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Protection Associate (CBP) (Temporary Appointment) El-Geneina
UNHCR

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


 Contract Type: Temporary Appointment
 Section/Unit: Protection Unit
 Grade Level: GL-6
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: El-Geneina
 Duration: 6 Months
 Closing Date: 21 Sept 2021

 
 Background:

The Protection Associate normally reports to the Protection Officer or the Senior Protection Officer.  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 Protection Associate is expected to coordinate quality, timely and effective protection responses to the needs of populations of concern (PoC) and identify opportunities to mainstream protection methodologies and integrate protection safeguards in operational responses in all sectors.  S/he 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 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.

 

All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR’s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.

 



 
 Duties and responsibilities:

Duties

 

  • 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 PoC.
  • Provide advice on protection issues to PoC; liaise with competent authorities to ensure the issuance of personal and other relevant documentation.
  • Assist in conducting eligibility and status determination for PoC.
  • 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 GBV 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 PoC 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.
  • Facilitate effective information management through the provision of disaggregated data on PoC and their problems.
  • Participate in initiatives to capacitate authorities, relevant institutions and NGOs to strengthen national protection related legislation and procedures.
  • Assist the supervisor in prioritizing PoC for interview, counselling and propose protection support for individual cases.
  • Assist the supervisor with enforcing compliance of local implementing partners with global protection policies and standards of professional integrity in the delivery of protection services.
  • Assist the supervisor with enforcing compliance with, and integrity of, all protection standard operating procedures.
  • Submit individual payments request for PoC for approval. 
  • Perform other related duties as required.

 


 
 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Minimum Qualifications

 

Education & Professional Work Experience

 

Years of Experience / Degree Level

 

3 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 2 years relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher

 

 

Certificates and/or Licenses

 

International Law,                             Political Science                               or other related field

 

(Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

 

 

Relevant Job Experience

 

 

 

Desirable

Protection Learning Programme

 

 

Functional Skills

 

IT-Computer Literacy

CL-Protection & Solutions Awareness

PR-Protection-related guidelines, standards and indicators

PR-Refugee Protection Principles and Framework

 

(Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)

 

 

 

 

 

Language Requirements

 

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

 

Competency Requirements

 

All jobs at UNHCR require six core competencies and may also require managerial competencies and/or cross-functional competencies. The six core competencies are listed below.

 

Core Competencies

 

Accountability

Communication

Organizational Awareness

Teamwork & Collaboration

Commitment to Continuous Learning

Client & Result Orientation

 

Managerial Competencies

 

Judgement and Decision Making

 

Cross-Functional Competencies

 

Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

Political Awareness

Stakeholder Management

 


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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