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

Job Title:        Assistant
Protection Officer

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Duty Station: Uganda

Vacancy Notice: Internal/ External Vacancy notice no. 010/2020

Position Number: 10033698

Position Grade: NO-A

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 Assistant Protection Officer 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 represents the organization externally on
protection doctrine and policy as guided by the supervisor.

He/she 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 environment.

·       
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
legal advice and guidance on protection issues to persons of concern; liaise
with competent authorities to ensure the issuance of personal and other
relevant documentation.

·       
Conduct
eligibility and status determination for persons of concern in compliance with
UNHCR procedural standards and international protection principles.

·       
Promote
and 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.

·       
Provide
inputs for the development of global / regional international protection
policies and standards.

·       
Implement
and 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.

·       
Assess
needs for Promote and find durable solutions for the largest possible number of
persons of concern through voluntary repatriation, local integration and where
appropriate, resettlement.

·       
Assess
resettlement needs and apply priorities for the resettlement of individuals and
groups of refugees and other persons of concern.

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

·       
Contribute
to and facilitate a programme of results-based advocacy with sectorial and/or
cluster partners.

·       
Contribute
to and facilitate effective information management through the provision of
disaggregated data on populations of concern and their problems.

·       
Contribute
to capacity-building initiatives for communities and individuals to assert their
rights.

·       
Participate
in initiatives to capacitate authorities, relevant institutions and NGOs to
strengthen national protection related legislation and procedures


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Assistant Protection Officer job
placement should have completed an Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS)
in Law, International Law, political Sciences or related field is required.

·       
One year
of previous work experience relevant to the function is required.

·       
Excellent
knowledge of English (written / oral / comprehension) is required

·       
Diverse
field experience is desirable.

·       
Good IT
skills including database management skills is desirable.

·       
Completion
of the Protection Learning Programme, RSD- Resettlement Learning Programme is
desirable

·       
Judgement
and Decision Making

·       
Empowering
and Building Trust

·       
Managing
Performance

·       
Analytical
Thinking

·       
Change
Capability and Adaptability

·       
Negotiation
and Conflict Resolution

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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Here

Deadline: 25th June 2020

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