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

Job Title:        Protection
Assistant (UN Jobs)

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Duty Station: Mbarara,

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

Position Number: 10020303

Position Grade: GS-4

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 a
more senior Protection colleague.  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 (PoC). S/he 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 PoC 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.

and respect protection related Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

functional and administrative support in all protection related AGD based
programming with implementing and operational partners.

functional and administrative support in implementing participatory approaches,
needs assessments, monitoring, reporting and case management.

assessments on durable solutions through voluntary repatriation, local
integration and where appropriate, resettlement.

liaison with competent authorities for the issuance of personal and other
relevant documents.

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

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 Protection Assistant job placement
should have completed High school diploma. Required

At least
four years relevant work experience is required.

of English is required.

of a certificate in protection 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


Deadline: 21st June 2020

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