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Programme Manager – Protection (National Post)

Concern Worldwide is a non-governmental, international, humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries. Concern has been working in Turkey since August 2013 and currently looking for a potential candidate for the Programme Manager – Protection position.

Protection Programme Manager

Job Title:                                  Programme Manager – Protection

Location:                                 Sanliurfa, Turkey

Reporting line:                         Programme Director and liaise closely with Programme Coordinator

Start Date Required:                 ASAP (interviews will be conducted on an ongoing basis)

Department:                             Programme

Contract Length           :                       Fixed term; 6 months (extendable)

Approved by:                          Country Director


Job Purpose: The Protection Programme Manager will be responsible for supporting the implementation of the protection component of Concern’s response and supporting the team and local partners to strengthen protection mechanisms at the local level. This will include coordination of trainings and capacity building, as well as day-to-day support and guidance. This is a national post and candidates should have the right to work in Turkey at the time of application.


  • Support the implementation of Concern’s protection programming in line with organisational strategy, government regulations, and donor requirements.
  • Support the development and implementation of Protection programmes, including referrals, case management, cash assistance, gender based violence, psychosocial support, and Protection overall.
  • Lead the team and support partners in establishing and reinforcing a referral mechanism to relevant protection-related services.
  • Ensure quality referral and follow-up of individual cases guaranteeing that minimum standards and protocols are in place.
  • Support in establishment of SOPs, plans and implementation of protection related cash programming.
  • Monthly analysis of data to anticipate potential challenge according to the indicators of different projects.
  • Participate proactively and contribute in the protection technical working group and cluster meetings.
  • Share information on Concern activities and intervention and promote good relations and collaboration with other actors working on the humanitarian response.
  • Work with the team to identify and document project learning and success cases and disseminate learning on the humanitarian response.
  • Support the monitoring framework within the programme is implemented, including baseline data, secondary data, reviews, end line surveys, donor reporting and internal/external evaluations.
  • Contributed in necessary reports such as progress reports, annual reports and final reports for donors. Organize donor visits, evaluations and programme reviews as necessary.
  • Ensure timely and accurate budgets and revisions for projects.
  • Ensure that project expenditure is undertaken in line with finance policies and procedures, and that resources are optimally utilised.
  • Capacity building of project staff and partners with updates on training materials and technical knowhow.
  • Ensure team members are aware of core Concern policies and procedures relevant to their work, and with the support of others, carry out regular briefings on these policies, including the P4, security management, accountability etc. Contribute to the implementation of these policies.
  • To adhere to the standards of conduct outlined in the Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct.
  • To support and promote the standards outlined in the Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct to their team, partner organisations and beneficiaries, and be committed to providing a safe working environment.
  • To contribute to the establishment of preventive measures to reduce the potential for abuse in Concern programme (as per P4 section 6).

Other Tasks

  • Support and when necessary lead emergency response programming for Concern as and when requested.



Education, Qualifications & Experience Required:

  • Qualifications in a discipline related to Social Work, Psychology, Law or related fields
  • Prior experience in protection programmes in Turkey
  • Experience in protection, both overall protection and in sub-sectors of Child Protection, GBV, and/or MHPSS, including in conflict settings and with IDPs and refugees.
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences, and the ability to work in a wide variety of cultural contexts
  • Excellent teamwork skills and the ability to build good relations both internally and externally
  • Experience in report and proposal writing
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Strong communication skills English and Turkish. Arabic language will be an added advantage
  • Commitment to Concern’s ethos and values
  • Flexible, adaptable and patient
  • Sound IT skills, including Word and Excel
  • This is a national post and candidates should have the right to work in Turkey at the time of application.


  • Understanding and experience of the Humanitarian Accountability Partnership.
  • Ability to train local partners and to motivate and develop skills of others

Special Skills, Aptitude or Personality Requirements:

  • Familiarity with logistics, HR, Finance, and administrative processes
  • Ability to organize and prioritize workload, using initiative when appropriate
  • Good team player, flexible and capable of working with a multinational country team,
    politically and culturally sensitive
  • Ability to cope with stress; work under pressure often to strict deadlines
  • Flexibility, adaptability, sense of humour, and patience
  • Ability to motivate and develop skills of others
  • Facilitation and interpersonal skills
  • Analytical and problem solving skills


Concern has a Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct which has been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants, especially beneficiaries, from abuse and exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, partner organisations, and anyone engaged by Concern or visiting our programmes, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context all Concern staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct of their work in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission.

Any candidate offered a job with Concern will be expected to sign the Programme Participant Protection Policy and the Concern Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment and conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions in this document.

Any breach of Concern Staff Code of Conduct or the Programme Participant Protection Policy by employees of Concern Worldwide during the course of their employment will result in disciplinary action up to, and including dismissal.

If you feel that your qualification and experience match our requirements, and you share a commitment to Concern’s values, please send an up-to-date CV to:

Equal opportunities: Concern values diversity in the workplace and is a committed equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from all suitable candidates regardless of gender, race, family or marital status, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, disability, class, caste or religion.

Concern has a Code of Conduct and a Programme Participant Protection Policy to ensure the maximum protection of Programme participants from abuse and exploitation.

Please clearly note the position applied for in the email subject line.

               Application Closing Date: 04th of September 2017

Please note that candidates may be interviewed prior to the closing date for applications

More Information

  • Sector Civil Society
  • Level Manager
  • Position Program Manager
  • Highest Degree University
  • Experience 4-9
  • Language Level English (C1, Level 5, Upper Intermediate)
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Concern Worldwide works with the world’s poorest people to transform their lives.

We are an international humanitarian organisation dedicated to tackling poverty and suffering in the world’s poorest countries.

We work in partnership with the very poorest people in these countries, directly enabling them to improve their lives, as well as using our knowledge and experience to influence decisions made at a local, national and international level that can significantly reduce extreme poverty. In 2015, we positively impacted the lives of 22.5 million people.

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