Job Title: Protection Associate (CP/SGBV) - Maternity Replacement Vacancy Notice: VN 31/2019 Position Number PN - 10028464
Location: Rome, Italy Position Grade: General Service, G6 Closing Date: 2019-07-21
Organizational Context

The Protection Associate(CP/SGBV) (Child Protection/Sexual and Gender-Based Violence) normally reports to Associate Protection Officer (CP/SGBV) or the Protection Officer.  He/she 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.


The Protection Associate(CP/SGBV) is expected to coordinate quality, timely and effective protection responses to the needs of populations of concern (children, women, survivors ofSGBV, including men and boys) and identify opportunities to mainstream CP/SGBV protection methodologies and integrate protection safeguards in operational responses in all sectors.  He/she contributes to designing a comprehensive protection strategy and liaises externally with authorities and partners on protection doctrine and policy as guided by the supervisor.


The Protection Associate (CP/SGBV) also ensures that persons of concern under area of responsibility are involved with the Office inmaking decisions that affect them, whether in accessing their rights or inidentifying appropriate solutions to their problems. To achieve this, the incumbent will need to build and maintain effective interfaces with communities of concern, local authorities and protection and assistance partners.



- The protection of population of concern is met through the application of International and National Law, relevant UN/UNHCR protection standards and IASC principles; 

- CP/SGBV activities are guided by the UNHCR country protection strategy;

- The participation of persons of concern is facilitated through continuous assessment and evaluation using participatory, rights and community based approaches;

- CP/SGBV incidents are immediately identified and reported.


- 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; 

- Provide advice on CP/SGBV issues to persons of concern;

- Liaise with competent authorities to ensure the issuance of personal and otherrelevant documentation; 

- Monitor Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all CP/SBGV activities; 

- Manage individual SGBV and child protection cases;

- Assist in identifying durable solutions for the largest possible number of persons of concern through voluntary repatriation, local integration and where appropriate, resettlement;

- Contribute to effective information managementthrough the provision of disaggregated data on populations of concern and theirproblems;

- Participate in initiatives to capacitate authorities, relevant institutions and NGOs to strengthen national protection related legislation and procedures.

Regular CP/SGBV activities that need to be followed up may include:

- Assist in family reunification requests;

- Monitor movement from camps to urban areas, particularly for UASC (Unaccompanied and Separated Children) and cases of family reunification;

- Improve access to documentation, including civil registry matters;

- Ensure protection monitoring;

- Establish protection monitoring network, including through development of protection incident monitoring;

- Follow-up on education and development ofself-reliance opportunities.

- Follow-up on child Protection cases, including family reunification cases, alternative care arrangements, BIA/BID processes, including referrals (in accordance with SOPs).

- Monitor of CP/SGBV UNHCR partners.


- Prioritize persons of concern for interview, counselling and porpose protection support for individual cases;

- Enforce compliance of local implementing partners with global protection policies and standards of professional integrity in the delivery of protection services;

- Enforce compliance with, and integrity of, all protection standard operating for CP/SGBV.

Minimum Qualification and Professional Experience Required


Completion of Secondary school. Additional certificate/training in International Law, Political Science or related field is required.

Job experience relevant to the function: 6 years.

Fluency in English and Italian.


Good computer skills.

Completed Protection Learning Programme

Other information

Candidates must have the right to work in Italy.

To apply, please download the Personal History Form (PHF) and Supplementary Sheet at: Then sign up/login andcomplete the online application form.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for theassessment.

Shortlisted candidates will be assessed through a written test and an oral interview.




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