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Assistant Protection Officer - UNHCR Libya


UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES (UNHCR)

INTERNAL & EXTERNAL VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Job Opening; 26107

UNHCR Libya

Title of Post

Assistant Protection

Category/grade

NPO

Officer

Post Number

10033618

Type of contract

Fixed Term

Appointment

Location

Tripoli, Libya

Date of Issue

31/03/2021

Effective date of

ASAP

Closing Date

13/04/2021

assignment

1. Operational Context

Overall, in Libya, amidst a population of 6.5 million, the UN estimates that 1.3 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, of which over 882,000 are internally displaced or returnees. In addition, Libya continues to host some over 43,000 refugees and asylum-seekers, mostly Sudanese, Syrian, Eritrean and Palestinian nationals: as well as an estimated 571,000 migrants, predominantly from Western Africa, contributing to one of the most complex mixed-migration situations in Northern Africa. The incumbent should possess strong legal knowledge, analytical, diplomatic and communication skills, knowledge of the local context and legislation, and exhibit good judgment and protection instincts. The incumbent should possess excellent proven drafting skills, as well as the proven ability to develop trusted networks and effectively negotiate with the national authorities and civil society in pursuit of UNHCR’s key priorities and objectives, specifically, should keep abreast of all developments, policies, and practices relevant to UNHCR’s work Libya, assist in establishing and maintaining a working relationship with Ministry of Justice, legal aid agencies, other entities. The incumbent contributes to implementing, and adjusting when necessary, the office’s comprehensive protection strategy including the role of UNHCR in the context of further strengthening the national capacity of relevant actors, both governmental e.g. Ministry of Justice, and nongovernmental, e.g. NGOs and lawyers. S/he represents the office externally on protection doctrine and policy as needed and under the guidance by the supervisor. S/he also works independently in constantly monitoring relevant legal and political developments, in both asylum and migration issues, and provides recommendations to the protection team on appropriate advocacy and interventions for the office to make. The incumbent will be conducting researches and following the judicial developments at the national and regional level. S/he will be supporting the preparation of legal materials that are shared with the national counterparts as recommendations. S/he will be engaged in preparing compilation of good practices and comparative charts on a broad spectrum of topics and reporting of the developments. The incumbent will also support organizing capacity-building activities through preparation of materials and presenting the topics.

2. Organizational Setting and Work Relationships

The Assistant Protection Officer reports to the Protection Officer or the Senior Protection Officer. Depending on the size and structure of the Office, the incumbent may have supervisory responsibility for protection staff including community-based protection, registration, resettlement and education. S/he provides functional protection guidance to information management and programme staff on all protection/legal matters and accountabilities. These include: statelessness (in line with the campaign to End Statelessness by 2024), Global Compact on Refugees (GCR) commitments, age, gender, diversity (AGD) and accountability to affected populations (AAP) through community-based protection, Child protection, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) prevention and response, gender equality, disability inclusion, youth empowerment, psycho-social support and PSEA, registration, asylum/refugee status determination, resettlement, local integration, voluntary repatriation, human rights standards integration, national legislation, judicial engagement, predictable and decisive engagement in situations of internal displacement and engagement in wider mixed movement and climate change/disaster-related displacement responses. S/he supervises protection standards, operational procedures and practices in protection delivery in line with international standards.

The Assistant Protection Officer is expected to coordinate quality, timely and effective protection responses to the needs of populations of concern (PoC), ensuring that operational responses in all sectors mainstream protection methodologies and integrate protection safeguards. The incumbent contributes to the design of a comprehensive protection strategy and represents the Organization externally on protection doctrine and policy as guided by the supervisor. S/he also ensures that PoC are meaningfully engaged in the decisions that affect them and support programme design and adaptations that are influenced by the concerns, priorities and capacities of them. To achieve this, the incumbent will need to build and maintain effective interfaces with communities of concern, authorities, protection and assistance partners as well as a broader network of stakeholders who can contribute to enhancing protection.

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.The present situation in Libya is volatile and the outlook uncertain. This creates ongoing pressures at work and in daily life as priorities are frequently upended for other urgent ad hoc tasks. The incumbent should be prepared to work under very challenging conditions and be able to manage stressful situations.

3.Duties

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

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

Assist in providing comments on existing and draft legislation related to PoC.

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

Conduct eligibility and status determination for PoC 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.

Contribute to a country-level education plan as part of the protection strategy.

Provide inputs for the development of protection policies and standards within the AoR.

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

Manage individual protection cases including those on SGBV and child protection. Monitor, and intervene in cases of refoulement, expulsion and other protection incidents.

Recommend durable solutions for the largest possible number of PoC 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 PoC.

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 with sectorial and/or cluster partners.

Contribute to and facilitate effective information management through the provision of disaggregated data on populations of concern and their problems.

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

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

Intervene with authorities on protection issues.

Assist the supervisor in deciding priorities for reception, interviewing and counselling for groups or individuals.

Assist the supervisor in enforcing 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.

Perform other related duties as required.

4.Minimum Qualifications

Education & Professional Work Experience

Years of Experience / Degree Level

For P1/NOA – 1 year relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or no experience with Graduate degree; or no experience with Doctorate degree

Relevant Job Experience

Essential

Knowledge of International Refugee and Human Rights Law and ability to apply the relevant legal principles

Desirable

Completion of the Protection Learning Programme, RSD- Resettlement Learning Programme.

Functional Skills

PR-Protection-related guidelines, standards and indicators *LE-International Refugee Law

*PR-Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD)

PR-Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) Coordination MG-Projects management

PR-PR-Human Rights Doctrine/Standards PR-International Humanitarian Law PR-Protection and mixed-movements

PR-Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Operations & IDPs Status/Rights/Obligation PR-Climate change and disaster related displacement PR-Community-based Protection

MS-Drafting, Documentation, Data Presentation

Language Requirements

For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.

5.Competency Requirements

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:

Judgement and Decision Making

Cross-Functional Competencies:

Stakeholder Management

Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

Political Awareness

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.

Eligibility:

Internal candidates: Interested staff members should consult the Policy and Procedures on Recruitment and Assignments of Locally recruited Staff (UNHCR/AI/2020/1/Rev.1). If you have questions regarding your eligibility, you may also contact the HR Unit.

Internal candidates for vacancy announcements in the GS category are divided in Group 1, Group 2, as follow:

Group 1 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 comprises candidates from the categories listed below after completion of one cumulative or continuous year of service in the country of the vacancy. The Group 2 status will be confirmed by the UNHCR Libya’s HR team as applicable. Further details on the Group 2 are available in our

career portal UNHCR Libya Jobs .

External Candidates are candidates who are not in Group 1 or Group 2.

Remuneration:

A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. For information on UN salaries, allowances and benefits, please visit the portal of the International Civil Service Commission at: http://icsc.un.org

Submission of Applications:

Prior to the closing, interested candidates are to access the vacancy notice through UNHCR Libya’s recruitment portal:

http://www.unhcr.org/ly-jobs/ and to apply through

https://www.unhcr.org/other-opportunities.html

Candidates must be Libyan citizens or hold a valid local work permit at the time of application. No relocation fees apply.

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.

Please click on the link below to apply:

https://www.unhcr.org/ly-jobs/entry/7955/?sort=is_approved&dir=asc

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