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Vacancy Announcement No: 18/HCR/KRT/VN/021

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is seeking for qualified candidate to fill the following post:

Candidate who wish to be considered for this vacancy notice should fill the motivation letter and submit updated P11 Form


Job Title: Protection Associate, Khartoum
Type of contract: Fixed Term Appointment
Grade Level: G6
No. of Post: 10026183
Duty Station: Khartoum
Duration: As Soon as Possible
Closing Date: 19 March 2018

  Background:

Operational Context:

The incumbent is expected to support operational activities which will contribute to the prevention/reduction of statelessness including activities relating to issuance of nationality documentation, birth registration and other civil documentation as well as legal aid activities for persons at risk of statelessness; the incumbent is also expected to provide training and organize Workshops on issues related to the reduction and prevention of statelessness for a varied audience including Government officials, Parliamentarians, civil society and affected communities.

Organizational Context:

The Protection Associate reports to the Associate 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 Associate is expected to coordinate quality, timely and effective protection responses to the needs of populations of concern and identify opportunities to mainstream protection methodologies and integrate protection safeguards in operational responses in all sectors.  He/she contributes to designing a comprehensive protection strategy and liaises externally with authorities and partners on protection doctrine and policy as guided by the supervisor.

The Protection Associate also ensures that persons of concern are involved with the Office 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.



  Duties and responsibilities:

Functional Statement:

Accountability

  • 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.
  • Protection incidents are immediately identified and reported.

Responsibility

  • Stay abreast of political, social, economic and cultural developments that have an impact on the protection environment.
  • 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.

Authority

  • Prioritize persons of concern for interview, counselling and propose protection support for individual cases.
  • Enforce compliance of local implementing partners with global protection policies and standards of professional integrity in the delivery of protection services.
  • Enforce compliance with, and integrity of, all protection standard operating procedures.
  • Submit individual payments request for persons of concern for approval. 

 

 
Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Essential Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • Education: Completion of secondary school. Additional certificate/training in International Law, Political Science or related field is required.
  • Job experience: Relevant to the function: 6 years.
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language.

Desirable Qualifications and Competencies

  • Good computer skills.
  • Completed Protection Learning Programme.

Required Competencies

Managerial Competencies

  • Judgement and decision making.

Cross-Functional Competencies

  • Analytical thinking.
  • Political awareness.
  • Stakeholder management.

In order to be considered for this position , candidate is required to complete and submit the NEW UNHCR P11 Form.


Only short listed candidates will be notified.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Candidate Assessments may include a written examination followed by a Competency Based Interview.

 



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