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18 Février 2020 Il y a 1 an

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Régions concernées par cette opportunité: Tunis
Domaines concernées par cette opportunité: Droits de l’Homme et 1 autre(s) domaines

Operational Context: (include details here on the “ideal” candidate – both in terms of soft skills, as well as technical/functional skills etc). 

The Associate Protection Officer in Tunis reports to the Senior Protection Officer., the incumbent may have supervisory responsibility for protection staff as required. He/she provides functional protection guidance and supervises protection standards, operational procedures and practices in protection delivery in line with international standards. 

The Associate Protection Officer is expected to coordinate quality, timely and effective protection responses to the needs of populations of concern, ensuring that operational responses in all sectors mainstream protection methodologies and integrate protection safeguards. He/she contributes in designing a comprehensive protection strategy and in representing the organization externally on protection doctrine and policy as guided by the supervisor. He/she also ensures that persons of concern are involved with the Office 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, authorities, protection and assistance partners as well as a broader network of stakeholders who can contribute to enhancing protection. 

Functional Statement: (to be taken from the job description)

Duties and Responsibilities (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. 
  • Coordinate and facilitate the participatory assessment and compile recommendations that would feed into the annual programming  
  • Contribute to and facilitate a programme of results-based advocacy through a consultative process with sectorial and/or cluster partners.
  • 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.
  • Contribute and support the office and authorities’ efforts towards implementation of the Global Refugee Compact. 
  • In the context of the GRC, explore linkages with development partners and opportunities for inclusion of affected population of concern 

Critères d'éligibilité

  • Essential Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
  • Education: University degree in Law, International Law, political Sciences or related field.
  • Job Experience: Minimum 4 years (2 years with advanced University degree) relevant professional experience.
  • Excellent knowledge of English, French and Arabic.
  • Desirable Qualification & Competencies:
  • Diverse field experience desirable.
  • Good IT skills including database management skills.
  • Completion of the Protection Learning Programme, RSD- Resettlement Learning Programme

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