Senior Protection Team Leader – Assosa

at Humanity & Inclusion (new brand name of Handicap International)
Location Assosa with frequent travel to Kamashi, Benishangul Gumuz, Ethiopia
Date Posted January 25, 2020
Category Business Development
Facility Management
Job Type Full-time
Base Salary 30307
Currency ETB


The Senior Protection Team-Leader (SPTL), will be part of the mobile protection team and be responsible to assess the situation of protection issues in target communities (IDPs site and host community) by conducting weekly protection monitoring activities on the field (through Focus Group Discussions, Key Informant Interviews, direct observations,… ).
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 Kamashi Zone, including planning of the activities, monitoring and reporting, budget management, technical support related to protection provided to the team members, communication and coordination through regular meetings with team members, operational coordinator and other actors and partners.
The project implemented in Kamashi Zone target mainly IDPs with specific needs and host community through an integrated protection response in the Benishangul Gumuz Region.
S/he will be responsible for establishing and maintaining a system for regular communication with Humanity & Inclusion (HI) protection team and Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Housing, Land and Property (HLP) staff.
Duty Station : Assosa, Benshangul Gumuz region and responsible for the provision of HI activities including functional rehabilitation services and protection services of Kamashi Zone IDPs and host communities.
Roles and Responsibilities
1. Implementation and reporting related to Protection activities
- Assess the context and current situation of the working area and situation of IDPs and Host community;
- 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 community to collect, identify the main protection risks and assess current situation;
- Use participatory tools and approaches in a manner that will not create risks for informants and the communities they represent and that are inclusive for PWSNs;
- Identify specific needs including any specific referral related of protection issues and proceed accordingly;
- Ensure a range of community members (including leaders, women and girls, persons with disabilities,…) contribute and attend to those group discussions;
- Ensure Persons with specific needs (PWSNs) especially persons with disabilities are included when conducting FGDs/KIIs and information shared are inclusive;
- Ensure qualitative data collection from the FGDs/KIIs in order to report on activities (age, gender and diversity approach);
- Prepare weekly and monthly reports related to findings from FGDs/KIIs and do an analysis of the trends especially of the protection trends;
- Identify specific protection mitigation measures that are relevant to be implemented based on the findings of the group discussions and interviews conducted;
- Identify violation of rights and protection threats and risks encountered by IDPs and host community;
- 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;
2. Implementation of Project activities and management support
- Map available services for IDPs in Kabeles that are hosting IDPs and covered by the UNOCHA-funded project and provide monthly updates;
- 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;
- Coordinate the implementation of HI’s activities on the field in a quality manner;
- Monitor HI’s activities on a regular basis through the compilation of weekly and monthly reports related to activities (achievement as well as qualitative data…);
- Use appropriate monitoring tools (indicators tracking,…) to report on activities;
- Provide advices and technical support for different sectors including to NRC team on how to mainstream protection and inclusion in their activities;
- Prepare weekly plans in coordination with other members of the mobile protection team, specifying logistical needs (e.g. vehicles, materials for MPT monitoring tool and service provider’s supportive activities etc).
- Liaise with the Bureau of Women and Children Affairs’ representative in the mobile protection team, ensuring that they are informed of weekly activities.
- Coordinate regular activities with IDP committees, Kebele authorities, and other partner teams as may be necessary
- Other responsibilities may be given by the line manager as necessary;
3. Proper Documenting and record keeping
- Ensure proper documentation of the project and efficient use of project’s resources;
- Maintain quality project database information system on disaggregation basis (age, gender, disability, etc) and share to the operational coordinator when required;
- Ensure proper record keeping and documentation of beneficiairy’s cases by the project’s team and records of day-to-day activities;
- Document specific lessons learnt, best practice, success stories and progress reports and share to the operational coordinator when needed and required;
- Produce activity reports for each activity implemented and carry out regular recording and reporting of activities, field trips in coordination with other team members, including NRC HLP team;
4. Develop resources and conduct capacity building/awareness-raising initiatives
- Take part in development of user-friendly awareness-raising IEC material;
- Translate short documents or review the translation of materials in local language;
- Provide specific trainings to field staff including to the Community Outreach Workers (COWs) on protection topics (protection risks and vulnerabilities, protection mitigation measures,…), Inclusion and Rights of persons with disabilities, PSEA and Psychosocial First Aid (PFA), group facilitation skills,…;
- Support on providing specific training to local authorities, government representatives and service providers on Disability and Inclusion mainstreaming;
- Monitor and evaluate progress to ensure the sensitization and training to relevant community actors and partners have improved;
5. Maintain a high quality of work
- Maintain a high level of knowledge and skills in understanding needed responses to general protection issues of IDPs and host community;
- Coordinate with Partners (including NRC) to ensure the project and its activities comply with local laws and regulations, HI standards and donor requirements;
- Ensure the implemented project meet the quality requirements of HI, partners and the funding agency;
6. Responsible for implementing the safeguarding policies at project level
- Ensure respect of HI’s policies as well as their implementation at all levels in project locations;
- Ensure staff members receive appropriate training on those policies (Child Protection and Child Safeguarding Policy, Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse [PSEA] policy, Anti-fraud and anti-corruption policy, Code of Conduct) and compliance, including from partners and local actors;
- Ensure reporting mechanisms are implemented and accessible for persons with specific needs in the working areas;
- Report immediately any concern, incident to the PM/PD related to child protection and safeguarding and PSEA;
7. Relationship management
- Work in close cooperation and partnership with local government stakeholders to facilitate implementation of the activities;
- Create and maintain conducive working relationships with host communities and beneficiaries as well as other partners including: protection partners, Zone and Woreda Women & Children Affairs, DPPO, Health, Justice, Education Offices, and other stakeholders to facilitate smooth implementation of the project activities;
- Provide direct supervision to officers of the team (including through regular meeting, specific tasks and objectives, appraisals,…);
- Represent the HI IDPs protection team in different forums and meetings when assigned by the immediate supervisor;
- Set-up and maintain effective communication system with partners and stakeholders;

Job Requirements

Education & Qualification
- Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, Psychology.
Professional Experience
- Minimum of 2 years of programmatic and technical experience on General and community Protection response in humanitarian settings;
- 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;
• 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 working area/local language is a must


Applying Instructions

Interested applicants who meet the above criteria should fill in the attached application form Job application form.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 and also for which duty station.  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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