Senior Community-Based Protection Assistant

at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Location Khashm El Girba, Sudan
Date Posted March 24, 2020
Category NGO
Job Type Contract
Currency SDG

Description

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is seeking for qualified candidate to fill the following post:

 Type of Contract: UNOPS Individual Contract
 Section/Unit: Protection Unit
 Grade Level: LICA 5
 Duty Station: Ed Deain
 Duration: Till 31/12/2020
 Closing Date: 30 March 2020
 Background:

 

The Senior Community-Based Protection Assistant is a member of the Protection Unit and may report to the Protection Officer, Community-Based Protection Officer, 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 Community-Based Protection Assistant works directly with communities of concern to identify the risks they face and to leverage their capacities to protect themselves, their families and communities.

 

 

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 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 strategy.
  • 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 the protection team. Understand the perspectives, capacities, needs and resources of the PoC 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.
  • Assist in initiatives with host communities to involve national civil society groups in the protection of PoC.
  • Support implementing and operational partners as well as 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 PoC.
  • Support efforts to build the office capacity for community-based protection.
  • 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.
  • Collect data for monitoring of programmes and budgets from an AGD perspective.
  • Draft and type routine correspondence, documents and reports and maintain up-to-date filing systems.
  • Act as an interpreter in exchange of routine information, contribute to related liaison activities and respond directly to routine queries.
  • Assist in the enforcement of participatory AGD sensitive analysis as an essential basis for all of UNHCR’s work.
  • Initiate AGD sensitive interventions at the appropriate level on community-based protection issues and to respond to protection concerns and incidents within the office and with persons and communities of concern based on agreed parameters.
  • Identify and recommend which individuals or groups to prioritize for counselling and field visits based on agreed criteria.
  • Enforce compliance of implementing partners with global protection policies and standards of professional integrity in the delivery of protection services.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

 

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

 

Qualifications and Experience / Work Experience:

  • 5 years relevant experience with High school diploma. Certificates and/or Licenses in:

Anthropology,                                               International Law.

 

 

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  • *IT-MS Office Applications
  • *IT-Computer Literacy
  • IT-Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
  • UN-UN/UNHCR Administrative Rules, Regulations and Procedures
  • UN-UN/UNHCR Financial Rules and Regulations and Procedures
  • PR-Community-based Protection
  • PR-Community-based Protection - Principles and methodologies
  • CL-Multi-stakeholder Communications with Partners, Government & Community.

 

Only short listed candidates will be notified.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Candidate Assessments may include a written examination followed by a Competency Based Interview.

 

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