United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Title SENIOR PROTECTION ASSOCIATE Post No STAT 002 19 Grade GL 7 UNOPS Contract 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 6 797 00 nett per month GL7 UNOPS General background The Senior Protection Associate reports to the Assistant Protection Officer He she is expected to take on two areas of work which are interlinked Namely to assist with establishing and maintaining relationships with the Malaysian Government and Parliamentarians on matters related to refugees asylum-

seekers and stateless persons in Malaysia and to support 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 and provides functional protection support to information management and programme staff The Senior Protection Associate is expected to coordinate quality timely and effective responses to queries from Government and other stakeholders He she contributes to developing and organizing training for external stakeholders He she contributes to designing a comprehensive engagement advocacy strategy and support the liaison externally with authorities and partners on protection doctrine and policy as guided by the supervisor 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 assist in identifying priority matters capitalizing on and disseminating documentation and information to support country operations Contribute to the design and facilitation of trainings workshops and briefings for external stakeholders Assist in maintaining relationships and coordinating activities with Government stakeholders Parliamentarians UN Agencies embassies and other stakeholders in order to promote implement UNHCRs objectives and activities Assist with coordination drafting of key advocacy messages responses to queries situation reports briefing notes background material talking points fact sheets press releases and articles Manage individual protection cases involving persons who are stateless or at risk of being stateless 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 Making CROSS-

FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES Analytical ThinkingPlanning and OrganizingPolitical Awareness ESSENTIAL MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED Education Completion of Secondary School Certificate training in International Law Political Science or related field is required Job experience relevant to the function 11 yearsPreferred those with degree in the same discipline with less years of experienceStrong 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 ccepted

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