Job Title: Senior Protection Associate Vacancy Notice: VN-071-20-MEX Position Number 071
Location: Monterrey Position Grade: G7 Closing Date: 2020-05-24
Organizational Context

The Senior Protection Associate reports to the Protection 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 Associate is expected to coordinate quality, timely and effective protection responses to the needs of populations of concern (PoC) and identify opportunities to mainstream protection methodologies and integrate protection safeguards in operational responses in all sectors.  The incumbent contributes to designing a comprehensive protection strategy and represents the Office externally on protection doctrine and policy as guided by the supervisor.

S/he 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 also be supporting the coordination of protection activities in Monterrey and provide support on trainings, workshops and technical advice to the National Migration Institute (INM), COMAR, state and local government agencies (IFDP, state and local child protectio authorities, etc), civil society organizations and to other relevant governmental actors such as the National Commission of Human Rights (CNDH), among others.

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 respect for diversity.

Responsibility

  • 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 PoC.   
  • Provide advice and guidance on protection issues to PoC; liaise with competent authorities to ensure the issuance of personal and other relevant documentation. 
  • 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. 
  • Assist the supervisor in implementing and monitoring Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all protection/solutions activities.
  • Manage individual protection cases including those on SGBV and child protection. Monitor, and assist the supervisor with intervening in cases of refoulement, expulsion and other protection incidents.
  • Assist in identifying durable solutions for the largest possible number of PoC through 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. 
  • Contribute to and facilitate a programme of results-based advocacy with sectorial and/or cluster partners.
  • Facilitate effective information management through the provision of disaggregated data on PoC and their problems.  
  • Participate in initiatives to capacitate authorities, relevant institutions and NGOs to strengthen national protection related legislation and procedures.
  • Assist the supervisor with the coordination of protection activities with partners in Monterrey.
  • Assist the supervisor with intervening with authorities on protection issues. 
  • Provide assistance to the supervisor in deciding priorities for reception, interviewing and counselling for groups or individuals. 
  • Assist the supervisor with enforcing compliance of staff and implementing partners with global protection policies and standards of professional integrity in the delivery of protection services.
  • Assist the supervisor with enforcing compliance with, and integrity of, all protection standard operating procedures.
  • Recommend and prepare cash-based interventions to individual cases.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

 

 

 

Authority

N/A

Essential Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • Education: High school Diploma. Additional certificate/training in International Law, Political Science or related field is required.
  • Minimum 4 years of previous job experience relevantto the function with High School Diploma, 2 years 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

  • Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
  • 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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