Protection Project Manager
About Us: Concern Worldwide Turkey 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 is currently looking for a Protection Programme Manager (ECHO Project)
Job Title: Protection Project Manager (ECHO)
Location: Şanlıurfa, Turkey
Reporting line: Protection Programme Coordinator
Working closely with: Education, Livelihoods and Partnership Manager
Job Status: 12 months fixed term contract.
Job Grade: C
Job Purpose: The Protection Project Manager will be overall responsible for implementing Concern’s main ECHO funded Protection Project implemented by Concern and 3 implementing partners in Sanliurfa, Adiyaman, Malatya and Gaziantep.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
- Manage the implementation of all ECHO funded protection activities, including Integrated Protection Assistance (IPA), Case Management and Psychosocial Support (PSS) in line with donor requirements, government regulations and Concern organisational strategy.
- With the Protection Coordinator, technical oversight and development of Concern’s protection activities including outreach, referrals, case management, gender based violence, child protection.
- Leadership of the protection team, including day to day management, training and mentoring support.
- Work with the Partnership Manager, close technical oversight and support of all protection activities implemented by Concern partners.
- Represent Concern towards the Provincial Department of Family, Labour and Social Services and other district and provincial government counterparts.
- Work with the Protection Coordinator to develop Concern’s Protection programmes, including drafting proposals and strategies.
- Monthly analysis of data to anticipate potential challenges according to the project indicators.
- Ensure quality referral and follow-up of individual cases guaranteeing that minimum standards and protocols are in place.
- Participate proactively in, and contribute to the protection technical working group and cluster meetings.
- Share information on Concern activities and interventions 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 in ensuring the monitoring framework within the programme is implemented, including baseline data, secondary data, reviews, end line surveys, donor reporting and internal/external evaluations.
- Contribute to necessary reports such as progress reports, annual reports and final reports for donors. Organise 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.
- Set performance objectives of a team of 3 protection officers officers, 2 psychologists, 2 legal counselling officers, meeting monthly to update on their progress against agreed actions, provide support and guidance and to set actions for the forthcoming month
- Meet yearly with these staff to review their performance for the year in review
- Work in partnership with the Protection Programme Coordinator to provide day-to-day support to officers in ensuring effective time management, internal and external communication, clarity of role and responsibility and strict adherence to Concern’s Code of Conduct and P4
- Support and when necessary lead emergency response programming for Concern as and when requested.
- Represent Concern as requested in various meetings and forums with government, non-government organisations and other stakeholders; and strengthen relationships with them and other organisations
- Internal: Finance, Programme, and Systems
- External: Local government, other I/NGOs
- Accountable as per above mentioned duties and Responsibilities. Ensure best value of money and facilitate process to improve accountability to beneficiaries and donors (Humanitarian Accountability Partnership, HAP). In carrying out the above duties, Concern Turkey approved procedures must be followed at all times.
Minimum Education, Qualifications & Experience Required:
- University degree in social work, sociology, psychology, law or other social science programs
- Proficiency in written and spoken Turkish and English, Arabic is highly desirable
- Prior experience in protection programmes in Turkey and/or Syria
- At least 3 years’ experience in managing field based operations with an international or local NGO
- 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.
- Understanding and experience of the Humanitarian Accountability Partnership.
- Experience in government – civil society organisation cooperation
- Experience in management of diverse and multi-sectoral programmes
- Experience in management of a diverse team of staff
- Experience in budget management
- 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
- Commitment to Concern’s ethos and values
- Flexible, adaptable and patient
- Sound IT skills, including Word and Excel
Preference will be given to candidates who have:
- Ability to train local partners and to motivate and develop skills of others
- 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
- Ability to work under pressure
- Facilitation and interpersonal skills
- Analytical and problem solving skills
Please note, both CV and cover letter should be in English and the role you are applying for set out clearly in the email subject-header
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.
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- Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview
- Application Closing Date: 22.07.2019
Concern Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies
Concern has an organizational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organization, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organization to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies.
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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.