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Associate Protection Officer 06 December 2020 Int. Specialist UNHCR Democratic Republic of Congo
Open

Associate Protection Officer

International Specialist
UNHCR
Democratic Republic of Congo
Bunia (COD)
French,English
Immediate
12 months
06 December 2020

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

  • Through relationships with persons of concern, authorities and network of partners stay abreast of political, social, economic and cultural developments that have an impact on the protection environment and provide advice to senior management.
  • Ensure that the perspectives, capacities, needs and resources of the persons of concerns are reflected in the protection strategy, planning processes and operations plan addressing the specific protection needs of women and men, children, youth and older persons, persons with disabilities, minority groups such as sexual minorities and persons living with HIV/AIDS;
  • Utilize the IDPs footprint during the planning process;
  • Coordinate the promotion of international refugee law principles and standards and also IDP legislation or policies ensuring that all sectors and clusters fulfill their responsibilities mainstreaming protection;
  • Coordinate the implementation and monitoring of programmes ensuring that identified protection needs, including an Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) approach, are adequately addressed;
  • Provide policy guidance and operational support to UNHCR and partners on all protection related issues;
  • Provide legal advice and guidance on protection issues to internal and external interlocutors; ensure legal assistance is accessible to persons of concern; liaise with competent authorities to ensure the issuance of personal and other relevant documents to persons of concern (civil documentation, in particular birth certificates);
  • Monitor, and assist with the intervention in cases of refoulement, expulsion and other protection incidents through working relations with governments and other partners;
  • Assist in the coordinated implementation and oversight of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all protection/solutions activities;
  • Ensure that durable solutions through voluntary repatriation, local integration and where appropriate, resettlement are sought and provided to the largest possible number of persons of concern;
  • Ensure through direct action and advocacy with more senior protection staff that the necessary resources are allocated to enable protection activities to identify and address protection and assistance gaps;
  • Support a consultative process with government counterparts at local levels, partners and persons of concern to develop and implement integrated strategies that address the key protection priorities, including, for example, child protection, education and SGBV, and solutions approaches;
  • Promote confidence building and conflict resolution among populations of concern, authorities and host communities;
  • Maintain protection presence through regular field missions and reports, making direct contact with persons of concern, host communities, local authorities and partners. In operations applying the humanitarian cluster system, contribute to ensuring that the response of the Protection Cluster is grounded in an AGD-compliant strategy which covers all assessed and prioritized protection needs of the affected populations;
  • Contribute to the Protection team's information management component which: provide disaggregated data on populations of concern and their problems; researches, collects and disseminates relevant protection information and good practices to enhance protection delivery and provide technical advice if necessary;
  • Ensure participatory, community-based protection and AGD approaches are included in, strategies and plans in the country operation;
  • Support persons of concern to develop structures that enhance their participation and protection.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Type of Degree: University degree in Law, Iinternational Law, International Relations, Social Sciences, Political Sciences or related field.

24 Months
  • Minimum 2 years of experience with refugees and/or other people of concern in a protection capacity required.
  • Field experience;
  • Commitment to help persons of concern and willingness to cooperate with counterparts.

Desirable Qualifications and Skills:

  • Knowledge of UN policies and procedures;
  • Good analytical skills;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills in a multi-cultural setting;
  • Ability to live and work in the difficult and harsh conditions of developing countries is essential.

Computer skills: Office Package (excellent knowledge of Word, good knowledge of Excel and Power Point) and Internet browsing.

  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Protection of refugees, asylum seekers and IDPs
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 6 December 2020

Interpreter Somali/English 06 December 2020 Int. Specialist UNHCR Rwanda
Open

Interpreter Somali/English

International Specialist
UNHCR
Rwanda
Nyamata (RWA)
English,Somali
Immediate
12 months
06 December 2020

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

The Interpreter will be assigned to work with the ETM providing support to UNHCR and its Partner agencies. The interpreter will report to the Head of Unit.

The Interpreter will provide operational support to registration, protection, refugee status determination (RSD),), child protection, resettlement (RST)and field staff of UNHCR and to the staff of partner organizations through language support services for evacuees from Libya.

