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  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Hajjah
  • Grade: Mid level - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
  • Closing Date: 2019-07-23

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Protection Specialist

Hajjah (Yemen)


Job title: Protection Specialist – North Yemen

Reporting to: Protection Coordinator

Employment Band: NMG2

Management or Non-Management: Non-Management

Direct reports: N/A

Technical reports: Protection Manager

Unit/department: Protection - Program

Location: Hajjah

Authorization level: According to IDRA

Overall purpose of the role

 

  • Under the supervision of the Protection Coordinator, the Protection Specialist - North is responsible for supporting DRC in quality protection programming at the Area level in Northern Yemen, and to provide technical support to the Protection Project Manager and the Mixed Migration Team Leader for the planning, implementation and follow up of the protection projects in the assigned area;
  • In close coordination with the Technical Coordinator, the Protection Specialist - North contributes to the development and implementation of DRC’s sector strategy in North Yemen, as well as the harmonization and rollout of tools and guidelines;
  • As the technical focal point for the North Area protection staff, the Protection Specialist - North will be responsible for strengthening DRC’s protection capacity of conflict affected persons in Yemen supporting IDPs, host communities, returnees, marginalized people, and mixed migrants.

Responsibilities

 

Support to Program Implementation

  • Strengthens DRC’s protection service delivery to conflict affected host communities, returnees, IDPs, children, mixed migrants and Yemen’s marginalized communities in North Yemen, and provide technical support to protection teams for the planning, implementation and follow up of the protection projects in the assigned area;
  • Undertake field/onsite visits to monitor the quality of implementation and provide technical advice and customized and need based capacity building to field protection staff as necessary;
  • Support the protection teams in North Yemen with the development of project work plans, procurement plans and staffing plans;
  • Participate in the recruitment process, the capacity building and the evaluation of the protection staff, as necessary;
  • In coordination with the Protection Project Manager North and the Mixed Migration Team Leader North, assess training and development needs within the Protection team, develop a capacity building plan and implement the plan with support from the Protection Coordinator;
  • Support the Protection teams with the establishment and regular update of the MEAL plan, including (a) ensuring appropriate indicator and quality tracking (both quantitative and qualitative) and (b) working closely with MEAL to put in place accountability;
  • Support the Protection teams with the preparation of high quality and timely narrative reporting for donors, check this reporting against area financial reports, liaise with technical coordinators for quality assurance and feed into checking of financial reports for accuracy;
  • Establish processes, systems and learning events in North Yemen that will lead to a general capacity-building and professionalization of DRC staff and partners on protection;
  • Stay abreast of developments that have an impact on the protection environment in Yemen and provide ongoing analysis on key issues on a regular basis;

     

     

    Program Design

  • In close coordination with the Technical Coordinator, the Protection Specialist - North contributes to the development and implementation of DRC’s sector strategy in North Yemen, as well as the harmonization and rollout of tools and guidelines;
  • Support integration of Protection interventions with other core sectors, ensuring close collaboration between field teams;
  • Work closely with Technical Coordinator, Protection Project Manager and Mixed Migration Team Leader on identification of needs of communities and gaps in Protection services within DRC’s areas of intervention;
  • Provide, upon request, technical input into the development (and implementation) of relevant SOPs and technical standards;
  • In coordination with the AM and Protection Coordinator, contribute to the Area level program strategy and to the establishment of sector-based log frames and targets;
  • Participate in the proposal development process by providing field specific context analysis, technical sector specific analysis, beneficiary information, feedback on the concept including proposing the activities and costing at field level in line with Area Log Frames;

     

    Coordination and Representation

  • Responsible for supporting with conducting donor visits in the North in close coordination with the country office donor focal points, provide briefing to Donors;
  • Active participation in, contribution to and representation of DRC in the Protection Cluster and different Area of Responsibilities as well as with other relevant bodies, including working groups and other meetings related to protection;
  • Ensure that DRC’s work is coordinated with efforts of other agencies, ensuring the specific needs of vulnerable communities are being addressed;
  • Feed into national clusters through Technical Coordinator, in particular regarding context, needs and possibilities for coordination.

     

    Other

  • Ensure the respect of DRC Code of Conduct and DRC’s zero tolerance policy of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA), humanitarian principles and contribute to the integration of Protection and Age, Gender, Diversity (AGD) mainstreaming into DRC programming;
  • Undertake any other duties that may be assigned by the Line Manager.

Experience and technical competencies

 

  • Proven experience of at least 3 years in international field protection and management of protection programs, including in Child Protection, Mixed Migration and Protection of IDPs in conflict affected countries;
  • Significant knowledge of International Humanitarian and Human Rights Laws, particularly Refugee Law and International standards relating to the protection of IDPs;
  • Experience working and living in a challenging security environment and under strict safety rules and willingness to travel to conflict affected areas;
  • Prior experience implementing protection monitoring, case management, cash for protection, PSS, legal programs;
  • Experience with managing large teams and providing technical guidance, training and capacity building;
  • Proven strong analytical and communication, representation, negotiation, advocacy and diplomacy skills;
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to quickly develop good insight and understanding of the conflict, the human rights situation and the political environment of the program country;
  • Knowledge of Gender and Protection mainstreaming, AGD, PwSN and AAP approaches;
  • Cultural sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Extensive experience in reporting and project development, excellent writing skills in English;

 

Education

 

University or Master’s degree relevant to humanitarian work: preferably in law, social work, gender studies, social sciences or humanitarian aid

 

Core

competencies

Basic

Advanced

Expert

Striving for excellence

Collaborating

Taking the lead

Communicating

Demonstrating integrity

Find the definition of DRC’s Core competencies here

Languages

 

Full proficiency in spoken and written English

Arabic a very strong advantage

Key stakeholders

 

  • Area Manager
  • Protection Coordinator
  • Protection staff
  • Other DRC Sectors
  • Local partners
  • Clusters and humanitarian actors
  • Local authorities and community leaders

 

Last updated:

 

6/07/2019

¨Basic: I master the essentials, but may at times need help from others

¨Advanced: I can work independently at full professional level.

¨Expert: I am the go-to person when others need help.


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