PUI has been working on protection programs for 4 years now and has accumulated a lot of operational experience overtime and has positioned itself within the international community as a key player in this field. The Protection Coordinator (PC) position is an evolution of the Protection Advisor in place within PUI since 2016. This profile will ensure high quality protection interventions in both the West Bank (WB) and the Gaza Strip (GS) in a more strategic manner, as well as the protection-mainstreaming across the whole programs and proper training for the staff.
The PC will build on PUI’s operational experience and positioning in the protection field in strong collaboration with current PUI’s team as well as other consortium partners and forums such as the Protection Cluster (for both Gaza and WB). He/she will help build further the capacity of the protection team in Gaza and West Bank and will provide strategic guidance on protection to the whole mission.
The PC will work under the Head of Mission. In close collaboration with the Field Coordinators, he will ensure the technical management of the Protection teams on the field, in order to ensure that protection is well established within the organization. The PC will also represent asked to attend specific protection related meetings such as donors meetings, Protection Cluster meetings and consortium meetings in collaboration with the team already in place.
Specific objectives and fields of responsibility
Coordinate the current protection programs within current programs and mainstreaming protection
Technical guidance and capacity building of the protection team
Strategic guidance to the mission on protection programming
Representing the organization in specific instances related with protection
Specific objectives and responsibilities
STRATEGIC GUIDANCE TO THE MISSION ON PROTECTION PROGRAMMING
He/she contributes to the overall design and adjustments of the Mission strategy
He/she advises the HoM on how to best position PUI in the different forums related to protection
He/she advises PUI and take an active role during the development of the proposals
He/she advises the HoM on how to strengthen/integrate protection in PUI’s programming at the regional and institutional levels
COORDINATE THE PROTECTION COMPONENTS WITHIN CURRENT PROGRAMS AND MAINSTREAMING PROTECTION
In close collaboration with the two Field Coordinators, he/she will coordinate:
Specific components of our current programs related to protection (i.e. standalone protection activities like emergency and remedial responses to IHL violations on civilians; profiling protection vulnerabilities of communities…);
protection mainstreaming in current and future programs;
new interventions and activities protection-oriented and protection-centred
In close collaboration with the relevant OPT team, he/she supports other departments and coordinators in developing messages, tools, analysis and reports with a methodologically sound protection approach (for example support the Advocacy Team in developing messages with a “protection” lens, integrating protection in PUI M&E tools…)
In close collaboration with PUI Partners, he/she contributes to improving the consortium protection analysis and adapted response beyond the component where PUI leads
TECHNICAL GUIDANCE AND CAPACITY BUILDING OF THE PROTECTION TEAM
He/she technically supervises Protection Team in charge in the field
He/she assesses Protection team strengths, weaknesses and opportunities in relation to protection
He/she develops and provides relevant protection trainings for PUI’s team members in order to improve PUI’s protection programs and mainstream protection across all levels of the organization.
REPRESENTING PUI IN SPECIFIC INSTANCES RELATED WITH PROTECTION
He/she attends meetings related to protection (donors, cluster, etc), along with relevant members of the team if needed
Two main expected achievements
Ensure the quality of PUI’s current protection programs through capacity building, changes of structure, program design, protection internal mainstreaming, technical tools and guidelines etc.
Suggest and design new protection components and/or programs methodologically sound and coherent with the humanitarian mandate and positioning of PUI
Team & coordination
The position requires to technically supervise staff dedicated to Protection both in WB and GS. Moreover, it will require a substantial amount of coordination: internally, with the Field Coordinators, the Advocacy Coordinator, the Deputy Head of Mission; externally, with the consortium partners and the consortium secretariat both in WB and GS.
The position requires to spend a significant time in both Field bases and the Coordination Office in Ramallah (at least a third of his/her time spent in each base), including field visits and external meetings.
Training: Master in humanitarian project management/ business school/political sciences/social sciences
At least 3 years’ experience in protection program management or a similar position in an international context
Experience in working in environments with similar protection threats as the oPt required.
Strong understanding of global protection principles and standards and relevant bodies of international law
Knowledge & Skills:
Excellentcommand in writing and speaking English
Good and proven capacity to deliver trainings on protection
Good and proven public representation skills
Strong and proven capacity in diplomatically working among an integrated multi-cultural project team
An individual with strong communication skills, who can build trust and confidently navigate both internally and externally at different levels
English – Mandatory
Arabic – Desirable
Strong & objective interest for the Israeli-Palestinian context: initial knowledge about the history of the conflict and the main trends is mandatory.
Innovation : capacity to propose new visions, new solutions
Employed with a fixed-term contract.
The position is opened to expatriates and highly qualified nationals; expats follow expat salary scale, locals follow local salary scale.
PUI provides a work environment that reflects the values of integrity, diversity and gender equality. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from women and underrepresented cultural or social groups.
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the closing date is: 05/03/2018. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.