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

Job Title:        Protection Associate

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Duty Station: Uganda

Vacancy Notice Number: 015/2019

Position Number: 10026398

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 Associate normally reports to the Protection Officer
or the Senior Protection Officer.  He/she 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: 

  • Stay abreast of 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 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.
  • Assist 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.
  • 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 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 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.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the United
    Nations UNHCR Protection Associate job placement should have completed
    secondary school. Additional certificate/training in International Law,
    Political Science or related field is required.
  • Six years of relevant work experience
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge
    of another relevant UN language or local language
  • Judgement and Decision Making
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Political Awareness
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Good computer skills.
  • Completed Protection Learning Programme

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

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Deadline: 23rd July 2019

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