Title of Post: Senior Protection Assistant
Category/Grade: General Service, G5
Post Number: 10028237
Type of Contract: Fixed-term Appointment
Location: Tegucigalpa – Honduras
Date of Issue: 02 October 2020
Effective date of
Assignment: 01 November 2020
Closing Date: 11 October 2020
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has an international mandate to protect refugees, people who have left their countries of origin due to acts of persecution based on race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or belong to a particular social group. The National Office in Honduras is located in Tegucigalpa and requires support in the protection area to analyze the needs of the displaced population and strategies to guarantee their protection. The Protection Assistant will support institutional and community strengthening to guarantee the protection of the displaced population both from the legal point of view and through the institutional presence of UNHCR through the 3 priority strategies: 1) Improvement of the systems national protection, 2) comprehensive measures for to improve durable solutions, and 4) Improvement of strategies with partners, coordination with other humanitarian and Human Rights agencies working in the area.
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.
Essential Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
Group 1 Candidates: comprises current GS staff members holding an indefinite or fixed-term appointment who, at the date of the deadline for application, are serving in the country of the vacancy at the grade of the position or one grade below or above.
Group 2 Candidates: comprises candidates from the categories listed in the RALS after completion of one cumulative or continuous year of service in the country of the vacancy. The Group 2 status should have been confirmed by the HR Unit in the relevant country before the application is submitted. For further information regarding the categories, please consult the RALS.
External Candidates: are candidates who are not in Group 1 or Group 2.
Must be legally present in Honduras at the time of application, recruitment and hire.
Only candidates holding a permanent residency in Honduras will be considered eligible.
If you have questions regarding eligibility, you may also contact the HR Unit through firstname.lastname@example.org
No late applications will be accepted. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates may be required to sit for a written test and/or oral interview. UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing or any other fees).
UNHCR strongly encourages qualified female applicants for this position. UNHCR seeks to ensure that male and female employees are given equal career opportunities. UNHCR is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.
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FAVOR NOTAR QUE LA FECHA MAXIMA DE APLICACION ES 11/10/2020