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

Job Title:      Protection
Associate (Child)

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Position No.: T/005/01/19

Vacancy Notice: Temp/005/2019

Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda

Grade: GS-6

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 (Child) will be
required to prepare monthly quantitative progress reports during the
assignment. A final report covering the entire period of his/her assignment is
compulsory. The report shall contain a description of activities and the data
collected regarding: of cases referred, number of BIDs and BIA conducted,
number of BIDs presented to BID panels, number of deferred BID cases and any
follow-ups on case management that may have been carried out by the BID

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Monitor and provide guidance and support to child protection
    partners on issues related to BIP, including advice on managing individual
    child protection cases and ensuring that necessary support is provided to
    all identified cases of children at risk. Conduct BID casework for cases
    requiring BIDs, including conducting interviews with refugee children and
    other members of the family to determine the best interest of the child and
    complete Best Interest Determination (BID) reports.
  • Conduct home visits with refugee families as part of the BID
  • Participate in providing counselling to refugees, explaining the BID
    and BIA processes, prospects, and problems involved in the processes.
  • Ensure proper monitoring and follow-up of cases including updating
    proGres database and any internal monitoring and tracking systems are
    regularly updated with the necessary events.
  • Implement Child Protection policies, BIA and BID procedures, and
    existing SOPs (including fraud prevention SOPs) with guidance from
    respective child protection, protection and Resettlement colleagues.
  • Liaise with relevant child protection partners to include all the
    information available on the child in the BID report;
  • Generate BID forms from proGres;
  • Ensure that BIA and BID reports are in compliance with UNHCR’s BIP
    Guidelines, BIP SOPs for Uganda, UNHCR protection principles as well as
    best international practice.
  • As required, support the work of the BID Panel in the assigned role;
  • Monitor the implementation of the BIP Standard Operating Procedures
    (SOPs) in the area of operation, including the use of prioritization
    criteria, and criteria for opening and closing of cases;
  • Participate in initiatives to capacitate authorities, relevant
    institutions, community-based child protection structures, and NGO
    partners on matters related to child protection, as required;
  • Conduct additional assessment on BID cases when recommended by the
    BID panel;
  • Prepare monthly progress reports and other related reports as
    required, and liaising with relevant partners for any necessary data; 
  • Training: The BID Associate is expected to complete a self-guided
    on-line training course, Best Interest of the Child, Basic Principles and
    Procedures on UNHCRs platform Learn and Connect, during the first 3 months
    of period of assignment.

Key Results:

  • Support the prioritization of cases of children 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.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Protection
    Associate (Child) job placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree in
    relevant area (e.g. social work, child development, social science,
    education, public administration etc.);
  • At least six years of work experience in relevant work area (e.g. as
    a social worker, child counselor, community development worker, educator,
    conducting social assessments, individual case advocacy, assisting with
    family reunification, working with refugees in a resettlement context
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Knowledge of and/or preparedness to become familiar with and abide
    by UNHCRs principles, Code of Conduct and humanitarian goals;
  • Knowledge of the international legal framework governing refugees, asylum
    seekers, internally displaced persons and statelessness;
  • Knowledge of UNHCR Framework for the Protection of Children
  • Knowledge of UNHCR guidelines on refugee status determination and
    resettlement as well as UNHCR Best Interest
  • Procedure  Guidelines;
  • Awareness of gender issues and how to apply a rights- and
    community-based approach to identify and respond to specific needs
  • Excellent drafting and analytical skills;
  • Ability to conduct assessments and identify protection risks of
    individuals and groups;
  • Understanding of mental and physical development of children as well
    as International Convention on Child Rights;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in
  • Ability to work in stressful situations and in hardship locations;
  • Excellent interviewing and counselling skills especially child
    interviewing skills-highly desirable;
  • Excellent drafting skills in English is required. French and Swahili
    would be a great asset.

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: 2nd September 2019

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