Protection Associate

from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Closing date: 16 Oct 2019

The Protection Associate 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 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. Toachieve this, the incumbent will need to build and maintain effective interfaces with communities of concern, local authorities and protection and assistance partners.To find out more information about UNHCR, please visit our website.

FUNCTIONAL STATEMENT Accountability - The protection of populations of concern is met through the application of International and Nationa l 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. Responsibility - Stay abreast of political, social, economic and cultural developments that have an impact on the pro tection 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 t o 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.

ESSENTIAL MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS-Education: Completion of secondary school. Additional certificate/training in International Law, Political Science or related field is required.-Minimum 6years of previous relevant job experience.-Excellent knowledge of UN working language of duty station: Spanish.-Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language.DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES-Computer skills (MS Office, PeopleSoft).-Completed Protection Learning Programme.-Analytical Thinking.-Judgement and Decision Making.-Political Awareness.-Stakeholder Management.

How to apply:

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS If you wish to be considered for this vacancy, please submit your Personal History Form(PHF) and its supplementary pages(if applicable) by e-mail with “Re-Publicación093-19 LASTNAME,Name –Protection Associate, G6 Quibdó” in the subject line to colbovac@unhcr.orgby 16October2019.Please use attached Personal History Form to apply. Applications received in other forms will not be considered. Contact information of previous employers must be included in the attached PHF form. If the space in the attached PHF form is not enough to include your employment record, please use the attached PHF Supplementary form. It is suggested to use Office 2013 to ensure a correct visualization of the PHF and PHF Supplementary forms.

Shortlisted candidates may be required to sit for a test and a competency based interview. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. No late applications will be accepted. UNHCR is committed to diversity and welcomes applications from qualified candidates regardless of disability, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour or ethnic and national origins, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. UNHCR strongly encourages qualified female applicants for this position. UNHCR seeks to ensure that male and female employees are given equal career opportunities. UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, training or any other fees). REMUNERATION A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. For information on UN salaries, allowances and benefits, please visit the portal of the International Civil Service Commission at: