United Nations Volunteers

Protection Assistant for UNHCR - Position open to individuals with stateless or refugee status

United Nations Volunteers

Place of work
Bratislava
Contract type
full-time, agreement-based (Temporary jobs)
Start date
26/09/2022
Wage (gross)
1 070 EUR/month

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

Application to these assignments is exclusively open to individuals residing in Slovakia, with stateless, refugee or similar protective status, including Temporary Protection.

In order to apply, visit this link, click on the button apply and create your DoA: https://app.unv.org/opportunities/-=KONTAKT=-
CVs SENT HERE ARE NOT CONSIDERED AS A VALID APPLICATION!

Official document as a proof of refugee status is mandatory to submit. The applicant with abovementioned refugee status should submit the official document as a proof of refugee status before and/or during the interview. The applications without the respective document will not be considered for this assignment.

Maximum years of service as a Refugee UN Volunteer is 4 years.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Protection Officer or their designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Protection Assistant will:
• Assist UNHCR in developing a strategy to link with the identified groups to share up to date information and encourage communication by refugees with humanitarian agencies;
• Establish partnerships or good working relationships with key Ukrainian and Slovak actors working on community engagement;
• Assist with creating content to share through UNHCR's communication channels in collaboration with UNHCR teams to share information on available services and their providers, on the rights and duties of refugees and asylum-seekers in Slovakia;
• Listen to community members and stay up to date with information sharing and discussion channels to identify risks to refugees and Slovak communities or potential rumors and misinformation that UNHCR can help clarify;
• Contribute to the planning, monitoring, and evaluation of UNHCR's engagement with refugees and Slovak communities through different approaches, including online and offline, and make recommendations to UNHCR teams on how to improve;
• Regularly update and share information related to ongoing work in community engagement, utilizing agreed data collection methods to identify gaps, assess trends and developments;
• Support two-way communication mechanism using community based approaches between UNHCR and persons of concern (Ukrainian refugees) by passing on useful information to the different refugee communities while promoting and supporting community engagement, resilience and active participation of refugees in the Slovak social, economic and cultural life;
• Promote and support community mobilization for organizing social, cultural and recreational events among refugee and host communities;
• Assist UNHCR in organizing participatory activities and awareness-raising sessions with persons of different age groups, gender and background;
• Assist in exploring opportunities for mainstreaming persons of concern into available national services and contribute to developing communication strategies with persons of concern to access such services;
• In coordination with the supervisor, assist in monitoring visits to Community Based Organizations/Refugee-led NGOs/Initiatives and other partners to oversee programme implementation and provide inputs for further planning;
• Contribute to the planning, monitoring and evaluation of any further community outreach activities.
• Contribute age, gender and diversity mainstreaming in all of UNHCR Slovakia's activities;
• Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

Results/Expected outputs:
• As an active UNHCR team member, efficient, timely, responsive, client-friendly and high-quality support rendered to UNHCR and its beneficiaries in the accomplishment of her/his functions, including:
• Ensure that relationship and communication of UNHCR with refugee communities and acting partners are smooth, and refugee needs are adequately identified and reflected in UNHCR protection programming;
• Ensure that communication strategies with persons of concern are in place in a manner to enhance their access to such services such as education and health;
• Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated and documented in all activities throughout the assignment;
• A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for peace and development during the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed.

Employee perks, benefits

UN Volunteer entitlements and allowances:
The purpose of the allowances and entitlements paid to UN Volunteers is to enable UN Volunteers to sustain a secure standard of living at the duty stations in line with United Nations standards without incurring personal costs. The allowances are in no way to be understood as compensation, reward, or salary in exchange for the UN Volunteer's service. Contingent on specific eligibility criteria, location of the volunteer assignment and contractual type and category, the payment of allowances will begin from the date of Commencement of Service For more information on entitlements please read the Condition of Service (https://explore.unv.org/cos). For information specific to your assignment please see below:

Monthly Living Allowance (Per month) EUR 1,070.25
Entry lump sum (one time payment) USD 400
Travel Ticket when moving to duty station USD 200
Exit allowance (for each month served, paid on completion of contract) EUR 89.17
Medical and life insurance Cigna Private Insurance

Leave entitlements: Annual leave: 2.5 days accrued per calendar month
Certified sick leave: 30 days
Uncertified sick leave: 7 days
Learning leave: 10 working days per consecutive 12 months
Maternity Leave: 16 weeks
Paternity Leave: 10 days

Information about the selection process

Apply through this link: https://app.unv.org/opportunities/-=KONTAKT=-
Otherwise, your application remains invalid!

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

Secondary with school-leaving examination

Educational Specialization

Legal affairs, Social work, Crisis and emergency response

Language skills

English - Advanced (C1)andUkrainian - Advanced (C1)

Experience in the position/sector

displacement, social work or public information, or other relevant programmes

Number of years of experience

3

Personality requirements and skills

3 years of experience in the national and/or international level in areas related to displacement, social work or public information, or other relevant programmes; experience with refugee protection or community engagement/communication with communities or social psychology is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;
• Other desired/mandatory required technical knowledge: working knowledge of means of communication;
• Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
• Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
• Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
• Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
• Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
• Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
• Sound security awareness;
• Have affinity with or interest in humanitarian work, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System;
• Candidate must be a refugee or a stateless person, legally residing in the country of assignment;
• Application to these assignments is exclusively open to individuals residing in Slovakia, with stateless, refugee or similar protective status, including Temporary Protection;
• Official document as a proof of refugee status is mandatory to submit. The applicant with abovementioned refugee status should submit the official document as a proof of refugee status before and/or during the interview. The applications without the respective document will not be considered for this assignment.
• Bachelor is an advantage

Advertiser

Brief description of the company

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. UNV works with UN partner entities to integrate qualified, highly motivated, and well-supported UN Volunteers into development programming. In the face of the crisis unfolding in Ukraine, with millions of Ukrainians impacted and displaced, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is recruiting UN Volunteers to serve with United Nations partners on their emergency response in Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, and Slovakia.

Contact

Contact person: Bc. Viktória Granecová
Tel.:+-=KONTAKT=-
E-mail:
ID:4419798Dátum zverejnenia:7.9.-=KONTAKT=-lokalita:BratislavaPozícia:Lawyer,PsychologistSpoločnosť:United Nations VolunteersZákladná zložka mzdy (brutto):1 070 EUR/month

Počet videní: 5
Ponúkaná mzda: 1070 EUR
Inzerent:United Nations Volunteers
Zverejnené dňa:2022-09-07 (25 dní)
Zverejnené pre lokality:Slovensko Bratislavský kraj Bratislava
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