Senior Protection Assistant (Temporary Appointment) – Galkayo

  • Galkayo
  • Full time
  • 2 months ago
  • / Monthly

Job Information

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    Posted On Aug 5 ,2021
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Job Level : Officer
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Job Description

This position is advertised open to internal and external applicants. Interested applicants should consult the Administrative Instruction on Recruitment and Assignment of Locally Recruited Staff (RALS). Senior Protection Assistant (Temporary Appointment)

Organizational Setting and Work Relationships The Senior Protection Assistant normally reports to a more senior Protection colleague. 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 Senior Protection Assistant provides quality, timely and effective protection support to persons of concern (PoC) and identifies opportunities to mainstream protection methodologies and safeguards in operational responses. S/he 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 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

  • Consistently apply International and National Law and applicable UN/UNHCR and IASC policy, standards and codes of conduct.
  • Provide counselling on protection issues to PoC; 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 PoC 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 GBV and child protection. Monitor and report on cases of refoulement, expulsion and other protection incidents.
  • Assist in identifying durable solutions for PoC 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.
  • Draft reports, routine correspondence, update relevant databases and compiling statistics within the Area of Responsibility (AoR).
  • Contribute to initiatives to enhance national and local protection capacities.
  • Select PoC for preliminary interviews and decide which relevant information to share.
  • Enforce integrity in the delivery of protection services by local implementing partners.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications Education & Professional Work Experience Years of Experience / Degree Level G5 - 2 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 1 year relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher

Field(s) of Education Not applicable

Certificates and/or Licenses International Law; Political Science; (Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Relevant Job Experience Essential: Not specified. Desirable: Not specified.

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 For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English. For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language. For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.

All UNHCR workforce members must individually and collectively, contribute towards a working environment where each person feels safe, and empowered to perform their duties. This includes by demonstrating no tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, harassment including sexual harassment, sexism, gender inequality, discrimination and abuse of power.

As individuals and as managers, all must be proactive in preventing and responding to inappropriate conduct, support ongoing dialogue on these matters and speaking up and seeking guidance and support from relevant UNHCR resources when these issues arise.

This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional essential and/or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation and/or position. Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates. Competencies as defined in Job Profile Please also note that English is essential for this Job Opening.

See below for this position's Operational Context

The incumbent is expected to deal with refugee and asylum seekers on different thematic areas including registration and documentation, education and health, subsistence allowance and other multi-sectoral cash grant. Sh/he is to work closely with protection CB to ensure all the information is communicated to the refugee and asylum seeker community. Sh/He is to work with local authorities to ensure all new arrivals are registered in a timely manner. The incumbent is expected to prepare and administer the asylum seeker's file for ¿refugee Status Determination¿ interview and ensure the file is ready for eligibility officer and interview. Sh/he has to be familiarized with Progress (UNHCR database) in order to enter all data and actions into Progress.

The incumbent is supposed to act as PSEA focal point and prompt PSEA in all activities of UNHCR and partners and other stockholders. Sh/he ¿ in coordination with program Unit- is in touch with partners who provide education, legal, GBV and CP services to PoCs. It is desirable that  incumbent has BA/MA in Law, international Law, or social science and have knowledge on general protection and human/refugee rights. Having experience in protection in UNHCR or other UN agencies, national and international NGOs is highly desirable. Due to working environment and diversity of UNHCRs¿ PoCs which entails high workload, owing flexibility, adaptability and team work are essential. Closing date for submissions for applications is 18 August 2021.

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