Community-Based Protection Associate, G6, TA (Temporary Appointment) in Darien - 39222
UNHCR
Panama City, Panama
hace 3 días

Eligible Applicants This position is advertised open to internal and external applicants.

IMPORTANT NOTE : Persons interested in applying for this position must be Nationals of Panama or should be legally present in the country at the time of application, recruitment and appointment.

Duties and Qualifications Community-Based Protection Associate

Organizational Setting and Work Relationships

The Community-Based Protection Associate is a member of the Protection Unit 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 Community-Based Protection Associate 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 Community-Based Protection Associate is required to spend a substantial percentage of the workday outside the office, building and maintaining networks within communities of 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.

Duties

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

  • Work with host communities to identify opportunities for national civil society involvement in improving the protection of PoC.
  • Work 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, organizational 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.
  • Assist in planning and monitoring of programmes and budgets, with an AGD perspective
  • Build office capacity for community-based protection through training and establishing systems for community mobilization and participation of PoC.
  • 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.
  • Act as an interpreter in exchange of routine information, contribute to related liaison activities and respond directly to routine queries.
  • Contribute to 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, with external interlocutors, groups and individuals based on agreed parameters.
  • Identify and select which individuals or groups to prioritize for counselling and field visits based on agreed criteria.
  • Intervene with authorities on protection.
  • Enforce compliance of implementing partners with global protection policies and standards of professional integrity in the delivery of protection services.
  • Recommend and prepare payments to individual cases.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
  • Minimum Qualifications

    Years of Experience / Degree Level

    For G6 - 3 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 2 years relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher

    Field(s) of Education

    Not applicable.

    Certificates and / or Licenses

    Development, Human Rights, International Law

    International Social Work, Social Science, Political Science,

    Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

    Relevant Job Experience

    Desirable

    UNHCR learning programmes (PLP).

    Functional Skills

    IT-Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

  • IT-Computer Literacy
  • UN-UN / UNHCR Administrative Rules, Regulations and Procedures

    PR-Community-based Protection - Principles and methodologies

    CL-Multi-stakeholder Communications with Partners, Government & Community

    PG-Stakeholder management and coordination with Implementing Partners (Gov / NGO / Corporate)

    TR-Capacity Building

    Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)

    All UNHCR workforce members must individually and collectively, contribute towards a working environment where each person feels safe, and empowered to perform their duties.

    This includes by demonstrating no tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, harassment including sexual harassment, sexism, gender inequality, discrimination and abuse of power.

    As individuals and as managers, all must be proactive in preventing and responding to inappropriate conduct, support ongoing dialogue on these matters and speaking up and seeking guidance and support from relevant UNHCR resources when these issues arise.

    This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional essential and / or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation and / or position.

    Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates.

    Position Competencies All jobs at UNHCR require six core competencies and may also require managerial competencies and / or cross-functional competencies.

    The six core competencies are listed below.

    Communication

    Organizational Awareness

    Teamwork & Collaboration

    Commitment to Continuous Learning

    Client & Result Orientation

    Managerial Competencies

    Judgement and Decision Making

    Managing Performance

    Cross-Functional Competencies

    Stakeholder Management

    Planning and Organizing

    Political Awareness Language Requirements Please note that fluency in English and Spanish is essential for this job opening.

    Additional Information Please note that this position is offered under a Temporary appointment until 31 December 2022, with possible extension subject to operational needs, budget and performance.

    Only short-listed candidates will be notified, and might be requested to sit a test. No late applications will be accepted.

    Recruitment as a UNHCR staff member is subject to proof of vaccination against Covid-19.

    The evaluation of applicants will be conducted based on the information submitted during the application. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications.

    No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

    UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, training or any other fees).

    The UNHCR workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. UNHCR seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce.

    Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.

    All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality. Closing Date The closing date for submission of applications is 13 August 2022 (Midnight Geneva time).

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