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Community-based Protection Assistant (Gender Based Violence - GBV)

Pemba (Mozambique)

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Pemba (Mozambique)
  • Grade: National Specialist - Locally recruited Volunteer
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Social Affairs
    • Civil Society and Local governance
    • Gender-based violence
    • Administrative support
    • Drugs, Anti-Money Laundering, Terrorism and Human Trafficking
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
  • Closing Date: 2021-05-17

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Eligibility criteria

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Description of task

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Community-based Protection Officer. UNV Community-based Protection Assistant will:

  • 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.
  • 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 SGBV.
  • Assist in working with host communities to involve national civil society groups in improving the protection of PoC.
  • Assist in the analysis that identifies the capacities of communities of concern and risks they face.
  • Support participatory assessments and ongoing consultation with 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Qualifications/Requirements Required degree level: Secondary education Education - Additional Comments:
  • High School Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area, e.g. community development/social work or area related to human rights, international laws;
Required experience: 24 Months Experience remark:
  • At least 1 year of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in community development/social work or international laws, human rights or other relevant programmes; experience with humanitarian emergency response is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Desirable: valid national driver’s license and proven ability to drive manual gear 4x4 over rough terrain; (if not applicable, delete)
  • Sound security awareness;
  • Have affinity with or interest in protection of displaced populations in UNHCR, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
Language skills:
  • Portuguese(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise: Protection of refugees, asylum seekers and IDPs, Other emergency management experience, Other civil society or community development experience Driving license: No Competencies values:

Accountability, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Working in Teams

Application procedure:

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?
Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup.
Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?
Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call for to which you would like to apply.

Application deadline: 25th March 2021

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