Registration Assistant, Kaoma, Zambia

Closing date: Monday, 3 October 2016

Education & Work Experience: G-Bachelor's Level Degree - 1 year(s) experience
Vacancy Type
National Regular UN Volunteer
Posting Type
Bureau: United Nations Volunteers
Contract Duration: 1 year with possibility of extension
The on-going project aims to strengthen various areas of refugee protection in the Mayukwayukwa settlement, working hand-in-hand with the implementing and operational partners. The key areas of intervention include Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV)/child protection, as well as strengthening of community protection mechanisms, to name, but a few.
The Registration Assistant is expected to coordinate quality, gender-responsive, timely and effective protection responses to the needs of populations of concern and identify oppor-tunities to mainstream protection methodologies and integrate protection safeguards in opera-tional responses in all sectors. S/he contributes to designing an annual comprehensive pro-tection strategy and liaises externally with authorities and partners on protection doctrine and policy, as guided by the supervisor.
The incumbent will work closely with the Head of Field Office, Kaoma, while benefiting from the technical guidance of the Protection Unit of Lusaka Representation Office. The UNV, under the direction of the supervisor, will be required to li-aise with and provide training and coaching to Implementing Partners and other relevant part-ners that are involved in the activities of the Mayukwayukwa Settlement. The position, there-fore, will require training functions as well as coordination.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Head of Field Office, the UN Volunteer will under-take the following tasks
  • Meet regularly with the diverse segments of the refugee community and their leaders to monitor the protection environment and gaps;
  • Provide regular assessments and analyses to the Field Office on the above, with rec-ommendations and plans for intervention;
  • Alert the Field Office on high-risk protection issues requiring immediate remedies;
  • Liaise regularly with the Implementing Partners and local government offices to moni-tor provision of refugee protection, including;
  • Identifying unaccompanied and separated minors, take part in the Best Interest Determination and ensuring that the SOPs are followed;
  • Assisting the FO Protection Unit in its work with the partners to strengthen the SGBV prevention and response mechanisms, including monitoring of compli-ance with the SOP.
  • Through hands-on capacity development exercises, support UNHCR's efforts to build Implementing Partners' ability to conduct social counseling and other protection inter-ventions;
  • Assist the Protection unit in individual case management and referrals; i.e. to conduct protection assessments and counseling for individual cases as required; maintain ap-propriate filing records; and coordinate with community services and resettlement units for recommendations and provision of comprehensive assistance;
  • Monitor the updating of food distributions eligibility list by ensuring that the persons with Specific Needs are accurately identified by partners in accordance with the crite-ria and coordinate with the Programme Unit in monitoring their access to the monthly rations;
  • Provide monitoring to assess the functioning of the mobile court in the camp and en-sure that regular reports are available on the hearings;
  • Assist in monitoring of detention situationS, with regular visits to prison facilities;
  • Assist in the planning and organization of special events related to the field of protec-tion, including facilitation of mission visits;
  • Contribute to the Protection Unit's strategy in community development and mobiliza-tion, strengthening community awareness on rights and obligations; and
  • Perform any other duty as required.

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