The Assistant Community-Based Protection Officer is under the immediate supervision of the Protection Officer and under the overall supervision of the Head of Sub office. The incumbent of this position may periodically obtain a technical support from the Kampala - based Senior Community-Based Protection Officer. Under the overall direction of the Protection section, 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 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. The development and maintenance of constructive relationships with persons of concern 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 persons of concern.
The incumbent will interface with the persons of concern regularly and has 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) and all UNHCR’s partners including those who engage in development projects that benefit both the host community and the persons of concern who live side by side.
Palorinya Settlement which is at the heart of the daily work of the incumbent is compartmentalized into five (5) zones and all are well represented by the refugee leadership (RWCs at all 3 levels). The incumbent will be at the center of coordination of service delivery with Refugee welfare committees (RWCs) and the protection NGO - LWF and OPM. S/he will coordinate and provide guidance in efforts leading towards finding solutions to an array of problems affecting the community. S/he will maintain regular contacts with all community structures in all zones including members of the Child Protection Committees( CPCs), Education related committees, Community-Based facilitators, Village Help Teams (VHTs), religious, cultural and opinion leaders, community activists who support in providing responses in SGBV and Child Protection cases. To achieve this, the incumbent need to exhibit strong networking, coordination and negotiation skills. The incumbent will also be expected to bring up issues of concern in order to finding solutions to various fora including the protection working group and protection sub-working group meetings.
All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR’s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.
Knowledge of the local environment is required to understanding the socio-economic and political dynamics. S/he will also ensure that persons of concern are involved with the Office in making decisions that affect them. 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.