INTERSOS Protection Coordinator Somalia / Kenya


Vacancy: Protection Coordinator Somalia / Kenya

INTERSOS is an independent non-profit humanitarian organization committed to assist the victims of natural disasters and armed conflicts.

Its activities are based on the principles of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equality of rights and opportunities, and respect for diversity and coexistence, paying special attention to the most vulnerable and unprotected people.

Terms of reference

Job title: Protection Coordinator

Location: Nairobi (50% of the time) with frequent travel to Somalia (50% of the time)

Reporting to: Head of Mission (HoM)

Starting date: as soon as possible

Duration: 12 months renewable

Dependants: Yes

Tasks and responsibilities

The Protection Coordination will oversee the implementation of all INTERSOS Protection within Somalia mission.

The position is the first responsible for technical and managerial oversight and implementation of INTERSOS Somalia Protection Programming.

Ensure cohesion among INTERSOS protection activities as well as linkage between INTERSOS projects to provide a comprehensive response to the protection needs.

Key Responsibilities:

1) Coordination of Protection Department

  • Coordinate activities of the program in the areas of intervention with the support of the technical team of the program, contribute to the implementation of the strategy
  • Strengthen the humanitarian team’s capacity to meet protection and gender minimum standards
  • Provide ongoing strategic protection analysis(including aspects of conflict analysis, gender, and risk management) and lessons from programme experience to inform programme development, implementation and policy/advocacy work
  • Ensure monitoring, and support the reporting process of the Protection department, support fundraising efforts and development of new projects
  • Monthly analysis data to anticipate potential challenges based on information gathered in order to produce a Monthly Protection Report
  • Represent INTERSOS with donors and in strategic meeting, as well as coordination and consortium meetings.

2) Provide technical advice, training and mentoring for staff on protection databases and adherence to data protection protocols

  • Supervise and support the protection Project Managers by providing technical and programme support in the following areas: staff recruitment, preparation of timely and quality project narrative reports according to donors’ requirement; supervision of the correct implementation of the projects in accordance with agreed strategies, principles, implementation plans, and donor requirements; monitor protection projects through follow up of the PATs
  • Conduct training and mentoring of the INTERSOS field staff on children education and use of the CPIMS and GBVIMS including preparation of trend analysis, tracing list, referral and other performance-related outputs to support project management
  • Conduct field monitoring and ensure that data protection procedures and processes are followed by Protection and other INTERSOS staff involved in handling confidential data
  • For Protection teams, ensure that the INTERSOS CP Database and M&E Officer maintains and reviews on a quarterly basis a tailored protocol for each base
  • Provide technical support for protection, gender, age and diversity mainstreaming throughout the projects.
  • Special attention will be given to GBV and CP including design of community-prevention and outreach methodologies and materials involving a wide range of stakeholders
  • Conduct research into community-engagement methodologies used and their impact (from desk-based and primary research)
  • Review weekly activity reports, case management forms and provide advice and supervision on case management, psychosocial support and CMR direct service delivery

Required profile / experience

  • Social Science, Community Development, Psychology or Social Work degree and/or equivalent practical field experience, preferably with a humanitarian organization
  • Minimum five years professional experience in CP and/or education programming, technical focus on education in emergency, children affected by armed conflict and other technical aspects of reintegration is an asset
  • Previous experience humanitarian project management is required
  • Good interpersonal skills to work effective with different stakeholders
  • Excellent organizational, participatory training skills, team spirit, flexibility
  • Project Management skills, including financial planning
  • Experience in psychosocial support, case management and alternative care for children is an asset
  • Good reporting writing and communication skills is required
  • Computer literate (Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access)
  • Gender-sensitive and advocate for women, children and minority rights
  • Ability to travel frequently to different areas in Somalia working in stressful situations and in hardship field locations
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

How to apply:

Qualified applicants are requested to submit their curriculum vitae, motivation letter and 2 references to:

with subject line: “Protection Coordinator_Somalia/Kenya”

Closing date: 29 Nov 2016

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

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Updated: November 15, 2016 — 1:40 pm