Protection Assistant

United Nations Volunteers, Zambia

Skill Required:, Policy/ Advocacy and Campaign
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
17th March, 2021

Job Description

Description of task

Under the direct supervision of the Protection Officer and in close coordination with the Associate Protection Officer, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Consistently apply International and National Law and applicable UN/UNHCR and Inter Agency Standing Committee (IASC) policy, standards and codes of conduct;
  • Observe, respect and if need be propose review of protection related Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs);
  • Provide functional and administrative support in all protection related Age, Gender and Diversity (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 periodic reports, routine correspondence, updating relevant databases and compiling statistics within the Area of Responsibility (AoR);
  • Select Persons of Concern (PoC) for preliminary interviews and decide which relevant information to share;
  • Enforce integrity in the delivery of protection services by local implementing partners;
  • Perform other related duties as required.


Required degree level: Bachelor degree or equivalent

Education - Additional Comments:

  • Bachelor's degree in International Development, Cultural Studies, Human Rights, International Social Work, Social Science, Political Science, Anthropology, International Law or other clearly related disciplines is required.

Required experience: 24 Months

Experience remark:

  • At least 2 years of experience preferably in refugees’ settings. Having international experience is an asset;
  • Computer skills (MS Office, including Excel, Word, Power Point, Access);
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language;
  • Ability to function in a team of diverse backgrounds;
  • Experience working with multi-sectoral team especially UN Agencies and Government Ministries;
  • UNHCR Learning Programmes (PLP), other training, additional languages, Field/HQs experience, etc;
  • Knowledge of Administrative/financial rules, procedures, processes in the context of UNHCR offices and Field operations.
  • Language skills:
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent


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