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Vacancy - UNHCR - Protection Assistant

 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 12:00 pm    Post subject: Vacancy - UNHCR - Protection Assistant Reply with quote



The London Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is seeking to fill the following vacancy:

Protection Assistant (GL6)

The position is an opportunity to contribute to UNHCR’s legal protection function in the United Kingdom. The Protection Assistant will work within the UNHCR Quality Initiative Project, assisting in the implementation of UNHCR’s oversight and training functions within the Home Office.

Salary: approximately £31,320 gross depending on experience.



Job Description

The successful candidate will be expected to:

• Assess the quality of decisions and substantive asylum interviews, focus on methodology and provide feedback.
• Provide training on principles of refugee law.
• Prepare and, where appropriate, present briefings for various external actors including Civil Society, Parliament, and media.
• Contribute to capacity building activities through the provision of substantive comment and advice on proposed revisions to asylum procedures, training programmes and RSD Guidelines, and where appropriate, deliver training.
• Draft reports on the progress of the Project.
• Remain abreast of developments in international refugee law and subsidiary forms of protection, as well as domestic developments in asylum policy, including UK jurisprudence.
• Assume any other legal/protection responsibilities that may be assigned by the Deputy Representative and or Legal Officer.

How to Apply

A written application form (P.11), available at http://www.un.org.pk/iych/p11.doc, and covering letter is required and should be sent to: Human Resources, UNHCR, Strand Bridge House, 138-142 Strand, London WC2R 1HH.

Closing date for applications: 15:00 on Friday 27 April 2007.

Please note applications will not be accepted by email.

UNHCR has a policy of gender equity and equal opportunities. Recruitment is without distinction of race, sex or creed, and on a competitive basis. Candidates are required to be legally entitled to reside and work in the UK. Due to the nature of the position, candidates will have to have uninterrupted legal residence in the United Kingdom over the last 3 years. Acknowledgements will only be sent to short-listed candidates under serious consideration who will be required to demonstrate appropriate technical skills.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

*bump*
cos this is a great job i think! Very Happy
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