UNHCR’s National Office in Dublin, Ireland is recruiting a Community Based Protection Assistant.
Working under the overall supervision of the Protection Unit, and in coordination with other UNHCR staff, government, NGO partners and other stakeholders, the incumbent works directly with communities of concern to identify the risks they face and to leverage their capacities to protect themselves, their families and communities. S/he 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 Assistant 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.
An initial contract will be offered on a temporary basis until 31 December 2022.
Further contracts may be offered in 2023 subject to funding. It is a full-time role, Monday to Friday with regular working hours starting from 9 am to 5.30 pm (1h lunch break). Working modalities to be agreed but is likely to involve a mixed of on-site and remote working.