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Project Manager Protection

Juba (South Sudan)

Project Manager Protection - South Sudan

INTERSOS is an independent non-profit humanitarian organization committed to assist the victims of natural disasters and armed conflicts. Its activities are based on the principles of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equality of rights and opportunities, and respect for diversity and coexistence, paying special attention to the most vulnerable and unprotected people.

1. Terms of reference

Job title: Project Manager Protection

Location: based in Bor - Roving between Ayod, Akobo, Nyirol and Uror counties – South Sudan

Reporting to: Head of Mission

Starting date: asap

Duration of contract: 31st of May 2016

Dependents: No

2. General context of the mission

INTERSOS is present in South Sudan since 2006, starting its operations in the country from Bor, Jonglei State. INTERSOS central office for South Sudan is based in Juba with several field bases in Jonglei State (Bor, Pibor, Lankien, Yuai, Waat and Akobo), in Western Equatoria State (Yambio) since 2009, in Upper Nile State (Malakal) since 2011 and Unity State (Bentiu).

The main areas of intervention are Protection, in particular prevention and response to GBV and child protection in Upper Nile States and Jongley State, where INTERSOS is also GBV sub-cluster Focal Point and leading the GBV response in the State; Education, INTERSOS is one of the main partners of UNICEF in promoting education as a part of emergency response and leading the EiE Cluster in Jonglei, Unity and Upper Nile States, while acting as focal point agency in Jonglei for Education in Emergency interventions.; Shelter/NFIs, these activities involve the assessment and identification of new IDPs, mainly in the most hard-to-reach areas within Jonglei, Unity and Upper Nile States, emergency kit distribution, kit use monitoring and construction/rehabilitation of emergency shelter; WASH, mainly construction/rehabilitation of water facilities (e.g.: wells, pipe schemes), rehabilitation of latrines and sanitation/hygiene promotion.

The priority for INTERSOS in South Sudan is to be a relevant humanitarian actor with regard to the already massive and possibly increasing emergency and to do so the mission counts on about 20 international and 200 national staff.

3. Tasks and responsibilities

The Project Manager is in charge of the implementation and the supervision of the protection project in Jonglei State targeting the Internally Displaced People (IDP) in Akobo, Uror, Nyirol and Ayod counties. The project relates to the implementation of prevention and response activities for GBV such as:

· Develop a strategy on community engagement to improve GBV services awareness, identification and referral, involving key leaders in GBV prevention;

· Safe and confidential identification, case management services and provision of tailored lifesaving material for sexual, physical and emotional violence survivors;

· Establish one Community Based Protection Network (CBPN) in each county (4 in total) with the aim to collect data and refer GBV cases, promoting the inclusion of women, boys and girls in decision-making and conducting community mobilization as well as awareness creation on GBV concerns in their respective communities;

· Develop action plans on community engagement (women, men, boys, girls) for awareness raising on GBV risks and available services.

Specifically the Project Manager Protection is responsible for:

§ Supervise the provision of GBV assistance to the target population through a strong community-based approach.

§ To contribute, within the strategic framework of the SGBV Working Group activated in Jonglei, to implementation and strengthening the SGBV response mechanism in the State.

§ Conduct GBV case management.

§ To facilitate the identification of human rights violations and protection risks, including poor access of persons with specific needs to basic services.

§ Establishment and running of Community-based Protection Networks.

§ Establishment and running of Women and child Friendly Spaces.

§ Promote the capacity-building of relevant protection actors (among the civil society, government authorities and community leaders).

§ Ensure regular coordination with protection clusters and relevant donors.

4. Required profile/experience

§ Advanced university degree in social sciences, law, or other related field;

§ Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience at national and international levels in protection/child protection;

§ Strong understanding of the humanitarian emergency operating context, including Sphere, the humanitarian system, donors, security and program management;

§ Knowledge of GBV issues and GBV – IMS and family reunification processes;

§ Ability to work in remote and extreme environment;

§ Knowledge of USAID/OFDA an advantage;

§ Ability to prepare concept papers and project proposals in accordance with the standards required by INTERSOS and donors.

§ Good communication skills in English;

Qualified applicants are requested to submit their curriculum vitae, motivation letter and 2 referencesto:********,

Specifying in the subject “PM Protection South Sudan”

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first interview

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  • Organization: INTERSOS
  • Location: Juba (South Sudan)
  • Grade: Mid level - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Legal - International Law
    • Legal - Broad
    • Human Rights
    • Public Policy and Administration
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
    • Civil Society and Local governance
    • Animal Health and Veterinary
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Legal - International Law
    • Legal - Broad
    • Human Rights
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Public Policy and Administration
    • Civil Society and Local governance
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
  • Closing Date: 2015-11-06

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