Starting date: Immediately
Duration: 1 year with the possibilities of extension
People in Need (PIN) has been active in Ukraine since early August 2014 and the humanitarian programs have been rapidly expanding since then. Currently, PIN is one of the major humanitarian actors in Ukraine responding to the recent military escalation providing humanitarian aid to conflict-affected people. Since 2014, PIN has implemented emergency food, multi-purpose cash grants, NFI, shelter, protection, livelihoods and WASH interventions and supported more than 3 mln vulnerable IDPs, returnees and host communities in both urban and rural locations. PIN’s main donors in Ukraine currently include ECHO, BHA, Ukraine Humanitarian Fund and Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
PIN protection program activities consists mainly of community-based psychosocial support (PSS), community mobilisation and individual assistance activities focused on children, women, IDPs and other most vulnerable and at-risk groups. The protection programme, which has been implemented prior to the current military escalation, is now scaling up. Modalities of the program support involve direct services by mobile groups of psychologists, support to ‘child friendly spaces’ in collective centers, community mobilization and individual protection assistance as well as building capacities of helping local stakeholders in abovementioned activities. Meantime, PIN is committed to incorporating protection principles and promoting meaningful access, safety and dignity, local participation/empowerment, and accountability in its programming in other sectors.
For PIN’s activities in Ukraine, please see more at https://www.clovekvtisni.cz/en/humanitary-aid/country/ukraine.
The primary role of Protection Technical Lead is to provide strategic direction and vision for the protection programme, ensuring its comprehensive development and high-quality implementation. S/he will also provide technical support and capacity development to PIN protection team including field staff. Secondly, s/he will provide technical guidance and leadership in embedding protection-mainstreaming approach across all other PIN programmes, by identifying programming gaps, providing recommendations, introducing assessment and monitoring tools, and building staff capacity.
The Protection Technical Lead works under line management of Program Quality Director. S/he closely works with a team implementing protection programme including local partners, Program Development and Quality Assurance team (includes MEAL unit), other sectoral Technical Leads (WASH, Cash Based Interventions, Food security, Shelter and NFI) on programme development, quality assurance, and integration and protection mainstreaming across all programmatic areas. Protection Technical Lead provides technical support and supervision to project teams. Protection Technical Lead also based on need, hires and line manages short-term protection technical contractors.
The Protection Technical Lead is the primary point of contact for external relations in Protection sector. She/he is responsible to represent and contribute in Protection Cluster and relevant sub-Clusters, Working Groups, networks. She/he also coordinates closely with relevant Government Ministries and Departments on technical aspects of protection programming.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Lead the technical support of the protection programme in line with PIN’s country strategy, sector best practices, cluster guidance, government regulations, and donor requirements.
Support the development of new programmes and project proposals through technical inputs to and feedbacks about the project/program methodology and design
Manage relations with stakeholders, mainly the relevant government departments, donors and partner agencies, by representing the programme in relevant coordination mechanisms and ensuring the distribution of programme information and sharing of achievements and lesson learned.
Provide protection technical input in other PIN’s programmes in Ukraine as well as to programmes implemented through local partners, to ensure protection is mainstreamed across PIN programmatic portfolio.
Participate proactively and contribute in the Protection technical working group and cluster meetings and reporting, represent PIN at protection coordination platforms and events.
Develop strategies and plans that contribute to raising the profile of PIN in the Protection sector.
Develop tools to deliver and monitor protection programme, and for protection mainstreaming in other sector programmes.
Share technical know-how, provide technical expertise and guidance to project staff as appropriate and build their capacity in technical aspects of protection programming (e.g. deliver trainings and workshops, provide on the job couching etc.).
Contribute to the evaluation of Protection related programming to secure follow on or expansion of funding for the portfolio as per identified needs.
Contribute to reports as required for internal and external use.
Qualifications in a discipline related to social work, psychology, law, social sciences or related fields;
Minimum 3 years of relevant professional experience in protection programming and mainstreaming, preferably in an emergency contexts;Substantial experience in protection, both overall protection and in sub-sectors of child protection, MHPSS, including in conflict settings and with IDPs and refugees;
Knowledge of international protection standards;
Experience in conducting assessments and developing training programmes;A proven record of effective project and people management;
Strong communication skills and ability to lead discussions/meetings;
Full respect for client/organization confidentiality;
Excellent teamwork skills, demonstrated interpersonal skills and respect for people with special needs and other vulnerability, sensitivity to cultural differences;
Fluency in spoken and written English, and preferably knowledge of Russian and Ukrainian, which is a plus.
Type of contract: consultancy contract or Czech employee contract for EU citizens
Duration of the contract: 12 months with possible extension
Reimbursement of travel expenses with travel to the country of residence once per every 6 months of work
Reimbursement of costs of visas and vaccinations; assistance with visa application procedure
Medical helpdesk and psychological consultation available online
Medical travel insurance
25 days of paid leave annually (compensational leave: if it occurs necessary to work over weekend or on holidays is compensated proportionally 1:1)
How to apply:
Are you interested in this position? Send us your CV and short cover letter via this application form. Please note only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
People in Need staff are expected to perform job duties and responsibilities in accordance with People in Need Code of conduct and key policies (available at: www.peopleinneed.cz/policies).