Under supervision, the Interpreter is expected to provide interpretation in the following languages:

  1. Somali, English
  2. Maay Maay, (Somali), English

  • The interpreter may be asked to translate written documents or statements as necessary
  • Assist in the translation of all office documents including general correspondence, manuals ass required
  • The interpreter is required to read, understand and comply with UNHCR’s Code of Conduct and realizes that he/she shall be expected to work in the spirit of the principles set forth therein
  • The interpreter is required to read and understand the Undertaking of Confidentiality and Impartiality and understands that he shall be expected to respect the principle of confidentiality and remain impartial in his/her work
  • The interpreter is required to read and understand and agree to abide by the standards of conduct set forth in the Secretary- General’s Bulletin, ST/SGB/2003/13 of 9 October 2003, concerning “Special measures for protection from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse”
  • The Interpreter must observe total confidentiality regarding information obtained in the performance of his/her duties

In doing so, she will:

  • be expected to be equipped with relevant knowledge and skills on the UNHCR’s protection mandate
  • be expected to recognize, understand and within reasonable time have a translation in Somali issues discussed in English and vice versa. The range of interpretation subjects is broad, including politics, legal affairs, economic and social issues, human rights, finance and administration.
  • A wide-ranging knowledge of world affairs, subjects (including technical terms) and United Nations processes is essential for all interpreters

Bachelor degree or equivalent

Should have experience in translation Somali/English (priority may be given to BA in Interpretation, Letters arts, etc).

24 Months
  • At least 2 years of work experience as translator/interpreter in Somali/English
  • Practical experience in translation/interpretation using technical terminology
  • Written and spoken skills required in English and Somali
  • Strong skills in the use of computers for word processing, spreadsheets and common business Internet usage
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Somali(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Protection of refugees, asylum seekers and IDPs

Crisis management and emergency relief operations

No

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Application deadline: 06 December 2020

Associate Protection Officer (Cluster) 13 December 2020 Int. Specialist UNHCR Central African Republic
UNHCR
Central African Republic
Bangui (CAF)
English
Immediate
12 months
13 December 2020

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

  • Assist the Protection Cluster Coordinator (PC) with a particular emphasis on information management and communication among Cluster members and other relevant partners, as well as training and capacity –building for members and partners;
  • Interact with PC members and maintain close contact with OCHA for the collection and transmission of periodic reports and documents required; elaborate routines for the timely production of these reports;
  • Ensure liaison with thematic working groups (Area of Responsibility - AoRs) under the PC (SGBV, Child Protection, House Land and Property Issues), as well as Protection working groups /focal points at the territorial Level and national protection cluster to ensure follow-up of recommendations and alerts, input into joint analysis and advocacy initiatives, and into protection strategies;
  • Compile and review thematic information/data from PC members with a view to drafting a consolidate Protection Cluster periodic newsletters on a monthly basis;
  • Assist in the collection of information and analysis of protection data, in the form of reports and/or maps, in particular in view of advocacy with the UN Peace-Keeping Mission on priority protection areas;
  • Alert and consult with nuclear PC members in case of emergency and assist in organising joint evaluation protection missions;
  • Assist in the research of data and analysis in support to the Protection Cluster advocacy initiatives, organize advocacy for a with relevant target groups as deemed appropriate;
  • Coordinate the promotion of international refugee law principles and standards and also IDP legislation or policies ensuring that all sectors and clusters fulfill their responsibilities mainstreaming protection;
  • Refer PC recommendations to members and UN Agencies/NGOs concerned and ensure/follow-up their implementation;
  • Coordinate the development of Protection strategies in context of Pooled Fund process, ensure timely information of PC members of applicable rules and procedures, ensure that submissions are timely received and ensure review of submission as per Pooled Fund procedure;
  • Ensure that the perspectives, capacities, needs and resources of the persons of concerns are reflected in the protection strategy, planning processes and operations plan addressing the specific protection needs of women and men, children, youth and older persons, persons with disabilities, minority groups such as sexual minorities and persons living with HIV/AIDS;
  • Ensure legal assistance is accessible to persons of concern; liaise with competent authorities to ensure the issuance of personal and other relevant documents to persons of concern (civil documentation, in particular birth certificates);
  • Maintain protection presence through regular field missions and reports, making direct contact with persons of concern, host communities, local authorities and partners. Contribute to ensuring that the response of the Protection Cluster is grounded in an AGD-compliant strategy which covers all assessed and prioritized protection needs of the affected populations;
  • Support the follow-up of all matters linked to resource mobilisation, including the Humanitarian Action Plan;
  • Design, plan and deliver training in coordination with order actors for target audience as per PC recommendations, in particular with regard to protection mainstreaming, age & gender issues, Protection Monitoring and advocacy, follow-up the impact of training in accordance with indicators;
  • Elaborate essential documents for the Cluster, as well as preparatory documents, draft agenda and convene Protection Cluster meetings, and draft meeting minutes.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Type of Degree; University degree in Law, International Law, Political Science, or related field

24 Months
  • Minimum 2 years of experience with refugees and/or other people of concern in a protection capacity required.
  • Experience in information management and communication in Humanitarian and Protection affairs, in particular in the framework of Protection Clusters. Experience with relevant information management tools and software is desirable;
  • Field experience in particular of working with persons of concern desirable;
  • Commitment to help persons of concern and willingness to cooperate with counterparts and partners;
  • Good analytical skills;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills in a multi-cultural setting;
  • Ability to design, organize, deliver and evaluate training/capacity building activities;
  • Ability to live and work in the difficult and harsh conditions of developing countries is essential.

