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INTERSOS – Protection Specialist – Ucraina

INTERSOS sta selezionando un/a Protection Specialist da inserire nella sua operatività in Ucraina. Durata 6 mesi. Scadenza candidature 05/04/2022

Protection Specialist – Ucraine

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

Terms of reference
Job Title: Protection Specialist
Code: SR-60-2439
Duty station: Ukraine: based in Vinnytsia with regular travel to L’viv and Poltava
Starting date: 28/03/2022
Contract duration: 6 months
Reporting to: Emergency Programme Coordinator; Protection Unit HQ
Supervision of: Protection team
Dependents: Non-family duty station

General context of the project
The war broke out in Ukraine in March 2022. Since then, millions of people have fled to the neighbouring countries, raising a big concern on how to manage such an immense flux of people. In order to support refugees, INTERSOS is setting up an emergency response operation in Poland and Ukraine.

General purpose of the position

  • Under the supervision of the Emergency Programme Coordinator, the Protection Specialist will define, supervise and implement specific areas of the protection programme.
  • He/She will provide technical guidance and advice to protection staff, ensuring that specific components of the programme are delivered according to internal guidelines and to international standards and principles in order to achieve mission’s goals effectively, according to INTERSOS vision and values.

Main responsibilities and tasks
Coordination and support:

  • Contribute to design the protection strategy of the mission and provide technical support and assistance to its implementation
  • In coordination with the Emergency Programme Coordinator, support to contextualise and adapt internal and global guidelines, guarantying these are rolled out and known by staffs
  • Ensure cohesion and harmonisation of protection activities and services across the different implementation sites within the mission
  • Deliver trainings and workshops to protection staffs to build their skills on specific protection topics identified with them
  • Deliver trainings and workshops to non-protection staffs to build skills and knowledge of protection principles and enable staffs to mainstream protection in different sectors
  • In coordination with the Emergency Programme Coordinator, assess protection needs and gaps of target populations in current and prospective areas of operations, periodically update the protection situation analysis and inform the programme accordingly
  • With the guidance of INTERSOS Protection Unit in HQ, support the Ermergency Programme Coordinator in providing ongoing strategic protection analysis and development of periodic trend reports (including aspects of conflict analysis, gender, and risk management) and lessons from programme experience to inform programme development, implementation and policy/advocacy work
  • Overview that protection data are collected, archived, processed, analysed and disseminated in ethical modalities, in line with internal data protection protocols
  • Under the supervision of the Emergency Programme Coordinator, undertake regular field monitoring visits and provide support tools to monitor quality of programme implementation
  • Identify opportunities for new protection interventions and support assessments and developments of new project proposals
  • With the support of Protection Unit in HQ develop complaints mechanisms for beneficiaries and make sure complaints are addressed properly
  • With the support of Protection Unit in HQ, ensure the follow up on the implementation of the Child Protection (CP) and Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) policies

Supervision and Staff Management:

  • Organise ad hoc protection meetings with protection staffs to share challenges and priorities and develop action plans to address them

Networking and Partnership:

  • Maintain collaborative relations with relevant clusters and related working groups at national and/or field level
  • Ensure that main protection concerns are brought to relevant stakeholders to advocate for respect of human rights and minimum protection standards
  • Network with Protection Specialists of other missions to share best practices and resources

Required profile and experience

  • BA in relevant field (Social Science, Psychology, Social Work, Human Rights, International Humanitarian Law or other fields related to social development and humanitarian work)
  • Desirable Master degree (MA or LLM) in Human Rights, International Humanitarian Law or related subjects**Professional Experience**
    Minimum of four years of relevant working experience in protection-related sectors, preferably within an INGO, and two years for higher education degree (Masters/LLM)

Professional Requirements

  • Strong theoretical, technical and practical background in protection
  • Diplomatic skills in networking with partners, authorities and donors
  • Experience in complex emergency setting involving internal displacements
  • Reporting skills, experience with monitoring tools and systems, data collection and analysis
  • Capacities in developing training program in specific thematic areas
  • Excellent computer literacy (Word, Excel and internet)**Languages**
  • English
  • Local language desirable

Personal Requirements

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work and integrate in a multicultural team
  • Ability to work under pressure, flexibility
  • Problem solver, dynamic, mature, proactive
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage efficiently multiple priorities, deadlines and tasks
  • Solid time-management skills, resourcefulness and attention to details
How to applyInterested candidates are invited to apply following the link below: note that our application process is made of 3 quick steps: register (including your name, email, password, citizenship and Skype address), sign-up and apply by attaching your CV and motivation letter in PDF format. Through the platform, candidates will be able to track their applications’ history with INTERSOS. In case you encounter severe difficulties applying through the platform, you can send an email attaching your CV and motivation letter (both in PDF version) via email to, with subject line: “Platform issue – SR-60-2439-Position”.Please also mention the name, position and contact details of at least two references, including the line manager during your last job. Family members are to be excluded.

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


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