CONSULTANCY: provide protection technical support and guidance to the SIF protection teams at the national and field levels
- Secours Islamique France (SIF) is a Non-Governmental Organization of international solidarity based in France . Founded in 1991, SIF is an apolitical neutral organization whose objective is to provide immediate and long-term support to vulnerable population affected by natural disasters, armed conflicts and other types of crisis.
SIF has been present in Lebanon since 2012, implementing projects aiming at distributing assistance to the Syrian refugee populations affected by the conflict in Lebanon. SIF implemented several different projects:
Emergency response (Winterization, New comers response)
Basic Assistance (NFI and Unconditional cash)
Seasonal projects (Ramadan and El Fitr)
Those programs allowed SIF contributing to the improvement of the well-being of the most vulnerable population in Lebanon, including Syrian Refugees, Palestinian and Lebanese.
1. MISSION CONTEXT
In response to the current crisis in Syria, in support of refugees in Lebanon as well as the host community, SIF is expanding its humanitarian response and is scaling-up its emergency support to Syrian refugees and affected population opening a multi sectorial project axed on:
Conduct House Hold visits
Opening a Child friendly space in the Social development Center premises
Sport and recreational activities for children and youth, (theatre, summer camp)
Vocational training for youth and women
Awareness sessions for children and adults of the community, stakeholders etc on SGBV, protection and Child protection
Cash for protection
Unconditional cash (MCAP)
The SIF project aims at strengthening the identification of vulnerabilities, their assessment and adequate referrals to existing services. The Psychosocial worker jointly with the Social Workers, ensure the identification of most vulnerable beneficiaries to be referred to the internal SIF services. The identification can be in the child friendly space for recreational activities, during the household visits as well as during the training or other SIF activities. Strong coordination with other actors in the area of intervention is the pillar of this program and the referral mechanism will guarantee the provision of adequate services from others partners. The action aims at strengthening awareness and advocacy efforts towards increased access of most the vulnerable (mainly children and women alone) within humanitarian actors’ coverage in the areas of intervention.
Furthermore, as part of a longer term strategy aiming at supporting and reinforcing resilience of local stakeholders, the action includes a strong capacity building & strengthening component targeting SDC and local stakeholders on protection, child protection, referral pathway and mechanism, conflict resolution etc.
2. OBJECTIVE OF THE CONSULTANT MISSION
2.1 General Objective
The objective is to provide technical support and guidance to the SIF protection teams at the national and field levels
2.2. Specific objectives
The specific objectives are:
Ensure that staff adheres to general protection, child protection and GBV best-practices and professional standards and principles through capacity-building and on-the-job support;
Train the SIF team on protection, CP and GBV. (key staff in training of trainers modality ToT, Project manager and psychosocial worker)
Train the SIF team on human rights, humanitarian principle and approach
Develop SIF capacity in the field of protection (incl. Support to recruitment and performance appraisals);
Develop protection procedures, monitor and review the relevant policies and documentation. (Incl. development of technical tools and guidance, tailored capacity building plans, trainings and on-the-job coaching);
- SIF teams are familiar with Protection issues and specifically on child protection and gender issues.
- SIF staff can ensure the proper implementation of protection Programs
- Tools are harmonized and staff trained to use it.
- Staff is able to develop monitoring and reporting mechanisms on a variety of levels e.g. formal data collection for advocacy, qualitative measures for program development, information for donor reports, etc.
- Key staff is able to train local stakeholders and beneficiaries on protection issues
3. MAIN RESPONSABILITIES
The consultant is in charge of re-examine the process of identification, support provided and referral mechanism with the aim of reducing risk, especially related to corruption and bad behavior affecting therelationship with the most vulnerable beneficiaries.
In the framework of the mission the consultant should:
- Establish with the program coordinator a clear work-plan of the mission
- Evaluate the staff’s level of knowledge on protection topics included child protection, humanitarian principles, international laws.
Evaluate the staff behavior dealing with beneficiaries in the field
Evaluate the document and tools available in the Lebanon mission related to protection issues.
Prepare the different module of training to be discussed with HoM and PC
Train all SIF staff on protection and CP, focusing on the PM and PSW (as ToT)
Suggest a revision of the approach and mechanisms for the identification, support, referral etc
Suggest any adjustments in the monitoring and reporting process (in the various stages of the project) to increase efficiency and participate to the risk reduction
Formalize mitigation measures proposed and implementation strategy
Provide the needed tools to SIF to achieve Programs objectives
Provide technical guidance and direction for effective planning, implementation and monitoring of agreed protection plans,
Identify opportunities and constraints and any adjustments needed including additional staff or trainings.
Provide a final report of the mission
Evaluate after 3 month the impact of the measures undertaken after the first mission in Lebanon
4. PERSON QUALIFICATIONS
- University degree
- Awareness of Human Rights and Refugee International Laws
- Knowledge of issues relating to refugee women, gender, humanitarian and development issues, and protection response
- Excellent written and oral communication skills..
- Strong organizational and work planning skills, and the ability to work in a high volume work environment.
- Able to establish and maintain effective working relations with people of different cultural backgrounds.
- Strong cross-cultural communication and resilience skills are very important.
- Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment
- Sets clearly defined objectives and plans activities for self, own team or department Experience with INGO desired, but not mandatory
- Excellent command of English. French and Arabic an asset
- Experience of proactively identifying and addressing issues, proven problem solving and organizational skills.
- Respect of SIF values and mandate
Position: Protection Expert Consultancy
Base: Beirut with regular movements on the field; mainly in Mount Lebanon.
Duration: 4 weeks – 3 weeks in June; 1 week in September (subject to change)