United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

Protection Assistant / Protection Monitoring

United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

Job Description

Eligibility criteria Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Description of task Within the delegated authority and under the direct supervision of Community-Based Protection Assistant or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Protection Assistant/Protection Monitoring will: • Ensure that UNHCR’s policies, standards and procedures are constantly and coherently applied in the Area of Responsibility (AoR).

• Ensure that the needs of persons of concern in the AoR are assessed and analyzed in a participating manner and using an Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective to form a firm basis for planning.

• Conduct protection monitoring through phone calls and field visits and ensure that the incidents and gaps in assistance are immediately identified and addressed • Identify vulnerable groups or individuals who may need special attention or special arrangements and make recommendations on the needs of different groups of refugees.

• Assess protection and assistance needs of refugees, asylum-seekers, and other displaced persons in the region and monitor implementation of refugee assistance programmes.

• In co-ordination with implementing partners, handle the reception, registration and provision of assistance to persons of concern to UNHCR.

• Provide inputs for project submissions and periodic narrative.

• Maintaining of UNHCR hotline on rotational basis.

• Develop and maintain relations with local authorities ensuring smooth negotiations in all aspects of UNHCR's mandate for the benefit of refugees.

• Monitor the security situation in the area and intervene as appropriate with the local authorities.

• Participation in Needs Assessment and monitoring activities including distribution and post distribution monitoring as a member of the Multi-Functional team.

• In close Coordination with programme and project control, monitor project implementation, distribution of assistance and provide feedback on the progress to the relevant units/sections.

• Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications/Requirements Required degree level: Bachelor degree or equivalent Education - Additional Comments: Required experience: 24 Months Experience remark:
  • At least 2 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in refugee, international, or Human Rights law, or other relevant programmes; experience with refugees and asylum-seekers, or in the human rights field is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization.
Language skills:
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Armenian E(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise: Public information and reporting Area of expertise details: • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills; • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing; • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development; • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel; • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with Database Management; and office technology equipment; • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines; • Desirable: valid national driver’s license and proven ability to drive manual gear 4x4 over rough terrain; (if not applicable, delete) • Sound security awareness; • Have affinity with or interest in refugee issues, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.

Driving license: No Competencies values: Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams   Application deadline: 23-03-2021
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