SWAN- Roving Protection & Gender Programme Manager

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Addis Ababa
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: As Per Org Scale

ACTION AGAINST HUNGER

Jobs in Ethiopia: ACTION AGAINST HUNGER is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of SWAN- Roving Protection & Gender Programme Manager in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Job Title: SWAN- Roving Protection & Gender Programme Manager

(ACTION AGAINST HUNGER   Job in Ethiopia 2021)

Job in Ethiopia by ACTION AGAINST HUNGER

Job Overview 

  • Organization: ACTION AGAINST HUNGER
  • Location:   Addis Ababa
  • Grade:    Senior Level
  •  Years of Experience:  5+
  • Occupational Groups:
    •  Social Sciences and Community
  • Closing Date: Jun 3, 2021

Job Description

INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

For

SWAN- Roving Protection & Gender Programme Manager

Country Office: Ethiopia

Work Base: Addis Ababa – with frequent travel to field base and consortium organizations

Availability: As Soon As Possible

Salary Scale: as per the organization salary scale

Contract Duration: 10 month with high possibility of extension

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply for this position.

About Action Against Hunger

Action Against Hunger-USA is a global humanitarian organization that takes decisive action against the causes and effects of hunger. We save the lives of malnourished children and we enable entire communities to be free from hunger. With more than 8,000 staff in over 50 countries, our programs reached 17 million people in 2019.

About the Country Program in Ethiopia

Action Against Hunger has been operational in Ethiopia since 1984 responding to both chronic and Action Against Hunger has been operational in Ethiopia since 1984 responding to both chronic and acute needs through a multi-sectoral strategy where Nutrition, Food Security and Livelihoods, WASH, and Mental Health and Psychosocial Support activities are integrated to have a meaningful impact on people’s resilience.

Action Against Hunger currently operates in 5 different regions (Oromia, Somali, Amhara, Benishangul Gumuz and Gambella) with a portfolio of 20m USD/year of emergency, resilience building, research and innovation programs. We have a country team of around 600 staff in 17 regional and satellite offices. Our main donors in Ethiopia in 2020/2021 are: BHA, ECHO, Europaid, UNHCR, UNICEF, GFFO, BPRM, SIDA, EHF, WFP, CIAA and others.

General Assignments / Scope of the Role:

The Protection and Gender Program Manager-Roving will be in charge of supporting, coordinating and implementing a high quality emergency protection response program as part of the SWAN consortium (which comprises Save the Children, World Vision, Action Against Hunger, and Norwegian Refugee Council).

Action Against Hunger will lead with the coordination of protection activities and support other consortium actors in delivering the agreed integrated protection programs in multiple locations across the country. They will be responsible for ensuring that Action Against Hunger successfully implement protection activities, and will support, monitor and coordinate with other consortium actors as part of a multi-sectoral, multi-agency approach.

The Protection and Gender Program Manager-Roving must have experience in delivering protection activities, experience of working with other sectors (such as Health, Nutrition, WASH and Cash), confidence to coordinate with internal and external agencies (including different NGOs , government offices and the protection cluster), has good communication skills, flexibility and responsiveness.

The position is Addis based, but he/she will be expected to be travelling to the field bases very regularly (around 70%+ of your time) and spend time supporting the Protection officers, coordinating with Action Against Hunger teams, attending meetings and ensuring the programs are progressing as planned:

Purpose:

Under the line management of the Protection technical advisors, the Roving Protection & Gender Program Manager will be responsible for ensuring the successful implementation, delivery and reporting of all project activities under the SWAN EHF program. This will include working closely with other sectors, actors, UN agencies and government services to identify, and meet the needs of the affected population across the country. The response locations have not yet been finalized but will be areas of need and currently supported by other Action Against Hunger programs.

Engagement:

The Roving Protection & Gender Program Manager will work closely with other departments in the base and capital teams internally. Externally, build relationships with other organizations UN, NGOs at the field and regional level.

Delivery:

 Objective 1: Program Delivery

  • Coordinate rapid needs assessments (including protection, gender analysis and psychosocial support) through field visits in villages, camps and other informal settlements with persons of concern within the community and identify individuals at risk and humanitarian needs
  • Provide support and direction to other agencies and local authorities in order to map services, collect data and provide monitoring reports.
  • Monitor, assess, observe and report on key protection concerns and rights violations in the field
  • Deliver formal and on-the-job training and coaching a necessary (internal and external) on protection rights and general protection (and after training other areas such as psychological first aid, GBV and basic Psychosocial Support and PSEA).
  • Advocate for the rights of vulnerable people and targeted beneficiaries through contact with local authorities, government officials, community leaders and elders, humanitarian partners and other relevant actors
  • Deliver capacity building to social workers in local government including the Bureau of Women, Children, and Youth Affairs, local women associations, as well as to teachers and health facility workers on minimum standards, Prevention and Response for GBV and CPIE, Psychosocial Support and develop counselling skills, and Psychological First Aid as required (training will be provided)
  • Deliver awareness raising and training for associations and community groups, teachers and other key influencers to increase awareness, capacity and support.
  • Provide support to other sectors (for instance WASH, NUT, Health, CASH and FSL) as needed to deliver the program and mainstreaming activities.
  • Support staff to deliver individual and group Psychosocial Support and counselling to child and adult beneficiaries/survivors either directly or thought supporting health/social workers
  • Ensure the effective process of referring cases of vulnerable people internally, through government primary care services and Program Manager partners or UN agencies.

