United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Associate Protection Officers Jobs in Uganda

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Associate Protection Officers Jobs in Uganda

Organizational Context

  • Uganda has a refugee population of over 1.4 million with a majority of South Sudanese and Congolese refugees. Resettlement operation in Uganda is one of the largest of Africa and resettlement activities are conducted in 8 different locations.

  • Resettlement in Uganda is used as a tool for protection, to address the protection needs and find solutions for the most vulnerable refugees of all nationalities. The UNHCR Uganda RST SOPs permit internal referrals for resettlement by protection and community services staff, through protection panels, and joined medical committees for medical referrals.

  • Resettlement in Uganda is high risk activities which require a good awareness of the UNHCR integrity safeguards. All the activities have to be conducted in line with the highest integrity standards and in compliance with the UNHCR Resettlement SOPs.

  • The Associate Protection Officer will be placed in the field and will work in close coordination with the protection team. The Associate Protection Officer will be required to identify cases for possible resettlement consideration based on the strategy put in place by the Protection team in the field and Resettlement team in Kampala.

    Functional Statement

    • Conduct protection interviews and drafting protection referral forms.

    • Review all the cases identified and cross-check the provided information with the existing information included in the physical files at UNHCR and partner’s, in the Refugee database progress V3 and/or V4.

    • Coach/train staff on conducting protection assessments in order to ensure consistent case identification processes.

    • Review protection referral forms to ensure high quality outputs are identified in line with the resettlement framework.

    • Referring to relevant UNHCR units for follow ups as necessary (Child Protection, Registration etc).

    • Ensuring compliance with fraud mitigation and the Protection SOPs.

    • Coordinating regular protection panels and present the cases to the panel for consideration.

    • Coordinate all protection referrals in particular location and ensure that pre-agreed quota of protection referrals are met.

    Core Competencies

    • Accountability.

    • Communication.

    Organizational Awareness.

    • Teamwork & Collaboration.

    • Commitment to Continuous Learning.

    • Client & Result Orientation.

    Managerial Competencies:

    • Judgement and Decision Making.

    • Empowering and Building Trust.

    Cross-Functional Competencies:

    • Analytical Thinking.

    • Negotiation and Conflict Resolution.

    • Political Awareness.

    Essential Minimum Qualifications and Professional Experience

    • University degree in Law, International Law, Political Sciences or other relevant field is required.

    • Minimum 3 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 2 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 1 year relevant experience with Doctorate in the related fields is required.

    • The candidate should have excellent interview and counselling skills, in addition to strong drafting and analytics skills.

    • The candidate should have proven experience conducting assessments and identifying protection risks of individuals and groups.

    • The candidate will need to have demonstrated experience dealing with integrity issues both for individual cases and in the referral process at a large.

    • The candidate will need a good experience working with V3 and V4 proGres refugee database, and different modules in proGres V4 and the recording of PSNs.

    • The candidate will need to be able to work under pressure and have a high level of accountability

    Desirable Qualifications & Competencies

    • Knowledge of resettlement criteria and/or experience in case identification would be strongly desirable.

    • Experience working with Congolese and South Sudanese refugees will be an asset.

  • Experience in Months: 36

  • Level of Education: Bachelor Degree

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Associate Protection Officers Jobs in Uganda

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