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20-185: Protection Coordinator
Country:Syria
Department:International Programs
  
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:

International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.


Job Purpose

The Protection Coordinator is responsible for senior oversight of both Gender Based Violence (GBV) and Child Protection (CP) programs, including multiple sites of operation. This role includes strategic planning, technical leadership, capacity building, support and supervision of staff, senior internal and external coordination and representation, proposal development and reporting

Main Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation. The tasks listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Strategic Planning

  • Provide strategic direction and undertake analysis of GBV and CP trends, gaps in services, and IMC’s capacities to guide IMC’s programming in country
  • Contribute to national and inter-agency strategies
  • Lead GBV and CP assessments as required, maximizing available sources of information and opportunities for coordination, and ensuring compliance with safety and ethical standards
  • Ensure that GBV programs are driven by women and girls and planned with community stakeholders
  • Identify appropriate locations and orientation for services
  • Develop concept notes/proposals/appeals as needed

Implementation and Capacity Building

  • Work closely with GBV Technical Advisor, country level senior management, and program team to achieve program goals
  • Ensure adherence to IMC’s GBV and CP Minimum Standards, as well as relevant inter-agency guidelines and standards
  • Oversee program interventions, including the establishment and delivery of focused GBV and CP services
  • Build capacity of program staff/partners in relevant technical areas to deliver services and lead interventions
  • Organize/support/facilitate technical trainings as needed, including GBV case management and clinical response to rape and intimate partner violence, and CP Case Management
  • Establish and monitor supervision and support systems for GBV and CP case management services
  • Establish and maintain appropriate systems for information management
  • Ensure effective community participation throughout implementation, including children as appropriate and leadership of women and girls 
  • Oversee appropriate prevention and awareness-raising/behavior change strategies
  • Conduct regular program monitoring and quality assurance and apply learning for continuous improvement of interventions
  • Produce regular program reports, on time and with accurate data

Senior Coordination, Representation and Advocacy

  • Coordinate with other service providers to ensure holistic support for GBV survivors and vulnerable children, including participation in strengthening SOPs and referral pathways
  • Represent IMC’s GBV and CP programming in relevant coordination meetings and with a range of stakeholders
  • Contribute to inter-agency efforts to strengthen CP and GBV prevention and response through active participation in coordination mechanisms and promotion of sector principles, standards, and guidelines
  • Coordinate with, and build capacity of, other sectors as possible to ensure integration of GBV and CP concerns into various services and broader humanitarian response
  • Advocate as necessary with relevant , humanitarian actors, donors, and other stakeholders

Human Resources Management

  • Select and orient program staff/volunteers/partners for effective implementation
  • Support, coach and supervise staff to build capacity and strengthen quality of interventions
  • Develop support strategies for staff, foster teambuilding, and introduce principles of self-care
  • Provide supportive and constructive feedback, and conduct regular performance appraisals

Financial Management

  • Develop work plans in line with financial pipelines
  • Plan and procure supplies required for program activities, in line with budget and project timelines
  • Ensure compliance with donor regulations

Security and Conduct

  • Ensure compliance with security protocols and policies
  • Consider security implications of programs, reviewing plans with teams and appropriate stakeholders
  • Foster a safe and supportive working environment for all GBV staff/volunteers/partners
  • Exemplify core principles of protection programming, including respect, non-discrimination, responsible use of power, nonviolence, and promotion of gender equality
  • Contribute to the positive image and overall credibility of the program and organization, notably through adherence to the Code of Conduct and Ethics, including compliance with anti-harassment, safeguarding and PSEA policies


Code of Conduct

It is our shared responsibility and obligation to prevent matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Trafficking in Persons, Child Safeguarding and any suggested violation to our Code of Conduct, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment.  If you see, hear or are made aware of any suggested activities then you have an obligation to report.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree, or relevant level of experience required. Advanced degree an advantage, particularly in related fields including Social Work, Public Health, International Development or Gender Studies.

Experience

  • Minimum five years related experience, including both GBV and CP program design and management
  • At least one year of international, humanitarian experience
  • Demonstrated application of GBV core competencies and commitment to core principles of protection programming
  • Relevant regional experience preferred
  • Experience with humanitarian architecture and knowledge of mandates/roles of donors, UN agencies, and other NGOs
  • Strong knowledge of standards and guidelines for GBV and CP programming, coordination, and data management
  • Knowledge of standards and guidance related to protection from SEA and child safeguarding
  • Experience with GBV and CP case management services
  • Facilitation experience required
  • Supervisory experience required
  • Experience working with local partners and community mobilization preferred
  • Profound cross-cultural awareness
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, remain flexible, and apply experience and guidance to evolving challenges
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written

Equal Opportunities

International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.