Konkurs UNHCR-a: Asistent za zaštitu starijih osoba

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Rok prijave 08.07.2020

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Representation in Bosnia and Herzegovina is looking for qualified and motivated candidates interested to apply for the following positions of Senior Protection Liaison Assistant (4 vacant positions)

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Representation in Bosnia and Herzegovina is looking for qualified and motivated candidates interested to apply for the following positions:

Vacancy Notice: BH/SAR/CO/20/UNOPS/04

Title of Position: Senior Protection Liaison Assistant (4 vacant positions)

Position Number: N/A

Duty Station: Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Type of contract: UNOPS

Duration: Until 31 December 2020 (initial period)

Date of Entry on Duty: 01 August 2020

Category and Level: UNOPS LICA-5

Application Deadline: 08 July 2020, 23:59 CET

1.Organizational Setting and Work Relationships

The Senior Protection Liaison Assistant is supervised by the Head of Field Unit/Protection Officer who is required to monitor the performance of the incumbent and provide regular guidance.

S/he may liaise with local officials and/or Implementing Partners (IPs) on routine subject matters under the direction of the supervisor. The Senior Protection liaison Assistant will provide quality, timely and effective protection support to the government and other partners to ensure an effective protection environment and humanitarian space, and to persons of concern to UNHCR – i.e. those in need of international protection and who are interested in seeking asylum in BiH.

The incumbent identifies opportunities to mainstream protection methodologies and safeguards in operational responses, ensuring that registration and asylum procedures are respected and functioning. S/he will also ensure that persons of concern are involved with the Office activities 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

2. Duties

– Ensure regular presence and protection monitoring in the TRCs in USC and support the “entry point” monitoring and identification;

– Ensure that those in need of international protection and who are interested in seeking asylum in

– Bosnia and Herzegovina have the Legalisation of status, assuring regular registration of asylum claims by the Sector of Asylum on a monthly basis;

– Advocate for fast tracking of manifestly well-founded vulnerable cases;

– Follow up with issuance of asylum seeker documentation upon registration of their claims;

– Facilitate regular updating of information management tools and provide inputs for the update;

– Support the Head of Field Unit/Protection Officer in the development, carrying out and monitoring of protection operations in USC by providing timely inputs to advance relevant protection matters;

– Work in close coordination with the Associate Protection Officer and the Sr. Field Coordinator Associate on daily matters that arise at the TRCs;

– Upon need, undertake field visits in support of outreach activities; Provide counseling on protection issues to persons of concern to UNHCR and make timely referrals accordingly;

– Liaise with stakeholders and competent authorities to ensure the issuance of personal and other relevant documentation to ensure effective access to rights;

– Coordinate and refer, in coordination with partners, the reception, registration, issuance of

documentation, and provision of assistance to persons of concern to UNHCR;

– Collect data and other information relevant to UNHCR protection and field activities, and prepare reports as required;

– Collect and maintain relevant statistical data and regularly provide information of same to UNHCR Head of Field Office/Protection Officer and Information Management Officer through field reports for further data analysis;

– Conduct preliminary information gathering and individual interviews through IMO tools including, KOBO and other protection survey methodologies to assist in the identification of prospective asylum seekers and to support of status determination, durable solutions and social needs assessments;

– Monitor Standard Operating Procedures for all protection/solutions activities;

– Participate in regular Camp Coordination Camp Management meetings in the TRCs and provide timely reports to the Head of Field Unit/Protection Officer accordingly;

– In coordination with the Head of Field Unit/Protection Officer and the Associate Protection Officer, participate in case management meetings that are held at the TRCs including cases of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) and child protection; monitor and report on cases of any protection incidents in preparation for subsequent multi-functional team (MFT) case management meetings;

– In coordination with the Head of Field Unit/Protection Officer and the Associate Protection Officer contribute to the design, implementation and evaluation of protection related AGD based

– programming with implementing and operational partners;

– Assist in drafting reports, routine correspondence, updating relevant databases and compiling statistics;

– Apply policies, procedures and standards applicable to UN/UNHCR and IASC policy, including code of conduct;

– 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;

– 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;

– Assist in the identification of the most vulnerable cases in the TRCs in USC and their referral to the private accommodation in close collaboration with the other members of UNHCR BiH Protection Unit;

– Assist in the identification of UASC that meet criteria for enhanced support by UNHCR or other actors;

– Perform other tasks within UNHCR area of work related to COVID-19 response;

– Perform other related duties as required.

3. Monitoring and Progress Controls

– Through regular daily contacts with the supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications

Education & Professional Work Experience

– Completion of the Secondary Education. Additional training/certificate in Social Science, Political Science, Business Administration, Law, or related field;

– Computer skills (MS office and People Soft applications);

Language Requirements

– Proficiency in English and local languages in BiH, both oral and written and good drafting skills.

Relevant Job Experience

Essential:

– At least 2 years of relevant work experience

Desirable:

– Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position;

– Skills to analyse statistical information;

– Proficiency/fluency in any of the languages commonly spoken by refugees and migrants (Urdu, Pashtu, Farsi and/or Arabic);

Core Competencies:

– Analytical Thinking

– Political Awareness

– Stakeholder Management

All interested candidates must submit their applications (Motivation Letter, CV and duly completed and signed UNHCR Personal History Form and any relevant certificates/diploma) by e-mail to [email protected] Please indicate in the e-mail subject line: Senior Protection Liaison Assistant – UNHCR VNBH/SAR/CO/20/UNOPS/04.

Additional Information:

– Candidates who are not nationals of BiH must hold a valid residence/work permit in BiH at the time of

application;

– Late or incomplete applications received without any of the above-specified documents will not be considered;

– UNHCR’s Personal History Form (PHF) can be downloaded from UNHCR website https://www.unhcr.org/how-to-apply.html. Candidates who do not submit scanned copy of the signed PHF document will be automatically disqualified from the selection process;

– Applications will not be acknowledged. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited for the Interview;

– An individual whose father, mother, son, daughter, brother or sister is currently a staff member of UNHCR is not eligible to apply for any position with UNHCR.

UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, travelling, processing, training or any other fees). 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, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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