Job Description

Candidates must meet the essential minimum requirements of the position and candidates not citizens of the country must comply with all eligibility requirements for employment in line with the prevailing legislative prerequisites in the country.

Senior Protection Assistant Organizational Setting and Work Relationships 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.

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.

Duties - 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.

Minimum Qualifications Education & Professional Work Experience Years of Experience / Degree Level G5 - 2 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 1 year relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher Field(s) of Education Not applicable Certificates and/or Licenses International Law; Political Science; (Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential) Relevant Job Experience Essential: Not specified.

Desirable: Not specified.

Functional Skills IT-Computer Literacy CL-Protection & Solutions Awareness PR-Protection-related guidelines, standards and indicators PR-Refugee Protection Principles and Framework (Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential) Language Requirements For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.

This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional essential and/or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation and/or position. Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates.

All jobs at UNHCR require six core competencies and may also require managerial competencies and/or cross-functional competencies. The six core competencies are listed below.

Core Competencies Accountability Communication Organizational Awareness Teamwork & Collaboration Commitment to Continuous Learning Client & Result Orientation Managerial Competencies Not specified.

Cross-Functional Competencies Analytical Thinking Political Awareness Stakeholder Management CONSENT The UNHCR workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. UNHCR seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of International Human Rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term "sexual exploitation" means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term "sexual abuse" means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term "sexual harassment" means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator's working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Jordan neither is a signatory to the 1951 Refugee Convention or its 1967 Protocol, nor has any national legislation pertaining to the status and treatment of refugees.

The 1998 MOU, as amended in 2014, is the guiding document between UNHCR and the Government and remains the legal basis for involvement with Persons of Concern (PoCs). UNHCR is thus responsible for Refugee Status Determination (RSD) procedures.

The Snr. Protection Assistant will be part of the RSD team, responsible for serving as the main point of contact between the RSD Unit and Persons of Concern. The incumbent will provide counselling, respond to queries from asylum-seekers and refugees, notify on RSD decisions and assist in case processing both in Coordination and in casework.

In view of this, it is desirable for the incumbent to have the following - Understanding of UNHCR¿s mandate and how RSD plays a key role in it; - Working experience with procedures and principles related to international protection, including UNHCR¿s procedural standards, safeguards, and protection guidelines.

- Experience in providing protection counselling, case management, including identification of protection concerns and working with vulnerable or traumatized individuals; - Ability to work autonomously and as part of the team when it comes to unit-wide goals; - Excellent drafting skills in English; - Demonstrated maturity in communication.

Amman, Jordan is categorized as an A duty station based on a scale where all duty stations are categorized according to the level of hardship from A to E in increasing order of hardship, considering a number of factors, i.e. health, security, climate, housing, isolation, local conditions and educational facilities. ¿¿¿¿¿ The closing date for the above Job opening is 14 February 2021
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