Protection Sector Specialist

World Vision, Gaziantep, Turkey

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
8th August, 2018

Job Description


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.


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