TITRE DU POSTE: Protection Associate (Community-Based) VACANCE DE POSTE : 20/HCR/KGL/VN/06 (Nyamata) NUMERO DU POSTE 10033041

The Protection Associate (Community-Based)is a member of the Protection Unit in a Country Operation and may report to theHead of Office or another more senior staff member in the Protection Unit. Underthe overall direction of the Protection Unit, and in coordination with otherUNHCR staff, government, NGO partners and other stakeholders, the ProtectionAssociate (Community-Based) works directly with communities of concern toidentify the risks they face and to leverage their capacities to protect themselves,their families and communities. The incumbent may have direct supervisoryresponsibility for part of the protection and/or support staff and supports theapplication of community-based protection standards, operational procedures andpractices in community-based protection delivery at the field level. To fulfilthis role the Protection Associate (Community-Based) is required to spend asubstantial percentage of her/his time working outside the office, building andmaintaining networks within communities of persons of concern. The developmentand maintenance of constructive relationships with persons of concern thatmeasurably impact and enhance protection planning, programming and resultsforms the core of the work of the Protection Associate (Community-Based). Theincumbent also supports the designing of a community-based protection strategyby ensuring that it is based on consultation with persons of concern.


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·        Assist functionalunits, the Multi-Functional Team (MFT) and senior management to integrate participatoryand community-based approaches in the overall protection delivery strategy andoperational procedures.

·        Through relationshipswith persons of concern and network of partners stay abreast of political,social, economic and cultural developments that have an impact on theprotection environment and provide advice to the protection team. Understandthe perspectives, capacities, needs and resources of the persons of concern andadvise the protection team accordingly, highlighting the specific protectionneeds of women and men, children, youth and older persons, persons withdisabilities, marginalized groups.

·        Work with hostcommunities to identify opportunities for national civil society involvement inimproving the protection of persons of concern.

·        Work with implementingand operational partners as well as with displaced and local communities todevelop community-owned activities to address, where applicable, the social, educational, psycho-social, cultural,health, organisational and livelihood concerns as well as child protection andprevention and response to SGBV.

·        Assist in theanalysis that identifies the capacities of communities of concern and risksthey face.

·        Support participatoryassessments by multifunctional teams and ongoing consultation with persons ofconcern.

·        Assistin planning and monitoring of programmes and budgets, with an AGD perspective

·        Build office capacityfor community-based protection through training and establishing systems forcommunity mobilization and participation of persons of concern.

·        Support communitiesin establishing representation and coordination structures.

·        Ensure communityunderstanding of UNHCR's commitment to deliver on accountability and qualityassurance in its response.

·        Act as interpreter inexchange of routine information, contribute to related liaison activities andrespond directly to routine queries.

·        Performother relevant duties as required.


·        Completion of theSecondary education; Training/certificate in International Development,Cultural Studies, Human Rights, International Social Work, Social Science,Political Science, Anthropology, International Law or other clearly relateddisciplines is required.

·        Minimum of 6 yearsprevious relevant job experience.

·        Computer skills (MSOffice, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access).

·        Knowledge of English,French and local language.


·        Judgement and DecisionMaking

·        Analytical Thinking

·        Planning and Organizing

·        Political Awareness

Autres informations

·        Knowledge ofAdministrative/financial rules, procedures, processes in the context of UNHCRoffices and Field operations.

·        UNHCR learningprogrammes (PLP).

·        Knowledge of MSRP.




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