Name and position:
Position: Protection Program Officer
Country/City of Assignment:
Turkey/Ankara – with frequent travel to Hatay and Sanliurfa
a) Reports to: Program Coordinator
Date of Issue
|8 November 2019|
- Organizational Background
MSYD-ASRA, is a non-governmental and humanitarian aid organisation which mainly aims at meeting basic needs and improving living conditions of the individuals and communities who are affected by humanitarian crisis, conflicts, human rights violations and natural disasters.
MSYD-ASRA continues its works at national and international level within principles of non-discrimination, transparency, impartiality, and accountability, according to the international standards of humanitarian privacy. ASRA has a role in enhancing living conditions of crisis affected individuals and communities through activities and emergency responses carried out at national and international level.
MSYD-ASRA, by carrying out field studies which regularly analyse the conditions of crisis affected people, and publishing situation reports; directs the attention of relevant organisations to crisis regions.
MSYD-ASRA, pursuant to the principles of non-discrimination, transparency, impartiality and accountability, adopts direct and quick response to the crisis affected individuals and communities, as the main principle.
2. Job Summary
The Protection Program Officer is responsible for technical, programmatic and financial monitoring, and successful follow up of implementation of the program activities which include general Protection, Gender Based Violence (GBV) and Child Protection (CP). S/he will work closely with respective staff within MSYD-ASRA Program Department and other programs/departments to ensure the identification and cost- effective, timely and result based documentation, follow up and implementation of protection/GBV/CP program activities. This position will report to the Program Coordinator.
3. Responsibilities & Tasks:
Program planning and organisation:
- Conduct field protection monitoring visits to ensure action plans set out are followed;
- Review and evaluate the partners’ protection/GBV/CP technical approaches and provide recommendations to improve those approaches;
- Support partners to develop and strengthen Child Protection and GBV service mapping and referral systems
- To ensure activities are up to international and organizational standard and results are in line with project objectives and outcomes
- Consolidate protection training plan in collaboration with Program Coordinator and Technical Unit - in particular the GBV technical advisor - and support the conduct of regular training activities;
- Coordinate planning and following up of logistical and administrative arrangements for trainings, and ensure an efficient resource utilization and close cooperation between project team, as well as all involved stakeholders;
- Travel as necessary to program sites and activity locations in Turkey;
- Ensure shared files are updated with finalized documents, including training plans and reports;
- Develop a planning matrix for activity implementation as outlined in project proposals and input from various field teams.
- Prepare meetings, workshops and follow up on the successful implementation of protection related events.
- Provide orientation to key protection staff members so in their turn they could orient newly recruited staff on program tools and activities;
- Ensure all relevant M&E paper work is prepared for the implementation of activities and forms are collected and well documented;
- Follow up on the implementation of activities and report challenges to the Program Coordinator;
- Attend the relevant department coordination meetings.
Monitoring and Evaluation
- Maintain an efficient filing management system related to monitoring, evaluation and reporting on MHPSS activities as well as programs.
- Prepare a quarterly M&E plan involving protection field staff and M&E manager to measure the impact of program implementation on local communities, families, health facilities, MH clinicians, social workers, staff, etc.
- Ensure the data collection and indicator follow-up
- Review the protection related sections within partner’s monthly progress reports;
- Consolidate/draft monthly and quarterly reports, and donor updates
- Compiling results analysis and other statistical tasks if required for reporting.
- Assist the Program Coordinator and MEAL Manager in consolidation of the data related to indicators and highlight any irregularities.
- Translate documents (English-Turkish) as necessary;
- Undertake other duties as required.
- Security - Ensure application and compliance of security protocols and policies
- Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse - Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps
4. Requirements (Persons Specifications):
- Turkish National or other nationalities with authorization to work in Turkey
- University degree in international relations/development, social science, law, psychology, or another related field; MA/S or other related advanced degree preferred.
- Minimum of 3 years (of which at least 2 years in the field) of professional experience in humanitarian work, preferably in an emergency context.
- Substantial experience in Protection, both overall Protection and in sub-sectors of Child Protection, GBV, , including with IDPs and refugees.
- Demonstrable technical expertise in the assessment of, design, and delivery of relevant Protection/GBV/CP programming.
- Good experience in training and capacity building on Protection/GBV/CP technical areas with a variety of stakeholders.
- Experience with participatory approaches and working with vulnerable groups, including gender mainstreaming and with persons with disabilities.
- Good knowledge and understanding of Humanitarian Principles and Protection/GBV/CP frameworks, tools, and minimum standards.
- Ability to travel on short notice to project sites (including south-east of Turkey) by car or air.
- A good command of verbal and written English experience working in and an understanding of the non-profit sector and/or an association setting preferred;
- Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communications skills;
- Strong organizational, able to exercise sound judgment and proactive problem-solver;
- Autonomous, creative with ability to work with limited resources;
- Good understanding of the project cycle and team work;
- Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural environment, prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and ensure high quality work;
- Good knowledge and understanding of Humanitarian Principles and Protection frameworks, tools, and minimum standards.
- Computer literacy with demonstrated experience in utilization of databases, Microsoft Office, Excel