Job Title Protection Assistant
Type Internal/External
Type Of Contract Fixed Term

Vacancy Notice Internal/ External Vacancy Notice no. 012/2020
Position Number 10033700
Number Of Vacancies 1
Location Kyangwali
Position Grade GS-4
Closing Date 2020-07-12
Organizational Context

The Protection Assistant normally reports to a more senior Protection colleague.  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 (PoC). S/he 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 PoC 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
  • 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).
  • 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, updating relevant databases and compiling statistics within the Area of Responsibility (AoR).
  • 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.
Required Competencies
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Political Awareness
  • Stakeholder Management
Essential Minimum Qualifications and Professional Experience
  • Completion of High school diploma is required.
  • Minimum 4 years relevant work experience is required.
  • Knowledge of English is required.
Desirable qualifications & competencies
  • Completion of a certificate in protection is desirable.
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