I – Position Summary
CARE is working in Syria to support vulnerable women, men, girls and boys affected by the ongoing civil war. We work both through partners and through direct delivery of humanitarian assistance across different parts of Syria. Most of our work is through the cross border, remote-managed assistance modalities from neighbouring countries, working closely with Syrian civil society organizations. Currently, CARE’s core sectors in Syria are Protection, Food Security & Livelihoods (FSL), Shelter, & WASH, in addition to targeted interventions on Sexual and Reproductive Health. Recognizing the differential impact, the crisis has on women, men, girls and boys, CARE prioritizes gender-sensitivity in its emergency and recovery efforts and, where possible, the use of transformative approaches.
In 2018 CARE launched a strategic review of its work in Syria, and has prioritized strengthening its Protection standalone activities, and increase focus on mainstreaming and integrating protection across all interventions. This position will be responsible for delivering on those objectives.
The Protection Advisor for North West Hub will be the primary focal point for two technical areas:
- Strengthening the quality of standalone protection activities across and ensuring integration across sectors/interventions.
- Ensuring protection is mainstreamed across the NW Hub
This position will ensure alignment of the strategy and its actions to CARE Syria Gender and protection Strategy, CARE’s gender and GBV frameworks and policy commitments, including CARE International Gender Policy, CARE MENA Social and Gender Justice Framework 2015 – 2030, CARE Gender Equality Frameworks, CARE Gender Equality and Women’s Voice Guidance Note and all other relevant frameworks and guidance.
II – Responsibilities
Job Responsibility # 1: Standalone Protection Technical Leadership (30%)
- Provide technical support to the design and implementation of programmes, ensuring they are based upon high-quality needs assessments
- Support proposal development and lead in the technical design and review of concept notes, logical frameworks, budgets and full proposals in relevant technical sectors with close coordination with field teams
- Support recruitment for all hubs by drafting JD, technical tests & participating in interviews
- as needed to advance specific task, e.g. SoPs, methodologies, manuals, etc.
- Ensure programmatic quality and consistency by:
- Leading the development of sector strategic focus for protection mainstreaming and integration to support adapting to context as needed
- Leading on defining technical standards and SoPs, and adapting to context for the relevant sector
- When gaps in technical capacity are identified at hub level, temporarily support in the design, fundraising for, planning, or management of hub level programming.
- Participate in / lead protection assessments and reporting analysis for the purpose of program development including but not limited to protection needs analysis
Job Responsibility # 2: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (15%)
- Support the design of Assessment & Evaluation for hub initiatives as and when needed.
- Integrate innovative approaches in program design.
- Participate and join all program evaluations/After Action Reviews at hub and multi-hub level to ensure relevant technical outcomes are measured
- Leading on the integration of cross-cutting issues (protection, environment, accountability to the affected population, inclusiveness, etc.) into sector technical standards, ways of working, and program performance measurement
- Ensuring lessons are documented and learning disseminated and applied to existing and new programming across hubs
- Leading the development of standard technical protection related indicators (output and outcome) for the country office.
- lead on the development of Monitoring, Evaluation Accountability and learning tools for the protection sector and contribute to providing inputs to the development of other MEAL tools for the rest of the sectors when needed.
Job Responsibility # 3: Protection Mainstreaming Across NW Work (30%)
- Develop a clear strategy on CARE Syria’s protection approach, with special attention to gender mainstreaming as a means to ensuring safe, inclusive, effective and quality programming.
- Work closely with Gender Advisor in developing Gender and Protection Action Plans to guide the integration and practice of protection mainstreaming.
- Support hub-based Protection rapid analyses and update them regularly.
- Document and share best practices on protection mainstreaming internally and externally focusing on maximizing the use of learning and data.
- Work closely with MEAL staff (CARE and partner) to ensure the consistent collection and utilization of sex- and age-disaggregated data (e.g. SADD), use of specific gender-sensitive M&E methods and monitoring and evaluation of gender-specific outcomes and impacts.
