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					                         Request for ProCap Tier I Senior Protection Officers

 Note: ProCap Senior Protection Officers can be deployed to UN agencies on short-term missions of up to 6 months in
 order to support agencies and country teams at the senior level to develop and implement comprehensive protection
 strategies and mechanisms, particularly in situations of internal displacement. Requests should form part of a strategy to
 strengthen the overall collaborative response and should be made in consultation with the Humanitarian Coordinator.

 ProCap Senior Protection officers remain employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council but requesting agencies are
 responsible for personnel during assignment and must provide all necessary administrative and operational support.

 Once completed this form should be sent to the ProCap Support Unit at procap@un.org. Decisions about deployment
 are made by an inter-agency steering committee composed of OCHA, UNHCR, OHCHR, UNICEF, and an NGO
 representative, and will depend on need and availability. Except in urgent cases, deployments are decided at regular
 meetings of the steering committee the first Friday of every month. Requests to be considered at each meeting should
 preferably be received at least a week in advance, or before the last Friday of every month.



1. Basic Information

 Requesting agency                  UNHCR                             Country                            Burundi
                                                                      Security phase in
 Duty station                       Bujumbura                                                            Phase 3
                                                                      country / duty station
 Requested date of                                                    Requested length of
                                    From January 2009                                                    6 months
 deployment                                                           deployment


2. Terms of Reference
Terms of reference should reflect the terms of reference for ProCap Tier I Senior Protection Officers listed at the end of this form.
 2.1. Objectives and expected output
 In the context of the introduction of the cluster approach in Burundi, the development of policy, legal, and operational
 responses to land issues, and the importance of durable solutions issues in UNDAF Burundi 2010-2014, the objective
 of this deployment is to support the UN Country Team and key Government ministries at the senior level to develop
 and implement a comprehensive protection strategy and mechanisms in the area of land as it relates to return and
 reintegration of IDPs, returnees and other persons of concern in Burundi.
 The deployment also will support the development of protection strategies in the context of early recovery and the
 implementation of durable solutions for IDPs.

 Expected outputs from the deployment:
     Effective protection/early recovery cluster approach in Burundi, with effective protection/early recovery
         working groups and other coordination and information mechanisms, including experienced chairing of these
         working groups;
     Strengthened UNHCR, relevant UN and Government capacity to address IDP and returnee protection, with
         particular focus on effective response to land issues in the context of return and reintegration;
     Further development and implementation of protection strategies with regards the villagisation programme
         and other durable solutions to landless IDPs and returnees; and
     Strengthened UNHCR, relevant UN and Government capacity to address general protection and early
         recovery issues facing IDPs and returnees..

 2.2. Main duties and responsibilities
       Assist and advise the HC, Country Team, and Protection cluster lead in the establishment of Protection
         Working Groups at the capital and field level as required. Support other collaborative response strategies;
       Provide guidance and support to the chairpersons of, such working groups or, where appropriate, effectively
         chair such groups directly;
       Elaborate Terms of Reference for the Cluster in close consultation with Chairpersons and member agencies
         and propose effective coordination and communication mechanisms between field and capital-level
         protection groups.,
       Support UNHCR to carry out the responsibilities devolved to the agency as part of its co-lead role in the
         Protection/Early Recovery cluster;
       Support the establishment of other appropriate coordination and information mechanisms with the
         participation of UN agencies, NGOs and other relevant actors in order to follow-up on the protection needs of
         and the implementation of durable solutions for internally displaced persons;
       Develop close working relationships with all parties including national authorities, donor representatives, UN
         agencies and NGOs and ensure that their program and activities actively support protection/early recovery
         and promote durable solutions;
       Provide analyses, as required, on the national legal framework applicable to Housing, Land and Property
         issues (HLP) issues;
       Actively contribute to the formulation and development of protection strategies and their implementation in
         relation to land issues and return, as well as more general protection strategies for IDPs to support the
         implementation of durable solutions;
       Advise on and ensure the gathering, analysis, and reporting of protection trends and concerns, particularly
         related to HLP, affecting returnees, IDPs and other persons of concern;
       Advise and support initiatives to increase the capacity of national authorities, UN agencies and NGOs to
         address the protection and assistance needs of landless returnees and the displaced;
       Advocate and raise awareness on situations of internal displacement through supporting and organizing
         training, workshop and seminars with particular focus on the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement
         and the Pinheiro Principles.
       Advise on and support initiatives to increase the capacity of displaced communities to better protect
         themselves;

