The Assistant Protection Officer, NOA, holds one of the highest positions under the national staff category in the context of the operational area and therefore the performance expectations of the incumbent to the position, are high. The Assistant Protection Officer is under the immediate supervision of the Protection Officer and under the overall supervision of the Head of Sub Office. The incumbent to this position will be expected to coordinate quality, timely and effective protection responses to the needs of persons of concern; and identify opportunities to mainstream protection interventions in all sectors. He/she is also expected to contribute in designing a comprehensive protection strategy.
The incumbent will also be expected to fully embrace the Community – Based approach in all protection and assistance deliveries. He/she will ensure the community of persons of concern own protection and that they become an integral part of the solutions finding process. To achieve this, it is expected that the incumbent will interface with the persons of concern regularly. The incumbent is expected to have a clear understanding of the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework ( CRRF) and should be capable of coordinating protection responses across the board through his/ her interactions with the office of the Prime Minister ( OPM), all Implementing and Operational partners including development actors as key in the area of operation where planned development projects aim at benefitting both the host community and the persons of concern who live side by side.
The area of operation is close to the border with South Sudan and is hosting 122,813 refugees, out of which, 57% constitutes children while 82% constitute children and women and as such, an array of protection challenges, are highly probable. The incumbent is therefore expected to participate fully and provide guidance to the protection team supervised by him or her directly including the protection partner(s) in all key areas of protection interventions notably SGBV, Child Protection, Community services, Education and Legal services with primary focus on vulnerable groups. The incumbent will ensure that all efforts are made by all protection actors towards protection delivery in accordance with the international standards. In addition to the standard job requirements, the incumbent is expected to possess networking, coordination and negotiations skills. He/she must exhibit an appropriate level of the overall Organizational objectives and the protection mandate particularly necessary when assuming the organizational representational role. Knowledge of the local environment is required to understanding the socio-economic and political dynamics.
The Assistant Protection Officer is expected to represent the organization on international protection principles and policy as guided by the supervisor. He/she will also ensure that persons of concern are involved with the Office in making decisions that affect them. To achieve this, the incumbent will need to build and maintain effective interfaces with persons of concern, local authorities and protection and assistance partners. Knowledge of English, diverse field operational experience, good ITC skills, database management skills including proven communication skills, both oral and written, are expected.
Moyo-Obongi is classified as E duty station and as such, is considered a non-family duty station under which the incumbent is expected to perform the tasks.