UNHCR Protection Associate Jobs in Ethiopia

UNHCR Protection Associate Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 226715

Category: Legal, Social Sciences and Community

Location: Shire, Tigray

Career Level: Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)


Job Description

Organizational Context

The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Snr Protection Officer covering the SO Shire, and in close collaboration with the Resettlement Officer based in SO Shire.

He/She has to show an ability to engage and form effective working relationship with implementing partners and any other relevant child protection actors, local authorities and refugees.


  • Contribute at field level to provide legal and protection advice to refugees.
  • Contribute to field and border monitoring activities at entry points, collection centres, and urban refugee hosting areas under the purview of the Sub-Office.
  • Contribute at field level education, livelihood plan as part of the protection strategy
  • Contribute to the design, implementation and evaluation of protection related AGD based programming with implementing and operational partners.
  • Contribute to effective information management through the provision of disaggregated data on populations of concern and their problems Conduct BIA and BIDs for individual children and ensure that the best interests of the children is the underlying principle in the CP partners case management programmes
  • Conduct training for the partners staff, refugee community and children in CP and related areas;
  • Conduct BIA and BIDs for individual children and ensure that the best interests of the children is the underlying principle in the CP partners case management programmes;
  • Support the tracing and reunification mechanisms for UAC and SC with CP partners, with effective coordination between the Registration centre to Camps, between camps and within the camps


    Individual Contractor Agreement (ICA)

    Duration of the Contract

    Until 31 December 2019

    Job Requirements

    Essential Minimum Qualifications and Experience


  • Completion of high school diploma and additional certificate/training in International Law, Political Science or related field is required.

    Job Experience:

    Relevant to the function:

  • 3 years Previous experience performing, general protection or child protection function in Shire refugee context will be considered as asset.
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language.

    Key Competencies


  • Good computer skills
  • Ability to draft well-reasoned protection needs assessments including BIA and BID report


  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Respect For Diversity Core Competencies

    Core Competencies

  • Accountability
  • Team Work & Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Commitment To Continuous Learning
  • Client & Results Orientation
  • Organizational Awareness


  • Working knowledge of the UNHCR HRT, ProGres.
  • Completed Protection Learning Programme
    Tigrinya speaker
  • Fluency in Tigraian and/or Afar'af languages will be considered an asset for the position

    How to Apply

    This vacancy is open for qualified Ethiopians only.

    Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

    UNHCR is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.


    Applicants who wish to be considered for this position should send a motivation letter and factsheet/P11 Form to Human Resources Unit through the online application system using the link below:

    UNHCR Protection Associate Jobs in Ethiopia

    Candidates may be required to sit for an exam and interview.

    Due to the volume of applications only short listed candidates will be invited for further interview.

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