Location: flexible for highly deserving candidates to be based in Kyiv with frequent travel to operational area and periodically working from Sloviansk office
Starting date: ASAP
Duration: 9 months with the possibility of extension
People in Need (PIN) has been active in Ukraine since early August 2014 and the humanitarian programs have been rapidly expanding since then. Currently, PIN is one of the major humanitarian actors in Eastern Ukraine while providing neutral and independent humanitarian aid to conflict-affected people. So far PIN has implemented number of multi-purpose cash grants, Shelter, Protection, Livelihoods and WASH interventions and supported more than 2 millions vulnerable populations, including IDPs, returnees and host communities in both urban and rural locations.
PIN protection program activities consists mainly of community-based psychosocial support (PSS), community mobilisation and individual assistance activities focused on children, women, IDPs and other most vulnerable and at-risk groups in Donbas region of Eastern Ukraine. Modalities of the program support involve direct services by mobile groups of psychologists, support to 'child friendly spaces', community mobilization and individual protection assistance as well as building capacities of helping local stakeholders in abovementioned activities. Meantime, PIN is committed to incorporating protection mainstreaming across all sectors and protection principles and promoting meaningful access, safety and dignity, local participation/empowerment, and accountability in its programming.
Under overall supervision of the Senior emergency Coordinator, Protection Technical Lead is responsible to provide strategic direction and vision for the protection program, ensuring its comprehensive development and high-quality implementation. S/he will provide technical guidance and leadership in embedding protection-mainstreaming approach across all PIN programs, by identifying programming gaps, providing recommendations, introducing assessment and monitoring tools, and building staff capacity. S/he will also lead the program transition in humanitarian-development nexus, including through limiting the direct service delivery and emphasizing the development of local capacities in responding humanitarian crisis and addressing emerging and ongoing protection needs of the most vulnerable populations.
Required background and competences:
Application procedure: Please send a CV and Motivation letter in English. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.