UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES (UNHCR)
INTERNAL / EXTERNAL VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
Vacancy Notice No. VN/ROMBU
Title of Post: Protection Assistant
Category/grade: General Service, G4
Type of contract: Fixed-term appointment
Location: Bucharest, Romania
Date of Issue: 10 July 2019
Effective date of assignment: 2 September 2019
Closing Date: 24 July 2019
Operational Context:(include details here on the “ideal” candidate – both in terms of soft skills, as well as technical/functional skills etc).
The candidate should have relevant experience in asylum procedure, law and policy, integration, protection and assistance to persons of concern to UNHCR. Knowledge of and experience in information management tools and resources for developing of border, reception, detention and integration monitoring would be an important asset. Demonstrated awareness of the political and operational challenges which may impact the normal project delivery is needed. S/he is needed to have a sound demonstrated skills in dealing with authorities and other stakeholders in the operation. The candidate should have previous experience in working under stressful environment.
Accountability (key results that will be achieved)
Responsibility (process and functions undertaken to achieve results)
Authority (decisions made in executing responsibilities and to achieve results)
Essential Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
Desirable Qualifications & Competencies:
Internal candidates: Interested staff members should consult the Policy and Procedures on Assignments of Locally recruited Staff (IOM/49-FOMdated 15 JuneIf you have questions regarding your eligibility, you may also contact the HR Unit.
An applicant who has internal status is a staff member holding an indefinite or fixed-term appointment in any duty station in the country. Former UNHCR General Service staff members, having held an indefinite or fixed-term appointment for an uninterrupted period of at least one year may apply for internally advertised vacancies at their previous grade or equivalent or one grade above, if the seniority requirements are met, for a period of two years following separation (if such criteria are not met, former staff members can still apply as external candidates).
External candidates: External candidates must meet the essential minimum requirements of the position and candidates not citizens of the country must comply with all eligibility requirements for employment in line with the prevailing legislative prerequisites in the country.
Remuneration:A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. For information on UN salaries, allowances and benefits, please visit the portal of the International Civil Service Commission at: Submission of Applications:
If you wish to be considered for this vacancy, please submit your letter of motivation, updated factsheet (for internals), signed Personal History Form (for externals) by e-mail clearly stating the position title, vacancy notice number and your Last Name in the subject line to: by the closing date.
The Personal History Form and the Supplementary Sheet can be downloaded from here:
No late applications will be accepted. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates may be required to sit for a written test and/or oral interview. UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing or any other fees).
UNHCR strongly encourages qualified female applicants for this position. UNHCR seeks to ensure that male and female employees are given equal career opportunities. UNHCR is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.
 Completed and relevant university education can count as maximum 50% of the required years of work experience.