Desirable Qualifications and Skills:

  • Knowledge of UN policies and procedures;
  • Knowledge of the UN Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement, as well as of relevant UNHCR and inter-agency policies and guidelines on Protection;

Computer skills: Office Package (excellent knowledge of Word, good knowledge of Excel and Power Point) and Internet browsing.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Protection of refugees, asylum seekers and IDPs
  • Knowledge of UN policies and procedures;
  • Knowledge of the UN Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement, as well as of relevant UNHCR and inter-agency policies and guidelines on Protection;
  • Experience working with data management and reporting
  • Very good reporting and writing skills
  • Excellent drafting skills in both French and English
  • Good IT skills including database management skills
  • Deep field and remote locations work experience in the humanitarian sector in Africa, especially in the Central African Republic.
  • Experience in working independently without closed supervision in challenging setting, with strong systematic approach to analyze and manage problems.
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 13-12-2020

Associate Protection Officer (Community-Based) 13 December 2020 Int. Specialist UNHCR Colombia
UNHCR
Colombia
Quibdo (COL)
Spanish,English
31 December 2020
12 months
13 December 2020

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Protection Unit the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Be fully informed about community structures and the protection and security situation of the population of concern and develop strong links with a cross-section of members of refugee/Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)/stateless communities, using an Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) approach;
  • Through relationships with persons of concern and network of partners stay abreast of political, social, economic and cultural developments that have an impact on the protection environment and provide advice to senior management. Ensure that the perspectives, capacities, needs and resources of the persons of concerns are reflected in the protection strategy, planning processes and operations plan addressing the specific protection needs of women and men, children, youth and older persons, persons with disabilities, minority groups such as sexual minorities and persons living with HIV/AIDS;
  • Ensure through direct action and advocacy with more senior protection staff that the necessary resources are allocated to enable community work to identify and address protection and assistance gaps;
  • Assist in supporting consultative process with government counterparts at local levels, partners and persons of concern to develop and implement integrated strategies that address the key protection priorities, including, for example, child protection, education and SGBV, and solutions approaches;
  • Provide technical guidance and support to UNHCR and partners and implement and oversee Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) on all community-based protection related issues;
  • Support the design, implementation and evaluation of protection centred and solutions oriented programming with implementing and operational partners guaranteeing that community-owned activities are integrated;
  • Support communities in establishing representation and coordination structures
  • Promote confidence building and conflict resolution among populations of concern, authorities and host communities;
  • Maintain protection presence through regular field missions and reports, making direct contact with persons of concern, host communities, local authorities and partners. In operations applying the humanitarian cluster system, contribute to ensuring that the response of the Protection Cluster is grounded in an AGD-compliant strategy which covers all assessed and prioritized protection needs of the affected populations;
  • Support the Operation's work to ensure the protection strategy is fully integrated into the Country Operations Plan, the UN Development and Assistance Framework (UNDAF), the Humanitarian Country Team’s common humanitarian action plan where applicable;
  • Contribute to the Protection team's information management component which: provide disaggregated data on populations of concern and their problems; researches, collects and disseminates relevant protection information and good practices to enhance protection delivery and provide technical advice if necessary;
  • Ensure participatory, community-based protection and AGD approaches are included in, strategies and plans in the country operation;
  • Ensure community understanding of UNHCR's commitment to deliver on accountability and quality assurance in its response;
  • Support persons of concern to develop structures that enhance their participation and protection.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

University degree in International Development, Cultural Studies, Human Rights, International Social Work, Social Science, Political Science, and Anthropology, International Law or other clearly related disciplines.

48 Months
  • Knowledge of UN policies and procedures;
  • Field experience;
  • Commitment to help refugees and willingness to cooperate with counterparts;
  • Good analytical skills;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills in a multi-cultural setting;
  • Experience of working with refugees;
  • Ability to live and work in the difficult and harsh conditions of developing countries is essential.
  • Experience working with international protection, mixed movements and IDPs with UNHCR highly desirable.
  • Microsoft Office Package (excellent knowledge of Word, good knowledge of Excel and Power Point) and Internet browsing. Other
  • Spanish(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Protection of refugees, asylum seekers and IDPs

Minimum 4 years (2 years with Advanced University degree) relevant professional experience, including in the areas of community based protection, community services, social work, and human rights.

