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. Duties:
Assist functional units, the Multi-Functional Team (MFT) and senior management to integrate participatory and community-based approaches in the overall protection strategy.
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 the protection team. Understand the perspectives, capacities, needs and resources of the PoC 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.
Assist in initiatives with host communities to involve national civil society groups in the protection of PoC.
Support implementing and operational partners as well as 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 GBV.
Assist in the analysis that identifies the capacities of communities of concern and risks they face.
Support participatory assessments by multifunctional teams and ongoing consultation with PoC.
Support efforts to build the office capacity for community-based protection.
Support communities in establishing representation and coordination structures.
Ensure community understanding of UNHCR's commitment to deliver on accountability and quality assurance in its response.
Collect data for monitoring of programmes and budgets from an AGD perspective.
Draft and type routine correspondence, documents and reports and maintain up-to-date filing systems.
Act as an interpreter in exchange of routine information, contribute to related liaison activities and respond directly to routine queries.
Assist in the enforcement of participatory AGD sensitive analysis as an essential basis for all of UNHCR's work.
Initiate AGD sensitive interventions at the appropriate level on community-based protection issues and to respond to protection concerns and incidents within the office and with persons and communities of concern based on agreed parameters.
Identify and recommend which individuals or groups to prioritize for counselling and field visits based on agreed criteria.
Enforce compliance of implementing partners with global protection policies and standards of professional integrity in the delivery of protection services.
Support the identification and management of risks and seek to seize opportunities impacting objectives in the area of responsibility. Ensure decision making in risk based in the functional area of work. Raise risks, issues and concerns to a supervisor or to relevant functional colleague(s).
Perform other related duties as required.
Education & Professional Work Experience
Years of Experience / Degree Level
For 2 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 1 year relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher
For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.
For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.
For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.