Detention Monitor - Beirut


Full Time

  • Deadline for Applications: 24th April 2020
  • Job DESCRIPTION: Conduct regular monitoring visits to designated prisons and detention centers

    Maintain effective relations with designated prisons and detention centers officials

    Meet and interact with imprisoned and detained refugees in groups or individually

    Collect monthly updated lists of prisoners and detainees to be shared with project management

    Capture newly detained PoCs and conduct needs assessment and pre-screening of vulnerabilities in order to refer for adequate services and to prevent refoulement prioritizing minors and people with disabilities.

    Monitor conditions, procedures and treatment in detention to identify and report on violations such as arbitrary detention, mistreatment and torture, unfair trial process and no access to available services within detention.

    Ensure early identification and intervention in case of children’s arrests and early access to legal aid for release/transfer of children from initial detention locations i.e. police stations/justice palaces to suitable facilities

    Prioritize and conduct professional child protection case Management services for children in detention and provision of psychosocial support, monitoring, and follow-up, including family tracing and/or support to maintain family links when needed and in the best interests of the child;

    Maintain regular communication mechanisms with UNHCR detention focal points in the designated areas

    Follow and operate an effective and interactive referral mechanism on different levels: referrals within the project for different units, referrals to UNHCR focal points, or referrals to other entities based on needs.

    Report on all of the above aspects in a detailed and organized approach to the designated official within the program team and based on the regularity set by the program management.

    Attend and effectively participate in the Protection working groups led by UNHCR in the designated area of operation
  • Job Qualifications: Job Qualifications A university degree in psychology, sociology, Law, Political Sciences, or related field, with demonstrated experience in social work, protection and child protection, detention aspects and human and refugees’ rights. Minimum 5 years work and practical experience in protection and child protection related activities and social work. Computer, Microsoft office and English language skills is a must Demonstrated Knowledge of UNHCR's mandate, programs and activities as well as values and principles. Excellent reporting skills in protection and monitoring including detection of cases for referrals for protection, legal or health assistance Strong personality and ability to create networks and establish relations within the prisons and detention sector in designated areas is essential Knowledge about detention legal procedures is an added value but not a must Acquisition of a driving license and clean criminal record is a must