No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 13-Dec-2020 at 23:59hrs, Germany time zone

Child Protection Specialist 16 December 2020 Int. Specialist UNICEF Sudan
Open

Child Protection Specialist

International Specialist
UNICEF
Sudan
Nyala (SDN)
English,Arabic
Immediate
24 months with possibility of extension
16 December 2020

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Under the general supervision of the UNICEF Child Protection Officer in Nyala, the IUNV Specialist will provide support in a range of programme and coordination issues at State level to include but will not be limited to the following:

1. Support to program/project development and planning

· Support the preparation/design and conduct/update of situation analysis for the protection programs/projects and/or sector to ensure that current comprehensive and evidence based data on child protection issues are available to guide UNICEF’s strategic policy advocacy, intervention and development efforts on child protection programs and to set priorities, strategies, design and implementation plans. Keep abreast of development trends to enhance program management, efficiency and delivery.

· Establish specific goals, objectives and strategies and implementation plans for the sector/s using results-based planning terminology and methodology (RBM). Prepare required documentations for program review and approval.

· Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes and to ensure integration, coherence and harmonization of programs/projects with other UNICEF sectors and achievement of results as planned and allocated.

2. Program management, monitoring and delivery of results

· Plan and/or collaborate with internal and external partners to establish monitoring benchmarks, performance indicators and other UNICEF/UN system indicators and measurement to assess/strengthen performance accountability, coherence and delivery of concrete and sustainable results for the assigned sector on child protection programs.

· Strengthen and/or establish a monitoring and reporting mechanisms of child rights violations, especially those perpetrated by parties to conflict. ensure accuracy of the collected information and participate as appropriate in MRM (Monitoring and Reporting Mechanism) verification missions;

· Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, program reviews and annual reviews with government and other counterparts to assess progress and to determine required action/interventions to achieve results.

· Undertake and assist in rapid assessment by compiling data, analysing and evaluating information on local conditions resulting from the emergency situation affecting children, and participate as needed in multi-sector and/or inter-agency assessments, where applicable;

3. Technical and operational support to program implementation

· Provide technical guidance and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners and country office partners/donors on interpretation, application and understanding of UNICEF policies, strategies, processes and best practices and approaches on child protection and related issues to support program management, implementation and delivery of results.

· Support the Government through trainings, capacity building, technical assistance to develop necessary policy and procedures to end grave violations against children and to support the Action Plan implementation.

4. Networking and partnership building

· Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with relevant government counterparts, UN partners, including UNITAMS and UNHCR, national stakeholders and global partners/allies/donors/academia through active networking, advocacy and effective communication to build capacity, exchange knowledge/expertise and to reinforce cooperation to achieve sustainable and broad results on child protection programs.

· Help strengthen child protection networks on the ground, providing capacity building and support to such networks to ensure systems for gathering and verifying information on gross child rights violations are implemented and strengthened; participate in MRM working group at field level.

· Participate in other appropriate humanitarian coordination fora in collaboration with the National Child Protection Officer at State level and ensure CPiE issues are raised in other protection or non-protection coordination mechanisms.

· Any other tasks to be assigned by the Child Protection Officer based in Nyala.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to:

· Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);

· Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;

· Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities;

· Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;

· Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers;

Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.

Master degree or equivalent

Master degree in Law, human rights, international relations, anthropology, political or social sciences.

Bachelor’s degree can be considered in lieu of a master’s degree with an additional two years of experience.

24 Months

2 years working experience, including at least 1 years working on issues related to the protection of Children affected by Armed Conflict. Excellent experience of advocating and negotiation for the protection of children with Government and other key actors. Knowledge of Security Council Mechanism on Children and Armed Conflict is an added advantage.

· Age, Gender, and Diversity (AGD) awareness and demonstrated ability to perform effectively in a multi-cultural environment;

· Ability to apply gender equity principles in mainstreamed manner.

· Have affinity with or interest in humanitarian relief, post-conflict situations, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN system;

· High ability to effectively perform duties under circumstances with political and ethnic sensitivity;

· Strong analytical, quantitative and qualitative research skills;

· Experience and ability to organize and implement training sessions;

· Good analytical, negotiating, communication and advocacy skills;

· Priority will be given to candidates who demonstrate a high level of motivation and good communication, social, and interpersonal skills.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Optional), Level - Fluent
Protection of refugees, asylum seekers and IDPs
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 16 December 2020