Assistant Protection Officer UNHCR

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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.
 
Assistant Protection Officer UNHCR
It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, with over 17,300 staff working in 135 countries.
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Quick Details about the jobs

  • Job Title: Assistant Protection Officer, LICA-8, UNOPS
  • Location: Dessie, Ethiopia
  • Hardship Level: U
  • Job ID: 37472
  • Salary Grade:
  • Family Location Type: Pending
  • Postdeadline: June 20, 2022

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 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 protection strategy and respect the policy of UNHCR on age, gender and diversity (AGD).
  • The participation of persons of concern is assured through continuous assessment and evaluation using participatory, rights and community-based approaches.
  • Protection incidents are immediately identified and addressed.
  • Stay abreast of political, social, economic and cultural developments that have an impact on the protection 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 legal advice and guidance on protection issues to persons of concern; liaise with competent authorities to ensure the issuance of personal and other relevant documentation.
  • Conduct eligibility and status determination for persons of concern in compliance with UNHCR procedural standards and international protection principles.
  • Promote and contribute to measures to identify, prevent and reduce statelessness.
  • Contribute to the Sub Office child protection plan as part of the protection strategy.
  • Contribute to the Sub Office education plan as part of the protection strategy.
  • Implement and 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.
  • Assess needs for Promote and find durable solutions for the largest possible number of persons of concern through voluntary repatriation, local integration and where appropriate, resettlement.
  • Assess resettlement needs and apply priorities for the resettlement of individuals and groups of refugees and other persons of concern.
  • Contribute to the design, implementation and evaluation of protection related AGD based programming with implementing and operational partners.
  • Contribute to and facilitate a programme of results-based advocacy with sectorial and/or cluster partners.
  • Contribute to and facilitate effective information management through the provision of disaggregated data on populations of concern and their problems.
  • Contribute to capacity-building initiatives for communities and individuals to assert their rights.
  • Participate in initiatives to capacitate authorities, relevant institutions and NGOs to strengthen national
  • protection related legislation and procedures.
Qualification and Experience:
  • 1 year relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or no experience with Graduate degree; or no experience with Doctorate degree
  • Law, International Law, Political Sciences or other relevant field.
  • Certificates and/or Licenses
  • Knowledge of International Refugee and Human Rights Law and ability to apply the relevant legal principles
  • Completion of the Protection Learning Programme, RSD- Resettlement Learning Programme.

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