UN Community Based Protection Associate Job Careers – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)


Job Title:    Community Based Protection

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Duty Station:  Uganda

Vacancy Notice: Internal/ External Vacancy Notice 020/2020

Position Number: 10033688

Position Grade: GS-6


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 Protection Associate (Community-Based) is
a member of the Protection Unit in a Country Operation and may report to the
Protection Officer, Protection Officer (Community-Based), 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 Protection Associate (Community-Based) 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 Protection Associate
(Community-Based) 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 Protection Associate (Community-Based). The incumbent also supports the
designing of a community-based protection strategy by ensuring that it is based
on consultation with persons of concern


Key Duties and

functional units, the Multi-Functional Team (MFT) and senior management to
integrate participatory and community-based approaches in the overall
protection delivery strategy and operational procedures.

relationships with persons of concern 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 the protection team.
Understand the perspectives, capacities, needs and resources of the persons of
concern and advise the protection team accordingly, highlighting the specific
protection needs of women and men, children, youth and older persons, persons
with disabilities, marginalized groups.

with host communities to identify opportunities for national civil society
involvement in improving the protection of persons of concern.

with implementing and operational partners as well as with displaced and local
communities to develop community-owned activities to address, where applicable,
the social, educational, psycho-social, cultural, health, organisational and
livelihood concerns as well as child protection and prevention and response to

in the analysis that identifies the capacities of communities of concern and
risks they face.

participatory assessments by multifunctional teams and ongoing consultation
with persons of concern.

in planning and monitoring of programmes and budgets, with an AGD perspective.

office capacity for community-based protection through training and
establishing systems for community mobilization and participation of persons of

communities in establishing representation and coordination structures.

community understanding of UNHCR’s commitment to deliver on accountability and
quality assurance in its response.

Act as
interpreter in exchange of routine information, contribute to related liaison
activities and respond directly to routine queries.

other relevant duties as required


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Community Based Protection Associate job placement should hold a High school
diploma. Required

At least
three years of previous job experience relevant to the function is required.

Literacy (MS Office, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access) is required.


and organizing


of English is required


Qualifications & Competencies

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.

of Administrative/financial rules, procedures, processes in the context of
UNHCR offices and Field operations 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




Deadline: 26th November 2020


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