Fresher Protection Supervisor NGO Job Opportunities – Handicap International

Job Title:        Protection Supervisor
Organisation: Handicap
Duty Station: Arua,
Reports to: Protection
& MHPSS Program Manager
About US:
Handicap International is an
independent and impartial aid and development organisation working in
situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside
disabled and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their
living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.
Handicap International is outraged by the injustice faced by people with
disabilities and vulnerable populations, we aspire to a world of solidarity and
inclusion, enriched by our differences, where everyone can live in dignity.
Job Summary: The Protection
Supervisor will work under the direct responsibility of the Programme Manager
MHPSS/Protection and in close collaboration with the MEAL department, the
Mental Health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) supervisor, the Inclusion
Supervisor/Officer and HI partners, he/she will ensure the implementation and
development of a qualitative, inclusive protection strategy of intervention,
integrated with the MHPSS community-based approach and the response to the
basic needs of HI beneficiaries provided by HI and other actors.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Implementation and coordination
of qualitative protection activities:
Under the supervision of the project manager and in close collaboration
with the MEAL team, the protection supervisor and the inclusion officer:
  • To ensure the actor and service mapping in HI
    area of inter
  • To contribute to the analysis of the mental
    health and psychosocial issues / needs, sources of distress, coping
    mechanisms, community-based dynamics and mechanisms, leaderships,
    representation of the beneficiaries and communities targeted by HI i
  • To participate to the identification of
    barriers to equal access to services
  • To ensure 
    the development of a referral system
  • To ensure 
    the identification and assessment of Person with Specific Needs and
    individuals at risk of being victim of violence in different ways,
    including the presence of the protection team at the different stages of
    the refugee arrival pathway
  • To ensure internal and external referral and follow up of these referrals
    of Person with Specific Needs and individuals at risk of being victim of
    violence identified and according to their needs
  • To ensure the conception and development of
    tailored and inclus
    ive IEC
    material on information on services
  • To ensure the implementation of awareness
    raising activities on information on services and support the MHPSS
    awareness activities
  • To ensure the support to community-based
    mechanisms, community mobilisation a
    nd social-cohesion (ensuring inclusion, non-discrimination through
    multidimensional support) through the organization of community-based
    events and through the support to local organizations
  • To ensure regular review and propose relevant
    adaptations to on
    activities and tools to the project manager in order to cope with the
    challenges faced in the field
  • To conduct monitoring and evaluation activities
    through regular field visits
  • To respect logistics and administrative HI
  • To develop activities’ budget upon line manager request
  • To inform in the line manager and/or the other
    department about the financial and material means needed to implement the
  • To provide weekly reporting on the activities implemented to the line manager
  • To provide weekly reporting on the indicators
    linked to the activities he/she coordinates
  • To participate to the project manager activity
    reports as required
  • To participate to the development of the
    technical reports and

    contribute to providing specific information when required
  • To ensure information sharing to and from
    internal coordination for protection sector
  • To provide technical inputs and collaborate
    with surveys, assessments and monitoring reports conducted by
    the HI project manager and MEAL
Coordination and Representation:
  • To represent Handicap International in the
    Protection technical domain with any relevant stakeholders under the
    supervision of his/her manager at field level
  • To
    ensure a productive and positive relationship with HI partners in the
  • To participate to the coordination groups or
    meetings related to his/her field of intervention at local level, under
    the supervision of project manager
  • To ensure a good and productive coordination and
    communication with support services
  • To contribute to a strong and productive
    internal collaboration and coordination with the other sectors of
    intervention of HI mission to ensure the implementation of an integrated
  • To
    actively participate to the development of the HI inclusion component,
    MHPSS component and cash based intervention through inputs, active
    participation to any transversal technical meetings, workshops, etc.
  • To
    ensure a good communication and information of each member of the HI team
    and work in a constructive way with all its members
  • To
    ensure field visits of the activities of the other components mentioned
    above to develop his/her knowledge and understanding of HI intervention
  • To
    provide protection-related training to every HI team member of the other
    intervention’s components as requested by the line manager
  • To propose to the line manager any changes or
    updates of the organizational structure or means and pathway of
    communication between the different component of HI intervention
Team management including
training and capacity building of staff:
  • To participate to the recruitment of his/her
    team (mainly composed of social and case workers)
  • To ensure the initial and continuous training
    of the protection team through the development of a training plan
  • To ensure the continuous management and supervision of the protection team
    through regular meeting and guidance on all protection technical aspects,
    development of individual action plans to improve quality of intervention
    when necessary, development and follow-up of planning, management of
    absences, etc.
  • To ensure regular field visits on outreach
    intervention areas to ensure on the job support to his/her team
  • To ensure regular feedback to the project
    manager regarding the challenges faced by the team, the strength, the
    weaknesses and ne
    eds of the
Demonstration of an ethics,
safe, secure and professional practices
  • To show professional ethics, respect and
    promote Handicap International mandate at any time
  • To respect beneficiary’s privacy and
    confidentiality (am
    others, he/she only share medical information with medical related
    staff/persons directly involved in beneficiary’s care and same for
    protection matters).
  • To respect the Handicap International
    protection of children policy, the protection of benefici
    aries from sexual exploitation and abuse
    policy, the anti-fraud bribery and corruption policy and report to your
    line manager any non-respect of HI’s policies amongst the teams or
  • To report any incident or act that causes any
    harm to beneficiar
    y or to
  • To contribute to the definition and/or update
    of security framework at field level
  • To observe at all times strict commitment to
    Handicap International Security & Safety regulations as per procedures
    in place at mission level
  • To support information internal dissemination to relevant focal persons at
    mission level aiming at reinforcing security and safety of Handicap
    International staff and assets
  • To participate in security meetings upon the
    line manager request and report relevant in
    formation to the appropriate persons.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Handicap International Protection Supervisor job
    opportunity must hold a p
    rotection -related degree (human science, legal
    degree, political science, social work) with experience.
  • A minimum of two years of professional
    experience in team management.
  • Professional experience in the protection of
    vulnerable persons and/or

  • Professional experience within an NGO,
    preferably in protection.
  • Experience in social cohesion and/or community
    mobilization and/or conflict management required.
  • Experience in community-based approach of protection is an asset.
  • Experience in MHPSS is an asset
  • Experience in GBV and/or child protection is an
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation is an
  • Experience in adult trainings
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • Fluent written and spoken local languages is an
  • Familiar with MS Office (Word, Excel) and
  • Strong communication and reporting skills
  • Strong sense of neutrality and confidentiality
  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills
  • Capacity to analyse a complex project
    environment aiming at strategic outcomes
  • Open and interested in disability and
    vulnerability issues
  • High diplomacy, cultural sensitivity and
    security awareness
  • Ability to work under high pressure and without constant
  • Preferred:
  • Experience with HI is a strong asset;
  • Communication and networking;
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • Good coordination skills;
  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified
candidates who wish to join Handicap International are encouraged to send their
updated CVs (3 pages max, including three professional references) with cover
letters to HR Coordinator at with
the subject “Application to Protection Supervisor.”  
Deadline: 16th March 2018
NB: Any
efforts to influence the recruitment process will lead to automatic
disqualification. Applicants from West Nile region are strongly encouraged
to apply.
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