UNHCR Protection Associate Jobs in Uganda
UNHCR Protection Associate Jobs in UgandaOrganizational Context
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 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.Stay abreast of political, social, economic and cultural developments that have an impact on the protection environment.
Protection incidents are immediately identified and reported.
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.
Assist in conducting eligibility and status determination for persons of concern.
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 as part of the protection strategy.
Monitor Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all protection/solutions activities.
Manage individual protection cases including those on SGBV and child protection. Monitor, and intervene in cases of refoulement, expulsion and other protection incidents.
Assist in identifying durable solutions for the largest possible number of persons of concern through 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.
Contribute to effective information management through the provision of disaggregated data on populations of concern and their problems.
Participate in initiatives to capacitate authorities, relevant institutions and NGOs to strengthen national protection related legislation and procedures.
Judgement and Decision Making
Essential Minimum Qualifications and Professional Experience
Completion of secondary school.
Additional certificate/training in International Law, Political Science or related field is required.
6 years of relevant work experience
Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language
Desirable Qualifications & Competencies
Good computer skills.
Completed Protection Learning Programme
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 13th June 2019
For more information and job application details, see; UNHCR Protection Associate Jobs in Uganda
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