JO# 23122 – Senior Protection Assistant – G5 – UNHCR Fixed Term Appointment - Tyre, Lebanon
Interested qualified Group 1, Group 2 and external candidates meeting the requirements of the Job Descriptions posted online can apply as follows no later than 29 November 2020 Midnight Geneva Time.
These vacancies are administered under RALS.
Interested Group 1 and Group 2 candidates are requested to apply through MSRP – Self-Service – Recruiting Activities – Careers (Please search by JO# or by Location). kindly update your personal profiles with all needed information in order to be able to apply. Please consult the attached email for further guidance on personal profile updates allowing sufficient time for the profile update before the deadline.
Candidates who are not in Group 1 or Group 2 (external candidates) are invited to apply on-line and complete the mandatory motivation letter. For help with logging in to the MSRP Portal through the Intranet, or with on-line applications, please contact the Global Service Desk at [email protected] well before the deadline to allow sufficient time for problems to be resolved. External vacancies are posted on the external UNHCR website and applicants who do not have internal status must apply through the external UNHCR website. (Please search by JO# or by Location). External candidates are kindly requested to apply the following browsing: www.unhcr.org – Careers – Career opportunities – Other Opportunities – Vacancies – sort by Location or search by JO #.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates may be required to sit for written test and/or oral interview.
UNHCR is committed to diversity and welcomes applications from qualified candidates regardless of disability, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, race, color or ethnic and national origins, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. UNHCR has a ZERO TOLERANCE policy on sexual exploitation and abuse, and sexual harassment. Successful candidates will be subject to mandatory UN Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and Sexual Harassment clearance check prior to receiving an offer. UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, training or any other fees). All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.
Organizational Setting and Work Relationships
The Senior Protection Assistant reports to the Senior Protection Associate. He/ She supports in monitoring protection standards, operational procedures, and practices in protection delivery in line with International standards and provides functional protection support to information management and program staff. The Senior Protection Assistant provides quality, timely and effective protection support to persons of concern, including through field monitoring visits, to ensure that they have access to rights and basic needs without discrimination. He/ She identifies opportunities to mainstream protection methodologies and safeguards in operational responses. He/she may liaise externally with local authorities and with partners on protection issues as guided by the supervisor.
The Senior Protection Assistant is expected to support in responding to any emerging protection issues, such as onward movement, collective evictions, and group returns when and as needed, and may possibly be required to assume additional responsibilities within the overall protection unit depending on the situation and the context. He/ She is expected to have a strong analytical approach and reporting skills. He/ She should also have a strong written and oral communication skill in both English and Arabic languages.
The Senior Protection Assistant 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. To achieve this, the incumbent will need to build and maintain effective interfaces with communities of concern, local authorities, and partners as well as internally with different UNHCR functional units.
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.
- Consistently apply International and National Law and applicable UN/UNHCR and IASC policy, standards and codes of conduct.
- Provide counselling on protection issues to PoC; liaise with competent authorities to ensure the issuance of personal and other relevant documentation.
- Support activities in protection related AGD based programming with implementing and operational partners.
- Conduct preliminary information gathering and interviews in support of eligibility, status determination, durable solutions and social needs assessment.
- 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 for PoC as part of the protection strategy.
- Monitor Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all protection/solutions activities.
- Participate in individual protection case management including cases of SGBV and child protection. Monitor and report on cases of refoulement, expulsion and other protection incidents.
- Assist in identifying durable solutions for PoC in 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.
- Draft reports, routine correspondence, update relevant databases and compiling statistics within the Area of Responsibility (AoR).
- Contribute to initiatives to enhance national and local protection capacities.
- 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.