Objective 2: Management & Coordination

  • Ensure regular representation at all relevant meetings and advocate for the protection, gender and MHPSS need of beneficiaries
  • Coordinate the assessment, monitoring and auditing of mainstreaming activities at base level
  • Ensure that staff receive adequate support, supervision and guidance including regular group clinical supervision, reflective practice and field support
  • Work closely and cooperatively with other departments/sectors within Action Against Hunger and with partners to ensure effective and efficient delivery of program activities
  • Ensure that partner and Action Against Hunger activities are recorded and activity reports are compiled and submitted to MEAL and your line manager by the agreed deadline and are of high quality.

Objective 3: Logistics and administrative management for the program

  • Understand and follow the logistics procedures enabling the project implementation (purchase requests follow-up with logistics team, support in movement plan, ensure staff are trained in security SoP’s)
  • Prepare the purchase request (PL’s) for required items and submit them to the logistics department within 7 days of the start of the program/agreement of materials/following the assessment
  • Ensure that the list of needs is in line with the program budget(s).
  • Ensure, with logistics, the weekly programming, daily if necessary, of all of the logistics resources for the program (vehicles, items etc.)
  • Responsible for inventory management and “quality control” of inputs (e.g. equipment such as dignity kits and IEC material), in collaboration with logistics and the FC.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Protection and Gender Officers (Action Against Hunger), and coordination support to Protection Officers in partner agencies.

I.                    Gender Equality Commitments  

  • Foster an environment that supports values of women and men, and equal access to information.
  • Provide a work environment where women and men must be evaluated and promoted based on their skills and performance.
  • Respect beneficiaries’ women, men, children (boys and girls) regardless of gender, sex orientation, disability, religion, race, colour, ancestry, national origin, age, or marital status.
  • Value and respect all cultures..

II.                  Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA):

  • Beware of minimum operating standards of SEA
  • Protect and prevent others from SEA.
  • Report SEA.
  • Strictly compile with AAH child protection and SEA policies

III.               Fiscal Responsibility

ü  Ensure timely budget utilization of protection programs and project activities in liaison with other protection leads in the consortium to ensure budget expenditure is in line with program/ project objectives, timeframe, within project tolerance level.

IV.              Physical Demands

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit for long periods and to concentrate on work, including typing, and turn out heavy volumes of work accurately, within short time frames under stressful situations in the context of a moderately noisy office with many interruptions. Must be able to proofread own work accurately so that only minor corrections are needed on an infrequent basis.
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

V.                 Working Conditions, Travel and Environment

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit for long periods and to concentrate on work, including typing, and turn out heavy volumes of work accurately, within short time frames under stressful situations in the context of a moderately noisy office with many interruptions. Must be able to proofread own work accurately so that only minor corrections are needed on an infrequent basis.
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Requirements

I.                    Required Qualifications and Professional Experience

  • University Master and or BA degree in social sciences, psychology, law, social work, international development, or other relevant field from a recognized institution.
  • Minimum of 5+ years of experience working in protection (or related) for government or humanitarian agencies with IDPs, refugees or crisis affected communities

II.                  Required Skills & Competencies

  • Excellent understanding of protection principles, human rights and case management
  • Excellent communication skills including ability to gain trust and build relationships with new communities
  • Previous humanitarian experience preferred
  • Good understanding of humanitarian principles
  • Good knowledge and experience of working with Protection cluster and other Technical working Groups.
  • Experience in regular report writing
  • Language – high level of written and spoken English
  • Good knowledge of local customs and language (at least two of the following language: Amharic, Somali and Oromiffa)

How to Apply

 APPLICATION PROCEDURE

If you are interested, please send your application composed of none returnable CV, Covering Letter with “ SWAN- Roving Protection & Gender Programme Manager” written in the subject line, and three references, applicants to the following addresses:

Through www.ethiojobs.net

OR

Directly In Person to Action Against Hunger Addis Ababa office Mickey Leland Street Behind Capital Hotel, Wollega – Gimbi, Gambella, Waghimra – Sekota, Harergue

– Harar, Borena – Yabello and Somali Gode offices,

Deadline: Thursday, 03 June 2021

NB: Only short listed applicants will be, communicated on and selection process includes technical test and an interview.