Protection Specialist ECHO Project Careers – CARE International

Protection Specialist ECHO Project Careers – CARE International

Job Title:            Protection Specialist

Organisation: CARE International

Funding Source: European Commission Humanitarian Aid (ECHO)

Duty Station: Uganda

About US:

CARE International is a leading global development and humanitarian organization. In 2014, CARE worked in 90 countries around the world, supporting 880 poverty-fighting development and humanitarian aid projects, reaching more than 72 million people. CARE International in Uganda (CARE) works with others to make a sustainable improvement in the lives of the very poor, with a focus on women and girls. Our current program focusses on women and girls’ economic rights, particularly financial inclusion and governance of natural resources women and girls depend upon, and on their sexual and reproductive health rights, including a life free of violence. Our programming is guided by our core values of excellence, accountability, respect, integrity and transparency.

About ECHO Programme:

CARE Uganda will work in partnership with Oxfam International in Uganda on an emergency program funded by ECHO, a one-year programme whose main objective is to save lives, reduce suffering, promote human dignity and increase resilience of refugees and host communities, in particular women, girls and boys, in the Bidibidi settlement in Yumbe district and Imvepi and Rhino Camp settlements in Arua district. It will also aim to reduce vulnerability of refugees by tackling social exclusion through its use of participatory and empowering approaches. As a result, the most marginalized members of the society, particularly vulnerable women and female headed households, are able to benefit from the programme. The emergency programme will be using a rights based approach and will strengthen women’s ability to exercise their rights in a community. The project will work in the districts of Arua and Yumbe.

Job Summary: The Protection Specialist will ensure that the programme enhances Social Protection /Support (PSS & SGBV) wellbeing for people affected during and after the conflict, especially those that are vulnerable or experiencing   stigmatization and rejection. The Protection Specialist will steer the provision of an overview of the vulnerability gaps and needs for the various impact populations in the program area and contribute to the design, development and operationalisation of social safety nets, social support, and protection for the impact population. Together with the SGBV component specialist, the post holder will offer direct and general support to partners- in the areas of institutional strengthening/capacity building, planning, reporting, implementing, monitoring and evaluating Social         Protection /Support (PSS &SGBV) strategies and activities in the programme.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant for the CARE International Protection Specialist job placement must hold a post graduate/advanced qualification in a development field / Psychology, Social Work, behavioural Sciences or undergraduate degree with a combination of multiple years of experience in the field of development
  • A minimum of five to seven years of experience working in Social Support (PSS &      SGBV) programs with direct contact to beneficiaries
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of the IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Social Support (PSS & SGBV)
  • Support in Emergency Settings
  • Previous experience of supporting and supervising others in developing programmes that promote gender mainstreaming, psychosocial support, SGBV interventions, peace building in a refugee context
  • Previous exposure and experience training others in Social Support is desired.

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applicationletters together with detailed CVs/ resumes giving daytime telephone contacts and names and addresses of three professional referees to

Deadline: 30th April 2017

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