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Senior Community Based Protection AssistantUnited Nations High Commissioner For Refugees (UNHCR)

This is a Full-time position in Uganda posted November 19, 2020.

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Job Title Senior Community Based Protection Assistant
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Organisation United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees UNHCR
Duty Station Uganda
Vacancy Notice Internal/ External Vacancy Notice 020/2020
Position Number 10022067
Position Grade GS-5
About US
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was
established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly.
UNHCR’s mandate under the Statute of the Office of the United Nations High
Commissioner for Refugees is to lead and co-ordinate action for international
protection to refugees; seek permanent solutions for the problems of refugees
and safeguard refugee rights and well-being. UNHCR has an additional mandate
concerning issues of statelessness, as it is given a designated role under
Article 11 of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.
Job Summary The Senior Protection Assistant Community-Based is a member
of the Protection Unit in a Country Operation and may report to the Protection
Officer, Protection Officer Community-Based, or another more senior staff
member in the Protection Unit. Under the overall direction of the Protection
Unit, and in coordination with other UNHCR staff, government, NGO partners and
other stakeholders, the Senior Protection Assistant Community-Based works
directly with communities of concern to identify the risks they face and to
leverage their capacities to protect themselves, their families and
communities. The incumbent may have direct supervisory responsibility for part
of the protection and/or support staff and supports the application of
community-based protection standards, operational procedures and practices in
community-based protection delivery at the field level. To fulfil this role
the Senior Protection Assistant Community-Based is required to spend a
substantial percentage of her/his time working outside the office, building
and maintaining networks within communities of persons of concern. The
development and maintenance of constructive relationships with persons of
concern that measurably impact and enhance protection planning, programming
and results forms the core of the work of the Senior Protection Assistant
Community-Based. The incumbent also supports the designing of a community-
based protection strategy by ensuring that it is based on consultation with
persons of concern.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist functional units, the Multi-Functional Team MFT and senior
management to integrate participatory and community-based approaches in the
overall protection delivery strategy and operational procedures.
Through relationships with persons of concern 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 the protection
team. Understand the perspectives, capacities, needs and resources of the
persons of concern and advise the protection team accordingly, highlighting
the specific protection needs of women and men, children, youth and older
persons, persons with disabilities, marginalized groups.
Work with host communities to identify opportunities for national civil
society involvement in improving the protection of persons of concern.
Work with implementing and operational partners as well as with displaced
and local communities to develop community-owned activities to address, where
applicable, the social, educational, psycho-social, cultural, health,
organisational and livelihood concerns as well as child protection and
prevention and response to SGBV.
Assist in the analysis that identifies the capacities of communities of
concern and risks they face.
Support participatory assessments by multifunctional teams and ongoing
consultation with persons of concern.
Assist in planning and monitoring of programmes and budgets, with an AGD
perspective.
Build office capacity for community-based protection through training and
establishing systems for community mobilization and participation of persons
of concern.
Support communities in establishing representation and coordination
structures.
Ensure community understanding of UNHCR’s commitment to deliver on
accountability and quality assurance in its response.
Act as interpreter in exchange of routine information, contribute to
related liaison activities and respond directly to routine queries.
Perform other relevant duties as required
Qualifications, Skills and Experience
The ideal candidate for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
UNHCR Senior Community Based Protection Assistant job placement should hold
a High school diploma. Required
At least two years of previous job experience relevant to the function is
required.
Analytical Thinking
Planning and organizing
Political Awareness
Computer Literacy MS Office, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access is
required.
Knowledge of English is required

Desirable Qualifications & Competencies
Completion of certificates in Training/certificate in International
Development, Cultural Studies, Human Rights, International Social Work, Social
Science, Political Science, Anthropology, International Law or other clearly
related disciplines is desirable.
Knowledge of Administrative/financial rules, procedures, processes in the
context of UNHCR offices and Field operations is desirable
How to Apply
All interested Ugandan nationals who wish to join the United Nations High
Commissioner for Refugees UNHCR in the aforementioned capacity are
encouraged to click on the link below and follow the application instructions
after reviewing the job details.
Click Here ]http://unhcruganda.org/VacancyDetails.aspx?id=6182
Deadline: 26 th November 2020

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