You will report to the Programmes Director for Syria/Iraq and will line manage (National) Protection Manager inside Syria. You will work closely with the Country Director, Area Coordinator, District Managers, Country Finance Controller, General Systems Coordinator, MEAL Manager, Programme Officer, Government counterparts, UN agencies, NGOs, Clusters and Sectoral Working Groups.
We would like you to start as soon as possible.
Your purpose: The purpose of the Protection Programme Manager is to efficiently and effectively manage the implementation and expansion of the protection programmes in Syria and Iraq in line with Concern’s organizational strategies, policies and procedures.
You will be responsible for:
- Support and lead the delivery of technical planning and implementation of the protection programming in line with Concern Worldwide’s organisational strategy, government regulations, and donor requirements.
- Recruit and train a national Protection Manager in Syria.
- Directly work with local protection delivery partners, including partner identification, proposal development, training and quality assurance
- Lead the development/revision of a country strategy for the protection sector along with a specific Child Safeguarding Plan in the context of Concern’s Child Safeguarding Policy (currently under development).
- Represent the programme and ensure the distribution of programme information, sharing of achievements and lessons learned. Engage in policy discussions and advocacy activities.
Coordination and Leadership
- Participate proactively and contribute in the protection technical working group and cluster meetings.
- Identify funding opportunities and prepare high quality proposals.
- Develop strategies and plans that contribute to raising the profile of Concern as an expert organization in protection sector.
Monitoring and Evaluation
- Maintain an effective monitoring and planning system, which informs reporting and project design.
- Ensure that the monitoring framework within the programme is implemented, including baseline data, secondary data, reviews, end line surveys, donor reporting and internal/external evaluations.
- Prepare all the necessary reports such as progress reports, annual reports and final reports for donors. Organize donor visits, evaluations and programme reviews as necessary.
- Ensure timely and accurate budgets and revisions for projects.
- Ensure that project expenditure is undertaken in line with finance policies and procedures, and that resources are optimally utilised.
- Oversee grants compliance to ensure the best use of resources and work closely with finance teams.
- Work with the team to ensure all activities are planned, prioritized, carried out and monitored in efficient and effective ways, with due consideration to gender and advocacy issues
- Lead and manage assigned staff, agreeing Objectives and doing Performance Development Reviews (PDR’s) and contributing to their capacity building and career development.
- Coach all team members to ensure they fully understand outcomes which are expected of them, through Concern’s Performance Development Reviews system (PDR’s).
- Ensure full compliance and awareness of core Concern policies and procedures including the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), security management, accountability. Contribute to the implementation of these policies.
- Support and when necessary lead emergency response programming for Concern as and when requested.
Your skills and experience will include:
- Qualifications in a discipline related to Social Work, Psychology, Law or related fields
- 2 years' overseas experience in protection programmes in emergency contexts
- Experience in protection, including one or more of the sub-sectors of Child Protection, GBV, and/or MHPSS, in conflict settings and with IDPs and refugees
- A proven record of effective project and people management
- Sensitivity to cultural differences, and the ability to work in a wide variety of cultural contexts
- Experience in report and proposal writing
- Proven financial management skills
- Commitment to Concern’s ethos and values
- Sound IT skills, including Word and Excel
- Arabic language skill
- Understanding and experience of the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS).
- Experience of working in Consortia
- Experience of working in Middle East (or elsewhere under similar conditions) would be an advantage
- Ability to train local staff and to motivate and develop skills of others
- Familiarity with logistics, HR, Finance, and administrative processes