Assistant Community-Based Protection Officer at UNHCR


The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Field Office, Kasulu invites qualified internal/external candidates to apply for the following position:

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.


Education and Professional Work Experience

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.


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

Core Competencies

Managerial Competencies

Cross-Functional Competencies

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   


The deadline for submitting the application is September 30, 2020