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Protection Assistant

Job Type: Full time | Company: UNHCR Libya | Location: Tripoli, Libya | Date posted: 20-12-2017

 

UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES

INTERNAL/EXTERNAL VACANCY NOTICE

 

Title:                                        Protection Assistant, G4

Location:                                  Tripoli (Libya Operation)

Expected start date:                  ASAP

Duration:                                 Two months (Renewable)

Closing Date:                            02nd January 2018.


DESCRIPTION OF TASKS AND RESPONSABILITIES:

 

Organizational context:

 

The Protection Assistant normally reports to the Protection Officer or the Senior Protection Officer.  Depending on the structure of the Office, the position may also report to senior national staff. The incumbent provides functional and administrative support to the protection unit on protection related liaison, correspondence, monitoring, case management and reporting activities.  

 

The Protection Assistant also supports the protection unit in designing a comprehensive protection strategy and in providing quality, timely and effective protection responses to persons of concern. He/she may liaise externally with local authorities and partners on correspondence and/or protection issues as guided by the supervisor.

 

The Protection Assistant also facilitates the involvement of persons of concern 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 (key results that will be achieved)

 

-       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.

Responsibilities (process and functions undertaken to achieve results)

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

-        Observe and respect protection related Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

-       Primarily responsible for overseeing and coordinating on the scheduling of  interviews of Persons of Concern (POC) and

-         Provide support with internet connections and communications

-         Provide committed, detailed support to interviewing staff and be well versed in office management

-         Updating relevant databases /excel sheets and compiling statistics for the protection unit/section.

-        Provide functional and administrative support in all protection related AGD based programming with implementing and operational partners.

-     Provide functional and administrative support in implementing participatory approaches, needs assessments, monitoring, reporting and case management. 

-       Support assessments on durable solutions through voluntary repatriation, local integration and where appropriate, resettlement.

-         Facilitate liaison with competent authorities for the issuance of personal and other relevant documents.

-          Assist in drafting reports, routine correspondence,

 QUALIFICATIONS AND QUALITIES REQUIRED:

Qualifications and/or special skills and expertise in a particular field (education / knowledge):

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

-         Job experience: relevant to the function: 2 years.

-         Fluency in English and Arabic or local language.

 SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS

·         Shortlisted candidates might be required to sit for a written test and will have to undergo an oral interview.

·         No late applications will be accepted.

·         Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

UNHCR is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, training or any other fees).

If you wish to be considered for this vacancy, please submit your Personal History Form (P11) (which can be downloaded from www.unhcr.org/recruit/p11new.doc ) and motivation letter by e-mail with the vacancy number HCR/Vac/2017/094  in the subject line to: LBYTRHR@UNHCR.ORG no later than 02nd January 2018.

 

Only applications submitted by e-mail with a signed P.11 form will be considered. Emails without vacancy number and position title the subject line will not be considered.

 

 

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