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Protection Assistant

Mauritania (Mauritania)

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Mauritania (Mauritania)
  • Grade: Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
  • Closing Date: 2021-10-22

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Mission and objectives



Volontaire ONU National

Task description

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Protection Officer or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer will: • Provide daily protection ‘on-call at the UNHCR reception and registration center. Implement mechanisms for the identification, documentation, referral and care of people with specific needs such as women at risk, the elderly, children at risk, single-parent families, victims of violence and people living with a disability. • Consistently apply International and National Law and applicable UN/UNHCR and IASC policy, standards and codes of conduct. • Observe and respect protection related Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). • Protection activities are guided by the UNHCR country protection strategy • Provide functional and administrative support in all protection related 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 reports, routine correspondence, updating relevant databases and compiling statistics within the Area of Responsibility (AoR). • Select PoC for preliminary interviews and decide which relevant information to share. • Enforce integrity in the delivery of protection services. • Perform other related duties as required.

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