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Protection Associate

at UNHCR UN Refugee Agency
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted July 11, 2019
Category Accounting & Finance
Currency UGX


JOB TITLE: Protection Associate

The Protection Associate normally reports to the Protection Officer or the Senior Protection Officer. He/she 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 Protection Associate 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 liaises externally with authorities and partners on protection doctrine and policy as guided by the supervisor.

The Protection Associate 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 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 continuous assessment and evaluation using participatory, rights and community based approaches.
Protection incidents are immediately identified and reported.
(process and functions undertaken to achieve results)

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 advice on protection issues to persons of concern; liaise with competent authorities to ensure the issuance of personal and other relevant documentation.


Judgement and Decision Making
Analytical Thinking
Political Awareness
Stakeholder Management
Good computer skills.
Completed Protection Learning Programme
Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language.

Experience Requirements

6 years of experience relevant to the function

Education Requirements

Completion of secondary school. Additional certificate/training in International Law, Political Science or related field is required.