Senior Community- Based Protection Assistant G-5
Internal/External Vacancy Notice
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Summary of the position:
Title of the Position: Senior Community- Based Protection Assistant
Category & Level: General Service, G5
Location: UNHCR Representation in Sofia, Bulgaria
Effective date: 01January 2022
Duration: for a period of one year, *in replacement capacity
Closing Date: 24 November 2021

Organizational Context

The Senior Community -Based Protection Assistant reports to Protection Officer. The incumbent monitors protection standards and works directly with comunities of concern; acts as a critical interface between UNHCR and communities of concern, providing an Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) sensitive analysis of community risks and capacities that form the essential foundations to all UNHCR work in the country context; assists the senior management to integrate participatory and community-based approaches in the overall protection delivery strategy and in analyzing protection risks and capacities of communities of concern; assists in initiatives with host communities to involve civil society groups in the protection of persons of concern.
The Senior Community-Based Protection Assistant collects data for monitoring of programmes and budgets from an AGD perspective and support efforts to build the office capacity for community-based protection.
The incumbent also ensures that Persons of UNHCR concern are involved in making decisions that affect them, whether in accessing their rights or in identifying appropriate solutions to their problems. To achieve this, the incumbent will need to build and maintain effective interfaces with communities of concern, local authorities, and UNHCR partners as guided by the supervisor. S/he provides functional protection support to information management and programme staff.
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.
- Through relationships with Persons of UNHCR 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 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.
- 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.
- Perform other related duties as required.
Изисквания към кандидата
Образование: Средно

Езикови познания:
Английски език, Български

Трудов опит:
С професионален опит от 1 - 3г.

Специални умения:
Qualifications Essential minimum qualifications, professional experience and required competencies: - Education & Professional Work Experience: 2 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 1 year relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher - Language Requirements: Fluency in English and Bulgarian Desirable qualifications and competencies: - Knowledge of Farsi (Dari), Pashto or Arabic languages are considered an advantage - Functional Skills: Computer Literacy Refugee Protection & Solutions Awareness Refugee Protection-related guidelines, standards, and indicators Refugee Protection Principles and Framework Contract and Remuneration Fixed-term Appointment for a period of one year, in replacement capacity. Remuneration as per UNHCR Staff Rules and Regulations. For information on UN salaries, allowances and benefits, please visit the portal of the International Civil Service Commission at: http://icsc.un.org Eligbility and Applications Internal candidates General Service Staff members currently serving at the duty station where the vacancy exists, who have been appointed through the AC process and have indefinite or Fixed Term appointment. Interested staff members should consult the Policy and RALS. External candidates must be legally present in Bulgaria. Interested candidates are invited to apply through online form available through the following link: https://public.msrp.unhcr.org/psc/RAHRPRDX/EMPLOYEE/HR/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?FOCUS=Applicant&SiteID=2&#_ga=2.19541050.380993365.1636541633-1788934469.1636541633 Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Shortlisted candidates may be required to sit for a test. No late applications will be accepted. UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, training or any other fees).

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Организация с нестопанска цел
Населено място:
Гр. София
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