Job Opening: Senior Protection Assistant (CYP/2020/1)

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Title: Senior Protection Assistant

Type of contract: UNOPS LICA 5

Organizational Unit: Protection Unit

Duty station: Nicosia, Cyprus

Duration: Until 31 December 2020, Subject to subsequent extensions

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is the agency entrusted by the United Nations General Assembly with the mandate to provide international protection to refugees and, together with Governments, to seek permanent solutions to the problems of refugees. Article 35 of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and Article II of the 1967 Protocol requires states parties to cooperate with the office of the UNHCR in the exercise of its supervisory responsibilities. UNHCR’s supervisory responsibility has been reflected in European Union law, including by way of a general reference to the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees in Article 78 (1) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU), as well as in Declaration 17 to the Treaty of Amsterdam, which provides that “consultations shall be established with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees … on matters relating to asylum policy”.

Within the framework of UNHCR’s supervisory responsibility, the UNHCR country office in Cyprus seeks a Senior Protection Assistant to be stationed at the first reception centre ‘Pournara’ in Kokkinotrimithia. The Senior Protection Assistant undertakes to monitor the protection standards, operational procedures and practices in protection delivery at the first reception center, in line with international standards.

Application deadline: 24 January 2020

For full details about this vacancy, and to apply, please see the UNHCR Jobs Portal for Italy, Cyprus, Malta and Spain