Salary range: Confidential | Contract type: Temporary
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RefugePoint was founded in 2005 to provide lasting solutions for the world’s most vulnerable refugees. We work to fill the critical and unmet needs of people affected by war and conflict who have fallen through the net of humanitarian assistance, in particular women, children, and urban refugees.
As part of the UNHCR-RefugePoint Collaboration Project, the Child Protection Expert (hereinafter “Expert”) provides direct support to UNHCR through temporary deployments to UNHCR offices throughout Africa. Assigned to one or more specific duty station(s) over the course of the contract, the Expert is considered an “Expert on Mission” to UNHCR tasked with enhancing local refugee child protection capacity, in particular as it relates to Best Interests Assessments (BIAs) and Best Interests Determinations (BIDs). On most assignments, the Expert’s core responsibility is to provide direct casework support to UNHCR by conducting BIDs/BIAs for Unaccompanied and Separated Children (UASC). Depending on the needs of the assigned duty station(s), the Expert may also assist in child protection case management activities and capacity building through training, mentoring, and other activities such as monitoring and evaluating existing child protection systems. In addition, the Expert contributes to the logistical planning and execution of child protection deployments and maintains regular operational and administrative communication with RefugePoint’s Nairobi and Headquarters offices during all stages of deployments.