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Individual Consultant Protection Associate

Postulaciones: 27/9/2022 - 10/10/2022

Profesiones sugeridas: Administrador/a Público/a, Administrador/a de Empresas, Antropólogo/a, Cientista Político, Ingeniería Comercial, Magíster en Gobierno y Gerencia Pública, Sociología, Trabajador/a Social

Áreas de conocimiento: Estudios e investigaciones, Diseño de proyectos, Ejecución de proyectos

Experiencia: 1 a 3 Años

Renta: CLP 1.500.000


Santiago (Chile)






Propósito del cargo

The Protection Associate is expected to coordinate quality, timely and effective protection responses to the needs of populations of concern and identify opportunities to mainstream protection methodologies and integrate protection safeguards in operational responses


The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country.

The Protection Associate normally reports to the Protection Officer. The incumbent 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.


  • 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 PoC.

  • Provide advice on protection issues to PoC; liaise with competent authorities to ensure the issuance of personal and other relevant documentation.

  • Assist in conducting eligibility and status determination for PoC.

  • 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.

  • Monitor Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all protection/solutions activities.

  • Assist in identifying durable solutions for the largest possible number of PoC through

    voluntary repatriation, local integration and where appropriate, resettlement.

  • Contribute to the design, implementation and evaluation of protection related AGD

    based programming with implementing and operational partners.

  • Perform other related duties as required

Perfil buscado

  • 3 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 2 years relevant work

experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher Certificates and/or Licenses on

International Law, Political Science or other related field

  • Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.

Características que suman puntos

  • Experience working with refugees and/or people of concern to UNHCR will be

considered an asset, as well as knowledge on protection issues, international human

rights and international refugee law

Fecha estimada de incorporación al cargo