United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
5 hari yang lepas
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Title ASSISTANT PROTECTION OFFICER STATELESSNESS LIAISON Post No STAT 001 19 Grade NOA Language Fluency in English and Bahasa Malaysia Effective Date As soon as possible Duration Until 31 December 2019 with a likely extension until 31 December 2020 based on satisfactory performance Location UNHCR Branch Office in Kuala Lumpur Salary approximately min MYR 7 890 00 nett per month NOA UNOPS General background The Assistant Protection Officer reports to the Representative The incumbent has supervisory responsibility for protection staff He she is expected to take on two areas of work which are interlinked Namely to lead and develop strategies to establish and maintain relationships with the Malaysian Government and Parliamentarians on matters related to refugees asylum-

seekers and stateless persons in Malaysia and to drive forward the statelessness work around prevention and response to statelessness in Malaysia He she monitors protection standards developments in Malaysian policy and law in areas relevant to UNHCRs mandate The Assistant Protection Officer is expected to coordinate quality timely and effective responses to queries from Government and other stakeholders He she develops and organises training for external stakeholders He she will build close relationships and liaises externally with authorities and partners on protection doctrine and policy as guided by the supervisor as well as to contribute to designing a comprehensive engagement and advocacy strategy The incumbent will be working with partners on statelessness and select individual statelessness cases which need well-

thought through and consulted interventions This requires a strong knowledge of national and international legislation and administrative rules as well as an ability to analyse and translate legal norms into action and advocacy The incumbent must possess strong drafting communication advocacy and analytical skills with the ability to work independently and make sound and balanced decisions and interventions The incumbent should also demonstrate the ability to work in a multifunctional team to achieve shared goals and optimize results Duties and Responsibilities Consistently apply International and National Law and applicable UN UNHCR and IASC policy standards and codes of conduct Stay abreast of political social economic and cultural developments that have an impact on the protection environment in Malaysia Monitor and analyse contextual information in order to identify priority matters capitalizing on and disseminating documentation and information to support country operations Identify key actors for the purposes of developing and maintaining engagement strategy Establish and maintain relationships with Government stakeholders Parliamentarians UN Agencies embassies and other stakeholders in order to promote implement UNHCRs objectives and activities Assist with drafting of policy papers as required by the office Coordinate and draft key advocacy messages responses to queries situation reports briefing notes background material talking points fact sheets press releases and articles Design and organise trainings workshops and briefings for external stakeholders Provide comments on existing and draft legislation related to persons of concern Manage individual protection cases involving persons who are stateless or at risk of being stateless Develop statelessness strategy of the operation in line with annual planning exercise Plan monitor and implement budget and country operations plan relevant to functions of unit Contribute to measures to identify prevent and reduce statelessness Contribute to effective information management through the provision of disaggregated data on populations of concern and their problems Participate in initiatives to capacitate authorities relevant institutions and NGOs to strengthen national protection related legislation and procedures Perform other related duties as required MANAGERIAL COMPETENCIES Judgement and Decision MakingManaging PerformanceEmpowering and Building TrustLeadership CROSS-

FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES Analytical ThinkingPlanning and OrganizingPolitical Awareness ESSENTIAL MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED Education University degree in Political Sciences International Relations Law or other related field Graduate degree equivalent of a Masters or Doctorate degree equivalent of a PhD may also be accepted Job experience Minimum 1 year previous work experience relevant to the function Strong drafting skillsFluency in written and spoken English and local language Bahasa MalaysiaStrong knowledge of local institutions is essential DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS COMPETENCIES Diverse field experience desirable Good IT skills including database management skills Completed RSD-

Resettlement LP and or Protection Learning Programme Knowledge of additional UN languages THIS POST IS OPEN TO EXTERNAL CANDIDATES HOWEVER PRIORITY CONSIDERATION WILL BE GIVEN TO INTERNAL CANDIDATES Applications All candidates must have substantial knowledge of local conditions Proficiency in English and Bahasa Malaysia There will be written test for this job opening Candidates MUST include a recent curriculum vitae or UN Personnel History Form P 11 with their application without which their candidature will not be reviewed Applications in writing are to indicate the VN number and the post title on the envelope and to be addressed to the Admin Finance Officer UNHCR Kuala Lumpur P O Box 10185 50706 Kuala Lumpur Any decision to withdraw an application must be submitted in the same manner IMPORTANT CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS 23 October 2019 Applications reaching the UNHCR Kuala Lumpur after the closing date will not be accepted

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