UN Refugee Agency Protection Jobs in Uganda

UN Refugee Agency Protection Jobs in Uganda


  • The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is mandated to lead and coordinate international action to protect and assist refugees and other persons of concern. It is constantly seeking talented, compassionate candidates with high integrity to strengthen its capacity to respond urgently to crises with the right skills. Given the nature of UNHCR's work, it is essential that its workforce has the right mix of skills and qualities to fulfil its mandate.

  • The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is in need of talents for their most common or sought-after job profiles at various levels, who can be deployed at short notice to a vacancy that best matches their skills.

  • Candidates should only apply to the Group II Talent Pool if they do meet the requirements including skill, knowledge and experience of the profile. UNHCR will use the Group II Talent Pool for the purpose of receiving applications from candidates who have expertise that are required for the functional areas. Please note you will only be contacted if there is a requirement for your expertise. These opportunities are at General Services levels (G1 – G7), in key functional areas at country, sub and field offices.

  • Cleared candidates will be kept in the pool for 3 years.

    Responsibilities

  • Consistently apply International and National Law and applicable UN/UNHCR and IASC policy, standards and codes of conduct.

  • Provide counselling on protection issues to PoC; liaise with competent authorities to ensure the issuance of personal and other relevant documentation.

  • Support activities in protection related AGD based programming with implementing and operational partners.

  • Conduct preliminary information gathering and interviews in support of eligibility, status determination, durable solutions and social needs assessment.

  • Contribute to measures to identify, prevent and reduce statelessness.

  • Contribute to a country-level child protection plan as part of the protection strategy.

  • Contribute to a country-level education plan for PoC as part of the protection strategy.

  • Monitor Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
    for all protection/solutions activities.

  • Participate in individual protection case management including cases of SGBV and child protection. Monitor and report on cases of refoulement, expulsion and other protection incidents.

  • Assist in identifying durable solutions for PoC in voluntary repatriation, local integration and where appropriate, resettlement.

  • Contribute to the design, implementation and evaluation of protection related AGD based programming with implementing and operational partners.

  • Draft reports, routine correspondence, update relevant databases and compiling statistics within the Area of Responsibility (AoR).

  • Contribute to initiatives to enhance national and local protection capacities.

  • 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.

    Required Competencies

    Core Competencies

  • Accountability

  • Communication

  • Organizational Awareness

  • Teamwork & Collaboration

  • Commitment to Continuous Learning

  • Client & Result Orientation

    Cross-Functional Competencies

  • Analytical Thinking

  • Innovation and Creativity

  • Technological Awareness

  • Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

  • Planning and Organizing

  • Policy Development and Research

  • Political Awareness

  • Stakeholder Management

  • Change Capability and Adaptability

    G3 – G7 Profile

    Education:

  • Completion of high school diplomais required.

    Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years relevant work experience is required.

    Language

  • Knowledge of spoken and written English is required

    Desirable Qualifications & Competencies

  • For positions within the General Service category, university degrees are not required. However, an additional certification and or technical diploma or degree may be specified in the different functional area.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; UN Refugee Agency Protection Jobs in Uganda


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