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Interested candidates are kindly requested to apply for the vacancies by a return e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or hand drop their applications at UNHCR Representation Office situated on Ministries Road, Buluk Area behind office of Sudan Council of Churches.

The deadline for applications is 17:00 hrs Thursday, 26th February 2019.

 

Title of Post

Assistant Protection Officer

Level

NOA

Type of Appointment

Fixed Term

Duration

01 Year

(on replacement capacity)

Position No.

10016472

Date of Issue

13 February 2019

Location

Bor, South Sudan

Closing Date

26 February 2019

Start date

ASAP

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT:

The Assistant Protection Officer reports to the Protection Officer or the Senior Protection Officer. Depending on the size and structure of the Office, the incumbent may have supervisory responsibility for protection staff including community services, registration, resettlement and education. He/she provides functional protection guidance to information management and programme staff; and monitors protection standards, operational procedures and practices in protection delivery in line with international standards.

The Assistant Protection Officer is expected to: coordinate quality, timely and effective protection responses to the needs of populations of concern; and identify opportunities to mainstream protection methodologies and integrate protection safeguards in operational responses in all sectors.  He/she contributes to designing a comprehensive protection strategy and represents the organization externally on protection doctrine and policy as guided by the supervisor.

He/she 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 protection and assistance partners.

FUNCTIONAL STATEMENT:

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 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.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES: (process and functions undertaken to achieve results)

  • 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 a country-level child protection plan as part of the protection strategy.
  • Contribute to a country-level education plan as part of the protection strategy.
  • Provide inputs for the development of global / regional international protection policies and standards.
  • 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.


AUTHORITY: (decisions made in executing responsibilities and to achieve results)

  • Intervene with authorities on protection issues.
  • Decide priorities for reception, interviewing and counselling for groups or individuals.
  • Enforce compliance of staff and implementing partners with global protection policies and standards of professional integrity in the delivery of protection services.
  • Enforce compliance with, and integrity of, all protection standard operating procedures.
  • Recommend and prepare payments to individual cases.

ESSENTIAL MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:  

  • Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) in Law, International Law, political Sciences or related field plus minimum 1 year of previous work experience relevant to the function. Graduate degree (equivalent of a Master’s) or Doctorate degree (equivalent of a PhD) may also be accepted.
  • Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.

*** For National Officer positions, very good knowledge of local language and local institutions is essential.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Diverse field experience desirable.
  • Good IT skills including database management skills.
  • Completion of the Protection Learning Programme, RSD- Resettlement Learning Programme.
  • Knowledge of additional UN languages.

REMUNERATION:

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

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS:

If you wish to be considered for this vacancy, please submit your letter of motivation, P11 Form, CV, copies of academic credentials, by e-mail stating the position title and vacancy Announcement number in the subject line to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or hand deliver to UNHCR Representation Office situated on Ministries Road, Buluk Area behind SCC building by 26th February 2019.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to sit for a written test and oral interview. No late or incomplete application will be accepted. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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

NB: UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Refugees – who cares? We Do.


 

Title of Post

Security Associate

Level

G6

Type of Appointment

Fixed Term

Duration

01 Year

Position No.

10030330

Date of Issue

13 February 2019

Location

Wau, South Sudan

Closing Date

26 February 2019

Start date

01 May 2019

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT:

The Security Associate manages and supports activities pertaining to staff security.

The incumbent is supervised by a Senior Officer (FSA or Head of Office) who defines general work objectives and provides necessary advice and guidance. The incumbent maintains regular contact on a working level on routine issues with other UNHCR staff members, UN agencies, NGOs, implementing partners in the area to facilitate the operation.

The duty of the incumbent is to support and monitor the management of security issues.   

 

FUNCTIONAL STATEMENT:

ACCOUNTABILITY: (key results that will be achieved)

  • Country operations receive practical advice and support toward helping ensure an appropriate level of safety.
  • UNHCR maintains beneficial relationships with host country law enforcement agencies and the UN Security Management System.

RESPONSIBILITIES: (process and functions undertaken to achieve results)

  • Provide assistance to the supervisor in evaluating the level of risk and assessing the existing security measures for the UNHCR staff, operations, premises, partners and persons of concern.
  • Conduct regular security assessment missions to the field in coordination with UNDSS/other agencies; assist the supervisor during field missions to gather information and analyse the security situation.
  • Be aware of security protocols and procedures in place, especially those comprising Security Risk Management; check for compliance and advise management on any deficiencies.
  • Monitor the physical security of UNHCR premises and reports on deficiencies/ requirements for the guard force.  
  • Assist in efforts to ensure the physical protection and security of refugees and other persons of concern.
  • Provide support during implementation of security-related projects.
  • Assist in the monitoring, updating and reporting of security-related events.
  • Assist in the processing of administrative security issues.
  • Maintain relations and cooperation with UN security management system actors, local law enforcement agencies, civil authorities and other relevant agencies.
  • Provide security briefings and training to UNHCR staff, and as appropriate partner staff, on relevant country information and on other issues pertaining to the UN security management system including, inter alia, the warden system, radio communication procedures, travel procedures and fire safety.
  • Respond to staff queries on security issues and provide immediate assistance as required.
  • Undertake other functions as delegated by the supervisor.

ESSENTIAL MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:  

  • Completion of secondary education with relevant training and experience in Security and Safety issues.
  • Minimum of 8 years (6 with advances training/certificate) of previous relevant job experience.
  • Good communication skills (written and oral).
  • In addition to the local UN working language, excellent knowledge of English.
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Good computer skills
  • Excellent security apparatus knowledge.

REMUNERATION:

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

 

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS:

If you wish to be considered for this vacancy, please submit your letter of motivation, P11 Form, CV, copies of academic credentials, by e-mail stating the position title and vacancy Announcement number in the subject line to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or hand deliver to UNHCR Representation Office situated on Ministries Road, Buluk Area behind SCC building by 26th February 2019.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to sit for a written test and oral interview. No late or incomplete application will be accepted. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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

NB: UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Refugees – who cares? We Do.

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