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

Job Title:    Protection Associate
Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Vacancy Notice: 006/2018
Duty Station: Mbarara,
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
Protection Associate 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 and
identify opportunities to mainstream protection methodologies and integrate
protection safeguards in operational responses in all sectors. He/she
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 persons of
concern are involved with the Office 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:
  • Keep
    abreast with political, social, economic and cultural developments that
    have an impact on the protection environment.
  • Consistently
    apply International and National Law and applicable UN/UNHCR and IASC
    policy, standards and codes of conduct.
  • Assist
    in providing comments on existing and draft legislation related to persons
    of concern.
  • Provide
    advice on protection issues to persons of concern; liaise with competent
    authorities to ensure the issuance of personal and other relevant
  • Provide
    support in conducting eligibility and status determination for persons of
  • Contribute
    to measures to identify, prevent and reduce statelessness.
  • Contribute
    to a country-level child protection plan as part of the protection
  • Contribute
    to a country-level education plan as part of the protection strategy.
  • Monitor
    Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all protection/solutions
  • Manage
    individual protection cases including those on SGBV and child protection.
  • Monitor,
    and intervene in cases of refoulement, expulsion and other protection
  • Assist
    in identifying durable solutions for the largest possible number of
    persons of concern through 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.
  • Actively
    contribute to effective information management through the provision of
    disaggregated data on populations of concern and their problems.
  • Participate
    in initiatives to capacitate authorities, relevant institutions and NGOs
    to strengthen national protection related legislation and procedures.
Key Performance Indicators:
  • The
    protection of populations of concern is met through the application of
    International and National Law, relevant UN/UNHCR protection standards and
    IASC principles.
  • Protection
    activities are guided by the UNHCR country protection strategy.
  • The
    participation of persons of concern is facilitated through continuous
    assessment and evaluation using participatory, rights and community based
  • Protection
    incidents are immediately identified and reported
  • Prioritize
    persons of concern for interview, counselling and propose protection support
    for individual cases.
  • Enforce
    compliance of local implementing partners with global protection policies
    and standards of professional integrity in the delivery of protection
  • Enforce
    compliance with, and integrity of, all protection standard operating
  • Submit
    individual payments request for persons of concern for approval.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Protection Associate job opportunity
    should have completed secondary school.
  • Additional
    certificate/training in International Law, Political Science or related
    field is required
  • At
    least six years of related work experience
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: 20th February 2018
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