Protection Assistant

at UNHCR UN Refugee Agency
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted July 11, 2019
Category Social Services & Nonprofit
Job Type FULL_TIME
Currency UGX

Description

Title: Protection Assistant

Organisation: UNHCR

Deadline: 23rd July 2019

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT
The Protection Assistant normally reports to the Protection Officer or the Senior Protection Officer. Depending on the structure of the Office, the position may also report to senior national staff. 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. He/she 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 persons of concern 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.
FUNCTIONAL STATEMENT
ACCOUNTABILITY
(key results that will be achieved)

The protection of populations of concern is met through the application of International and National Law, relevant UN/UNHCR protection standards and IASC principles.
Protection activities are guided by the UNHCR country protection strategy.
The participation of persons of concern is facilitated through supporting participatory, rights and community based approaches.
RESPONSIBILITY
(process and functions undertaken to achieve results)

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 (SOPs).
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.

Skills

Technological awareness
Political Awareness
Stakeholder Management
Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language
Knowledge of another official UN language(s) an asset.
Good computer skills

Experience Requirements

2 years relevant working experience in performing Protection tasks

Education Requirements

Completion of secondary school. Additional Training courses in protection related issues required
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