4 Protection Associate – UNOPS

Application deadline closed.

Job Description

Procedures and Eligibility

This position is open to applications from Group 1, Group 2 and all external candidates, provided that requirements regarding professional experience, academic qualifications, language, etc. are fulfilled.

External candidates must be legally present in Uganda at the time of application, recruitment and hire. Non-Ugandan citizens are required to submit a valid Ugandan residence permit to be considered.
Your application will NOT be considered if;
–      The application form is not duly filled.
–      The questionnaire at the end of the application form is not answered. (for external candidates)
–      A valid residence permit is not attached to the application. (for non-Ugandan external candidates only)

Duties and Qualifications
– Purpose and Scope of Assignment

¿  Carry out interviews and litigation assessments, as applicable, in line with the registration/verification/individual case-processing policies and standard operating procedures.
¿  Collaborate with Government colleagues in the adjudication and decision making on complex cases.
¿  Provide counselling to, and respond to queries from asylum seekers and refugees.
¿ Support timely identification and referral of persons with specific needs for protection intervention and follow-up as required. Collaborate with other units for the delivery of assistance.
¿  Assist in monitoring individual case processing trends and in compiling and analysing statistics related to individual case processing. Maintain accurate and up-to- date records and statistics related to all work on individual cases, ensuring that proGres database is properly updated.
¿  Assist in developing and maintaining updated tools to ensure that PoC have access to accurate information on the UNHCR individual case-processing policies and procedures.
¿  Support verification exercise in various locations in Uganda
¿  Perform other related duties as required..

– Monitoring and Progress Controls

Conduct the the set number of litigation/protection interviews per day.
Provision of daily/weekly verification reports on litigation cases done.

– Qualification and Experience:

¿ Bachelors degree / Diploma in law, Social Sciences or related fields

¿  Ability to conduct litigation/protection interviews, to analyze, decide and report on the situation of beneficiaries

– Work Experience:

¿  3 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 2 years relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher.

¿  Working experience with procedures and principles related to registration and verification.
¿  Previous work experience in the field of International Refugee Law and Human Rights Law.
¿  Experience in counselling asylum seekers or refugees.
¿  Experience in working with UNHCR proGres v4 software.

-Core Competencies
Organizational Awareness
Teamwork & Collaboration
Commitment to Continuous Learning
Client & Result Orientation

Managerial Competencies
Empowering and Building Trust
Judgement and Decision Making
Managing Resources

Cross-Functional Competencies
Stakeholder Management
Change Capability and Adaptability
Planning and Organizing

Additional  Information

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

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.
Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

This advertisement is for 4 position in different locations in Arua and Kyangwali. Please indicate your location preferences in Letter of Interest.