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Protection Assistant

at UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Date Posted November 24, 2019
Category Protective Services
Currency KSH
Work Hours Day


Protection Assistant
Organisation:  UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Closing date: 02 Dec 2019

The Protection Assistant normally reports to the Protection Officer or the Senior Protection Officer. Depending on the structure of the Office, the position may also report to senior national staff. The incumbent provides functional and administrative support to the protection unit on protection related liaison, correspondence, monitoring, case management and reporting activities.

The Protection Assistant also supports the protection unit in designing a comprehensive protection strategy and in providing quality, timely and effective protection responses to persons of concern. He/she may liaise externally with local authorities and partners on correspondence and/or protection issues as guided by the supervisor.

The Protection Assistant also facilitates the involvement of persons of conc

Experience Requirements

Relevant to the function: 2 years.
Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language.

Job Responsibilities

Consistently apply International and National Law and applicable UN/UNHCR and IASC policy, standards and codes of conduct.
Observe and respect protection related Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
Provide functional and administrative support in all protection related AGD based programming with implementing and operational partners.
Provide functional and administrative support in implementing participatory approaches, needs assessments, monitoring, reporting and case management.
Support assessments on durable solutions through voluntary repatriation, local integration and where appropriate, resettlement.
Facilitate liaison with competent authorities for the issuance of personal and other relevant documents.
Assist in drafting reports, routine correspondence, updating relevant databases and compiling statistics for the protection unit/section.

Education Requirements

Completion of secondary school. Additional Training courses in protection related issues required.


(In offices where the working language is not English, excellent knowledge of UN working language of duty station and working knowledge of English.)

Knowledge of another official UN language(s) an asset.
Good computer skills.