Gender and Protection Specialist 42 views2 applications

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NGO JOB in Somalia from CARE USA
Closing date: 14 Jul 2019

CARE Somalia/Somaliland is an international NGO working in Somalia/Somaliland. CARE and its partners work with vulnerable communities to address the underlying causes of poverty and promote peace and development, as well as mitigating immediate suffering caused by drought, conflict and displacement. We invite applications from experienced and talented individuals to fill the Gender & Protection Specialist position to be based in Garowewith substantive travel to project sites across Somalia/Somaliland. This assignment will be for a period of twelve (12) months.

Position Summary

Under the supervision of Emergency Director, the Gender & Protection Specialist will work to establish strategies, sustainable technical guidelines and mechanisms in collaboration with the other Sector Specialists to guide CARE Somalia/Somaliland programming in areas of gender and protection. In addition, the incumbent will seek to identify capacity gaps, build the capacity of CARE Somalia staff and partners to continue to replicate his/her work for improvement of program quality and impact. The position works closely with the Humanitarian Coordinator and other sectoral specialists.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Collect and compile key protection and GBV, including sexual exploitation and abuse issues in the Somalia.
  • Ensure that the humanitarian response are gender-sensitive and review activities for compliance and consistency with gender and protection requirements.
  • Establish key internal and external contacts, including CO staff and partners with an understanding of the main issues related to protection and GBV dynamics and trends in the affected population.
  • Ensure that assessments, registration methods and other sources of information about affected people employed by CARE Somalia/Somaliland and its partners are respectful of the GBV and protection principles.
  • Ensure that the humanitarian team as well as our implementing partners adhere to the PSEA policies.
  • Conduct briefings and training for new staff as necessary.
  • Lead assessments, information collection, analysis and use of sex and age-disaggregated data (SADD) in project design, implementation and evaluation in order to be more effective in meeting the affected populations’ needs.
  • Streamline needs assessment and analysis tools/processes including templates, team composition and methodologies to ensure that they are gender and protection sensitive.
  • Conduct assessment of protection needs of different target groups with focus on most vulnerable groups including women, girls and children and have detailed information that contribute in program and strategy development.
  • Lead the CO program and program support teams in developing strategies and technical approaches to guide CARE’s programming and practices in areas of gender and protection.
  • Support preparation and development of proposals, with focus on protection actions and lead in discussion with relevant stakeholders in the area of protection, including donors, peer agencies and sectors leads.
  • Facilitate and support the integration of protection and GBV perspectives including the IASC GBV Guidelines (2015)
  • in the programming across sectors.
  • Assist sectors in setting up or adapting existing systems to monitor progress in mainstreaming protection and GBV by using, amongst others, the IASC frameworks and checklists, CARE’s Rapid Gender Analysis tool and CARE’s Minimum Commitments for sectoral interventions and adapting them.
  • Advise sectors on establishing accessible, efficient, confidential and safe referral, feedback and complaints mechanisms to be incorporated in proposals.
  • Ensure that issues of GBV and SEA are explored in sensitive ways and that services and follow-up are provided in line with good practice and standard guidance and principles.
  • Review project plans and budgets (or provide written guidelines for such a review) to ensure that adequate attention is paid (and resources allocated) to the promotion of protection and gender equality and women’s participation across all sectors.
  • As timing permits, review basic concepts and principles of gender, protection, GBV prevention, mitigation and response and PSEA for all team members.
  • Conduct assessment of protection gaps in CO capacity and recommend key actions on how to build/ improve the CO protection capacity.
  • Provide specialized sector briefings to each respective specialist/team as appropriate.
  • Provide training/orientation to CARE staff and partners on the IASC GBV Guidelines and related checklists in all CARE focus areas.
  • Build strategic alliances with other key actors internally and externally to advocate for protection and GBV programming.
  • Provide technical support to identify opportunities for the development of relevant advocacy and communication/information materials to address protection and GBV issues.
  • Prepare and share technical reports on protection and gender issues. Represent CARE in all technical discussions, events and sectoral meetings.
  • Collect and promote good practices and lessons learned, contributing to a collection of replicable good practices for protection and GBV programming.
  • Explore and advise the CO on relevant opportunities and how to effectively engage and utilize these opportunities to build expertise in protection. **

Key Internal Contacts; Emergency Director /Humanitarian Coordinator /Program Specialist/Senior Program Development Officer/Team Leaders/Sector specialists/Humanitarian Program Manager/ MEAL Specialists.

Key External Contacts; Focal points in clusters and other humanitarian agencies (UN and NGO).

Required Qualifications

  • Masters or advanced degree in gender studies and/or a related subject area
  • Five (5) years’ experience on protection/GBV in medium-large scale emergencies. Familiar with humanitarian programming and inter-agency coordination systems
  • Proven experience combining formal expertise on protection and GBV mainstreaming and gender equality with experience of applying these concretely to specific humanitarian program sectors, plans, policies and processes. Demonstrated experience in mainstreaming protection and GBV in at least one of CARE’s key sectors (WASH, Food security, Nutrition).
  • Proven experience in managing protection/GBV-specific projects.

Interested candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send their application letters and detailed CV to [email protected] by 14th July 2019. Candidates are required to quote the position title on the subject line (Gender and Protection Specialist – Garowe) of the email when applying. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

CARE is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

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