Location: Zahle, Lebanon, with field visit all over the country
Job Title: Protection Coordinator
Type of contract: 5 months renewable (according to funding)
Starting date: December 2018
Monthly Net Salary Range: 3000-3500 EUR
Application deadline: 25/11/2018
GVC has been working in Lebanon since 2006, and within the Syrian crises response since 2012. Historically the organization has implemented activities related to basic assistance, WASH service provision and infrastructure; livelihood and protection and inclusion activities. Currently GVC works in both Humanitarian and Development, aiming to:
Provide access to basic assistance;
Strengthen the protection of vulnerable communities through an integrated community-based approach;
Enhance socio-economic development;
Improve local water provision system through No Revenue Water approach.
At present the main donors are: Italian Cooperation (AICS), EU (ECHO, MADAD Trust Fund), UNHCR, and OCHA.
Main tasks and responsibilities:
Within this framework, GVC is recruiting a Protection Coordinator who will be responsible:
Promoting community empowerment;
Technical supervision of Protection Officers;
Upholding and mainstreaming protection principles and standards;
Ensuring involvement of relevant GVC colleagues in key actions, as appropriate, including Protection Task Force and field teams;
Insure the appropriate and consistent use of the GVC Protection Platform.
Technical Support (60%)
Define Protection technical framework definition and oversight, with a special focus on CPA Data Collection;
Contribute to ensure and promote accountability of the organization by mainstreaming and supervising respect of Sphere standards and Protection Principles http://www.spherehandbook.org/en/protection-principle-1-avoid-exposing-people-to-further-harm-as-a-result-of-your-actions/ (Safety, Dignity and Do no harm, Participation and empowerment, Impartial access to services, Accountability) through regular field visits, meetings with the Protection Officer and field teams, etc.;
Contribute to the development of Prevention of Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Policy and Protocol once elaborated by the Task Force and approved by HQ. Contextualize the policy at mission level and prepare a training plan in link with the HR department;
Participate to relevant coordination structures to be aware of protection trends (attendance of the Protection Working Group at regional and national level) and guide CPA data collection phase to address developments: ensuring consent, ensuring data collection as per framework of the Protection standards, etc.);
Contribute to the development and supervision of the Data Protection Protocol in the development of the new IM platform;
Work in liaison with the Communication department in order to draft guidance for communication and visibility (consent process, selecting activities for visibility and communication, wording, etc.);
Responsible for the Legal Mapping in coordination with the CPA Specialist at mission level. Training to be organized with the field team to ensure the respect of the process (following the drafting for the master tools by the Task Force);
Programme support (20%)
Actively participate in the analysis of data collected during phase 1 of CPA (Data Collection);
Ensure a technical language and translation of identified protection issues;
Contribute to the validation of contents of Protection Analysis, Community profiles, PRPs;
Identify programmatic actions to respond to the protection problems identified by the community in link with the CPA Specialist, PM, Emergency Coordinator and Country Representative;
Request for Technical assessments to validate and/or develop response actions to protection problems identified;
Protection response plan – protection programming and mainstreaming in response plan;
Protection Response Plan: contribute to the implementation of the PRP translating this into project proposals, carrying out advocacy actions, liaising with other humanitarian actors to address protection needs as per PRP;
Supervision and monitoring of identification of vulnerable cases through triggers: Risk Assessment, FGDs:
Second level validation of identified and referred cases;
Ensure compliance to data protection protocols;
Participate in weekly meetings to discuss the identification and referral process;
Participate in advocacy through data analysis.
Representation and advocacy (10%)
Represent GVC in the Country in various fora as requested by line manager on programmatic and technical issues;
According to area of responsibility maintain and strengthen dialogue with Protection WG and Coordination Mechanisms, NGOs, partners, donors and communities to provide knowledge and understanding while ensuring accurate interpretation of the programme/projects objectives and implementation;
Identify additional areas of synergy and cooperation with other NGOs, UN agencies and relevant institutions;
Provide input to communication materials to promote GVC strategic objectives;
In the scope of the ECHO Consortium project, be part and represent GVC in the Technical Referent Group for Protection;
Be part of the recruitment process and train, accompany and ensure a good technical follow up of GVC two Protection Officers.
Quality Support (5%)
In conjunction with operational team, develop and implement (as applicable) systems to improve transparency and to ensure the best use of GVC assets and resources;
Regularly assess and provide feedback and recommendations on the quality of the projects and interventions during field visits and at other relevant times;
Support to oversee the timely and accurate preparation of annual reports as well as interim status reports (as required) to donors;
Proactively contribute to effective and efficient use of resources across projects including during start-up and closeout of individual projects.
Operations Support (5%)
Support the CR to prepare and implement SoPs and guidelines, as appropriate and with the Area Managers/Project Managers, to provide for a smooth running of the programmes through standardized protection procedures and improved support (i.e. Complaints mechanism, PSEA, etc.);
Undertake any other assignments as may be required by the line manager.
Previous relevant experiences in the humanitarian sector within community mobilisation and Protection (minimum 5 years);
Good knowledge of Project Cycle Management;
Previous work experience with international NGOs will be preferred.
Education and skills:
An advanced university degree or equivalent in the field of Social or Political Science, Development Studies, International relations;
Ability to think strategically and conceptually and to translate these into concrete results;
Ability to identify, initiate and maintain good relationships with partner organizations, donors and national authorities including building professional relationships with senior decision-makers and influencers / leaders;
Proven organizational skills and ability to manage effectively multiple tasks while fostering quality, team spirit and positive working relationships with colleagues;
Strong interpersonal relationships and demonstrated ability to leverage business networks and partnerships for continued growth;
Fluency in written and spoken English, knowledge of Italian and/or Arabic will constitute a plus;
Ability to work under pressure;
Demonstrates integrity concerning NGO values and ethical standards;
Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
Treats all people fairly without favoritism;
Computer skills, in particular MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS Project;
Valid and clean driving license;
Previous experience in the Syrian Crises will be considered an asset.
Send your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with reference L18 only preselected candidates will be contacted; the applications will be reviewed as they are received and the position may be awarded before the deadline