Protection Specialist NGO Careers - CARE International

Job Title:     Protection Specialist
Organisation: CARE International
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 focuses 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.

Job Summary: The Protection Specialist will be leading the development and implementation of protection activities (other than Gender Based Violence protection activities) in the settlements hosting South Sudanese refugees. Protection activities aim mainly at reducing the risks of abuses and exploitation and various forms of violence for refugees and vulnerable members of the hosting community. Of particular importance are activities related to conflict prevention and mitigation, between the different groups of refugees as well as between refugees and hosting communities. Activities include training & support volunteers who conduct conflict prevention and mitigation activities, training leaders from host and refugee communities in conflict prevention and mitigation, supporting these leaders to develop and implement protection plans, setting community based surveillance systems in the settlements that work closely with Police and relevant authorities, identify “hot spots” or areas considered at risk in and around the settlements that can be made safer. The Protection Specialist will work closely with the GBV Specialist in order to ensure GBV is considered in the Protection Plans. In so doing, s/he will ensure that all activities are gender responsive.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should preferably 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 is required
  • A minimum of five to seven years of experience working in Social Support (PSS & SGBV) programs with direct contact to beneficiaries
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of the IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Social Support (PSS & SGBV) Support in Emergency Settings
  • Previous exposure and experience in supporting and supervising others in developing programmes that promote gender mainstreaming, psychosocial support, SGBV interventions, peace building in a refugee context
  • Previous experience in training others in Social Support is desired.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their application letters clearly articulating alignment with the above profile and an updated detailed CV (attach then as one document) giving day time telephone contacts and names and email addresses of 3 (three) work related referees to ugarecruitment@care.org

Deadline: 14th July 2017


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