UN Senior Protection Assistant (Child Protection) Job Careers – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10026384
Vacancy Notice: 050/2018
Duty Station: 
Reports to: Senior
Protection Officer
Grade: GL5
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 Senior Protection Assistant (Child Protection)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 Senior Protection Assistant
-Child Protection provides quality, timely and effective protection support to
persons of concern and identifies opportunities to mainstream protection
methodologies and safeguards in operational responses. He/she contributes to
designing a comprehensive protection strategy and may liaise externally with
local authorities and partners on protection issues as guided by the
supervisor. The Senior Protection Assistant -Child Protection 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: 
  • Consistently apply International and National Law and applicable
    UN/UNHCR and IASC policy, standards and codes of conduct.
  • The incumbent will provide counselling on protection issues to
    persons of concern, liaise with competent authorities to ensure the
    issuance of personal and other relevant documentation.
  • Support activities in protection related AGD based programming with
    implementing and operational partners.
  • Carry out preliminary information gathering and interviews in
    support of eligibility, status determination, durable solutions and social
    needs assessment.
  • Actively contribute to measures to identify, prevent and reduce
  • Contribute to a country-level child protection plan as part of the
    protection strategy
  • Contribute to a country-level education plan for persons of concern
    as part of the protection strategy.
  • Monitor Standard Operating Procedures -SOPs for all
    protection/solutions activities.
  • Actively participate in individual protection case management
    including cases of SGBV and child protection. Monitor and report on cases
    of refoulement, expulsion and other protection incidents
  • Provide support in identifying durable solutions for persons of
    concern in 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
  • Assist in drafting reports, routine correspondence, updating
    relevant databases and compiling statistics for the protection unit /
  • Actively contribute to initiatives to enhance national and local
    protection capacities.
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
    supporting participatory, rights and community based approaches.
  • Support is provided to identify and report protection incidents.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The ideal candidate
for the United Nations UNHCR Senior Protection Assistant (Child
Protection) job placement should possess relevant qualifications, skills and
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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