UNHCR Uganda Senior Protection Assistant Jobs

UNHCR Uganda Senior Protection Assistant Jobs


  • The Senior Protection Assistant normally 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 5 years of previous job experience relevant to the function is required.

  • Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English is required.

    Desirable Qualifications & Competencies

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

    How to Apply

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


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