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Protection & Education Sector Specialist

Job Description

PURPOSE OF POSITION

World Vision is seeking a Protection and Education Sector Specialist for the Syria Cross-Border Response, based in Turkey, to manage the technical quality and advise on the implementation and coordination of WV’s Protection and Education programs including: planning, documentation, monitoring, evaluation, research, and capacity building.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Major Activities

Strategy

  • Conduct ongoing situation analysis on Protection and Education needs to inform a dynamic strategy for the response.

  • Develop a strategic framework for WVI’s education programme in NW Syria and provide technical assistance to roll it out.

  • Consolidate WVI’s ongoing protection activities into a strategic framework and to provide the technical assistance to achieve the projects outcomes.

  • Provide analysis on strategic issues on a regular basis.

  • Regularly provide report on Protection and Education strategy implementation.

Assessment, Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Conduct ongoing situation analysis in Protection and Education sectors.

  • Develop ToRs for assessment, monitoring and evaluation in coordination with Monitoring and Evaluation team.

  • Develop tools for assessment, monitoring and evaluation in coordination with MEAL team.

  • Develop and roll out technical monitoring component to ensure Protection and Education projects implemented by WV staff and partners are implemented as per existing sector standards.

Project Design/Grants Acquisition

  • Participate in developing project proposals that include Protection and Education sectors.

  • Develop innovative Protection and Education concepts and modalities based on international best practice.

  • Present Protection and Education concepts and modalities to Programs and Operations staff to ensure broader buy-in and implementation.

  • Ensure Protection mainstreaming into project design and implementation.

  • Promote and support the integration of protection considerations into traditional assistance sectors.

Reporting

  • Regularly consolidate information on activities and achievements in Protection and Education.

  • Develop regular Protection and Education sector briefs and overviews.

  • Work with Communications on developing success stories and other communication materials.

Capacity Building

  • Strengthen technical capacity of staff and partners, through capacity building needs assessment, providing training and (in coord. with Partner Capacity Building Coordinator and Project Managers) attracting external capacity building opportunities.

  • Ensure that Protection and Education staff in the field are aware of existing sector standards.

Representation/Coordination

  • Ensure coordination of Protection and Education activities with other actors (NGOs, authorities, etc.).

  • Represent WV in all UN cluster and sub-cluster related meetings and relevant local authorities meetings, ensuring proper coordination, participation in joint initiatives, dissemination of information about WV activities and beneficiaries’ needs and establishing a well-coordinated protection network.

  • Develop and maintain close relationships with relevant stakeholders, establishing WV as a key actor of Education and Protection interventions in Northern Syria.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Minimum education, training and experience requirements to qualify for the position:

Critical Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent English communication skills (oral and written)

  • Knowledge of Arabic and Turkish an advantage

  • Ability to travel regularly for training, assessment, regular monitoring and evaluation

  • A high level of diplomacy and networking skills is required.

  • Understanding of international protection and education standards, including SPHERE, emergency management, security awareness etc.

  • Strong capacity building and facilitation skills

  • Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible worldview, emotional maturity and physical stamina

  • Ability to manage work life and work without supervision

  • Ability to work in and contribute to team building environment

  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in psychologically stressful environments and physical hardship conditions with limited resources

  • Able to use a computer, with word-processing and spreadsheets, (e.g. Microsoft Office)

  • Understanding of internet and email

  • Experience in managing staff, partners and facilitating capacity building

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Essential: Senior University graduate in Education, Psychology, Social Sciences or other relevant degree.

  • Essential: The candidate must have one of the following demonstrated technical expertise:

  • Experience in the Education Sector with a focus on out of school children, curriculum extension and learner focused learning. Or

  • Experience in psycho social support to youth and children, child protection case management, GBV case management and strengthening of protection protocols.

  • Essential: 3 years of experience in a developing country in managing Disaster Response and Preparedness programs in public health involving assessments, design, planning, implementation, budgeting, reporting, and evaluation and monitoring.

  • Essential: 3 year experience in Education or the Protection sector.

  • Excellent analytical/problem-solving skills and detail-orientation

  • Excellent English communication skills (oral and written)

  • Proven organizational skills and time management

  • Excellent computer skills, familiarity with MS Word, Lotus Notes, MS Excel and Power Point would be an added advantage

  • Efficient in written and verbal communication in English Arabic/Turkish preferred.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Cultural sensitivity and adaptability

  • Strong communication skills with ability to express ideas and concepts clearly and persuasively with senior members of the humanitarian community as well as with field practitioners.

  • Excellent networking skills.

  • High degree of negotiation and persuasion skills.

  • Ability to work with a reasonably level of comfort in high tension and high security risk situations.

  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts, psychologically stressful environs and physical hardships.

  • Ability to facilitate the creation of cross-functional project teams and the development of national strategies.

  • Understands work from a process point of view and uses measurement and accountability systems effectively.

  • Demonstrates openness and transparency.

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to _20_% of the time.