DanChurchAid Protection and Inclusion Specialist Jobs in South Sudan

DanChurchAid Protection and Inclusion Specialist Jobs in South Sudan

The Role:

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

The duties include, but are not limited to the following:

Strategy and Vision

  • Ensure gender, inclusion of vulnerable groups and protection principles are incorporated into country program strategy and annual planning efforts.

  • Lead the roll out of gender policy within the country office and support partners on the same.

  • Ensure marginalised groups are included in programming in equal terms across the H-D-P nexus.

  • Periodically update the protection situation analysis at pace with contextual shifts and modify strategy accordingly.

    Programme Quality and Compliance

  • Support to grow the gender and protection portfolio of work through strengthening programme quality and implementation of ongoing projects. Provide technical input into proposal development and support proposal design processes and project quality assurance processes to ensure gender and protection are effectively and responsibly incorporated.

  • Support the development/develop SOPs and workflows for protection programming with partners.

  • Support the programme team to identify potential donors to engage with in line with the country programme and building on our existing strengths and experience.

  • Lead on the development of specific gender-responsive indicators for new proposals where relevant and support the MEAL team to effectively integrate gender and protection indicators into project results framework.

  • Stay abreast of gender, inclusion and protection issues in South Sudan and identify good practice, tools and approaches relevant for the programme.

  • Strengthen capacity of non-protection staff and partners to mainstream protection and mitigate GBV risk across all sectors of operation

  • Work with partners on the design, ratification and implementation of policies and practices related to safe and accountable programming, including safeguarding and feedback mechanisms. Together with DCA HR and partner Focal Points, develop and maintain a coordinated system to track orientation of newly hired staff, enumerators, incentive workers, etc to organizational policies, reporting pathways, and basic referral and support options.

  • Support DCA and partner organization leadership to ensure necessary resourcing considerations are incorporated into project design and partnership agreements.

  • Ensure donor compliance in relation to gender, inclusion and protection through development and filing of relevant documents and monitoring projects together with the programme and MEAL teams.

  • Undertake regular field visits to provide technical guidance and supervision as well as regular monitoring of activity progress to ensure that activities are implemented according to international best practice standards.

    Capacity Strengthening and Coordination

  • Lead and nurture relevant task forces and groups to stimulate collaboration and coordinate capacities across the teams within the Country Office and across the partner portfolio.

  • Provide structured supervision and technical support to staff/partnerson gender and protection principles, mainstreaming and integration of gender and protection for programme quality.

  • Lead on the assessment and follow up with partners on the gender and protection mainstreaming checklists and tools and provide targeted capacity building to partners based on assessments.

  • Proactively participate and represent DCA as Gender and Protection focal points for both HQ (for example participation in the DCA gender Community of Practice) and in-country INGO networking and cluster coordination mechanisms.

  • The position will be reporting to the Programme Manager.

    The position will work closely together with the programme team, the MEAL team, the implementing partners, and advisors at HQ.

    Required Competencies:

    To be successful in this role the ideal candidate has:

  • Expertise and at least 5 years of experience working in inclusion, protection, gender-based violence and gender programming.

  • A bachelor’s degree within a relevant field

  • Expertise in design and implementation of gender and protection projects including case management in a complex environment.

  • Experience mainstreaming gender and protection into other types of projects such as livelihoods or emergency assistance.

  • Sound understanding of PSEA, accountability and complaints and the ability to train others and develop tools and processes.

  • Excellent command of written and spoken English

  • Good understanding of Project Cycle Management, humanitarian, and do-no-harm principles, HRBA and Protection Mainstreaming

  • Experience in working with and capacity strengthening local partners.

  • Team player with excellent communication and strong participatory leadership skills

  • Willingness to travel to remote areas in South Sudan and internationally when required.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; DanChurchAid Protection and Inclusion Specialist Jobs in South Sudan

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