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New Job at UNHCR Tanzania, Assistant Community-Based Protection Officer | Deadline: 30th September, 2020

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AJIRA LEO
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Jobs in Tanzania 2020: New Job Vacancies at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Tanzania 2020
AJIRA TANZANIA 2020 / NAFASI ZA KAZI 2020 
AJIRA MPYA UMOJA WA MATAIFA 2020 | NAFASI ZA KAZI UMOJA WA MATAIFA 2020
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Overview
UNHCR Field Office Kibondo invites qualified internal and external candidates to apply for the following position below….
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Assistant Community-Based Protection Officer
Vacancy Notice No : TANKS/VN/2020/009
Position Title : Assistant Community-Based Protection Officer
Position No: 10009431
Organizational Setting and Work Relationships
The
Assistant Community-Based Protection Officer is a member of the
Protection Unit and will be based in UNHCR Field Office in Kasulu.
He/she will be supervised by the Community-Based Protection Officer with
an overall supervision of the Head of Field Office and in coordination
with other UNHCR staff, government, NG0 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.

All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their
duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their
delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR
which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR
Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant
accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to
discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core,
functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR’s
core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.

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Duties:

  • 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
    management.
  • 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
    integrated.
  • Support communities in establishing representation and coordination structures,
  • 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 to 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 necessary,
  • 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.
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Education and Professional Work Experience

  • 1-year relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or no
    experience with Graduate degree; or no experience with Doctorate degree
  • Educational background in International Development, Cultural
    Studies, Human Rights, International Social Work, Social Science,
    Political Science, Anthropology, International Law or other relevant
    field.

Relevant Job Experience Essential
Some
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, NG0 or international organization. 

Desirable
Proven
communication skills, both oral and written. Demonstrated knowledge of
community communication and engagement approaches. 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. 

Functional Skills

  • PR-Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD
  • PR-Community Services-Communication/Development/Organization
  • PR-Community Services-Social Work/Counselling
  • PR-Community-based Protection
  • IT-Computer Literacy
  • DM-Database Management
  • PR-Gender Equality
  • PR-Refugee Protection Principles and Framework
  • PR-Refugee Women issues
  • PR-Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) Prevention and Response
  • PR-Experience in Forced Displacement situations
  • EX-Experience with Inter/Non-Governmental Organization (INGO/NGO)
  • EX-Field experience
  • PR-Child Protection Prevention and Response Language Requirements
  • Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language

Core Competencies

  • Accountability
  • Communication
  • Organizational Awareness
  • Teamwork & Collaboration
  • Commitment to Continuous Learning
  • Client & Result Orientation

Managerial Competencies

  • Judgement and Decision Making
  • Managing Resources

Cross-Functional Competencies

  • Stakeholder Management
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Political Awareness

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MODE OF APPLICATION
Interested
candidates should express their interest by completing the Personal
History Form and the Supplementary form if needed in full which can be
found on the link bellow, (UNHCR_Personal_History_Form) (UNHCR Supplementary Form)
Please
bear in mind that submission of the Personal History Form which is not
signed may render that applicant ineligible for consideration, Please
quote the Vacancy Notice Number and Position title.
Due to the
volume of applications only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Shortlisted candidates will be required to sit for a written test
followed by oral interview,
Qualified female candidates and candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The Expression of Interest for the position should sent by email to:
The Head of Field Office
UNHCR Field Office, Kasulu
Email: [email protected]

The deadline for submitting the application is September 30th, 2020.

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