Senior Protection Officer

at FHI 360
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted September 14, 2022
Category Other
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


Under the supervision of the Protection Coordinator, the Senior Protection Officer will take lead on day-to-day activities; work across various departments, collaborate with the other Sector Specialists to oversee GBV Psychosocial Support and counseling activities.


  • Conduct sector needs assessments, provide technical guidance on appropriate emergency activities and devise sector-specific response strategies focusing on community engagement in prevention activities, and Case Management and Psychosocial support.
  • Assess community infrastructure and service-provider capabilities, identify support needs and gaps.
  • Develop partnerships with local service providers, implementing partners, and local government entities as well as attend protection cluster meetings.
  • Work with operation staff to ensure commodities are procured, handled and managed properly.
  • Work with technical and management coordinators of FHI 360’s Crisis Response team in identifying needs; target locations, supply chain routes, actors and mechanisms to ensure time-critical assistance is delivered to affected people.
  • Lead design in indicators for assessing progress with Protection and Case Management programs.
  • Serves as organizational liaison to external organizations at coordination meetings and conference as assigned.
  • Manage and mentor Protection Assistants, Protection Officer and Social Service Workers
  • Oversees all aspects of Protection at assigned field sites.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Applied Knowledge & Skills:

    • Moderate knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures by providing technical support for research studies.
    • Development of scope of work and deliverables for partners, consultants, etc.
    • Proficiency with database management software and on-line search tools required.
    • Has sensitivity to cultural diversity and understanding of the political, contextual, and ethical issues in assigned areas.
    • Articulate, professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with clients and staff.
    • Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English.
    • Excellent organizational and analytical skills.
    • Demonstrated proficiency with using Microsoft Office Suite required.
    • Ability to analyze and interpret data, identify errors, and prepare reports.
    • Ability to solve problems and implement corrective action as needed.

      Problem Solving & Impact:

      • Works on problems of moderate to complex scope that require review of various factors.
      • Exercises good judgment with selecting methods and techniques to determine appropriate action.
      • Decisions may cause delays and affect a work unit or area within a department.
      • Identifies and raises issues to senior technical staff
      • Networks with key internal and external personnel.
      • Decision may cause delays or failure to achieve results that impact departmental goals.

        Supervision Given/Received:

        • Has supervisory responsibility.
        • Receives methods and procedures on new projects and assignments.
        • May provide guidance to other lower-level staff.
        • Typically reports to Protection Coordinator.


          • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Humanitarian Studies, Social Works, Gender Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Law, Public Administration, Political Sciences or related discipline
          • Master’s degree is highly preferred.


            • 5-7 years working experience in GBV Protection and Counselling or Gender integration at the national or international level.
            • Experience in dealing with issues of women's rights and Gender Equality within public institutions and/or international organizations required.
            • Solid understanding and working experience of safeguarding and accountability.
            • Fluent in local language and excellent in English

              Typical Physical Demands:

              • Typical office environment.
              • Ability to spend long hours looking at a computer screen and doing repetitive work on a keyboard.
              • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
              • Ability to lift 5 - 25 lbs.

                Technology to be Used:

                • Personal Computer, Microsoft Office 365 (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, e-mail), office telephone, cell phone and printer/copier.

                  Travel Requirements:

                  • 10% - 25%This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

                    FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

                    FHI 360 will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.

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