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Senior Protection Assistant - Individual Contract

Job Type: Full time | Company: United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees | Location: Tripoli, Libya | Date posted: 19-10-2017

UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES

INTERNAL/EXTERNAL VACANCY NOTICE

 

Title of Position:                       Senior Protection Assistant

Contract Type and Level:          Individual Contract- LICA-5

Location:                                  Tripoli, Libya

Effective date:                          as soon as possible

Duration:                                  Two Months (Renewable)

Closing Date:                          26 October 2017

 

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

 

The Senior Protection Assistant normally reports to the Protection Officer or the Senior 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 Senior Protection Assistant provides quality, timely and effective protection support to persons of concern and identifies opportunities to mainstream protection methodologies and safeguards in operational responses. He/she 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 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.  

 

FUNCTIONAL STATEMENT

 

Accountabilities

·         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 supporting participatory, rights and community based approaches.

·        Support is provided to identify and report protection incidents.

 

Responsibilities

·        Consistently apply International and National Law and applicable UN/UNHCR and IASC policy, standards and codes of conduct. 

·        Provide counselling on protection issues to persons of concern; 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 persons of concern 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 persons of concern 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.

·        Assist in drafting reports, routine correspondence, updating relevant databases and compiling statistics for the protection unit / section.

·        Contribute to initiatives to enhance national and local protection capacities.

 

 

Authorities

 

·        Select persons of concern for preliminary interviews and decide which relevant information to share.

·        Enforce integrity in the delivery of protection services by local implementing partners.

 

 

ESSENTIAL MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE and COMPETENCIES REQUIRED

 

·        Education: Completion of secondary school.  Additional Training courses in protection related issues.

·        Job experience: relevant to the function: 4 years.

·        Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language

·        Empowering and Building Trust

·        Managing Resources

·        Analytical Thinking

·        Political Awareness

·        Stakeholder Management

 

 

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIES

 

·        Good computer skills.

·        Completed Protection Learning Programme.

 

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS

 

·        If you wish to be considered for this vacancy, please submit your Personal History Form (P11) www.unhcr.org/recruit/p11new.doc to: LBYTRHR@unhcr.org by 26 October 2017. Emails without Vacancy number and position title, the subject line will not be considered.

·        Shortlisted candidates will be required to sit for a written and oral test. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. No late applications will be accepted.

·        UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, Processing, training or any other fees). Applications from female candidates   are encouraged.

 

REMUNERATION

 

 

A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. For information on UN salaries, allowances and benefits, please visit the portal of the Office of HR Management of United Nations.

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