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ActionAid Bangladesh is looking for suitable candidates for the following position:

Community Based Protection (CBP) Advisor

Project : Sustainable Solutions and Protection for the Rohingya Community in Camps 10, 11 and 12 funded by UNHCR
Department : Humanitarian Response
Location of posting : Cox’s bazar
Types of contract : Fixed term contract
Duration of Contract : Up to 31 December 2019
Number of position : 01
Salary and benefits : Monthly Gross Salary will be based on individual’s experience, expertise and budget availability with other admissible benefits as per organisation policy.

Project Summary

Since August 25th, 2017, violence in Rakhine state, Myanmar caused more than 706,000 Rohingya refugees to flee to Bangladesh and settle in the camp setting of Ukhia, Cox’s Bazaar.  ActionAid Bangladesh is working from begging of the influx on humanitarian response focusing on protection, site management, young programme and DRR.   ActionAid Bangladesh (AAB) draw lessons from its existing experience on site management and protection activities in the camps and incorporate its global humanitarian signature in all activities.  Since from January ActionAid Bangladesh started Community Based Protection (CBP) project. The project will target 87,199 refugees of camp 10, 11 & 12, situated in Balukhali of Kutupalong expansion site in Ukhia, Cox’s Bazaar. The project will focus on achieving 2 outputs under the CBP objective, Output one will focus on developing a community-based complaints mechanism. AAB will select, train and mentor community outreach members, strengthen community capacity, support to community for removing difficulty accessing services and information, collect information for analysis of community level issues and trends, identify persons with specific needs, provide safe and timely referrals and raise urgent community issues before camp authorities and UNCHR. Besides on, under the output two of the project will focus on developing a Community self-management mechanism to address the high levels of insecurity in camps 10, 11 and 12. Community service groups will be established that represent diverse groups of all ages and abilities. The groups will link in with the community outreach members, responding to the ongoing information and trends raised in the wider community.

Key responsibilities include (not limited to)

Job Responsibilities 01:  Program Management

  • Develop policy and strategy to enhance implementation of community-based protection project activities
  • Develop SOP for ensuring smooth and successful implementation of community-based protection project with ensure AAB and UNHCR compliance
  • Provide effective and timely support and leadership to build staff capacity on protection and engagement of all age, gender and diversity groups and on CBP approaches and methods develop strategic criteria to assess successful CBP programmes
  • Identify effective in-depth operation in community-based protection to cover both Myanmar displaced people and host community settings for the assessment and implementation community based protection project activities
  • Identify strategy and tools, reporting of challenges and opportunity for community-based protection approaches for Myanmar displace people with highlighting the best practices
  •  Identify the appropriate strategy and technical support to strengthen CBP in camp and non-camp level
  •  Develop a “How-to-strengthen CBP” guidance document capturing results from the mapping and the assessment.
  • Support Project Coordinator /Project Manager in overall successful project implementation as per national standards, donor agreement and AAB guidelines and agreed implementation strategy.
  • Strategic advice to ensure sure partner NGOs (or in direct implementation case) carry out works in accordance AAB and protection guidelines and standards
  • Provide strategic guidance and technical support and training to AAB and partners staff on relevant topics such as community and women s empowerment, mobilization, and synthetization, GBV, SRHR, Trafficking, PSEA etc.

Job Responsibilities 02: Coordination and Representation

  • Coordinate the necessary market assessments, needs assessment, gap analysis and scoping exercises to redefine AABs priority interventions and strategic planning in the community context.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationship with relevant stakeholders including partner agencies, community leaders and service providers
  • Advocate for the needs of vulnerable individuals both internally and through coordination mechanisms through evidence-based advocacy
  • Maintain an up-to-date service mapping of the service providers operating in the area and ensure that CBP assistants are informed about the available services
  • Support to coordinate Protection and programme staff in the field are kept up to date on organizational issues/policies as well as recent developments in community engagement and mobilization.

Job Responsibilities 03:  Monitoring & Reporting

  • Develop and implement research together with the MEAL team and field staff which contributes to a deepened understanding of women s empowerment and gender issues in project context, in particular around GBV, SRH, and economic empowerment.
  • Support project research, evaluations, and baseline studies on gender/women s empowerment with technical advice and guidance.
  • Provide advice and practical, innovative tools to support operations where remote protection is the primary means of reaching people of concern, such as in complex emergencies and insecure settings, with a focus on building on the capacities of persons of concern and local actors.

Job Responsibilities 04:  Protection mainstreaming and Ad-hoc tasks

  • Work with team to support the integration of protection into other AAB projects.
  •  Other tasks to support the AAB response as required. 

Relationship:

The person holds this position will be directly to Head of Humanitarian Response.

Required Educational Qualification and Experiences:

Education

  • Post-graduate degree in International Development, Human Rights, Social Work, Social Science, Political Science, Anthropology, International Law or other clearly related disciplines.

Experience

  • At least 6 years relevant professional experience with International, national organizations including Relevant work experience in community-based protection.

Required Competencies

  • Demonstrated expertise in community services, community development/organization, social work, social surveys/ assessment, counselling, or related areas
  •  Proven analytical skill
  • Knowledge and experience of UNHCR’s mandate and programmes
  •  Proven record as a team player demonstrating flexibility and diplomacy
  • Excellent knowledge of English (written/oral/comprehension)
  •  Excellent drafting and writing skills
  • Excellent inter-personal and organization skills
  • Good computer skills and knowledge of MS application
  • Willingness to undertake extensive field missions
  • Exposure to UNHCR specific training/learning activities.
  • Flexible, creative and solution-oriented approach in an innovative environment
  • Competence with MS Office applications, including Word, Excel and Outlook.

Application Instructions

Only those who meet the above requirements are requested to apply following these instructions:

  • Last date of application is Monday, 18 February 2019. Due to emergency, recruitment will be on rolling. The interested candidates are requested to apply before deadline.
  • Please Click Here to submit your application.

ActionAid Bangladesh aims to attract and select a diverse workforce ensuring equal opportunity to everyone, irrespective of race, age, gender, sexual orientation, HIV status, class, ethnicity, disability, location and religion. Any personal persuasion/phone-call will result in disqualification of candidature.

ActionAid Bangladesh has a non-negotiable policy of ZERO TOLERANCE towards child abuse, exploitation and child labor and expects all employees to abide by the Child Protection Policy of ActionAid Bangladesh.

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