Duties and Qualifications
Protection Associate (Protection Cluster)
Organizational Setting and Work Relationships
The Protection Associate normally reports to the Protection Officer or the Senior Protection Officer. 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 Protection Associate is expected to coordinate quality, timely and effective protection responses to the needs of populations of concern (PoC) and identify opportunities to mainstream protection methodologies and integrate protection safeguards in operational responses in all sectors.
S / he 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 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.
Completion of secondary school. .
Years of Experience / Degree Level
For G6 - 6 years relevant experience with High school diploma
Certificates and / or Licenses
International Law, Political Science or other related field
Protection Learning Programme
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)
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.
Position Competencies Core Competencies :
Teamwork & Collaboration
Commitment to Continuous Learning
Client & Result Orientation
Managerial Competencies : Judgement and Decision Making
Cross-Functional Competencies :
Stakeholder Management Language Requirements Knowledge of English and / or UN working language of the duty station if not English.
Additional Information Pre-selected candidates might be invited to sit in a written test. Only pre-selected candidates will receive a notification.
Applications received out of the established deadline will not be considered.
UNHCR is committed to have a diverse workspace. All suitable candidates interested to apply, are invited to send their application regardless of gender, civil status, race, colour, ethnicity or nationality of origin, religious believes or sexual orientation.
The application to UNHCR positions is free of charges (application, interview, recruitment, training, etc.).
Only pre-selected candidates will be contacted.
For any additional consultation regarding this vacancy please contact vencahr unhcr.org