UNHCR Snr Protection Officer Jobs 2023 – Uganda NGO Jobs. UNHCR Uganda looking for “Snr Protection Officer“. Applicants with a degree in University Degree may apply on or before March 16, 2023.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is a UN agency mandated to aid and protect refugees, forcibly displaced communities, and stateless people, and to assist in their voluntary repatriation, local integration or resettlement to a third country. It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, with over 17,300 staff working in 135 countries.
The UNHCR has published a job vacancy announcement on March 04, 2023 for qualified Uganda’s to fill in the vacant post of Snr Protection Officer to be based in Mbarara, Uganda.
UNHCR Job Vacancy 2023
- – Provide technical guidance and support to UNHCR and partners on all protection related issues.
- – Stay abreast of legal, political, social, economic and cultural developments that have an impact on the protection environment.
- – Manage a consultative process with government counterparts, partners and persons of concern to develop and implement a comprehensive protection and solutions strategy addressing the specific protection needs of women and men, children, youth and older persons, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientation and/or gender identities (LGBTI persons), persons living with HIV/AIDS; gender equality and Gender Based Violence (GBV) priorities with regard to these persons.
- – In operations applying the Cluster Approach, ensure the response of the Protection Cluster is grounded in a strategy which covers all assessed and prioritized protection needs of the affected populations.
- – Ensure that the protection strategy is fully integrated into the Country Operations Plan, the UN Development and Assistance Framework (UNDAF) and the Humanitarian Country Team¿s common humanitarian response plan as well as with the implementation of the Global Compact on Refugees and the Three Year Strategy on Resettlement and Complementary Pathways.
- – Promote relevant International, Regional and National Law and applicable UN/UNHCR and IASC policy, standards and codes of conduct and ensure that all sectors and /or in clusters in applicable operations fulfil their responsibilities in mainstreaming protection.
- – Promote the implementation of the AGD policy, including UNHCR¿s updated commitments to women and girls, and design, deliver and monitor programmes on an AGD basis to address identified protection needs.
- – Develop, implement and monitor community-based protection strategies and ensure systematic application and integration of participatory and community-based approaches in protection and solutions planning, programming and strategies.
- – Support the establishment of feedback and response systems and the incorporation of feedback received from persons of concern into programme design and adaptation.
- – Guide the operation in the development and implementation of robust prevention, identification, and responses to fraud within protection processes and procedures, including registration, RSD, and resettlement, ensuring the integrity of interventions across all protection activities.
- – Oversee the management of individual protection cases including those on GBV and child protection.
- – Provide legal advice and guidance on protection issues to internal and external interlocutors; ensure legal assistance is accessible to persons of concern; liaise with competent authorities to ensure the issuance of personal and other relevant documents to persons of concern (including women and others in need of civil documentation in particular birth certificates).
- – As designated Data Protection Focal Point, assist the data controller in carrying out his or her responsibilities regarding the Data Protection Policy (7.2 DPP).
- – Oversee eligibility and status determination in the Operation(s) under the AoR, ensuring compliance with UNHCR procedural standards and international protection principles.
- – Promote and implement strategies and measures to identify, prevent and reduce statelessness.
- – Develop and implement an education plan as part of the protection strategy within the AoR as relevant.
- – Develop and implement a child protection plan as part of the protection strategy within the AoR, ensuring programmes use a child protection systems approach.
- – Monitor and intervene in cases of refoulement, expulsion and other protection incidents through working relations with governments and other partners.
- – Work to safeguard the rights of persons of concerns in the context of mixed movements as relevant.
- – Coordinate the preparation of, implement and oversee Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all protection/solutions activities.
- – Ensure that durable solutions through voluntary repatriation, local integration and where appropriate, resettlement and complementary pathways are sought and provided to the largest possible number of persons of concern including undertaking, supporting, and/or overseeing resettlement and complementary pathways activities, including implementation of the GCR Three Year Strategy.
- – Coordinate the design, implementation and evaluation of protection related programming with implementing and operational partners.
- – Develop and implement a programme of results-based advocacy through a consultative process with sectorial and/or cluster partners.
- – Ensure that the Protection Sector or Cluster has an effective information management component which provides disaggregated data on populations of concern and their problems.
- – Research, collect and disseminate relevant protection information and good practices to enhance protection delivery.
- – Develop the protection capacity of national and local authorities, partners and civil society to assume their responsibilities vis-à-vis all persons of concern through protection training, mainstreaming and related activities.
- – Coordinate capacity-development initiatives for communities and individuals to assert their rights.
- – Advise and capacitate national authorities, relevant institutions and civil society to strengthen legislation and status determination procedures and mechanisms.
- – Perform other related duties as required.
Position in Organization:
- Full time
- Posted Today
- job requisition id: JR2313570
- 9 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 8 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 7 years relevant experience with Doctorate degree
Field(s) of Education
- Law, International Law, International refugee Law, International Human Rights Law, International Humanitarian Law, Refugee and Forced Migration, Political Sciences or other relevant field. (Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)
Certificates and/or Licenses
- Protection Learning Programme RSD-Resettlement Learning Programme Management Learning Programme (Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)
Relevant Job Experience
- Minimum 7 years of relevant professional experience in the area of refugee protection, internal displacement, human rights or international humanitarian law, including experience in working directly with Field Offices. Very good knowledge of International Refugee and Human Rights Law and ability to apply the relevant legal principles, and of UNHCR¿s protection strategies and policies. Excellent legal research, analytical skills and drafting.
- Diverse field experience. Good IT skills including database management skills.
- *PR-Protection-related guidelines, standards and indicators
- *PR-Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD)
- PR-Refugee Coordination Model
- PR-Human Rights Doctrine/Standards
- PR-International Humanitarian Law
- PR-Assessment of IDPs Status, Rights, Obligation
- PR-Comprehensive Solutions Framework
- LE-Judicial Engagement
- PR-Climate change and disaster related displacement
- PR-Accountability to Affected People – Principles and Framework
- PR-Gender Based Violence (GBV) Coordination
- (Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)
- 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.
How to Apply UNHCR Snr Protection Officer Jobs 2023
Note: Before you apply, please download (link is given below) the full advertisement and read it carefully.
Then to apply, go to https://unhcr.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/External/job/Snr-Protection-Officer_JR2313570?locationCountry=db69e6f2446c11de98360015c5e6daf6
The Closing Date: March 16, 2023.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.
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