Job Title Protection Associate (CP/SGBV)
Type Internal/External
Type Of Contract Fixed Term

Vacancy Notice JO/VA/2019/116
Position Number 10032788
Number Of Vacancies 1
Location Amman,Jordan
Position Grade General Service
Closing Date 2019-12-10
Organizational Context
The Protection Associate (CP/SGBV) (Child Protection/Sexual and Gender-Based Violence) normally reports to Associate Protection Officer (CP/SGBV) or the Protection Officer.  He/she monitors protection standards, operational procedures and practices in protection delivery in line with international standards and provides functional protection support to information management and programme staff. 

The Protection Associate (CP/SGBV) is expected to coordinate quality, timely and effective protection responses to the needs of populations of concern (children, women, survivors of SGBV, including men and boys) and identify opportunities to mainstream CP/SGBV protection methodologies and integrate protection safeguards in operational responses in all sectors.  He/she 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 (CP/SGBV) also ensures that persons of concern under area of responsibility are involved with the Office 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. 
Functional Statement
Accountability (key results that will be achieved)

- The protection of populations of concern is met through the application of International and National Law, relevant UN/UNHCR protection standards and IASC principles.
- CP/SGBV activities are guided by the UNHCR country protection strategy.
- The participation of persons of concern is facilitated through continuous assessment and evaluation using participatory, rights and community-based approaches.
- CP/SGBV incidents are immediately identified and reported.

Responsibility (process and functions undertaken to achieve results)

- Stay abreast of political, social, economic and cultural developments that have an impact on the protection environment.
- Consistently apply International and National Law and applicable UN/UNHCR and IASC policy, standards and codes of conduct. 
- Provide advice on CP/SGBV issues to persons of concern; liaise with competent authorities to ensure the issuance of personal and other relevant documentation. 
- Monitor Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all CP/SGBV activities.
- Manage individual SGBV and child protection cases. 
- Assist in identifying durable solutions for the largest possible number of persons of concern through voluntary repatriation, local integration and where appropriate, resettlement.
- Contribute to effective information management through the provision of disaggregated data on populations of concern and their problems. 
- Participate in initiatives to capacitate authorities, relevant institutions and NGOs to strengthen national protection related legislation and procedures.
- Regular CP/SGBV activities that need to be followed up may include:
- Assist in family reunification requests.
- Monitor movement from camps to urban areas, particularly for UASC (Unaccompanied and Separated Children) and cases of family reunification.
- Monitor issues of child recruitment, and identification of potential MRM cases for referral to UNICEF MRM monitors.
- Improve access to documentation, including civil registry matters.
- Ensure protection monitoring.
- Establish protection monitoring network, including through development of protection incident monitoring.
- Follow-up on education and development of self-reliance opportunities. 
Follow-up on child Protection cases, including family reunification cases, alternative care arrangements, BIA/BID processes, including referrals (in accordance with SOPs). 
- Monitor of CP/SGBV UNHCR partners.

Authority (decisions made in executing responsibilities and to achieve results)

- Prioritize persons of concern for interview, counselling and propose protection support for individual cases.
- Enforce compliance of local implementing partners with global protection policies and standards of professional integrity in the delivery of protection services.
- Enforce compliance with, and integrity of, all protection standard operating procedures for CP/SGBV.  
Required Competencies
Required Competencies: 
Managerial Competencies

- Judgement and Decision Making

- Analytical Thinking
- Stakeholder Management
Essential Minimum Qualifications and Professional Experience
Essential Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

- Education: completion of secondary school. Additional certificate/training in International Law, Political Science or related field is required.
- Job experience relevant to the function: 6 years.
- Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language.
Desirable qualifications & competencies
Desirable Qualifications & Competencies:

- Good computer skills.
- Completed Protection Learning Programme.
Operational Context
The ongoing conflict in Syria remains the largest displacement crisis. The scale of the humanitarian emergency has worsened as the country has moved through eight years of war.  Now, in its ninth year of instability, while conflict is limited to particular areas, overall the situation across Syria remains precarious. Host countries, like Jordan, are struggling to maintain social and economic stability; over 85% of Syrians live below the national poverty line. Despite the growing needs, many are instead facing potential cuts to services because of a lack of funding. Resettlement options have greatly reduced in 2018 and 2019, meaning pressure on key services, such as cash assistance and health. There are 757,750 refugees registered with UNHCR Jordan as of April 2019. The majority of these are Syrian. While 16 per cent of Syrians are registered in the camps, most of the Syrian refugees live in urban areas. Over 80% of out of camp refugees remain below the national poverty line of ($100) per capita per month. This results in considerable hardship in meeting daily needs & accessing adequate shelter, food, healthcare & education.  Those residing in the camps of Zaatari, Azraq & the Emirati Jordanian camp receive multi-sectoral assistance from a variety of agencies; the potential for diminished funding over time however threatens the maintenance of minimum standards across key sectors in the medium term. The Kingdom is also home to 56 nationalities of refugees other than Syrian, predominantly Iraqi, Yemeni, and Sudanese & Somali, all of whom live in urban areas. UNHCR Jordan operation is complex, dynamic & innovative. The operation moves at high speed & requires regular adaptability & flexibility. In the camps of Zaatari and Azraq, UNHCR is involved in a range of activities & services, including camp coordination, protection & outreach, community services, livelihoods, shelter & energy.  In urban areas, support is mainly in the form of monthly cash assistance, with UNHCR Jordan maintaining one of the largest & most innovative cash-based intervention programmes in the world, as well as access to healthcare, community support & protection activities in collaboration with the Government of Jordan. Overall, the operation is large and still maintains a high degree of visibility, thus it still experiences an extremely high number of visitors, including over 250 high level visits in 2018 alone, including increasing interest from the Gulf and private sector. 

The Protection Associate reports to the Senior protection associate or the associate protection officer. He/she will provide technical guidance to SGBV case managers as well as monitor SGBV programming of partners to ensure procedures are in line with SGBV standards. S/he will provide case management services to marginalized refugees at heightened risks of SGBV as well as other complex SGBV cases. In addition, he/she will provide capacity building activities on SGBV and working with marginalized refugees to UNHCR staff and partners. He/she will provide analytical reports and complete any other task required by the SGBV unit.  
The protection associate will need to have a sound knowledge of Global SGBV case management guidelines as well as key SGBV prevention tools (i.e. EMAP, SASA). He/she will also need to have excellent facilitation skills.  Background in social work and experience working with marginalized groups at heightened risks of SGBV preferred. 
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The UNHCR workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. UNHCR seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term "sexual exploitation" means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term "sexual abuse" means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term "sexual harassment" means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator's working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.