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Associate Protection Officer, Position No.10006077

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N.G.O./Social Services
Total Position:
Job Type:
Full Time/Permanent ( First Shift (Day) )
Job Location:
No Preference
Minimum Education:
Degree Title:
University degree in Law, International Law, political Sciences or related field.
Career Level:
Minimum Experience:
4 Years((2 years with advanced University degree) relevant professional experience;)
Salary Range:
PKR. 250,000 to 350,000/Month
Apply By:
Nov 1, 2016
Posted On:
Oct 19, 2016
Job Description


Operational Context:




The Associate Protection Officer is supervised by the Protection Officer, under the overall guidance of the Senior Protection Officer.  The incumbent will have supervisory responsibility for the Field Protection Unit within the Protection Section, and will also liaise and work closely on protection matters with the Field Team and Heads of Field offices.


Given the operational climate prevailing in KP, the incumbent will be expected to guide, supervise and monitor partner staff involved in providing legal services and oversee and guide operations relating to Proof of Registration cards.  The incumbent will assist the Protection Officer in overseeing the protection aspects of the voluntary repatriation operation, including directly supervising the work of staff at the border.




The incumbent will be expected to develop and maintain close working relationships with all NGOs and other stakeholders providing assistance and solutions for refugees.




The incumbent will also provide protection guidance and assistance to the IDP programme and supervise the IDP focal point within the Protection Section.




Duties and Responsibilities:


Accountability (key results that will be achieved)




  • The protection of populations of concern is met through the application of International and National Law, relevant UN/UNHCR protection standards and IASC principles.  

  • The protection strategy incorporates a thorough age, gender and diversity (AGD) analysis and reflects the Organization’s global, regional and country level priorities.

  • The Participation of persons of concern is assured through continuous assessment and evaluation using participatory, rights and community based approaches.

  • Protection incidents are immediately identified and addressed.




Responsibility (process and functions undertaken to achieve results)




  • Stay abreast of political, social, economic and cultural developments that have an impact on the protection environment.

  • Promote International and National Law and applicable UN/UNHCR and IASC policy, standards and codes of conduct.

  • Foster their consistent and coherent interpretation and application through mainstreaming in all sectors and /or in clusters in applicable operations.

  • Assist in providing comments on existing and draft legislation related to persons of concern. 

  •  Provide legal advice and guidance on protection issues to persons of concern; liaise with competent authorities to ensure the issuance of personal and other relevant documentation.

  • Conduct eligibility and status determination for persons of concern in compliance with UNHCR procedural standards and international protection principles. 

  • Promote and contribute to measures to identify, prevent and reduce statelessness.

  • Contribute to a country-level child protection plan as part of the protection strategy to ensure programmes use a child protection systems approach.

  • Contribute to a country-level education plan.

  • Implement and oversee Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all protection/solutions activities.

  • Oversee and manage individual protection cases including those on SGBV and child protection. Monitor, and intervene in cases of refoulement, expulsion and other protection incidents through working relations with governments and other partners.

  • Recommend durable solutions for the largest possible number of persons of concern through voluntary repatriation, local integration and where appropriate, resettlement.

  • Assess resettlement needs and apply priorities for the resettlement of individuals and groups of refugees and other persons of concern.

  • Contribute to the design, implementation and evaluation of protection related AGD based programming with implementing and operational partners.

  • Contribute to and facilitate a programme of results-based advocacy through a consultative process with sectorial and/or cluster partners.

  • Facilitate effective information management through the provision of disaggregated data on populations of concern and their problems. 

  • Contribute to capacity-building initiatives for communities and individuals to assert their rights.

  • Participate in initiatives to capacitate national authorities, relevant institutions and NGOs to strengthen national protection related legislation and procedures.



Authority (decisions made in executing responsibilities and to achieve results)




  • Intervene with authorities on protection issues.

  • Negotiate locally on behalf of UNHCR.

  • Decide priorities for reception, interviewing and counselling for groups or individuals.

  • Enforce compliance of staff and implementing partners with global protection policies and standards of professional integrity in the delivery of protection services.

  • Enforce compliance with, and integrity of, all protection standard operating procedures.


Required Skills

Demonstrated work experience in the education sector; Fiel

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