Title: Regional Protection Consultant
Reports to: Regional Program Director
Duration: June – September 2018 (Level of Effort to be determined)
Location: Remote with travel to Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, and Yemen.
About RI: Relief International is a leading nonprofit organization working in roughly 20 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty. Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way - emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them.
Scope of Work: During the Contracting Period, Contractor shall provide the following services to Relief International:
RI implements multi-sectoral programming throughout the Middle East, primarily in health, wash, education, and livelihoods. RI practices protection mainstreaming throughout its portfolio and also implements a minority of child protection and GBV focused programs. RI seeks to assess its Middle East portfolio’s adherence to minimum protection standards and best practices in order to improve overall protection efforts and build staff capacity at the country level.
Assess and improve RI’s adherence to protection minimum standards across the Middle East
- Working with the Regional Director and Regional Program Director, develop a methodology for assessing RI’s portfolio adherence to minimum protection standards.
- Assess RI’s five country programs (Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, and Yemen) for compliance with sectoral minimum standards (e.g. Protection Mainstreaming, Child Protection in Emergencies, Gender Based Violence, Inclusion, etc.)
- Visit each country to conduct protection assessments/audits of country mission/program portfolio. Audits/assessments should be participatory in nature whenever possible.
- Provide practical training on protection mainstreaming standards for country staff during/in conjunction with audit/assessment.
- Develop recommendations for improvement per the outcomes of the audit, including recommendations of key tools/practices/approaches.
- Coordinate RI’s Whole of Syria Protection working group (which includes staff from Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon), support the group in setting priorities and developing tools/approaches according to the needs identified.
- Provide one day training at RI’s Regional Retreat the week of September 9 (to be confirmed).
- Assessment reports for each country with recommendations for improvement
- Convene 2-3 Whole of Syria Working Group meetings via Skype, establish priorities and work plan, ensure relevant work products are developed
- Protection Mainstreaming training materials and tools
This document describes the general nature of the Contracting Services Contractor agrees to perform during the Term of this Agreement. It is not a comprehensive list of services Contractor may be requested to perform for Relief International.
- University degree in social science, law, international relations or other relevant related field
- At least 5 years of experience in senior technical protection roles with expertise in protection mainstreaming, protection assessments/audits/evaluations, training delivery and capacity building.
- Strong cultural sensitivity, adaptability and flexibility and deep understanding of Middle East socio-political context.
- Willing to travel in remote and violence-affected areas
- Must have excellent English communications skills (both verbal and written)
- Home base in the Middle East strongly preferred
We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities. We value:
- Transparency and Accountability
- Agility and Innovation