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Protection Manager | Venezuela


  • Organization: CESVI
  • Location: Caracas
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2025-05-26


Cesvi has been working in Venezuela since 2019, implementing its projects in the sectors of emergency and protection including child protection and prevention of SGBV. Cesvi is currently implementing projects in Zulia, Falcon and Amazonas States.

The ECHO project is implemented by a Consortium of international and national NGOs and responds to the protracted humanitarian crisis in Venezuela by improving the availability of safe and quality protection, primary health services and humanitarian assistance to most vulnerable people and communities in a protective environment.

In particular, Cesvi component aims at improving access to comprehensive protection services, Health care and Sexual and Reproductive Health services with special emphasis on victims of SGBV and trafficking.

The Protection expert will be the reference focal point of the mission and will provide to the project the necessary technical support and management in order to guarantee the quality of the Project Results related to Protection/SRH sectors.


The collaboration will start from the 01th of June 2024 onwards.

The main duty station will be the Country Office in Venezuela (Caracas), with frequent field visits country-wide, specifically in Zulia, Falcon and Amazonia.

The Protection Expert will report to the Head of Mission (HoM) in the field and Regional/Area Manager at HQ. He/she will work in close collaboration with CESVI staff in Venezuela and project’s consortium members.

The Collaborator will:

  • Define, implement the strategy and implementation modalities of the project protection activities for the project locations
  • Provide technical support for the implementation of protection-related activities
  • Supervision and accompaniment of the Caracas-based Protection team, coordinating with PM and local site coordinators their work with field teams and local IPs
  • In collaboration with the projects manager ensure the proper activities’ planning, monitoring, implementation and reporting
  • Elaborates SOPs for protection interventions (Case Management, Protection Monitoring, Legal, MHPSS, CP, Safe House, VoT) and ensure the respect of it in all projects
  • Periodically analyses the protection trend and the data of protection intervention to identify needs, issues, trends, providing strategic documents to improve activities implementation and development of new projects
  • In collaboration with the projects manager ensure the proper monitoring of the indicators of the expected results, including through the development of monitoring tools
  • Upon request from HoM and in coordination with Admin Coord, support the local staff selection and training according to the project’s activities and in compliance with applicable procedures and safe recruitment procedure
  • Ensure capacity building of the local partners and the training of its key staff
  • Ensure the proper application of Donor and Cesvi’s procedures
  • Conduct data analysis, need assessments and draft proposals for new projects
  • In case of need, coordinate the opening and consolidate the Cesvi’s new basis
  • Ensure the proper administrative-financial management of the activities, ensuring that expenditures are in line with the financial plan
  • Guarantee the respect of Cesvi Safeguarding procedures and standards
  • Organize and manage monitoring field visits by the Donor and Cesvi HQ
  • Maintain an active network of Protection actors (in humanitarian response and public authorities).
  • Participation in sectorial clusters, sharing periodical update with HoM



  • University degree or post graduate degree, preferably in International Development/Humanitarian sector and/or Psychology/Social Sciences
  • Minimum 3-5 years of relevant experience in the NGO environment in management and implementation of projects funded by institutional Donors, in the sectors of humanitarian protection/GBV
  • Proven experience in managing Protection projects in humanitarian contexts
  • Fair understanding of budget issues in humanitarian projects (i.e. administrative and financial planning)
  • Good reporting skills, analysis of project’s indicators and objectives
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken)
  • Fluency in Spanish written and spoken
  • Strong adherence to security guidelines


  • Post degree specialization in international cooperation / protection/GBV.
  • Previous working experience in Venezuela and/or Latin America Countries.
  • Previous experience in implementation of humanitarian projects in partnership with local NGOs and in capacity building of local entities.
  • Proven experience in realization of need assessment/project proposal development
  • Previous experience in risky and hostile countries/environments.
  • Hostile Environment Awareness Training




CESVI has a zero-tolerance approach to any harm to, or exploitation of, a child or a vulnerable adult by any of our staff, related persons or partners.

CESVI commitment to being a safe organization begins with the staff recruitment process which includes meticulous checks, such as criminal records checks or check disclosure of previous convictions, to ensure children and vulnerable people are safeguarded and abuse is prevented. Safeguarding checks are part of the selection process performance.


CESVI pays particular attention to safeguarding the health of all the human resources of the Organisation. Therefore, in order to protect its staff, an assessment of their suitability for the position in each mission is carried out before departure. Such assessment is done by the Occupational Doctor of the Organisation, who will also examine the vaccination coverage, including the anti-Covid19 vaccination.

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