Assistant Protection Officer

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  • Secteur d'activité Fonction publique, Administration
  • Date d'expiration 22 Mars 2018
  • Nombre de postes 01 poste ouvert
  • Niveau de poste Confirmé / Expérimenté

The Representative of the United Nations High Commisionner for Refugees in the Republic of Algeria is announcing the following vacancy:

 1.      Position Title           : Assistant Protection Officer

2.      Number  of Poition : 01

3.      Position Numbers    : 10016760

4.      Position Grade         : NO-A

5.      Contract Type          : Fixed Term Appointment.

6.      Duration of contract: 1 year with possibility of renewal

7.      Duty Station             : Algiers – Algeria

8.      Starting Date            : 21 January 2018

9.      Deadline for Applications : 03 February 2018


Under the overall supervision of the Senior Protection Officer the incumbent will assume the below tasks:



  • 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.
  • Assist in providing comments on existing and draft legislation related to persons of concern.  
  • Provide legal advice and guidance on protection issues to persons of concern; liaise with competent authorities to ensure the issuance of personal and other relevant documentation.
  • Conduct eligibility and status determination for persons of concern in compliance with UNHCR procedural standards and international protection principles. 
  • Promote and contribute to measures to identify, prevent and reduce statelessness.
  • Contribute to a country-level child protection plan as part of the protection strategy.
  • Contribute to a country-level education plan as part of the protection strategy.
  • Provide inputs for the development of global / regional international protection policies and standards.
  • Implement and monitor Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all protection/solutions activities.
  • Manage individual protection cases including those on SGBV and child protection. Monitor, and intervene in cases of refoulement, expulsion and other protection incidents.
  • Assess needs for Promote and find durable solutions for the largest possible number of persons of concern through voluntary repatriation, local integration and where appropriate, resettlement.
  • Assess resettlement needs and apply priorities for the resettlement of individuals and groups of refugees and other persons of concern.
  • Contribute to the design, implementation and evaluation of protection related AGD based programming with implementing and operational partners.
  • Contribute to and facilitate a programme of results-based advocacy with sectorial and/or cluster partners.
  • Contribute to and facilitate effective information management through the provision of disaggregated data on populations of concern and their problems. 
  • Contribute to capacity-building initiatives for communities and individuals to assert their rights.
  • Participate in initiatives to capacitate authorities, relevant institutions and NGOs to strengthen national protection related legislation and procedures.
  • Intervene with authorities on protection issues.
  • Decide priorities for reception, interviewing and counselling for groups or individuals.
  • Enforce compliance of staff and 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.
  • Recommend and prepare payments to individual cases.



  • Essential Minimum Qualifications and Professional experience required
  • Education: Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) in Law, International Law, political Sciences or related field.
  • Job Experience: Minimum 2 years relevant professional experience.
  • Excellent knowledge of French, English and Arabic.

 Desirable Qualification & Competencies:

  • Diverse field experience desirable.
  • Good IT skills including database management skills.
  • Completion of the Protection Learning Programme, RSD- Resettlement Learning Programme.



To be acceptable, applications must include:

  • A cover letter which indicates both position and vacancy annoucement numbers.
  • P11 (personal History Form) form duly filled and signed (please click on the button “POSTULER” to download the P11 form)


Applications must be submitted to the following email address:



  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted to sit for a written test.
  • Applications without a cover letter and P11 Form will not be considred.
  • UNHCR is committed to ensuring gender equality and diversity: female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


Assistant Protection Officer

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