 2.3. Reporting and Supervision
 The deployee will report directly to the UNHCR Representative, and will work closely with the Protection and
 Programme sections, in particular with the Protection Officer in charge of land issues and the deployee on Rural
 Integrated Villages.



3. Background Information

 3.1. Current protection situation in the country concerned
 Burundi is still very much a fragile state where transition and development need to be addressed in the context of
 peacebuilding. Humanitarian intervention remains a requirement in many areas, while development programmes are
 being introduced and need to be bridged with this humanitarian intervention.
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 On the protection front, in particular for IDPs and returnees, integration and reintegration is made very difficult by
 land scarcity, land conflicts and lack of revenue generating options outside agriculture in a deeply rural country. For
 these reasons, Protection and Early Recovery have been combined in one single cluster to achieve truly durable
 solutions for returnees and IDPs. These two issues have also been combined in the proposed UNDAF 2010-2014
 under the strategic axis: Community Recovery.

 In this context, UNHCR’s intervention and that of its partners, combine protection activities with an early recovery
 approach. UNHCR, on behalf of the UN system in Burundi, also contributes to the development of responses to land
 issues, e.g. development of a national land policy and revision of the Land Code. A national plan of action is under
 development to support the implementation of the national land policy. The Rural Integrated Village strategy is
 another practical protection project for landless returnees and internally displaced persons, offering access on a
 voluntary basis to housing and water, land and agriculture support, education and health, and ultimately non-
 agricultural based income generating activities in mixed villages, and where a participatory community approach
 supports peace consolidation.

 UNHCR has a facilitator role in both processes. UNHCR’s workload is expected to increase given its lead role in this
 cluster and through this strategy. UNHCR also needs support to articulate and further develop a comprehensive
 protection strategy and mechanisms in the area of land as it relates to return and reintegration of refugees, IDPs and
 other persons affected by crisis in Burundi.

 3.2. Target population
 Beneficiaries will include IDPs in need of durable solutions as well as returnees (IDP and refugees) who are without
 secure access to land. As protection and early recovery programmes have mixed beneficiaries, the target population
 will also include vulnerable persons from the host communities.

 3.3. Existing protection strategies and mechanisms
 A national land policy including the search for durable solutions for landless persons has recently been adopted and a
 plan of action for the overall land policy is under development. Likewise, a national strategy for the
 establishment/extension of Integrated Rural Villages (“villagisation”) for landless returnees and other vulnerable has
 been adopted and is being implemented. The national Land Code 1986 is under review and a draft new Code is under
 discussion, which contains issues pertaining to return and land.
 As for IDPs, comprehensive protection strategies pertaining to the search of durable solutions still need to be
 developed.
 Coordination mechanisms include the new Protection/Early recovery cluster (Commission Integrée pour le
 Rapatriement et la Réintégration, former ad hoc Commission), and the Inter-ministerial Committee for the preparation
 of a national land policy.

 3.4. Current internal protection capacity
 UNHCR Burundi has one Protection Officer allocated to land issues. This staff member has been contributing to all
 land related issues for the past 6 months. Operation and administrative support will be provided by UNHCR Burundi
 and the Protection section where needed.

