Protection and Gender Manager

Country: occupied Palestinian territory
Organization: Acción contra el Hambre España
Closing date: 17 Jun 2021

Action Against Hunger is an international non-governmental, private, apolitical, non-religious and non-profit organization created in 1979. Its goal is to combat hunger and dangerous situations that threaten men, women and children. Currently 500 expats and more than 5,000 employees are working for Action Against Hunger in more than forty-six countries working in projects concerning four areas of focus: nutrition, health, food security and water and sanitation.

Action Against Hunger is recruiting for its Jerusalem office a

Protection and Gender Manager


The Protection & Gender Manager will work as part of the Action Against Hunger oPt Mission to further incorporate and develop protection approaches, protection, and gender mainstreaming within current and future programming. These approaches should be adapted to the protection risks identified within Protracted Protection Crisis in oPt and to its diversified population. Priority projects and sub-thematic for the year will be established with the DCD and in collaboration with the two field offices.


Objective 1: Support Action Against Hunger team in integrating and mainstreaming protection & gender across its current programming and new proposals tailored to the organization mandate and capacities in oPt.

  • Monitor the context, the protection and gender related topics in the oPt as well as main stakeholders’ strategies and operational approaches. Draft related briefing notes to the DCD and the management team as relevant.
  • Develop and keep up to date with the field teams a Protection and Gender Risks Analysis (for each base of per program as relevant); develop tools and approaches to mitigate or monitor identified risks, as necessary.
  • Support the implementation of current programs in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank especially the one identified as priority for having a Protection component adapting support to field teams’ needs and capacities. This imply but is not limited to: (co-)develop Standards Operating Procedures; (co-)develop assessment ToR and tools; review and advice on selection methodology; review gender related material for training and coaching components.
  • Support key staff appointed to follow Protection related issues or with Protection related programming in translating program and strategic objectives into outputs and actions.
  • Identify opportunities to reinforce protection and gender mainstreaming through field visits, discussion with field teams and review of programmatic approaches of Action Against Hunger and its partners.
  • Support the MEAL and Technical team in ensuring protection and gender mainstreaming in their M&E and data management work by proposing indicators, reviewing data collection tools and data analysis approaches. Encourage good practices and monitor their implementation.
  • Support new project design and proposal development focusing on key priority programs and/or donors. This may include but is not limited to organizing project design workshops, review logical frameworks and indicators, drafting sections or full concept notes or proposals if necessary.
  • Encourage learning practices and co-develop with the field team institutional knowledge related documentation to ensure documentation of good practices and lesson learned.

Objective 2: Lead protection related capacity building for Action Against Hunger staff and its implementing partners.

  • Develop capacity building material adapted to the oPt mission needs and capacities using traditional and non-traditional learning approaches.
  • Lead capacity building sessions and encourage practices of learning among field teams.
  • Identify and maintain the presence of gender focal points within each of AAH field office; reinforce their capacity and facilitate a small working group with the focal points to encourage initiatives and learning.
  • Identify opportunities to support Action Against Hunger partners within each of the two geographical area.
  • Identify opportunities of learning from Action Against Hunger’s partners and other actors; organize exchanges and training with/by external entity as fit.

Objective 3: Identify and develop new strategic and programmatic opportunities relevant to the oPt context and represent Action Against Hunger in technical fora.

  • Represent Action Against Hunger in relevant technical fora and external meetings including cluster, consortium, and bilateral meetings.
  • Support the field teams and DCD in identifying strategic opportunities and new activities/programs relevant to the oPt context.
  • Collaborate with the Humanitarian Advocacy and Information Management Coordinator to provide needed information and technical advice to integrate protection considerations in Action Against Hunger Advocacy work.
  • Support the development of Action Against Hunger Program Strategy and lead on the Protection components.
  • Approach local and international actors from the humanitarian and development sector but also outside of it (research institute/human right organizations) to identify opportunities of collaborations and increase Action Against Hunger understanding of the oPt protection crisis.
  • Provide regular updates to the Deputy Country Director and the Country Director to inform appropriate decision-making processes; and coordinate closely with relevant staff within the Action Against Hunger Network.


  • Degree and/or master’s degree in Humanitarian Action or any related field (communications, political science, law, etc.).
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Protection sector and recently developed methodologies and approaches within the humanitarian world.
  • Demonstrated understanding of relevant areas of international law, especially international humanitarian law and International Human Rights Law.
  • Must have strong drafting and verbal communications skills; analytical and operational skills; ability to manage competing deadlines and priorities.
  • Strong capacity to transmit and share knowledge and good practices, adapted to interlocutor.
  • Previous experience in a similar position and/or in the humanitarian field and humanitarian protection of at least 3 years.
  • Previous experience in the full project cycle required including in leading needs assessments and developing new programmatic approaches and activities (standards, toolbox for implementation, selection criteria etc.).
  • Previous experience as a Project or Program Manager in the field / in project implementation desirable.
  • Qualitative and Quantitative data analysis skills an advantage.
  • Good knowledge of the oPt context and/previous working experience on oPt desirable.
  • English: Compulsory working language. Excellent writing skills are required for this position.
  • Arabic: Oral skills or bilingual a great advantage.
  • Good skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Mobility: The position is based in Jerusalem with frequent visits to the Bases (Gaza and Hebron) to follow up with Base Management and Programme teams.


We offer immediate incorporation to a dynamic international network with the following remuneration package:

  • Formal work contract: 12 months.
  • Base: Jerusalem with regular trips to Hebron and Gaza bases. The work can be remote/ home-based depending on possibilities of travel in COVID-19 context and on candidates’ availability.
  • Compensation package: From 24,392€ to 28,457€ gross/year divided in 12 payments.
  • In addition, there will be living expenses and per diem paid in local currency, corresponding to approx. 750 Euros per month at today’s exchange rate, for a fully worked month (*).
  • Extra per month and per child (Under 18 years old): from 100€ to 225€ monthly (according to standard list of Action against Hunger -Spain).
  • Break: 5 working days every 4 months, break per diem: 215 EUR, break travel allowance: up to 360 EUR.
  • 25 working days of paid leave per year.
  • Accommodation in guest house or payment of an allowance covering partially an individual rent (800 USD).
  • Travel costs to and from the mission.
  • Expatriate health, repatriation, travel, and life insurance covered by the organization.

(*) in local currency subject to unexpected changes in currency exchange


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