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Protection Sector Specialist

International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
Less Than 1 Year


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


Major Activities


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

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

  • Regularly provide report on Protection against Syrian strategic Implementing Plan.

Assessment, Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Conduct ongoing situation analysis in Protection and sector.

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

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

Technical Design

  • Lead protection programme design in NW Syria.

  • Lead standalone protection proposal development and ensure all projects are designed in a protection sensitive way.

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

  • Present Protection 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.


  • Regularly consolidate information on activities and achievements in Protection.

  • Develop regular Protection 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 staff in the field are aware of existing sector standards.


  • Ensure coordination of Protection 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 Protection interventions in Northern Syria.


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 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


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

  • Essential: The candidate must have technical expertise 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 Child protection involving assessments, design, planning, implementation, budgeting, reporting, and evaluation and monitoring.

  • Candidate must be Turkish or have existing ability to work within Turkey

  • 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

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

  • 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.