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Protection Technical Advisor


  • Organization: WVI - World Vision International
  • Location: Jordan
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2022-12-07

With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.

Come join our 34,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable children’s life stories!

Key Responsibilities:


To provide guidance and overall technical support for Protection, Gender, Gender Based Violence, Child Protection and Mental Health Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) in programming, strategies and processes, enhancing World Vision’s Syria Response capacity and quality.

To develop, support, and coordinate the implementation of Protection activities, including Gender Based Violence (GBV), Child Protection, Community Based Protection (CBP), and Mental Health Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) for vulnerable Syrian Refugees and host communities in Syria, Jordan, and Türkiye. To lead the process of protection and gender mainstreaming in WV’s Health, WASH, Livelihoods, and Education programs.

Major responsibilities:

  • Ensure WV’s programs adhere to the Syria Response Strategy in protection, gender and conflict sensitivity
  • Ensuring WV’s programs adhere to international standards and tools, including upholding IHL, Do No Harm, Protection/Child Protection/GBV standards
  • Develop high quality prevention and empowerment activities at women and girls’ centers, and survivor-centered GBV specialized response services
  • In light of the findings of iterative assessments, provide recommendations to areas/sectors that might need improvement and determine the relevance of expanding operations in new sites and to scale-up interventions.
  • Work with the MEAL team to ensure feedback mechanisms and accountability structures are accessible by the most vulnerable and are appropriate to safeguard sensitive personal data.
  • Provide technical support to the MEAL team on monitoring and evaluation of protection activities, as required
  • Work with the Grant Acquisition team, Operations, Technical Advisers and MEAL in program development and proposal writing by providing inputs and reviewing technical information to draft standalone protection concept notes/proposals. Key areas to focus on will be Child Protection (CP), GBV, MHPSS, Community Based Protection and referral structures.
  • Create awareness raising materials and process with beneficiaries
  • Strive to ensure, as much as possible, different protection interventions are integrated into proposed programs and with other sectors, ensuring cross-cutting themes are incorporated into program design (disability, conflict, gender, CP).
  • Represent World Vision at Protection sector coordination/donor meetings in Türkiye, Jordan, and Syria
  • Seek opportunities to collaborate with other organizations in both coordination, learning, and programing
  • Network with other WV entities, particularly around best practices, technical approaches, and resource acquisition
  • Provide WV’s Communication and Advocacy department with information to highlight WV’s Protection activities and impact
  • Ensure and maintain information management tools such as the 4W, the cluster and WG reporting tool and the CPWG monitoring tool.
  • Monitor and report protection, Child protection and GBV trends and early warning indicators and ensure emergency preparedness planning is done to anticipate new risks.
  • Maintain the profile of child protection within the broader protection structure and ensure mainstreaming of child protection in other humanitarian sectors.
  • Facilitate inter-organizational collaboration and resource mobilization (monetary and non- monetary)
  • Develop and maintain appropriate links with national and local authorities, state institutions, civil society organizations, humanitarian agencies and other stakeholders in protection, child protection and GBV response.
  • Develop joint initiatives to increase the evidence base for protection, child protection and GBV programming though targeted research, assessments or data collection
  • Manage directly at least two technical protection staff
  • Conduct assessments of staff capacity gaps in Protection, IHL, CP, Conflict Sensitivity and Gender. Work closely with implementing partner organizations to determine the training needs of their staff.
  • Develop and rollout training of staff and partner staff on key protection themes outlines above.
  • Develop on going remote training materials for staff in Jordan, Syria and Türkiye implementing GBV, PSS etc.
  • In cooperation with the MEAL department, strengthen the monitoring and reporting system
  • Collaborate with MEAL department, sectoral or academic actors to identify and pursue focused research initiatives

Knowledge and qualifications for the role

  • At least 5 years’ experience in working in a protection-related field.
  • Experience in emergency programming, remote management and protection programming in the Middle East strongly preferred.
  • Experience in emergency programming, remote management and gender programming in the Middle East strongly preferred.
  • Experience of developing and delivering training on key protection, child protection and GBV protocols/minimum standards (required).
  • Experience of GBV, CP and protection mainstreaming across other sectors.
  • Proven experience of proposal development.
  • Experience working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Experience in undertaking assessments and supporting others to do so.
  • Previous engagement with the Syria Crisis response in Türkiye, inside Syria, Lebanon, Jordan & Iraq can be an advantage.
  • Experience in design research modalities
  • Experience in advocacy
  • University degree in social work, social science, political science, law or related subject. Masters strongly preferred.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Arabic strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience of humanitarian principles and minimum protection standards, humanitarian coordination mechanisms, applying protection standards to vulnerable communities, referral services and protection service delivery, including protection monitoring.
  • Previous engagement with the Syria Crisis response in Türkiye, inside Syria, Lebanon, Jordan & Iraq can be an advantage.
  • Strong verbal and written English skills. Arabic strongly preferred

Travel requirements:
Periodic travel between Türkiye and Jordan (1-2 times per year). Work in intense & dynamic setting.

Applicant Types Accepted:

Local Applicants Only

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