TITRE DU POSTE: Senior Protection Assistant (in replacement capacity) VACANCE DE POSTE : 20/HCR/KGL/VN/035 NUMERO DU POSTE 10016961



The Senior ProtectionAssistant normally reports to a more senior Protection colleague. The incumbentmonitors protection standards, operational procedures and practices inprotection delivery in line with international standards and provides functionalprotection support to information management and programme staff.


The Senior ProtectionAssistant provides quality, timely and effective protection support to personsof concern (PoC) and identifies opportunities to mainstream protection methodologiesand safeguards in operational responses. S/he contributes to designing acomprehensive protection strategy and may liaise externally with localauthorities and partners on protection issues as guided by the supervisor.


The Senior Protection Assistantalso ensures that PoC are involved in making decisions that affect them,whether in accessing their rights or in identifying appropriate solutions totheir problems. To achieve this, the incumbent will need to build and maintaineffective interfaces with communities of concern, local authorities andprotection and assistance partners.

All UNHCR staff members are accountable to performtheir duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within theirdelegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR whichincludes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policiesand Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks.In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities ina manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerialcompetencies and UNHCR’s core values of professionalism, integrity and respectfor diversity.


Shortlisted candidates may be required to sitfor a test. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. No late applications willbe accepted.

UNHCR is committed to diversity and welcomesapplications from qualified candidates regardless of disability, genderidentity, marital or civil partnership status, race, color or ethnic andnational origins, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of therecruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, training orany other fees).


A competitive compensation and benefits packageis offered. For information on UN salaries, allowances and benefits, pleasevisit the portal of the International Civil Service Commission at: http://icsc.un.org






·        UNHCR’spolicies, standards and procedures are constantly and coherently applied in thearea of responsibility (AoR).

·        Theneeds of persons of concern in the AoR are assessed and analysed in aparticipating manner and using an Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspectiveto form a firm basis for planning.

  • Protection incidents and gaps in assistance are immediately identified and addressed.



-         Consistently apply International and National Law andapplicable UN/UNHCR and IASC policy, standards and codes of conduct. 

-         Provide counselling on protection issues to PoC; liaise withcompetent authorities to ensure the issuance of personal and other relevantdocumentation.

-         Support activities in protection related AGD basedprogramming with implementing and operational partners.

-         Conduct preliminary information gathering and interviews insupport of eligibility, status determination, durable solutions and socialneeds assessment.

-         Contribute to measures to identify, prevent and reducestatelessness.

-         Contribute to a country-level child protection plan as partof the protection strategy.

-         Contribute to a country-level education plan for PoC as partof the protection strategy. 

-         Monitor Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for allprotection/solutions activities.

-         Participate in individual protection case managementincluding cases of SGBV and child protection. Monitor and report on cases ofrefoulement, expulsion and other protection incidents.

-         Assist in identifying durable solutions for PoCin voluntary repatriation, local integration and where appropriate,resettlement.

-         Contribute to the design, implementation andevaluation of protection related AGD based programming with implementing andoperational partners.

-         Draft reports, routine correspondence, updaterelevant databases and compiling statistics within the Area of Responsibility (AoR).

-         Contribute to initiatives toenhance national and local protection capacities.

-         Select PoC for preliminary interviews and decide whichrelevant information to share.

-         Enforce integrity in thedelivery of protection services by local implementing partners.

Perform other relatedduties as required


1.   MinimumQualifications


Education &Professional Work Experience


Years of Experience / DegreeLevel


For G5 - 5 years relevant experience with High schooldiploma



Certificates and/or Licenses

International Law;               

Political Science;

Autres informations

Functional Skills

 IT-Computer Literacy

CL-Protection & SolutionsAwareness

PR-Protection-relatedguidelines, standards and indicators

PR-Refugee ProtectionPrinciples and Framework


Core Competencies:



Organizational Awareness

Teamwork & Collaboration

Commitment to ContinuousLearning

Client & ResultOrientation


Analytical Thinking

Political Awareness

Stakeholder Management




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