 3.5. Protection staffing plans
 The next 6 months are crucial in the establishment of the cluster approach in Burundi, as well as the establishment of
 specific working groups under the Protection/Early Recovery cluster. Support to build this capacity is therefore
 required during this period and it is expected that UNHCR Protection staff and staff in other UN and Government
 agencies will assume all responsibilities once their capacity has been strengthened at the end of the deployment
 scheme.



4. Other Information


 [Please state any other relevant information, such as valuable personal skills and competencies, including
 language skills]
 The deployee must be fluent in French and English, with good protection knowledge as it pertains to return,
 reintegration and durable solutions, and expertise in land matters. Previous practical experience in land issues as they
 relate to displacement and sustainable return and reintegration is a requirement.




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5. Contact Information
Please provide name, title, telephone number and e-mail address
 Country Representative
                                    Bo Schack
 of requesting agency
 Supervisor of deployment
                                    Bo Schack, Representative
 (if other than Representative)
 Agency HQ focal point
 (for pre-departure briefing)
 Agency field focal point
 (if other than supervisor)


Note that requests must be approved by the country representative of the requesting agency and should be endorsed by
the Humanitarian Coordinator.

 Approval by country representative                        Endorsement from the Humanitarian Coordinator



              _________________________________________________________________


              The completed form should be sent to the ProCap Support Unit at OCHA at procap@un.org




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                                           Annex
           General Terms of Reference for ProCap Tier I Senior Protection Officers
Under the direct supervision and guidance of the Country Representative of the hosting agency (or Head of Office)
and in close consultation with the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC/RC), PROCAP Senior Protection Officers can
perform and carry out the following specific duties and responsibilities:

       Assess needs, identify response gaps, and establish priorities through participatory methodologies in order to
        address the protection and assistance needs of internally displaced people and other affected populations.
       Support the formulation and development of protection strategies and their implementation in accordance
        with the mandate, strategies and priorities of the hosting agency and in line with IASC policy on
        implementing the collaborative response to internal displacement.
       Within the context of the broader humanitarian and civilian protection response, advise on and ensure the
        gathering, analysis, and reporting of protection trends and concerns affecting internally displaced populations.
       Consult and liaise closely with the country team on matters related to internally displaced people and when
        applicable and deemed appropriate act as a focal point for internally displaced people for the Country Team.
       Assist and support the Country Team in the development and implementation of a collaborative response
        strategy within the framework of the Common Humanitarian Action Plan (CHAP).
       Assist the HC, Country Team, and Protection cluster lead in the establishment of Protection Working Groups
        and provide guidance and support to the chairpersons of such working groups. When applicable and deemed
        appropriate by the country team, be prepared to chair such protection working groups.
       Support the establishment of other appropriate coordination and information mechanisms with the
        participation of UN agencies, NGOs and other relevant actors in order to follow-up on the protection needs of
        internally displaced people.
       Ensure that sectoral working groups incorporate concerns for internally displaced people in needs
        assessments, planning and strategies and follow-up to ensure the implementation of strategies.
       Ensure a comprehensive needs and assets assessment is conducted to identify vulnerabilities and risks,
        including those related to gender and age.
       Develop mechanisms and strategies to raise awareness of international human rights and humanitarian law
        standards.
       Advocate and raise awareness on situations of internal displacement through supporting and organizing
        training, workshop and seminars with particular focus on the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement.
       Advise and support initiatives to increase the capacity of national authorities, UN agencies and NGOs to
        address the protection and assistance needs of the displaced.
       Advise and support initiatives to increase the capacity of displaced communities to better protect themselves.
       In support of the PROCAP Support Unit deliver protection training for other members of PROCAP and
        standby partners.
       Develop close working relationship with all parties including national authorities, donor representatives, UN
        agencies and NGOs and ensure that their program and activities actively support protection and promote
        durable solutions.
       Maintain regular contact with the Inter-Agency Internal Displacement Division in OCHA and the PROCAP
        Support Unit.
       Where possible, support the activities of the RSG on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced People and
        the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre.




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