Job Title: Senior Protection Assistant Vacancy Notice: VN-070-20-MEX Position Number 070
Location: Monterrey Position Grade: G5 Closing Date: 2020-05-24
Organizational Context

The Senior Protection Assistant normally reports to a more senior Protection colleague. The incumbent monitors protection standards, operational procedures and practices in protection delivery in line with international standards and provides functional protection support to information management and programme staff. 

The Senior Protection Assistant provides quality, timely and effective protection support to persons of concern (PoC) and identifies opportunities to mainstream protection methodologies and safeguards in operational responses. S/he contributes to designing a comprehensive protection strategy and may liaise externally with local authorities and partners on protection issues as guided by the supervisor.

The Senior Protection Assistant also ensures that PoC are involved 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.

The incumbent will support the community-based protection strategy in the area of responsibility of the Field Office Monterrey, including decentralization of services to the locations refugees are based, both in urban areas and shelters,  support the outreach to local level institutions and building a conducive protection environment in the host communities. 


Accountability

All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR’s core values of professionalism, integrity and rspect for diversity.

Responsibility

  • Consistently apply International and National Law and applicable UN/UNHCR and IASC policy, standards and codes of conduct.  
  • Provide counselling on protection issues to PoC; liaise with competent authorities to ensure the issuance of personal and other relevant documentation. 
  • Support activities in protection related AGD based programming with implementing and operational partners.
  • Conduct preliminary information gathering and interviews in support of eligibility, status determination, durable solutions and social needs assessment.
  • 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 for PoC as part of the protection strategy.  
  • Monitor Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all protection/solutions activities.
  • Participate in individual protection case management including cases of SGBV and child protection. Monitor and report on cases of refoulement, expulsion and other protection incidents.
  • Assist in identifying durable solutions for PoC in voluntary repatriation, local integration and where appropriate, resettlement.
  • Contribute to the design, implementation and evaluation of protection related AGD based programming with implementing and operational partners.
  • Draft reports, routine correspondence, update relevant databases and compiling statistics within the Area of Responsibility (AoR). 
  • Contribute to initiatives to enhance national and local protection capacities.
  • Select PoC for preliminary interviews and decide which relevant information to share.
  • Enforce integrity in the delivery of protection services by local implementing partners.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

 

 

 

Authority

N/A

Essential Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • Completion of secondary education with certificate/training in International Law or related studies like Political Science. 
  • Minimum 2 years of previous job experience relevant to the function with High School Diploma, 1 year with Bachelor or equivalent, or higher-level degree. 
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language.

Desirable Qualifications & Competencies


  • Good computer skills.
  • Protection & Solutions Awareness
  • Protection-related guidelines, standards and indicators
  • Refugee Protection Principles and Framework

Competencies

  • Analytical Thinking
  • Political Awareness
  • Stakeholder Management




ELIGIBILITY 

Internal candidates 
General Service Staff members currently serving in the country where the vacancy exists, who have been appointed through the AC process and have indefinite or Fixed Term appointment. Interested staff members should consult the Policy and Procedures on Assignments of Locally recruited Staff (PPAL). 

External candidates 
must be legally present in Mexico at the time of application, recruitment and hire.



SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS

If you wish to be considered for this vacancy, please submit your application on http://mexico.unhcr.io/land.php by 24 May 2020

Shortlisted candidates will 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, colour or ethnic and national origins, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

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

Si usted desea ser considerado para esta vacante, favor enviar su aplicación http://mexico.unhcr.io/land.php a más tardar el 24 de mayo de 2020.

Se aplicará un examen escrito a las personas preseleccionadas. Únicamente las personas preseleccionadas serán contactadas.  No se aceptarán aplicaciones tardías.  

El ACNUR está comprometido con la diversidad y acepta solicitudes de candidatos calificados, independientemente de su género, discapacidad, estado civil, raza, color, origen étnico y nacional, religión o creencias, y orientación sexual.


Tome nota que el ACNUR no cobrará ningún cargo en ninguna de las fases del proceso de reclutamiento y selección.


ACNUR no prevé ningún apoyo relacionado a permisos de trabajo en México. Los candidatos expatriados son bienvenidos, pero deben contar con la residencia permanente.


REMUNERATION

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














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