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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is recruiting for contract Protection Associate.

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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) was created in 1950, during the aftermath of the Second World War, to help millions of Europeans who had fled or lost their homes. We had three years to complete our work and then disband. Today, over 65 years later, our organization is still hard at work, protecting and assisting refugees around the world.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Protection Associate

Position Number: 10030883/10026331
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Grade: GS - 6
Duration of Contract: One year
Category: Protection Operational Support
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Slot: 2 Openings

Context, Duties and Responsibilities
Operational Context:

  • The Protection Associate reports to the Protection Officer or the Senior Protection Officer in Maiduguri sup-office.  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.

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

Responsibilities

  • 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

 

    Job Requirements

    Min Required Experience:

    6 year(s)

    Min Qualification:

    High School

    Desired Courses:

    Not Specified

    Other Requirements:

    Essential Minimum Qualifications

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

    Desirable Qualifications & Competencies:

    • Good computer skills.
    • Completed Protection Learning Programme.

    Application Closing Date
    3rd October, 2019.

    How to Apply
    Interested and qualified candidates should:
    Click here to apply online
    Or
    Email Application

    • Kindly prepare an application/letter of motivation, Resume as well as fully completed and signed UNHCR Personal History Form (P11)
    • Submit the application, resume and Personal history form (P11) via email to: niglahr@unhcr.org quoting in the subject line the vacancy number and title of the position (VERY IMPORTANT).
    • Kindly make sure you use the "UNHCR Personal History Form".
    • Kindly note that a written test will be conducted for this position which will be followed by a competency based interview.

    Click Here to Download UNHCR Personal History Form (P11) (Doc)

    Note

    • "There is no need to send other CERTIFICATES with the application at this stage".
    • Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
    • Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
    • Applications from female candidates are strongly encouraged.

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    About United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees (unhcr)

    • Type: Nonprofit
    • Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland

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