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

Job Title:    Protection Associate
Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10028966
Vacancy Notice: 050/2018
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
  • Consistently apply International and National
    Law and applicable UN/UNHCR and IASC policy, standards and codes of
  • 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, 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 approaches.
  • Protection incidents are immediately
    identified and reported
  • Prioritize persons of concern for
    interview, counselling and propose protection support for individual
  • 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
  • Good computer skills.
  • Completed Protection Learning Programme
    is desired
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge
    of another relevant UN language or local language
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: 28th October 2018
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