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

Job Title:    Protection Associate
Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Position No.: UNOPS 19
Vacancy Notice: 014/2018
Duty Station: Uganda
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 documentation.
  • Provide support in
    conducting eligibility and status determination for persons of concern.
  • 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 as part of the protection strategy.
  • Monitor Standard
    Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all protection/solutions activities.
  • Manage individual
    protection cases including those on SGBV and child protection.
  • Monitor, and intervene
    in cases of refoulement, expulsion and other protection incidents.
  • Assist in identifying
    durable solutions for the largest possible number of persons of concern
    through voluntary repatriation, local integration and where appropriate,
  • 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 approaches.
  • 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 services.
  • Enforce compliance
    with, and integrity of, all protection standard operating procedures.
  • 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: 28th March 2018
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