Job Title: Senior Protection Assistant
Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for
Position No.: 10022179
Vacancy Notice: Internal/ External Vacancy Notice Number 004/2021
Duty Station: Uganda
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 reports to a more senior Protection colleague. The
incumbent 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
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
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 Senior Protection Assistant job
opportunity should have completed High school diploma. Required.
four years of previous job experience relevant to the function is required.
of English is required.
of certificates or license in international law or political science is
How to Apply:
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: 4th March 2021