Protection Advisor – Afghanistan – Kabul NGO Job Vacancy 2022

Job Title: Protection Advisor – Afghanistan – Kabul

Country: Afghanistan
Organization: Première Urgence Internationale
Closing date: 15 Jan 2022

Fixed-term contract – 6 months

Starting date : 15th of December 2021

PUI all around the world

With its 40 years of experience, Première Urgence Internationale :

  • Supports close to 6 millions beneficiaries
  • With more than 100 Millions € yearly budget
  • Present in 22 countries, on 5 continents

Thanks to the work and commitment of :

  • More than 2000 national staffs
  • Around 200 expatriates from 45 different nationalities
  • And 90 employees at HQ

PUI works in 10 areas of intervention and distinguishes itself by the implementation of an integrated approach in its response. This method aims to identify and understand the needs of all those affected by a crisis. Our teams come together to bring a rapid global response to the basic needs of populations affected by humanitarian crises to help them regain independence and dignity.

Learn more on our history, our values, our areas of intervention.

Focus on our activities in Afghanistan

Our mission in Afghanistan has been open since 1980. PUI is developing its integrated approach in Health, Nutrition, MHPSS and Water-Hygiene-Sanitation. In addition, PUI works on a fixed-site intervention via primary health centers or first aid centers, in support of certain hospitals, or via the deployment of mobile clinics in the most remote areas. Today, the mission consists of 6 main projects, some of which are linked.

What about the Protection Advisor – Kabul?

As Protection Technical Advisor, you will ensure high quality mainstream and integrated protection of PUI in the mission across all programs in a strategic manner.

  • Protection & Programs: You will advise and support the implementation of protection components within current programs.
  • Technical support: You will provide technical guidance, technical tools and capacity building to the protection team and other relevant staff.
  • Strategy: You will contribute to the strategic guidance of the mission on protection programming.
  • Representation: You will represent the organisation in specific instances related with protection.
  • Safety and Security: You will ensure safe programming across all activities.

The challenges that await you:

A relatively broad portfolio of donors: BHA, ECHO, WHI, CDCS, WFP, AHF. apart from this, new donors are in the pipeline Complex programing that involves integrated health with nutrition, WaSH, PSS as well as protection and gender mainstreaming. The mission also aims to build capacity with regard to ecological considerations. Remote work might be needed to a larger extent in the coming months until the end of the year.

What you will need to succeed

  • Training: You hold Master’s degree in humanitarian project management, international human rights law, political or social sciences. All the better if you have a training in Quality process management such as URD (Compas Dynamique), or SPHERE, IASC.
  • Experience: You are strengthened by minimum 2 years’ experience in international protection program management or a similar position in an international context. You are experienced in working in environments with similar protection threats. You also have strong experiences as a protection trainer and protection tools deliver based on IASC and GPC. You already worked with Première Urgence Internationale? It would be a definite asset!
  • Skills: You demonstrate a good understanding of global protection principles and relevant bodies of international law. You possess proven capacities to deliver trainings on protection and public representation skills. You also have a strong capacity in diplomatically working among an integrated multi-cultural project team. You are a good team player, and have strong communication skills, being able to build trust and confidently navigate both internally and externally at different levels.
  • Qualities: You have an ability to work independently, to take the initiative and to take responsibility in a proactive approach. You are self-motivated, flexible and adaptable to the needs of the team and the organization. You also make a strong commitment in humanitarian principles, have a resilience to stress and show diplomacy and open-mindedness. You have good analytical and organisation skills, an ability to manage priorities and varied workload, and to guarantee effective and timely outputs. You also have problem solving and leadership skills, and an ability to integrate into the local environment, taking account of its political, economic and historical characteristics.
  • Languages: English has no secrets for you! All the better, it is mandatory for this position. If you speak French, it would be a definite asset.

A word from the manager

« In all three locations when the expatriates stay: Kabul, Jalalabad, Amman, the guesthouses are equipped and spacey. Access to the gym is provided. In Jalalabad, the compound offers a nice garden. In the eastern region, freedom of movement is restricted severely (project site visits, movement for certain/pre-validated meetings) is allowed. In Kabul, social life is rather vibrant (unless impacted by the pandemic waves). Amman offers usual after-work hours conditions and access to restaurants, sport facilities, travel inside the country. We all look forward to greet you in person and have you introduced to specificities of our Mission – what we do and who we are. Lots of good wishes for upcoming months and new assignment. »

PUI will offer you

  • Status : Employé(e) with a Fixed-Term Contract
  • Monthly Gross Income : 1 980,00 – 2 310,00 EUR depending on your experience in International Solidarity + 50€ per semester of seniority with PUI
  • Insurance including medical coverage and complementary healthcare, 24/24 assistance and repatriation
  • Housing in collective accomodation
  • Daily Living Expenses (“Per Diem”)
  • Break Policy : 5 working days every 2 months + break allowance
  • Paid Leaves Policy : 5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 months

Our commitments

Première Urgence Internationale sees diversity of nationalities, genders, beliefs, profiles and statuses among its Human Resources as a major asset for its humanitarian action, and therefore compels itself to the strict observance of the principle of non-discrimination throughout its recruitment process.

Première Urgence Internationale applies a policy of zero tolerance towards exploitation, sexual abuse and mistreatment, in all its forms, of women, children and all other vulnerable persons. It engages all its staff to promote, disseminate and respect the principles set out in its ethical charter.

Please note that Première Urgence Internationale shall not in any case request a financial contribution for administrative costs related to recruitment. Any such information would be fraudulent, please disregard it.

How to apply:

If you wish to apply, follow this link and fill in the form on our career site.