent authorities to ensure
the issuance of personal and other relevant documentation.

in conducting eligibility and status determination for PoC.

to measures to identify, prevent and reduce statelessness.

to a country-level child protection plan as part of the protection strategy.

to a country-level education plan as part of the protection strategy.

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all protection/solutions activities.

individual protection cases including those on SGBV and child protection. Monitor,
and intervene in cases of refoulement, expulsion and other protection

in identifying durable solutions for the largest possible number of PoC through
voluntary repatriation, local integration and where appropriate, resettlement.

to the design, implementation and evaluation of protection related AGD based
programming with implementing and operational partners.

effective information management through the provision of disaggregated data on
PoC and their problems.

in initiatives to capacitate authorities, relevant institutions and NGOs to
strengthen national protection related legislation and procedures.

the supervisor in prioritizing PoC for interview, counselling and propose
protection support for individual cases.

the supervisor with enforcing compliance of local implementing partners with
global protection policies and standards of professional integrity in the
delivery of protection services.

the supervisor with enforcing compliance with, and integrity of, all protection
standard operating procedures.

individual payments request for PoC for approval.

other related duties as required.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Protection Associate job placement should hold a High school diploma. Required.

At least
three years of previous job experience relevant to the function is required.

and Conflict Resolution



of English is required


Qualifications & Competencies

certificate in International Law, Political Science or other related field is


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: 26th November 2020


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