UN Protection Associate (Community Based) Job Careers – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:        Protection Associate (Community

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Duty Station: 

Vacancy Notice Number:  011/2019

Position Number: 10016805

Position Grade:

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 Protection Associate (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 Protection Associate (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
Protection Associate (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 Protection Associate (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
  • 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
  • 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.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Effective support and advice is provided to promote AGD sensitive
    analysis of community risks and capacities as the essential basis for all
    of UNHCR’s work.
  • AGD sensitive analysis of community risks and capacities provides
    the essential basis for all of UNHCR’s work.
  • The participation of persons of concern is assured through
    continuous assessment and evaluation using participatory, rights and
    community based approaches, which inform protection and assistance
    programming and ensure that UNHCR meets its commitments to accountability
    to persons of concern.
  • National protection capacities are improved through direct
    engagement, research and advocacy with all relevant external

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Protection
    Associate (Community Based) job placement should have completed Secondary
    education; Training/certificate in International Development, Cultural
    Studies, Human Rights, International Social Work, Social Science,
    Political Science, Anthropology, International Law or other clearly
    related disciplines.
  • At least six years of previous relevant job experience.
  • Computer skills (MS Office, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint,
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN
    language or local language.
  • Knowledge of Administrative/financial rules, procedures, processes
    in the context of UNHCR offices and Field operations.
  • UNHCR learning programmes (PLP).
  • Judgement and Decision Making
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Political Awareness
  • Knowledge of MSRP.

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

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Deadline: 13th June 2019

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