Functional Title : Senior Protection Assistant (Community –Based)
Category & Level : UNOPS, Individual Contract Agreement, LICA-5 Level
Duty Station : Medan, Indonesia
Entry on Duty : 01 January 2021
Duration : Initially until 31 December 2021
(Possibility of extension subject to availability of fund)
Annual Salary : Starting from IDR 200.522.000
Closing Date : 4 December 2020
As of October 2020, UNHCR Indonesia hosts 13,745 persons of concern (POC). Medan is the largest outposted population with 1,805 POC. Most of the POC are hosted in 20 IOM community accommodations, while some 40 independent-living POC receive accommodation, basic needs, health assistance, and education support by UNHCR in collaboration with local organisations. Protection activities in Medan are currently covered by two Protection Associates at a LICA-6 level and one Protection Assistant (community-based) at a LICA-4 level.
The following Senior Protection Assistant vacancy at a LICA-5 is opened to upgrade the existing LICA-4 level to match the grade of community-based positions in other outposted locations, i.e. Pekanbaru, Tanjung Pinang, and Aceh. The office recognises the variety of responsibilities that community-based staff in all outposted areas hold, including but not limited in relation to community-based engagement, self-reliance and education opportunities, child protection, and sexual and gender based-violence (SGBV) interventions and programming. In addition, community-based staff in outposted areas hold the crucial responsibility of ensuring assistance sustainability for independent-living POC through continuous engagement with and capacity building for local organisations and the local community and through implementation of self-reliance trainings and activities. Due to limited staffing in Medan and the high number of protection incidents in the area, the Senior Protection Assistant (comm-based) in Medan is also expected to support the Protection Associates in liaising with government authorities to strengthen the protection framework in the area and to advocate for access to education, self-reliance, and health services.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Assistant Protection Officer and the overall supervision of the Senior Protection Officer, the incumbent will perform the following duties in his/her area of responsibility:
– Assist functional units, the Multi-Functional Team (MFT) and senior management to integrate participatory and community-based approaches in the overall protection delivery strategy.
– Through relationships with persons of 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 persons of concern 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 persons of concern.
– 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, organizational and livelihood concerns as well as child protection and prevention and response to SGBV.
– 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 persons of concern.
– 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 using word processing equipment and maintain up-to-date filing systems.
– Act as interpreter in exchange of routine information, contribute to related liaison activities and respond directly to routine queries.
– Perform other relevant duties as required
Education: Minimum completion of secondary education but preferably a university degree in Law, Political Science, Social Welfare or related discipline.
Cross – Functional Competencies: Analytical Thinking; Political Awareness; Planning and Organizing.
Experience: Minimum two (2) years of relevant experience with High School Diploma, or 1-year relevant experience with bachelor or equivalent in similar area or in the wider human rights field. Experience working in a multi-cultural environment or international context is an asset.
Nationality: Citizen of Indonesia; non-citizen with Indonesian permanent residence.
Languages: Excellent knowledge of English and Bahasa Indonesia (written and oral) highly essential; knowledge of other UN languages is an asset.
Desirable Skills: Good written and oral communication skills; computer literacy; good knowledge of UNHCR’s protection mandate; interviewing skills; analytical skills; understanding of international humanitarian, ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
(i) Within UNHCR involving the exchange of wide range of information;
(ii) With external parties: local authorities, partners NGOs, and international organizations.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 4 December 2020
IMPORTANT: Candidates must indicate the post title and vacancy number on the envelope or subject of the email.
Applications from both genders and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Late applications will not be considered.
Only those short-listed for tests (written and interview) will be notified.
- Salary Offer IDR 200.522.000