Job Title Community Based Protection Associate
Type Internal/External
Type Of Contract Temporary Appointment

Vacancy Notice Internal/ External Vacancy Notice no. 006/2020
Position Number T/01/006/20
Number Of Vacancies 1
Location Moyo
Position Grade GS-6
Closing Date 2020-07-05
Organizational Context

UNHCR Sub Office Moyo and Obongi is situated approximately 6 Km from Moyo Town. The town has roughly 20,000 inhabitants. The centre is dominated by Government buildings. There is one commercial bank with ATMs (Stanbic) where one may transact in Uganda Shillings and US Dollars. There is a market where basic commodities and fresh produce are sold. Moyo District Hospital is the main referral hospital in Moyo and Obongi districts. There are a number of health NGOs operating in Moyo. UNHCR staff receive medical treatment at the Moyo district hospital, in Kampala and other towns. The security situation is generally calm.

UNHCR Sub Office Moyo is responsible for Palorinya Refugee Settlement, with a population of nearly 122,886 persons of concern (as at 31 March 2020). The office works closely with the Office of the Prime Minister, the District Local Government and other non-governmental organizations. There are 40 national and international staff presently covering various positions. The Community-Based Protection Associate 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 Community-Based Protection Associate 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 Community-Based Protection Associate 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 Community-Based Protection Associate. The incumbent also supports the designing of a community-based protection strategy by ensuring that it is based on consultation with persons of concern.

Functional Statement
  • Act as focal point for the Regional Peace-building Programme for South Sudanese Refugee Youth in the area of operation.
  • Coordinate and/ or undertake 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.
  • Coordinate and/or undertake 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.
  • Ensure coordination of the Programme with other activities for youth at field level, and identify synergies and potential partnerships with other actors on the ground
  • Supervise the day-to-day activities of the Mentor Trainers (MTs) who are engaged through the Programme, including monitoring work plans and performance
  • Coordinate 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
  • Facilitate assessment and evaluation work for the Programme, including longitudinal study conducted by partner institution
  • Support the oversight of the Youth Peacebuilding Project fund and activities under the Programme
  • Serve as an advocate for the Programme, both internally within UNHCR and externally
  • Support community-based structures and youth groups to develop and implement community-led initiatives for youth empowerment and peacebuilding
  • Perform other related duties as required
Required Competencies
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Planning and organizing
  • Political Awareness
Essential Minimum Qualifications and Professional Experience
  • Completion of High school diploma is required.
  • Minimum 6 years of previous job experience relevant to the function is required.
  • Computer Literacy (MS Office, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access) is required.
  • Knowledge of English is required.
Desirable qualifications & competencies
  • Completion of certificates in Training/certificate in International Development, Cultural Studies, Human Rights, International Social Work, Social Science, Political Science, Anthropology, International Law or other clearly related disciplines is desirable.
  • Knowledge of Administrative/financial rules, procedures, processes in the context of UNHCR offices and Field operations is desirable.
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