Fresher UN Job Opportunities – Assistant Community Based Protection Officer – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:      Assistant Community Based
Protection Officer

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Duty Station: Uganda

Vacancy Notice: Internal/ External Vacancy notice 006/Temp/2020

Position Number: T/02/006/20

Position Grade: NO-A

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 Assistant Community-Based Protection
Officer is a member of the Protection Unit in a Country Operation 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 Assistant Community-Based
Protection Officer 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
Assistant Community-Based Protection Officer is required to spend a substantial
percentage of the workday outside the office, building and maintaining networks
within communities of persons of concern (PoC). The development and maintenance
of constructive relationships with PoC that measurably impact and enhance
protection planning, programming and results form the core of the work of the
incumbent. S/he also supports the designing of a community-based protection
strategy by ensuring that it is based on consultation with PoC

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Act as
focal point of the Uganda operation for the Regional Peace-building Programme
for South Sudanese Refugee Youth, and coordinate programme activities within
the Uganda operation in close coordination with concerned Sub-Offices and CO
Kampala and liaise with the Regional Bureau Peace-building Team and consultants
as required.

mapping of ongoing peacebuilding and youth activities [including technical and
vocational training and training (TVET), education, child protection,
community-based protection, mental health and psychosocial support] and
assessment of gaps with support of the Regional Bureau Team.

mapping of South Sudanese refugee youth groups, while ensuring a representation
of a diverse mix of gender, ethnic groups and clans / sub-clans, and
educational achievement.

coordination of the Programme with other activities for youth at field level,
and identify synergies and potential partnerships with other actors on the

the day-to-day activities of the Mentor Trainers (MTs) who are engaged through
the Programme, including monitoring work plans and performance

recruitment of refugee youth peacebuilder trainees with the MTs, including
leading efforts to include and incorporate out-of-school, non-elite female and
male youth

assessment and evaluation work for the Programme, including longitudinal study
conducted by partner institution

the Youth Peace-building Project fund and activities under the Programme

Serve as
an advocate for the Programme, both internally within UNHCR and externally

community-based structures and youth groups to develop and implement community-led
initiatives for youth empowerment and peace-building

other related duties as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Assistant Community Based Protection Officer job opportunity should hold an
undergraduate degree in the field of international development, cultural
studies, human rights, international social work, social science, political
science, anthropology, international law or another relevant field

One year
of previous job 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, NGO or
international organisation is required.

of English is required.

communication skills, both oral and written and demonstrated knowledge of
community communication and engagement approaches is desirable.

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 is

and Decision Making



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How to Apply:

If interested in
joining the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the
aforementioned capacity, please click on link below to visit website and create
profile or express interest if you already have a profile on the UN system.


Deadline: 5th July 2020

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