UN Protection Coordinator Jobs in South Sudan

South Sudan is a country which has been affected by complex emergencies, both natural and conflict-related, for decades.

The Greater Upper Nile region, including the states of Upper Nile, Jonglei and Unity have been the most highly affected ones by the ongoing crisis in which this project will be implemented.

INTERSOS responds in all three States to the protection needs of vulnerable women and children by implementing GBV prevention and response as well as child protection activities.

The Protection Coordinator will ensure that all protection projects implemented by INTERSOS are in line with the current country strategy of the organization and will analyze context developments and emerging needs to identify opportunities for project expansion.

The Protection Coordinator will report directly to the Head of Mission and will participate in regular senior management team meetings giving strategic directions to the mission in South Sudan.

Required profile and experience


  • University degree in international relations/development, social science, law, psychology, or another related field; MA/S or other related advanced degree preferred.

    Professional Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years (of which at least 3 years in the field) of professional experience in humanitarian work, preferably in an emergency context.
  • Substantial experience in Protection, both overall Protection and in sub sectors of Child Protection, GBV, and/or MHPSS, including in conflict settings and with IDPs.
  • Demonstrable technical expertise in the assessment of, design, and delivery of relevant Protection programming.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of Humanitarian Principles and Protection frameworks, tools, and minimum standards.
  • Strong program management
    skills, with substantial experience managing large portfolios.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Good knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Professional, hard-working, and a self-motivated person.
  • Very strong interpersonal and teamwork skills; collaborative approach with the ability to work within different cultural environments.
  • Positive and solutions-oriented person focused on team-building, problem solving, and support to the teams and beneficiary communities.
  • Flexibility and can cope with stressful workload and working with limited resources.

    Professional Requirements

  • Ability to adhere to deadlines and respect line management.
  • Admin/finance skills, strong representation, negotiation communication and diplomatic skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in coordination, staff supervision, remote management and use of monitoring tools and systems.
  • Excellent computer skills (proven computer literacy, in particular Excel knowledge is a must).
  • Excellent analytical skills, observation and analysis capacity, ability to work in stressful environments with heavy work pressure.


  • Fully proficient in written and spoken English.
  • Knowledge of Italian is considered an asset.

    Personal Requirements

  • Readiness and ability to travel around South Sudan according the need of the project.
  • Willingness to accept basic living standards, movement’s restrictions and frequent field missions.
  • Strong team spirit, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment.

    How to apply

  • In case you encounter difficulties applying through INTERSOS' platform, you can also apply by sending your CV, motivation letter and 2 references via email to recruitment@intersos.org , with subject line: "SR-41-484 – Protection Coordinator – South Sudan". By 16th August, 2018

  • For more information and job application details, see; UN Protection Coordinator Jobs in South Sudan

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