Jul 17, 2017

South Sudan: PROTECTION PROGRAM COORDINATOR - SOUTH SUDAN

NGO/UN Job Vacancy



Organization: INTERSOS
Country: South Sudan
Closing date: 07 Aug 2017

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.

1. Terms of reference

Job title: Protection Program Coordinator

Duty Station: Juba with frequent monitoring visits to project sites in Jonglei, Upper Nile and Eastern Equatoria

Starting date: 1st October 2017

Duration of contract: 12 months

Reporting to: Head of Mission

Supervision of: 4-5 expatriate Project Managers

Dependents: yes

2. General context of the project

South Sudan is a country which has been affected by complex emergencies, both natural and conflict-related, for decades. The Greater Upper Nile region, including the states of Upper Nile, Jonglei and Unity have been the most highly affected ones by the ongoing crisis in which this project will be implemented. INTERSOS responds in all three States to the protection needs of vulnerable women and children by implementing GBV prevention and response as well as child protection activities.

The Protection Coordinator will ensure that all protection projects implemented by INTERSOS are in line with the current country strategy of the organization and will analyze context developments and emerging needs to identify opportunities for project expansion.

The Protection Program Coordinator will report directly to the Head of Mission and will participate in regular senior management team meetings giving strategic directions to the mission in South Sudan.

3. General purpose of the position

The Protection Coordinator will lead the identification, design, implementation and monitoring of Protection interventions according the INTERSOS country strategy and the needs, and representing the organization in all technical relations with authorities, donors and the community.

4. Tasks and responsibilities

General Programme Management

· Provide supervision and mentoring to the Project Managers, identifying training needs to build specialized skills in protection, particularly in GBV and CP.

• Ensure that protection staff and services adhere to GBV and CP best practices, professional standards and principles.

• Provide support tools to monitor quality of program implementation and enable feedback from beneficiaries and other stakeholders.

• Promote harmonization of project approaches and methodologies across the different implementation sites by developing and monitoring use of common guidelines and tools, as well as creating opportunities for experience sharing and learning.

• Provide training material for different trainings and share within the protection team.

• Contribute to produce high quality donor reports and supporting documents as required.

• Participate in all proposals design that includes protection components.

External and Internal Coordination

· Establish and maintain collaborative relations with relevant donors, local authorities, partners, project stakeholders and other organizations working in the project areas.

· Proactively engage with donors, international NGOs and other actors participating at sectorial coordination meetings.

· Maintain productive working relationships with Protection, GBV and CP Working Groups at the national level.

· Ensure that key field concerns are brought to relevant stakeholders to advocate for standards that systematize how GBV and CP are implemented and promoting the delivery of inclusive and high quality GBV and CP services.

· Brief all protection staff on discussions held during working groups.

· Develop strategic partnerships with local organizations, wherever possible.

Protection Programming

· Ensure that national Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and on case management and minimum standards are applied in all projects.

· Advice Project Managers and Case Workers on complex protection cases as needed.

· Ensure the correct functioning and use of the General Protection Information Management Systems, mainly GBVIMS and CPIMS.

· Ensure that data protection protocols are respected in each location.

· Promote harmonization of project approaches and methodologies across the different implementation sites by developing and monitoring use of common guidelines and tools, as well as creating opportunities for experience sharing and learning.

· Monitoring the work of Protection staff in the field, through regular field visits to ensure high quality protection responses.

Protection Mainstreaming

· Ensure GBV and CP mainstreaming in new project and program proposal.

· Brief Project Managers from other sectors about main GBV and CP issues, and updating them on a regular basis.

· Ensure the collection of disaggregated data for reporting and analysis purposes in all projects.

Other objectives and duties:

· As requested by the Head of Mission for the effective implementation and quality of the protection activities.

5. Required profile/experience

· University degree in international relations/development, social science, law, psychology, or another related field; MA/S or other related advanced degree preferred.

· Minimum of 5 years (of which at least 3 years in the field) of professional experience in humanitarian work, preferably in an emergency context.

· Substantial experience in Protection, both overall Protection and in sub-sectors of Child Protection, GBV, and/or MHPSS, including in conflict settings and with IDPs

· Demonstrable technical expertise in the assessment of, design, and delivery of relevant Protection programming.

· Good knowledge and understanding of Humanitarian Principles and Protection frameworks, tools, and minimum standards.

· Strong program management skills, with substantial experience managing large portfolios.

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.

· Good knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).

· Professional, hard-working, and a self-motivated person.

· Very strong interpersonal and teamwork skills; collaborative approach with the ability to work within different cultural environments.

· Positive and solutions-oriented person focused on team-building, problem-solving, and support to the teams and beneficiary communities.

· Flexibility and can cope with stressful workload and working with limited resources

· Ability to adhere to deadlines and respect line management

· Admin/finance skills, strong representation, negotiation communication and diplomatic skills

· Demonstrated experience in coordination, staff supervision, remote management and use of monitoring tools and systems

· Excellent computer skills (proven computer literacy, in particular Excel knowledge is a must)

· Excellent analytical skills, observation and analysis capacity, ability to work in stressful environments with heavy work pressure

· Fully proficient in written and spoken English

· Knowledge of Italian is considered an asset

· Readiness and ability to travel around South Sudan according the need of the project

· Willingness to accept basic living standards, movement’s restrictions and frequent field missions.

· Strong team spirit, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment


How to apply:

Qualified applicants are requested to submit their CV, motivation letter and 2 references to recruitment@intersos.org with subject line: "Protection Program Coordinator – South Sudan”.

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