Protection and Gender Based Violence Advisor /CARE international in Jordan
CARE International seeks a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and all people live with dignity and security. In Jordan, CARE will be recognized for its commitment to the humanitarian protection and empowerment of communities especially women and girls, where rights are secured, and human potential fulfilled for all.
CARE in Jordan leads humanitarian protection, economic empowerment, and civic engagement interventions for women and girls from poor and vulnerable communities in the fight to overcome poverty, gender based violence, and social injustice. We nurture accountability, leadership and political will internally and among our partners to achieve this mission.
CARE values equality, integrity, transformation, excellence, diversity, and respect for the dignity and worth of every human being, where we affirm the dignity, potential, and contribution of all; communities we work with, partners, donors, and staff.
CARE International established a presence in Jordan in 1948, created in the wake of the Palestinian refugee crisis. Over 70 years later, CARE has served the needs of the Palestinian, Iraqi, Somali, Sudanese, and now Syrian refugee communities.
CARE’s scope of work has evolved from emergency response to long-term development programming, now encompassing an Urban Refugee Protection Program, the Azraq Camp Program, and the Sustainable Development Program. In late 2016, CARE created its Strategy- Business Plan 2017-2020, defining CARE’s program goals to fight poverty and inequality by 2020.
CARE International in Jordan has a vacancy for the post of Protection and Gender Based Violence Advisor:**
The purpose of the protection and GBV Advisor position is to provide strategic leadership, technical assistance and coordination, and visibility to CARE’s programming for refugees and for vulnerable Jordanian nationals. The Advisor’s primary focus is ensuring CARE projects and teams provide timely and effective protection to populations of concern through case management as well as other interventions. The Advisor ensures full integration of gender considerations, meets CARE and international standards, and maintains relevance in the evolving development and humanitarian context in the country.
The Protection and GBV advisor will play an important role in ensuring the timely efficient and high quality implementation of CARE’s protection services. This should include providing guidance and overall technical support for Protection, Gender, Gender Based Violence (GBV) and Women and Girls Protection in programming, strategies and processes, enhancing CARE-Jordan response capacity and quality.
In addition, the Protection and GBV advisor will develop, support, and coordinate the implementation of protection activities including Gender Based Violence (GBV), Women and Girls Protection, and Community Engagement Interventions (CEI) for vulnerable Syrian Refugees and host communities in Jordan, and to lead the process of protection and gender mainstreaming in CARE’s CASH, HEALTH, Shelter, Livelihoods, and Education programs.
The Protection and GBV advisor will ensure CARE’s accountability to communities and partners and contributing to CARE’s strategic goals. S/he will also play a key monitoring role, developing the case management services targets across all programs and projects in urban and camps programs. Developing and updating the supply chain for this service, designing the capacity building program for management team, all relevant staff and volunteers, ensure proper and high quality level of documentation and document and share lessons learned. The Protection and GBV advisor should ensure that collected M&E data, Information and priorities arising from communities are captured, clearly communicated and fed into CARE’s evidence gathering and learning system, so that CARE can use them effectively for advocacy, fundraising and program quality improvements to ensure programs’ objectives are met.
In consultation with the Protection and Community Engagement Director and in collaboration with relevant teams, s/he will closely monitor case management activities implementation plans, to track progress and deviations of the implementation, provide guidelines, advises and corrective measures when needed. When required, s/he will support in managing protection projects financially and technically, support in writing and reviewing technical reports and documentations related to this component.
The Protection and GBV advisor will be responsible of planning and distributing the Case Management targets across all geographical areas that CARE works in or might work in future.
Case management is a holistic approach used across CARE Jordan’s humanitarian and development programs to assess and link beneficiary needs with a comprehensive set of services, enabling coordination across a range of national and international service providers.
Therefore, the Advisor will also be responsible with building and sustaining a strong network of partners and effective referrals to other service providers as well as related follow up
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Manages and supervises her or his team including setting work schedules
- Monitors the work of the team through regular follow up, and ensures the team produces timely reports, and key responsibilities.
- Supports her or his team members in their everyday work through, advising and coaching.
- Ensures that the team receive the required technical and logistical support.
- Ensures that the team performs according to CARE standard practices and policies
- Conducts annual performance appraisal as per the organizations policies and procedure
- Provide training, guidance, and support to the staff members to effectively perform their duties and promote a strong team spirit
Job Responsibility #2: Provide technical leadership, Coordination and Oversight of Protection related components
- Design the case management component and its activities, develop and update strategic and operational objectives in line with over all CARE’s strategy.
- In consultation with stakeholders, set, monitor and adjust targets for all programs and projects, based on the needs in all areas of implementation
- Lead the implementation of protection component, assess and update the current practices.
- Contribute to CARE-Jordan understanding of protection component as related to CARE’s strategic intent.
- With support from cash and other technical specialists, integrate protection and GBV component with other technical approaches such as cash for protection, Education and PSS including gender-transformative approaches
- Offer high quality, tailored technical advice on protection and GBV component, ensuring that gender is fully considered.
- Develop and enhance protection tools (e.g. guidelines, Standard Operating Procedures, monitoring formats, assessments) and innovations, based on CARE’s global standards.
- Developing the working plan among all protection projects, including the target distribution plan, baseline target for each project.
- Monitor the quality of the protection and GBV services in coordination with PQ team and build evidence of impact.
