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


Job Title:      Protection

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Duty Station: Uganda

Vacancy Notice: Internal/ External Vacancy Notice no. 015/2020

Position Number: 10033700

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:  

  • Consistently apply International and National Law and applicable
    UN/UNHCR and IASC policy, standards and codes of conduct.
  • Observe and respect protection related Standard Operating Procedures
  • Provide functional and administrative support in all protection
    related AGD based programming with implementing and operational partners.
  • Provide functional and administrative support in implementing
    participatory approaches, needs assessments, monitoring, reporting and
    case management.
  • Support assessments on durable solutions through voluntary
    repatriation, local integration and where appropriate, resettlement.
  • Facilitate liaison with competent authorities for the issuance of
    personal and other relevant documents.
  • Assist in drafting reports, routine correspondence, updating
    relevant databases and compiling statistics within the Area of
    Responsibility (AoR).
  • Select PoC for preliminary interviews and decide which relevant
    information to share.
  • Enforce integrity in the delivery of protection services by local
    implementing partners.
  • Perform other related duties as required.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations High Commissioner for
    Refugees (UNHCR) Protection Assistant job opportunity should have
    completed a High school diploma. Required.
  • At least four years of relevant work experience is required.
  • Knowledge of English is required.
  • Completion of a certificate in protection is desirable.
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Political Awareness
  • Stakeholder Management


How to Apply:

If interested in
joining the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the
aforementioned capacity, please click on link below to visit website and create
profile or express interest if you already have a profile on the UN system.


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Deadline: 21st September 2020


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