Assistant Community-Based Protection Officer – UNHCR

Duties:
Be fully informed about community structures and the protection and security situation of the PoC and develop strong links with a cross-section of members of refugee/IDP/stateless communities, using an AGD approach.
Through relationships with PoC and network of partners stay abreast of political, social, economic and cultural developments that have an impact on the protection environment and provide advice to senior management.
Ensure that the perspectives, capacities, needs and resources of the PoC are reflected in the protection strategy, planning processes and operations plan addressing the specific protection needs of women and men, children, youth and older persons, persons with disabilities, and marginalized groups.
Support a consultative process with government counterparts at local levels, partners and PoC to develop and implement integrated strategies that address the key protection priorities, including, for example, child protection, education and SGBV, and solutions approaches.
Provide technical guidance and support to UNHCR and partners and implement and oversee Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) on all community-based protection related issues.
Support the design, implementation and evaluation of protection centred and solutions oriented programming with implementing and operational partners guaranteeing that community-owned activities are integrated.
Support communities in establishing representation and coordination structures,
Promote confidence building and conflict resolution among PoC, authorities and host communities.
Maintain protection presence through regular field missions and reports, making direct contact with PoC, host communities, local authorities and partners. In operations applying the humanitarian cluster system, contribute to the development of an AGD-compliant strategy on which the response of the Protection Cluster is grounded and covers all assessed and prioritized protection needs of the affected populations.
Support the Operation’s work to fully integrate the protection strategy into the Country Operations Plan, the UN Development and Assistance Framework (UNDAF), the Humanitarian Country Team’s common humanitarian action plan where applicable.
Contribute to the Protection team’s information management component which: provides disaggregated data on PoC and their problems; researches, collects and disseminates relevant protection information and good practices to enhance protection delivery and provide technical advice if necessary,
Support the inclusion of participatory, community-based protection and AGD approaches in strategies and plans in the Country Operation.
Support community understanding of UNHCR’s commitment to deliver on accountability and quality assurance in its response.
Support PoC to develop structures that enhance their participation and protection.
Contribute to the design of project submissions and the budget for endorsement by the supervisor.
Intervene with authorities on community-based protection issues.
Negotiate with local counterparts, partners and PoC.
Perform other related duties as required.

Education and Professional Work Experience
1-year relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or no experience with Graduate degree; or no experience with Doctorate degree
Educational background in International Development, Cultural Studies, Human Rights, International Social Work, Social Science, Political Science, Anthropology, International Law or other relevant field.
Relevant Job Experience Essential
Some professional working experience in the areas of community services, social work (e.g., gender, SGBV programs, women’s empowerment and protection, work with refugees) or/and human rights or related tasks in government, NG0 or international organization.

Desirable
Proven communication skills, both oral and written. Demonstrated knowledge of community communication and engagement approaches. Understanding of and demonstrated competencies in forced displacement and protection, particularly SGBV prevention and response, child protection, education, gender equality, and the application of the Age, Gender and Diversity Policy.

Functional Skills
PR-Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD
PR-Community Services-Communication/Development/Organization
PR-Community Services-Social Work/Counselling
PR-Community-based Protection
IT-Computer Literacy
DM-Database Management
PR-Gender Equality
PR-Refugee Protection Principles and Framework
PR-Refugee Women issues
PR-Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) Prevention and Response
PR-Experience in Forced Displacement situations
EX-Experience with Inter/Non-Governmental Organization (INGO/NGO)
EX-Field experience
PR-Child Protection Prevention and Response Language Requirements
Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language

Core Competencies
Accountability
Communication
Organizational Awareness
Teamwork & Collaboration
Commitment to Continuous Learning
Client & Result Orientation
Managerial Competencies
Judgement and Decision Making
Managing Resources
Cross-Functional Competencies
Stakeholder Management
Planning and Organizing
Political Awareness

Method of Application
Interested candidates should express their interest by completing the Personal History Form and the Supplementary form if needed in full which can be found on the link bellow, (UNHCR_Personal_History_Form) (UNHCR Supplementary Form)
Please bear in mind that submission of the Personal History Form which is not signed may render that applicant ineligible for consideration, Please quote the Vacancy Notice Number and Position title.
Due to the volume of applications only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates will be required to sit for a written test followed by oral interview,

Qualified female candidates and candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The Expression of Interest for the position should sent by email to:
The Head of Field Office
UNHCR Field Office, Kasulu
Email: tanksva@unhcr.org
The deadline for submitting the application is September 30, 2020

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