Protection Specialist - Northeast Syria

Protection Specialist - Northeast Syria

Solidarites International

Syrian Arab Republic (Syria)

SI is looking for a Protection Specialist to be embedded within the LEARN Consortium. The position will be based in Northeast Syria.

The acute complexity of the Syrian crisis and associated Protection concerns, added to the scale of the LEARN Consortium, have led to the need to create a position specifically dedicated to Protection mainstreaming.

Placed under the supervision of the LEARN Deputy Chief of Party within the Consortium Management Unit (CMU), this position will have strong functional links with the other LEARN Specialists (WASH, Shelter, Health, PSEA, Compliance and Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning). It will also have to work closely Consortium partner’s Protection focal points.

General objectives:

  • The Protection Specialist will lead the design and implementation of LEARN protection mainstreaming strategy for the mission, including the development of materials and facilitation of trainings;
  • He/she will ensure protection principles are mainstreamed across all phases and sectors of intervention of the project;
  • He/she will be in charge of strengthening coordination with other stakeholders on protection issues and cases in the area of intervention;
  • He/she assess opportunities regarding advocacy and design and lead a local-level advocacy plan on protection risks and needs faced by LEARN beneficiaries.

Specific stakes and challenges:

  • The post holder will have to set the protection imperative at the core of the implementation of an ambitious project gathering 4 partners of different working cultures in a challenging environment that requires protection mainstreaming to be kept upfront of operational modalities;
  • The position holder will therefore need a high level of diplomacy skills, within the consortium management unit and towards LEARN partners;
  • The position requires a high mobility inside and potentially outside the intervention area.

Priorities for the 2/3 first months:

  • Develop a protection mainstreaming strategy to set priority actions to be rolled out by project implementation teams, from a thorough needs and gaps analysis at field and partners’ levels;
  • Coordinate with relevant protection actors and focal points, internally and externally to the consortium, to gather best practices in the intervention area;
  • Recruitment of team (1 Deputy, 2-3 Protection Officers).

Your profile

Diploma/education:

  • University degree in law or social sciences with experience/expertise in international law, and/or refugee law and other relevant studies.

Experience:

  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in managing protection programs or analysis protection issues;
  • Experience implementing a mainstreaming approach – PSEA, beneficiaries’ accountability, inclusion;
  • Experience in case management and expertise in referral mechanisms and systems;
  • Experience in advocacy on human rights;
  • Experience in supporting emergency response.

Technical skills and knowledge:

  • Experience in representing an organization in strategic and operational meetings;
  • Team management, capacity building and training expertise;
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills;
  • Strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Good knowledge of the different humanitarian actors and coordination.

Soft skills and spirit:

  • Excellent communication and representation skills. Excellent abilities to coordinate with people of different sectors/departments.

Languages:

  • Fluent English with excellent writing capacities is mandatory;
  • Arabic or Kurdish will be an asset.

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