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Protection Manager, Humanitarian Assistance, North East Syria

2 weeks ago
ID
2017-1418
# of Openings
1
Post End Date
1/31/2018
Category
Field - Other
Syrian Arab Republic

Overview

CHF International has developed a strategy for the organization’s response to the Syria crisis, anchored in a field presence. Specifically, we are responding directly in Syria, intensifying CHF’s assistance to Syrian IDPs. This will be done through an approach to programming where projects will be focused on the sustainability rather than relief delivery. CHF intends to hire a full-time Protection Manager to implement an integrated protection program within our humanitarian assistance programming. The goal of our protection program is to advocate for the needs of vulnerable individuals, provide access to essential protection services, and increase the capacity of actors on the ground.

 

The overall responsiblity of the Protection Manager will be to develop, implement, and monitor integrated protection programming in Northeast Syria (NES) to improve the protection environment of vulnerable refugee, IDP and host communities. The Protection Manager is responsible for incorporating general protection, child protection (CP) and gender-based violence (GBV) activities based on identified needs and in coordination with other CHF International activities. The Protection Manager reports to the NES Director and is based in Derik.

Responsibilities

Technical

  • Identify protection needs through desk reviews and conducting protection needs assessments.
  • Develop and implement an integrated protection strategy in NES according to needs.
  • Manage the implementation of protection activities, including mobile protection teams, awareness campaigns, and safe spaces.
  • Supervise protection staff, through daily communication and regular guidance.
  • Ensure quality information management and confidentiality of beneficiary information.
  • Develop and implement a capacity building plan for protection staff, through training and ongoing mentoring. 
  • Actively engage with the relevant coordination groups to ensure programming aligns with the priorities of the humanitarian response and initiatives. 
  • Apply a multi-sectoral response to protection through coordination and integration with other relevant sectors within CHF (FSL, WASH, Shelter).
  • Ensure activities run according to minimum standards and best practices and are appropriate for the context, in line with minimum standards for CP and GBV and humanitarian principles.

Administrative

  • Recruit protection staff as needed to conduct activities.
  • Promote and support staff care and well-being, including interventions were needed.  
  • Conduct regular monitoring of activities and ensure quality of services and minimum standards, through completing monitoring reports and providing regular feedback to the staff.
  • Compile and review reports as required by the donor, capturing activities’ progress, lessons learned, community needs and reconcile against activities planned and quality standards.
  • Coordinate with security, finance, logistics, and other relevant department to ensure activities are implemented smoothly and without adding risk to beneficiaries or staff.
  • All other job related duties as assigned by supervisor.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Familiarity with key protection guidance, including the IASC Guidelines for GBV interventions in humanitarian settings, Child Protection Minimum Standards.
  • Good understanding of humanitarian principles, international human rights laws, and the Syrian context.
  • Good understanding of protection interventions, including child/women-friendly spaces, Psychological First Aid, psychosocial support, and case management.
  • Ability to develop and conduct trainings on CP, GBV and protection issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with limited supervision and manage programming remotely.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational and team building skills.
  • Good negotiation and problem solving skills.
  • Integrity, transparency, and strong work ethic.
  • Computer/word processing and standard office software skills.
  • Fluency in English required, and Arabic preferred.

 

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related field with 8 – 10 years of related experience or a Master’s degree with 5 – 8 years of related experience.
  • A Minimum of five years’ work experience in protection programming is required.
  • Experience in humanitarian coordination particularly in area of CP and/or GBV is required.
  • Experience conducting protection assessments and analysis of appropriate response.
  • Experience writing reports in English.

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