UNHCR Senior Protection Assistant Jobs in Uganda

UNHCR Senior Protection Assistant Jobs in Uganda

Organizational Context

  • The Senior Protection Assistant reports to a more senior Protection colleague. The incumbent 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 Senior Protection Assistant provides quality, timely and effective protection support to persons of concern (PoC) and identifies opportunities to mainstream protection methodologies and safeguards in operational responses. S/he contributes to designing a comprehensive protection strategy and may liaise externally with local authorities and partners on protection issues as guided by the supervisor.

  • The Senior Protection Assistant also ensures that PoC are involved 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

  • 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

  • Analytical Thinking

  • Political Awareness

  • Stakeholder Management

    Essential Minimum Qualifications and Professional Experience

  • Completion of High school diploma is required.

  • Minimum 4 years of previous job experience relevant to the function is required.

  • Knowledge of English is required.

    Desirable Qualifications & Competencies

  • Completion of certificates or license in international law or political science is desirable

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; UNHCR Senior Protection Assistant Jobs in Uganda

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