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Job Title:        Assistant
Community-Based Protection Officer (Fresher UN Job Vacancies)

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Duty Station: Uganda

Vacancy Notice: Internal/ External Vacancy notice no. 016/2020

Position Number: 10027161

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: 

  • Be fully informed about community structures and the protection and
    security situation of the PoC and develop strong links with a
    cross-section of members of refugee/IDP/stateless communities, using an
    AGD approach.
  • Through relationships with PoC and network of partners stay abreast
    of political, social, economic and cultural developments that have an
    impact on the protection environment and provide advice to senior
  • Ensure that the perspectives, capacities, needs and resources of the
    PoC are reflected in the protection strategy, planning processes and
    operations plan addressing the specific protection needs of women and men,
    children, youth and older persons, persons with disabilities, and
    marginalized groups.
  • Support a consultative process with government counterparts at local
    levels, partners and PoC to develop and implement integrated strategies
    that address the key protection priorities, including, for example, child
    protection, education and SGBV, and solutions approaches.
  • Provide technical guidance and support to UNHCR and partners and
    implement and oversee Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) on all
    community-based protection related issues.
  • Support the design, implementation and evaluation of protection
    centred and solutions oriented programming with implementing and
    operational partners guaranteeing that community-owned activities are
  • Support communities in establishing representation and coordination
  • Promote confidence building and conflict resolution among PoC,
    authorities and host communities.
  • Maintain protection presence through regular field missions and
    reports, making direct contact with PoC, host communities, local
    authorities and partners. In operations applying the humanitarian cluster
    system, contribute the development of an AGD-compliant strategy on which
    the response of the Protection Cluster is grounded and covers all assessed
    and prioritized protection needs of the affected populations.
  • Support the Operation’s work to fully integrate the protection
    strategy into the Country Operations Plan, the UN Development and
    Assistance Framework (UNDAF), the Humanitarian Country Team’s common
    humanitarian action plan where applicable.
  • Contribute to the Protection team’s information management component
    which: provides disaggregated data on PoC and their problems; researches,
    collects and disseminates relevant protection information and good
    practices to enhance protection delivery and provide technical advice if
  • Support the inclusion of participatory, community-based protection
    and AGD approaches in strategies and plans in the Country Operation.
  • Support community understanding of UNHCR’s commitment to deliver on
    accountability and quality assurance in its response.
  • Support PoC to develop structures that enhance their participation
    and protection.
  • Contribute to the design of project submissions and the budget for
    endorsement by the supervisor.
  • Intervene with authorities on community-based protection issues.
  • Negotiate with local counterparts, partners and PoC.
  • Perform other related duties as required.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Assistant
    Community-Based Protection Officer job placement should hold an
    Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) in International Development,
    Cultural Studies, Human Rights, International Social Work, Social Sciences,
    Political Science, Anthropology, International Law or related field is
  • One year of previous work experience relevant to the function is
  • Professional working 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.
  • Excellent knowledge of English (written / oral / comprehension) is
  • Judgement and Decision Making
  • Empowering and Building Trust
  • Managing Performance
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Political Awareness



  • Diverse field experience is desirable.
  • Good IT skills including database management skills is desirable.
  • Proven communication skills, both oral and written is desirable.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of community communication and engagement
    approaches is desirable.
  • Understanding 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 desirable
  • Completion of the Protection Learning Programme, RSD- Resettlement
    Learning Programme is desirable


How to Apply:

All interested
Ugandan nationals who wish to join the United Nations High Commissioner for
Refugees (UNHCR) in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to click on the
link below and follow the application instructions after reviewing the job


Click Here


Deadline: 24th September 2020


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