Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH) is a non-governmental organization employing people who want to make the world a better place. For over 25 years, we have been providing relief in emergencies worldwide alongside with running missions in several countries in crisis. Our interventions of both humanitarian and development character have been carried out in 49 countries so far. We concentrate on ensuring sustainable and stable development of regions suffering consequences of war and/or natural disasters. We possess long-standing expertise in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), Shelter and Non-Food items (S/NFI) but also implement projects in food security and livelihoods (FSL), as well as Education. In all our interventions and projects across the country we focus on integrating protection. For more information, please refer to www.pah.org.pl.
PAH in South Sudan:
PAH has been working in South Sudan since 2006 as one of the first INGOs established in Jonglei State. We are a small team of committed individuals aiming at delivering tangible and sustainable change in the largest, most populous and most conflicted states of South Sudan. Our Emergency Response Team (ERT) has been delivering assistance across the country over the last 7 years. Thanks to the expertise gathered over the years, we were also appointed as WASH Cluster State Focal point in Jonglei and we are part of Strategic Advisory Group for both WASH and Shelter NFIs. We coordinate WASH, Shelter NFI, FSL, Education emergency responses with partners and hence make sure all vulnerable communities are served at the time of crisis. All projects contain aspects of protection mainstreaming and include focus on GBV, child protection and psycho-social support.
The organization is now seeking to recruit suitable, qualified candidates for the position of Protection Intern.
Duty Station: Based in Juba, with regular visits to the fields
TERMS OF REFERENCE:
· The Protection Intern will be under the management of Project Coordinator and technical support of the Head of Programmes. She / He will join the mobile response teams in actively carrying out and participating in both multi-sectoral and sector-specific assessments and protection/inclusion gap analysis amongst affected populations in need.
· Candidate will actively participate in preparation of all field missions with a focus on protection and inclusion output, join the implementation team during registration and verification of beneficiaries with focus on persons with specific needs, GBV, child protection issues, etc., distribution of emergency relief items or NFI, as well as post distribution monitoring in hard to reach areas.
· Conducting quality assessments and analysis on GBV prevalence, child protection issues and support development of mitigation strategies facilitated through continuous assessment and evaluation using participatory, rights and community based approaches.
· Key objective is to work with Program team to implement protection related activities (GBV, child protection, psycho-social support), support improvement of strategies and approach for protection programs in line with proposals, mission, multisector strategies and donor requirements, ensuring protection and inclusion issues are well reflected.
· Other field activities will include awareness raising sessions, trainings of community leaders and community members, advocacy, other as required based on the needs. She/He will participate in developing strategies and tools for effective prevention and response to GBV and child protection through awareness sessions targeting the entire community and seek positive social redress. Also that through direct action and advocacy the necessary resources are allocated to enable community work to identify and address protection and assistance gaps.
· Support protection related projects with increasing the focus on quality, timely and effective protection responses to the needs of populations of concern (children, women, survivors of SGBV, including men and boys) and identify opportunities to mainstream CP/SGBV protection methodologies and integrate protection safeguards in operational responses in all PAH sectors.
· Support development of strategies and tools for child participation integration with/in Child Protection, Child Rights Governance, Education, WASH, FSL, Advocacy and Child Safe Guarding and responsible on the implementation, follow up, monitoring and respective reporting on ongoing projects across all the thematic areas.
· Perform other, relevant duties, when necessary.
Qualification and skills required:
- Bachelor’s or master’s degree in protection related subject (specifically, general protection mainstreaming, GBV, child protection)
- Good understanding of Protection, GBV and Child protection mainstreaming, child participation, psycho-social support, and governance issues;
- Good interpersonal skills, written and oral communication skills, including the ability to collaborate effectively with networks and communities of practice;
- Analytical and problem solving skills in order to understand the range and content of the emergency programmes’ work and provide practical solutions to operational challenges;
- Skills in communication with communities, and accountability to affected populations (AAP) work, and current practice around engaging with vulnerable population;
- Cross-cultural experience, understanding and sensitivity;
· Able to work independently, with minimum supervision, within the context of a larger team.
What we offer:
· Visa, registration
· Flights to and from Juba
· Monthly allowance
Women are strongly encouraged to apply.
Due to the urgency of these roles, PAH reserves the right to shortlist applications prior to the closing date.