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

Job Title:        Senior
Protection Assistant

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Duty Station: Uganda

Vacancy Notice: Internal/ External Vacancy Notice no. 008/2020

Position Number: 10018194

Position Grade: GS-5

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 Senior Protection Assistant 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 provides quality, timely and effective protection support
to persons of concern (PoC) and identifies opportunities to mainstream
protection methodologies and safeguards in operational responses. S/he
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 also ensures that PoC are involved 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:  

apply International and National Law and applicable UN/UNHCR and IASC policy,
standards and codes of conduct.

counselling on protection issues to PoC; liaise with competent authorities to
ensure the issuance of personal and other relevant documentation.

activities in protection related AGD based programming with implementing and
operational partners.

preliminary information gathering and interviews in support of eligibility,
status determination, durable solutions and social needs assessment.

to measures to identify, prevent and reduce statelessness.

to a country-level child protection plan as part of the protection strategy.

to a country-level education plan for PoC as part of the protection strategy.

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all protection/solutions activities.

in individual protection case management including cases of SGBV and child
protection. Monitor and report on cases of refoulement, expulsion and other
protection incidents.

in identifying durable solutions for PoC in voluntary repatriation, local
integration and where appropriate, resettlement.

to the design, implementation and evaluation of protection related AGD based
programming with implementing and operational partners.

reports, routine correspondence, update relevant databases and compiling
statistics within the Area of Responsibility (AoR).

to initiatives to enhance national and local protection capacities.

PoC for preliminary interviews and decide which relevant information to share.

integrity in the delivery of protection services by local implementing

other related duties as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Senior Protection Assistant job
placement should hold a High school diploma. Required.

At least
five years of previous job experience relevant to the function is required.




of English is required.

Qualifications & Competencies

Completion of
certificates or licence in international law or political science is desirable

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 details.

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Deadline: 21st June 2020

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