The Protection Associate reports to the Head of UNHCR Office in the Czech Republic. The incumbent monitors protection standards, operational procedures and practices in protection delivery in line with international standards, responds to individual queries of persons of concern, comments on draft national legislation and provides inputs for the UN HR mechanisms and other protection related reports. S/he also provides functional protection support to the management and programme staff, prepares the statistical reports, and gathers statistical data..
The Protection Associate is expected to coordinate quality, timely and effective protection responses to the needs of populations of concern (PoC) and identify opportunities to mainstream protection methodologies and integrate protection safeguards in operational responses in all sectors. S/he contributes to designing a comprehensive protection strategy and liaises externally with authorities and partners on protection doctrine and policy as guided by the supervisor.
The Protection Associate also ensures that PoC are involved 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, local authorities and protection and assistance partners.
CLOSING DATE: 4 April 2021
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