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.