Field Associate (Protection)

UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES (UNHCR)

Bhamo, Kachin


Job Vacancy

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Job Description

Field Associate (Protection)

Responsibility:
- Stay alert of political, social, economic and cultural developments which may have an impact on the protection operating environment.
- Support UNHCR’s consultative process with local government counterparts, partners and persons of concern for effective needs and risk assessment and planning, including for the preparation of the AOR´s protection strategy.
- Support the implementation, reporting and evaluation of the AOR´s protection strategy and the delivery of its operational components.
- Facilitate and monitor UNHCR’s responses in addressing Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) priorities and other specific protection needs of women and men, children, youth and older persons, persons with disabilities, minority groups such as sexual minorities and persons living with HIV/AIDS.
- Support the implementation of Best Interest Determination Procedures.
- Maintain protection presence and promote confidence building through regular field missions and reports, making direct contact with persons of concern, host communities, local authorities and partners.
- Contribute in developing and implementing an awarness raising plan for the AOR as part of the protection strategy.
- Provide advice and guidance on protection issues to internal and local external interlocutors.
- Facilitate access to legal assistance for persons of concern and the issuance of personal documents by local authorities.
- Monitor and control Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all protection activities.
- Facilitate the identification of resettlement needs through monitoring, analysis and contact with populations of concern.
- Facilitate effective systematization and management of data to enhance monitoring, response and evaluation mechanisms.
- Assist in developing and implementing UNHCR’s communication strategy to generate support from local counterparts.
- Provide support in translation of documents and during meetings.
- Perform other duties as required.
Job Requirements
Essential Minimum Required Qualifications and Professional Experience
Education:
• Completion of post-secondary school. Certificate/training in International Law, Political Science or related field
Experience:
• Minimum 6 years of previous job experience relevant to the function;
Knowledge and Skills:
• Good Computer skills
• Completion of Protection Learning Programmme
Language & Communication:
• Excellent knowledge of English and Myanmar
• Proficiency in local languages of the operational area will be significant advantage;
How To Apply
Please declare if you have any immediate relative currently working with any UN agencies.
UNHCR is an equal opportunity employer and regrets its inability to reply individually or attend to telephone queries on the advertised posts.
Applications should be addressed directly to: the Senior Administrative/Finance Officer, UNHCR Representation in Myanmar, 287 Pyay Road, Sanchaung Township, or by email to myaya@unhcr.org , submitting the application together with complete duly filled UN-P11 form and referring clearly to the vacancy notice number as advertised.
Employer Contact

Email: myaya@unhcr.org

287 Pyay Road, Sanchaung Township,

Address

No.21/23, 2nd Street, 52nd Street, Bo tahtaung Township, Yangon.


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