Senior Protection Team Leader

at Humanity & Inclusion (new brand name of Handicap International)
Location Gambela, Ethiopia
Date Posted June 29, 2020
Category Business Development
Facility Management
Job Type Full-time
Base Salary 33804
Currency ETB


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Required number :  5 (one for each location)        

Location                   :  Jigjiga, Dire Dawa, Gambella, Liben and Kamashi Zones)

Duration                  :  Until December 31, 2020

Adversity allowance applicable: Gambela 40%, Assosa & Liben Zone 30%

1.     Mission

The Senior Protection Team-Leader (SPTL), under the supervision of the Operational Coordinator, will be responsible to assess the situation of protection issues of IDPs, returnees, host communities and individuals admitted to quarantine centers using Focus Group Discussions, Key Informant Interviews, and direct observations) and also  be responsible for the provision of HI activities including protection, psychosocial services and provision of hygiene materials for COVID 19 response.

S/he will be responsible to proceed with consistent data analysis based on the findings, trends monitoring and qualitative monthly report.  The Senior Protection Team-Leader will also be responsible of the overall implementation of the project’s activities in her/his assigned locations.

2.     Roles and Responsibilities.

·        Assess the context and current situation of the working area and situation of IDPs, returnees host community and people in the quarantine centers;

·        Gather general protection related information in the targeted areas including using the findings of the DTM and other organization assessment reports to make subsequent follow-ups on protection concerns;

·         Conduct weekly protection monitoring activities (through Focus Group Discussion and/or Key Informant Interviews, direct observations…) among the target community to collect, identify the main protection risks and assess current situation;

·         Use participatory tools and approaches to identify specific needs in a manner that will not create risks for informants and the communities they represent and that are inclusive for Persons with specific needs (PWSNs);

·         Ensure qualitative data collection from the FGDs/KIIs in order to report on activities (age, gender and diversity approach) and monitor the changes and protection trends and report accordingly to the Project Manager and operational coordinator for specific issues related to safety and security of the beneficiaries and community members;

·         Map available services for IDPs in Kabeles that are hosting IDPs, returnees and ensure establishment of a strong referral pathway in the working area;

·         Lead in project planning, and oversee budget expenditures (preparation of PSR, budget follow-up,..) to ensure effective use of resources against planned activities and expected outputs;

·         Use appropriate monitoring tools (indicators tracking,…) to report on activities;

·         Ensure proper documentation of the project, including  lessons learnt and efficient use of project’s resources, including maintaining quality project database information system on disaggregation basis (age, gender, disability, etc) and share to the operational coordinator when required;

·         Take part in development of user-friendly awareness-raising IEC material and trainings to field staff (protection risks and vulnerabilities, protection mitigation measures), Inclusion and Rights of persons with disabilities, PSEA and Psychosocial First Aid (PFA), group facilitation skill; and specific training to local authorities;

·         Ensure respect of HI’s policies as well as their implementation at all levels in project locations;

·         Report immediately any concern, incident to the PM/PD related to child protection and safeguarding and PSEA;

Job Requirements

Education & Qualification

-       Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, Psychology.


-       Strong experience and knowledge on protection in humanitarian settings to conduct monitoring activities

-       Strong ability to provide qualitative protection reports and analysis;

-       Experience in project management including budget follow-up;

-       Good knowledge of data collection, analysis and reporting following humanitarian and protection principles as well as minimum standards;

Professional Experience

-       Minimum of 2 years of programmatic and technical experience on General and community Protection response in humanitarian settings;


  • Computer literacy (Word, Excel and Power Point).
  • Ability to work in remote areas of Kamashi zone.
  • High degree of confidentiality.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work with teams and develop team spirit.
  • Diligence and attention to detail.
  • Never been convicted, free from khat, smoking, alcohol and substance abuse addictions.
  • Knowledge of local working area language is a Must.


Applying Instructions

Interested applicants who meet the above criteria should fill in the attached application form Job application form updated.docx and submit it with a 1 page motivation letter through ethiojobs or email it at on or before the above mentioned deadline.

Please clearly state the position you apply in the subject of your email.  Only short listed candidates will be contacted for exam/interview no phone calls please.

We’re committed to safeguarding and promoting child protection and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This position involves working with beneficiaries and is subject to strict safer recruitment checks. The successful candidate will be required to complete a police check and sign self-declaration form to help us verify your suitability to work with children including checks with past employers.

Humanity & Inclusion is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes women and persons with disabilities to apply.

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