VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: Senior Protection Assistant (CYP/2020/3) – Deadline Extended
Title: Senior Protection Assistant
Type of contract: UNOPS LICA 5
Organizational Unit: Protection Unit
Duty station: Nicosia, Cyprus
Duration: Until 31/12/2020, Subject to subsequent extensions
**Application deadline has been extended to 28/06/2020**
Within the framework of UNHCR’s supervisory responsibility, the UNHCR country office in Cyprus seeks a Senior Protection Assistant to be stationed or have regular presence at the first reception centre ‘Pournara’ in Kokkinotrimithia and/or the reception center for asylum-seekers in Kofinou. The Senior Protection Assistant undertakes to monitor the protection standards, operational procedures and practices in protection delivery at the reception centers, in line with international standards.
The Senior Protection Assistant provides quality, timely and effective protection support to persons of concern and identifies opportunities to mainstream protection methodologies and safeguards in operational responses. S/he contributes to designing a comprehensive protection strategy and may liaise externally with local authorities and partners on protection issues as guided by the supervisor. In addition, the Senior Protection Assistant provides functional protection support to UNHCR information management and Programme staff.
The Senior Protection Assistant ensures that persons of concern are involved in decisions that affect them, whether in accessing their rights or in identifying appropriate solutions to their problems. To achieve this, the Senior Protection Assistant will need to build and maintain effective interfaces with communities of concern, the authorities and protection and assistance partners.
How to apply:
Please note that this is a local position for which a valid working permit in Cyprus is required.
To apply please download the Personal History Form (PHF) and the Supplementary Sheet as per below:
– Personal History Form: https://unhcr.org/recruit/UNHCR_Personal_History_Form.docm
– Supplementary Sheet: https://unhcr.org/recruit/UNHCR_PHF_Supplementary.docm
Please send the completed and signed PHF and Supplementary Sheet to Ms Maria Kyriacou ([email protected]). The PHF must be signed for an application to be considered valid; Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted; Applications will not be acknowledged. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. For applications related queries please write to [email protected]