Samaritan's Purse Protection Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Samaritan's Purse Protection Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description

Job Summary

  • The protection officer is responsible for monitoring, assessment, coordination and assisting with implementation of and West Guji project activities in the areas of operations as directed by the Health Program manager.

  • This role has specific leadership toward the community facilitators, mentoring and monitoring their activity; and collaborating with the Health Program Manager for site monitoring and supporting.

  • To achieve this the protection officer will need to build and maintain effective relations with communities of concern.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Through relationships with persons of concern, authorities and network of partners stay abreast of political, Social, economic and culture developments that have an impact on the protection environment and provide advice to senior management.

  • Ensure that the perspectives, capacities, needs and resource of the persons of concerns are reflected in the protection strategy, planning processes and operations plan addressing the specific protection needs of women and men, children, youth and older persons, persons with disabilities, minority groups such as sexual minorities and persons living with HIV/AIDS.

  • In operations applying the Cluster Approach, ensure the Protection Cluster covers all assessed and prioritized protection needs of the affected population and utilize the footprint during the planning process.

  • Coordinate the implementation and monitoring of programs ensuring that identified protection needs, including an age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) approach, are adequately addressed.

  • Provide policy guidance and operational support to SPE and partners on all protection related issues.

  • Provide safeguarding (PSEA) training to all staff and be the main point of contact.

  • Provide legal advice and guidance on protection issue to internal and external interlocutors; ensure legal assistance is accessible to personal and other relevant documents to persons of concern ( civil documentation), in particular birth certificates).

  • Monitor, and assist with the intervention in cases of refoulement, expulsion and other protection incidents through working relations with governments and other partners.

  • Assist field teams in the identification and compilation of key protection information and issue for preparing protection briefs and advocacy document as needed.

  • Analyze daily, weekly and monthly reports for identification of key achievements and challenges.

  • Ensure that protection mainstreaming is incorporated in the three sectors or working in Health, WASH and Shelter.

  • Protection Officer will be supporting of the PM’s to ensure this is each of their sectors.

  • Provide clear guidance on standards for shelter, including minimum emergency standards to meet basic and essential needs as well as guidance for phased improvement of shelter conditions that will be necessary as the duration of the displacement prolongs.

  • Support a consultative process with government counterparts al local levels, partners and persons of concern to develops and implement integrated strategies that address the key protection priorities, including, for example, child protection, education and SGBV, and solutions approaches.

  • Promote confidence building and conflict resolution among populations of concern, authorities and host communities.

  • Ensure network and coordinate with the PSEA Network’s regional focal point in West Guji to develop a response plan.

  • Maintain protection presence through regular field missions and reports, making direct contact with persons
    of concern, host communities, local authorities and partners.

  • In operations applying the humanitarian cluster system, contribute to ensuring that the response of the Protection Cluster is grounded in an AGD-compliant strategy, which covers all assessed and prioritized protection needs of the affected populations.

  • Contribute to the Protection team’s information management component which: provide disaggregated data on populations of concern and their problems; researches, collects and disseminates relevant protection information and good practices to enhance protection delivery and provide technical advice if necessary.

  • Ensure participatory, community-based protection and AGD approaches are included in, strategies and plans in the country operation.

  • Support persons of concern to develop structure that enhance their participation and protection.

  • Keep abreast with government strategy and nuances in regards to vulnerable groups.

    Job Requirements

    Skills Required

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Knowledge of Samaritan’s Purse

  • International Relief policies and procedures

  • Field experience

  • Commitment to help persons of concern and willingness to cooperate with counterparts.

  • Good analytical skills

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills in a multi-cultural setting

  • Experience of working with persons of concern desirable.

  • Ability to live and work in the difficult and harsh conditions of development countries is essential.

    Education / Experience Needed

  • B.A Degree in Law, International Law, Political Sciences or related field with good knowledge of international Refugee and Human Rights Law.

  • Minimum of 5 Years of relevant job experience


  • Local Language

  • English is an advantage

    Reasoning Ability

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral diagram, or schedule form.

    Physical Demands

  • 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.

  • Physical demands will be dependent upon situation and event.

    Work Environment

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Travelling

  • Work in a security context that is fluid

  • This is a non-contractual document that can be varied from time to time as circumstances dictate.

  • This job description is intended to summarize the main duties and responsibilities of the post; this is not intended to be a full and exhaustive list of tasks.

  • All SP staff is expected to demonstrate flexibility and willingness to perform appropriate tasks when the need arises.

    How to Apply

  • Interested applicants can send ONLY updated CV and application letter to no later than May 11, 2020.

  • Please write the position title you are applying for in the email subject line, ''Protection Officer ''.

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