- Overseeing the implementation process in coordination with the team as per case management, protocol, SoPs and guidelines.
Job Responsibility #3: Representation and Advocacy
- Engage with and represent CARE in the relevant local and regional fora and coordination working groups such as (protection working groups, UN, Governmental, NGO, CARE MENA structure).
- Disseminate results and learning from CARE’s protection and GBV component among donors, Government of Jordan and peer stakeholders
- During emergency contexts, may provide technical coordination, support and advocacy with the country specific clusters, protection working groups and other relevant stakeholders and technical agencies.
- Represent protection and GBV in all donor and field visits in all locations.
- Engage with and represent CARE Jordan in CARE fora and coordination working groups connected to protection and GBV.
Job Responsibility # 4: Organizational and partner capacity strengthening
- Provide regular periodic and as needed training and capacity building for case managers from CARE and partners covering all topics related to protection standards.
- Work on developing, updating all relevant policies and SOP’s to be in line with CARE’s, Country specific, International and Humanitarian standards
- Participate in the selection, interviewing and assessment of some relevant positions and mainly Case Managers, and support with developing technical tests in coordination with the protection director and HR.
- Develop training manuals and material related to case management and GBV based on CARE’s global standards.
- Train, coach and mentor CARE staff and partners engaged in the protection and GBV component
- Cultivate and maintain an effective pool of partners for referrals as well as implementing partners of CARE.
Job Responsibility # 5: Financial & Administrative Management
- Ensures compliance with applicable donor rules & regulations, including familiarizing all relevant project staff to these
- Coordinates contract start up and close out processes and procedures with other relevant units, HR, Finance, Procurement, Audit, etc. Recommends or initiates contract changes including realignment of activities, budgets, contract extensions, etc.
- Coordinates any sub-grant activities and agreements and ensures compliance with applicable policies and procedures.
- Manages budgets including monthly reviews of expense reports, this should include project estimation and variances.
- Prepares procurement plans and monitors procurement processes.
- Prepares HR plans and monitors HR processes
- Ensures security and appropriate use of project and CARE assets.
- Implement audit recommendations applicable to the project.
Job Responsibility # 6: Support in Program Design, New Business and Reporting
- Support in developing program / project proposals, in alignment with donor requirements, CI and based on learning from existing programming, evaluations, research.
- Work with SMT, Portfolio Managers, Technical Advisers and MEAL in program development and proposal writing by providing inputs and reviewing technical information to draft standalone protection concept notes/proposals.
- Ensure interaction with CARE’s impact group during program design.
- Engage in continuous communication and coordination with program teams, CI members, donors, government agencies and partners during the inception / proposal-writing, implementation and reporting phases of the project.
- Strive to ensure, as much as possible, different protection interventions are integrated into proposed programs and with other sectors, ensuring cross-cutting themes are incorporated into program design
Qualifications and Requirements:
A. Education / Training **
· Bachelor’s and/or Master degree in a relevant field (Social Science, Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or Developmental Studies)
· Master’s degree in Social Sciences, Social Work, Development Studies or other related fields or combination of relevant education and experience relevant to the job.
B. Managerial Know How
· Involves integrating and harmonizing requirements of diverse functions in operating, support, and administrative situations. It may be exercised through consultation as well as direct action; Management requires a combination of planning, organizing, controlling, and reviewing along with direct and indirect execution. Choose one of the following: Task; Minimal; Related; Diverse; Broad.
· This position requires (Diverse) managerial know-how.
C. Experience Required:
· 7-10 years of humanitarian program experience, including significant experience of working in case management to deliver humanitarian programs and build capacity for emergency preparedness and response.
· Experience in GBV, and child protection case management activities with supporting services, including psycho-social support and cash programming, in the emergency context.
· Experience in applying humanitarian codes and standards such as SPHERE, the People In Aid Code, HAP etc.
· A proven record of effective role in developing case management protocols or SOPs, report writing, including case studies and success stories.
D. Skills *Required
· Conducting needs assessment, evaluation and/or preparing analytical work
· Reporting skills and experience
· Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
· Outstanding organizational skills
· Excellent documentation skills in English language
· Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and writing)
· Strong team player skills and experienced collaborator
· Proven skills in program planning, development, analysis, assessing and reporting to external grants providers
· Effective negotiation and representation skills
E. Human relations skills
Consists of active practicing skills in the area of human relationships. In the work context Human Relations Skills include all capabilities that are needed to interact on a direct person-to-person basis, and through varied approaches build understanding of, acceptance of, or commitment to, courses of action that are important for the organization. These skills may be applied in relation to peers, subordinates or peers within the organization, or to people outside the organization. **
· The Human Relations Skills for this position are designated as Important
- Building partnership
- Communicating with Impact
- Contributing to Team Success
- Planning and Organizing
The contract duration will be 12 Months, with possibility of extension. The advertisement will remain open until October 1ST, 2020.
How to apply
To apply, please send your CV to [email protected] and write the position name in the subject.
CARE International in Jordan places human dignity at the center of its relief and development work. At the heart of CARE’s efforts to impact poverty and social justice is its engagement with marginalized communities, and vulnerable adults and children.
CARE International in Jordan is an Equal Opportunity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or disability.
CARE is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those that are suitable to work within our values are recruited to work for us.