Ended Protection Assistant

The Job

Notice No. YEMAD/HR/2019/20

Title of Post

Protection Assistant

Category/grade

LICA-4

Post Number

N/A

Type of contract

UNOPS

Location

Sub-Office Aden, Yemen

Date of Issue

15 April 2019

Effective date of assignment

Immediately

Closing Date

30 April 2019

Operational Context: (include details here on the “ideal” candidate – both in terms of soft skills, as well as technical/functional skills etc).

The Protection Assistant normally reports to the Protection Officer or the Senior Protection Officer.  Depending on the structure of the Office, the position may also report to senior national staff. The incumbent provides functional and administrative support to the protection unit on protection related liaison, correspondence, monitoring, case management and reporting activities.  
The Protection Assistant also supports the protection unit in designing a comprehensive protection strategy and in providing quality, timely and effective protection responses to persons of concern. He/she may liaise externally with local authorities and partners on correspondence and/or protection issues as guided by the supervisor.
The Protection Assistant also facilitates the involvement of persons of concern 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 protection and assistance partners.

Functional Statement: (to be taken from the job description)

Accountability (key results that will be achieved)

  • 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 UNHCR country protection strategy.
  • The participation of persons of concern is facilitated through supporting participatory, rights and community based approaches.

Responsibility (process and functions undertaken to achieve results)

  • Consistently apply International and National Law and applicable UN/UNHCR and IASC policy, standards and codes of conduct.
  • Observe and respect protection related Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Provide functional and administrative support in all protection related AGD based programming with implementing and operational partners.
  • Provide functional and administrative support in implementing participatory approaches, needs assessments, monitoring, reporting and case management. 
  • Support assessments on durable solutions through voluntary repatriation, local integration and where appropriate, resettlement.
  • Facilitate liaison with competent authorities for the issuance of personal and other relevant documents.
  • Assist in drafting reports, routine correspondence, updating relevant databases and compiling statistics for the protection unit/section.

Authority (decisions made in executing responsibilities and to achieve results)

  • Select persons of concern for preliminary interviews and decide which relevant information to share.
  • Enforce integrity in the delivery of protection services by local implementing partners.

Essential Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

  • Education: Completion of  secondary school.  Additional Training courses in protection related issues required.
  • Job experience: relevant to the function: 2 years.
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language.

Desirable Qualifications & Competencies:

  • Knowledge of another official UN language(s) an asset.
  • Good computer skills.

Required Competencies:

Cross-Functional Competencies

  • Technological Awareness
  • Political Awareness
  • Stakeholder Management

Eligibility:

Candidates must meet the essential minimum requirements of the position and candidates not citizens of the country must comply with all eligibility requirements for employment in line with the prevailing legislative prerequisites in the country.

How to Apply

Interested candidates must fill the Personal History (P.11) form, the Supplementary Bio Data table (Excel) and PHF Supplementary Sheet. The three mentioned forms should be submitted along with a motivation letter and CV by e-mail to: yemadhr@unhcr.org

Tel. contact: +967-2-231-441 

The Personal History Form and its supplementary sheet is attached.

The email subject line should clearly indicate Last NameTitle of the position and VA Ref. number stated on this announcement. Applications missing any of the above elements, and not duly completed, will unfortunately not be considered.

No late applications will be accepted. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates may be required to sit for a written test and/or oral interview. UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing or any other fees).

UNHCR strongly encourages qualified female/male applicants for this position. UNHCR seeks to ensure that male and female employees are given equal career opportunities. UNHCR is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.

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  • Employer: UNHCR
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Aden
  • Posted on: 15 April 2019
  • Deadline: 30 April 2019

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