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Job Title: Protection Advisor
Duty station: HQ/ home based 40%; roving in the missions 60%
Starting date: 20/05/2019
Contract duration: 6 months
Reporting to: Senior Protection Advisor
Supervision of: Technical supervision of protection coordinators
Dependents: No **
General purpose of the position**
The Protection Advisor ensures technical, programmatic support and guidance to INTERSOS’ programs and initiatives for protection of vulnerable persons who are at particular risk of violence or abuse, including children and women.He/she is the key technical focal point to provide appropriate and timely technical guidance to multiple country programs (special focus will be given to the West Africa-francophone missions, specifically Cameroun, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo and Nigeria) including emergency response, proposal design and development, reviewing reports and developing strategies to mainstream protection and gender.standards both in terms of content and analysis of protection data.
Main responsibilities and tasks**
Support to the programme:
- Lead efforts to provide guidance and support to field programs (both on-site and remote assistance) that will result in development and implementation of high-quality Protection (including CP and GBV) programmes and strategies that make a measurable impact;
- Lead and support the development of Protection (including CP and GBV) related proposals including developing assessment tools, logframes, planning, monitoring, and evaluating field activities;
- Review relevant projects reports to make sure they are aligned with high quality standards both in terms of content and analysis of protection data;
- Ensure that INTERSOS field programs have appropriate, relevant, and up-to-date materials, tools, resources, and templates for implementing protection activities;
- Maintain smooth dialogues and open discussions with protection focal points and/or coordinators;
- Help to mainstream Protection, age and diversity principles into all INTERSOS programs through technical guidance, trainings, and sharing update tools and resources.
Development and learning:
- Support the process of roll out and contextualization of the internal protection policies, and guidelines, within specific country missions of INTERSOS. In addition, stimulate feedback from the field in order to adjust policies and to facilitate their use.
- Increase and enhance program monitoring and evaluation, and determining impact, wherever possible, including the use of standard indicators;
- Support, increase and enhance analysis of protection activities and trends within the selected missions and make sure this is disseminated;
- In coordination with the Senior Protection Advisor, map Protection staff expertise and identify human resources that are willing and capable to increase their capacity in the protection fields;
- According to identified needs and resources available and in coordination with the Senior Protection Advisor, deliver trainings, workshops, seminars to national and international staff on protection related issues in specific INTERSOS missions;
Coordination and networking:
- Participate and actively lead INTERSOS’s engagement in global relevant working groups and coordination activities, with special attention to Child Protection related mechanisms;
- Ensure the internal protection community is stimulated and there is a constant internal sharing of information and lessons learned;
- Facilitate communication, coordination and collaboration among and within the country programs selected;
- Manage and mentor GBV, CP & Protection staff as appropriate.
- Support missions in the development of feedback mechanisms for beneficiaries, whenever these are involved in protection activities;
- As part of a wider team, support potential SEA related
- investigations in case alleged survivors have to be interviewed and in the development of safety plans.
Required profile and experience
Master’s degree in relevant field (Law, International Studies, Human rights, social science, psychology, social work, development studies, humanitarian affairs, or related social sciences disciplines).
- Demonstrated 5 – 7 years professional experience in humanitarian settings, including at least 4 years of direct program management of Protection/GBV/CP programs in the field. Experience with Protection and CP/GBV programming and implementation is mandatory.
- Solid experience of monitoring and evaluating protection programmes in an emergency contexts
- Proven experience in designing and delivering a wide range of protection related trainings, tailored for different audiences, i.e. national and internal staff
- Knowledge, skills, and experience in providing/leading direct services to survivors of gender-based violence using a survivor-centered and multi-sectoral approach.
- Good knowledge of and experience in using established inter-agency standards and guidelines in child protection, such as the Inter-agency Guidelines on Separated and Unaccompanied Children, IASC Guidelines on GBV in Emergency Settings, IASC Mental Health and Psycho-social Support in Emergency Settings.
- Good knowledge of the procedure of international donors, especially UN, ECHO, OFDA
- Desirable experience with the IT tools instruments for emergency family tracing intervention (Identification, Documentation, Tracing and Reunification (IDTR); the Inter-Agency Child Protection Information Management System (CPIMS+); and the GBV IMS+ as well as internal platforms.
- Strong training and capacity building skills, particularly using participatory techniques for training on different components of protection programming;
- Excellent analytical, report writing and proposal writing skills and computer literate;
- Strong orientation towards evidence-based programming, with skills in monitoring and evaluation and conducting assessments desirable;
- Flexibility, adaptability and high work capacity to ensure activities and technical management/coordination support provided in a timely manner to achieve project results;
- Ability to work independently while being a strong team player with proven supervisory skills;
- Experience managing budgets and finances.
- Strong skills in Microsoft Office.
Fluent in French and English (oral and writing)
- Excellent analytical skills, observation and analysis capacity
- Very strong interpersonal skills: strong communication and diplomatic skills
- Practical and problem-solver
- Excellent ability to establish inter-personal relations and good negotiation skills
- Strong team spirit, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment
- Excellent analytical skills, observation and analysis capacity
- Attention to detail and structured way of approaching tasks (very organized)
- Ability to plan ahead and output oriented (pro-active)
- Able to ensure quick quality delivery in stressful environment (stress-resilient)
- Ability to deal with heavy work pressure
- Ability to adhere to deadlines and respect line management
- Flexibility to basic living standards in shared guest house and willingness to live in field location
For further information and to apply, follow the link below:
In case you encounter difficulties applying through INTERSOS’ platform, you can also apply by sending your CV, motivation letter and 2 references via email to email@example.com , with subject line: “SR-00-962 – Protection Advisor – HQ Rome”.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first interview.