Entry Level UN Jobs – Assistant Protection Officer – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)


Job Title:        Assistant
Protection Officer (Entry Level UN Jobs)

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Duty Station: Uganda

Vacancy Notice: Internal/ External Vacancy notice no. 016/2020

Position Number: 10027156

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
  • Promote and contribute to measures to identify, prevent and reduce
  • 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
  • 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
  • Excellent knowledge of English (written / oral / comprehension) is
  • 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.


Click Here


Deadline: 24th September 2020


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