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

Job Title:        Protection Assistant

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Duty Station: Uganda

Vacancy Notice Number: 011/2019

Position Number: 10020303

Position Grade:

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 Assistant normally reports to the Protection Officer or the Senior
Protection Officer.  Depending on the
structure of the Office, the position may also report to senior national staff.
The incumbent provides functional and administrative support to the protection
unit on protection related liaison, correspondence, monitoring, case management
and reporting activities.    The
Protection Assistant also supports the protection unit in designing a
comprehensive protection strategy and in providing quality, timely and
effective protection responses to persons of concern. He/she may liaise
externally with local authorities and partners on correspondence and/or
protection issues as guided by the supervisor.

The Protection
Assistant also facilitates the involvement of persons of concern 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.
  • Observe and respect protection related Standard Operating Procedures
  • Provide functional and administrative support in all protection
    related AGD based programming with implementing and operational partners.
  • Provide functional and administrative support in implementing
    participatory approaches, needs assessments, monitoring, reporting and
    case management.
  • Support assessments on durable solutions through voluntary
    repatriation, local integration and where appropriate, resettlement.
  • Facilitate liaison with competent authorities for the issuance of
    personal and other relevant documents.
  • Assist in drafting reports, routine correspondence, updating
    relevant databases and compiling statistics for the protection

Key Result Areas:

  • 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
  • The participation of persons of concern is facilitated through
    supporting participatory, rights and community based approaches.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Protection
    Assistant job placement should have Additional Training courses in
    protection related issues required
  • Two years of relevant working experience in performing Protection
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language
    or local language
  • Knowledge of another official UN language(s) an asset.
  • Good computer skills
  • Technological Awareness
  • Political Awareness
  • Stakeholder Management

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

Click Here

Deadline: 13th June 2019

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