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Protection Manager -Cash Consortium Of Sudan (CCS)

Closing: Jul 24, 2024

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Published: Jul 10, 2024 (9 days ago)

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  • The CCS Protection Manager will provide overall leadership for protection mainstreaming and integration within the consortium. They will provide regular technical support and monitoring visits to consortium partners to ensure that cash programming has protection mainstreamed throughout i.e. it is safe, accessible, accountable and participatory. They will also support efforts to create greater integration between the CCS’ Multi-Purpose Cash Assistance activities and specialized protection services through referrals pathways (both between existing consortium partners as well as external actors as possible based on the specific geographic area). The Protection Manager will be expected to spend 60% of their time in the duty station and 40% of the time in field locations, managing, working with, training and mentoring field teams.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Degree or equivalent in social work, human rights, Development Studies or Psychology or other relevant discipline preferred.
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in protection in programming, preferably in an emergency context and with refugee populations.
  • Proven understanding of protection and humanitarian principles in emergencies with experience in protection mainstreaming, protection analysis across emergency response
  • Proven understanding of cash programming with experience of implementing cash as a part of a protection response
  • Proven understanding of minimum standards for protection and protection mainstreaming integration and protection analysis. Knowledge in cash based protection interventions is an advantage.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, effective in liaising with other organizations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of protection analysis and protection mainstreaming.
  • Familiarity with available data analysis and/or management platforms including PowerBi, Tablue or Commcare
  • Experience with conducting qualitative and quantitative analysis; Basic understanding of statistical analysis, data manipulation, and pattern recognition
  • Demonstrated coordination, networking and relationship building skills with key partners including government, donors, INGOs, national and local organizations, UN agencies.
  • Interpersonal skills: Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment and able to handle pressure well.
  • Flexible and innovative. Able to adapt programmes and pivot approaches in response to changes in context
  • Fluent in spoken and written English. Arabic language is an advantage.


Responsibilities
  • The CCS Protection Manager will provide overall leadership for protection mainstreaming and integration within the consortium. They will provide regular technical support and monitoring visits to consortium partners to ensure that cash programming has protection mainstreamed throughout i.e. it is safe, accessible, accountable and participatory. They will also support efforts to create greater integration between the CCS’ Multi-Purpose Cash Assistance activities and specialized protection services through referrals pathways (both between existing consortium partners as well as external actors as possible based on the specific geographic area). The Protection Manager will be expected to spend 60% of their time in the duty station and 40% of the time in field locations, managing, working with, training and mentoring field teams.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Degree or equivalent in social work, human rights, Development Studies or Psychology or other relevant discipline preferred.
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in protection in programming, preferably in an emergency context and with refugee populations.
  • Proven understanding of protection and humanitarian principles in emergencies with experience in protection mainstreaming, protection analysis across emergency response
  • Proven understanding of cash programming with experience of implementing cash as a part of a protection response
  • Proven understanding of minimum standards for protection and protection mainstreaming integration and protection analysis. Knowledge in cash based protection interventions is an advantage.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, effective in liaising with other organizations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of protection analysis and protection mainstreaming.
  • Familiarity with available data analysis and/or management platforms including PowerBi, Tablue or Commcare
  • Experience with conducting qualitative and quantitative analysis; Basic understanding of statistical analysis, data manipulation, and pattern recognition
  • Demonstrated coordination, networking and relationship building skills with key partners including government, donors, INGOs, national and local organizations, UN agencies.
  • Interpersonal skills: Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment and able to handle pressure well.
  • Flexible and innovative. Able to adapt programmes and pivot approaches in response to changes in context
  • Fluent in spoken and written English. Arabic language is an advantage.


Technical Quality

  • Develop effective training materials to support protection mainstreaming and adherence to key protection principles across CCS program activities, in line with IRC technical best practice and standards. Ensure all programming is inclusive of age, gender, disability and other diversity considerations.
  • Provide technical leadership for integrated cash and protection programming including development of consortium wide program implementation notes around referrals pathways, tools and monitoring processes providing direct technical support to staff engaged in the activity.
  • Support refinement of standards for Individual Protection Assistance.
  • Develop monitoring frameworks, tools and processes to measure the impact of cash on protection outcomes where appropriate. Analyze data collected to contribute to advocacy initiatives, donor reporting etc.
  • Coordinate with consortium partners to design protection analysis to understand the contextual risks and the programmatic gaps to inform consortium programming
  • Support the development of safe and functional referral systems, including for high-risk protection cases
  • Monitor progress towards the objectives and intended outputs of projects using routine data,
  • spot checks, observation, and other methodologies

Staff Support & Development

  • Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions.
  • Ensure training and ongoing capacity building opportunities for staff on technical and project management skills.
  • Program Management
  • Support implementation and ensure adherence to grant work plans, spending plans and monitoring and evaluation plans.
  • Work closely and coordinate with CCS Secretariat and partner focal points to ensure compliance with grant requirements.
  • Ensure high-quality reports on activities, indicators, and achievements.
  • Consortium and Sector Coordination
  • Support consortium to ensure strong protection mainstreaming within cash programming, foster positive relationships and identify areas for collaboration on.
  • Support refinement of standards for Individual Protection Assistance.
  • Actively develop and maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders, including donors, government actors, UN agencies, international and local NGOs, and other relevant actors.
  • Regularly attend Protection and relevant sub-cluster meetings at appropriate levels
  • Engage with Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning and relevant technical staff, internally and in other protection organizations to coordinate in the interpretation and validation of analysis, and exchange experience, share tools and support mutual capacities.
  • Participate in relevant internal and external meetings to support with producing, updating, and sharing data and information products.
  • Organize periodic experience sharing sessions with sector level protection, gender and social
  • inclusion focal points, document and share learning.

Business Development

  • Contribute to the development of the overall CCS strategic direction.
  • In coordination with the DDP and the Integrated Protection Coordinator, Support in proposal development activities (narrative and budget) through planning and program design with relevant field-based staff, to ensure technical standards are taken into considering before submission.

Other Duties

  • Consistently and proactively monitor/assess the safety and security of field teams, promptly reporting concerns or incidents to CCS management and liaising with other external parties as required to maintain/enhance the security environment.
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Organizational Learning

  • As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve - we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

Accountability to Beneficiaries

  • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts towards accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

  • Dotted line to implementation leads of each partner technical lead on CCS grants.


Accountability

REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: CCS Chief of Party

WORKS DIRECTLY WITH: CCS Secretariat, CCS Partner Agencies, Regional and HQ Technical Protection colleagues



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