- Work with the Program Quality units to contribute to the building of a hub evidence base and to synthesize learning on protection across hubs.
- Support the writing of proposals by providing protection-specific inputs to proposals to ensure protection is mainstreamed.
Job Responsibility # 4: Representation (10%)
- Represent CARE International in protection related cluster & sub clusters coordination meetings and any other external coordination meeting.
- Engage with sector specialists of other agencies to ensure CARE's programming reflects positive trends
- Support evidence gathering and the development messages for advocacy purposes.
- Contribute to the dissemination of CARE Syria lessons and best practices.
Job Responsibility # 5: Partnerships (10%)
- Lead on the development of a contextualized training package on protection and mainstreaming, inclusive of a roll-out plan.
- Provide technical advice and maintain a strong working relationship with local partners implementing targeted protection programming.
- Provide full support to the partner organizational capacity assessment process in line with hub support needs, inclusive of capacity development planning and implementation.
- Design and deliver training to staff and partners as requested, in line with hub level capacity development planning.
- Share progress made as a result of protection-focused capacity development at the country office level and coordination levels.
- Provide inputs to partner monitoring plan to reflect partner’s performance action needed to improve related to protection on a quarterly basis.
Job Responsibility # 6: Other Duties and Responsibilities Assigned by the Supervisor (5%)
III – Requirements
- Bachelor degree in Sociology, Social Work, International Relations, Conflict Transformation, Development Studies or related discipline
- 5 years of progressively responsible experience on working on protection and gender equality and mainstreaming in humanitarian contexts, including experience of field-level management of complex humanitarian response and resilience programs
- Experience with gender in humanitarian response
- Hands-on experience in planning and design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of standalone protection programs
- Proven experience of successful capacity-building of humanitarian field staff and partners, with experience in remote training
- Previous experience in undertaking a similar role supporting Syria response.
- Excellent communication and writing skills;
- Well organized and ability to act in a professional and ethical manner;
- Program planning and management skills
- Detail oriented
- Ability to work under pressure
- Should be customer focused, communicating with impact
- Proactive in problem-solving, initiating actions and making operational decisions.
- Ability to organize and facilitate training sessions
- Ability to develop capacity building frameworks and work plans
- Commitment to CARE core value and principles
- Experience providing advisory services,
- Experience in developing and maintaining strong partnerships and in mobilizing resources;
- Good reading and writing skills in Arabic
- Advanced degree in a related field
- Prior experience with CARE, or familiarity with CARE’s gender work
Child Protection Policy
Child abuse in all forms is unacceptable to CARE Turkey, which recognizes its responsibility to protect children from harm in all areas of its work. CARE Turkey is committed to ensuring a child-safe environment and is applying a zero-tolerance approach towards any kind of child abuse and exploitation.
Discrimination, Abuse and Harassment Policy
CARE Turkey expressly prohibits and will not tolerate any form of discrimination, abuse, harassment (sexual or otherwise), based upon race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship status, disability, or military status. CARE employees and related personnel must under no circumstances take part in any form of discrimination, harassment, or abuse (physical, sexual or verbal), intimidation or exploitation, or in any other way infringe the rights of others inside or outside CARE.
Employment is subject to the possession of valid identification documents (passport, residency card, temporary protection card, etc.) and successfully obtaining permission to work by the Government of Turkey (work permit). CARE will submit the work permit application on behalf of the selected candidate after the job offer accepted. Candidate can start to work for CARE only after the work permit is received. Failure to provide the required documents or rejection of a work permit application by the Government of Turkey will result in your employment offer being rescinded.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates, please send a Curriculum Vitae in English and a Cover letter (in a separate file of no more than one A4 page) describing how your skills and experience match the requirements of this post, following to email
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Applications in languages other than English will not be reviewed.
“Applications are strongly encouraged from female candidates“
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
** CARE International is an Equal Opportunity Employer **