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CARE is a leading relief and development non-governmental organization fighting global poverty. Established in 1946, it is now a confederation composed of 14 members and 4 affiliates. In 2016, CARE worked in 84 countries around the world, supporting development and humanitarian aid projects to reach more than 83 million people. While CARE is a large international organization with more than 11,000 employees worldwide, we have a strong local presence: 95% of our staff are nationals of the countries where our programs are run.
The Protection Officer implements protection, GBV prevention and response interventions and contributes to the overall CARE programing in Lebanon. This position will work directly with Social Development Centers (SDC’s), Community based Organizations, and women – girls- boys and men community members in Beirut and Mount-Lebanon (ML). The Protection officer will organize and implement GBV prevention and response activities with a focus on gender equality and women’s and girls’ empowerment. S/he will engage with CBO’s, women and youth led organizations and municipalities and other stakeholders in order to ensure safe and dignified referrals and access to quality services for women and girls. The protection officer is responsible to maintain effective communication with communities, local authorities and other actors as well as key protection and non-protection organizations. This position is also responsible for organizing community events, awareness raising skills building and PSS activities in close coordination with other implementing partners.
2. Reporting Lines
Protection and Gender Manager
4. Specific Duties and Responsibilities
JOB RESPONSIBILITY 1: Project Implementation (70% of time)
- Plan and implement protection activities with a focus on gender and GBV interventions in line with CIL, international and sector guidelines – such activities include skills building activities, psychosocial support, identification and referrals, awareness raising, positive parenting etc
- In coordination with CIL program staff strengthen the internal referral mechanism and ensure proper referral and follow up to economic empowerment and livelihood interventions as well as to other protection services such as in kind/voucher support for high risk cases
- Provide information on available services, identify, and refer cases at risk to relevant stakeholders in line with Inter Agency referral standards.
- Provide structured and non-structured PSS activities tailored to the needs of women and adolescent girls. (in person and remotely)
- Plan and launch community awareness on key protection issues, GBV, protection, prevention of child marriage, access to specialized services and rights through interactive sessions, media campaigns, IEC materials etc
- Promote risk communication and community engagement in a regular manner (FGD, KII, community committees, surveys etc) to better understand the priorities and needs and incorporate into implemented activities.
- Work closely with the Protection Manager to prepare comprehensive action plans, including resources, timeframes and budget for implemented activities
- Ensure that all supplies are sufficient for projected activities and prepare purchase requests and orders when needed in a timely manner.
- Organize and conduct outreach activities with support from outreach volunteers, utilize and disseminate community engagement messages on key priorities as identified by the protection team.
- Organize and conduct in kind distribution activity with the support of volunteer and community-based organizations/SDCs.
JOB RESPONSIBILITY 2: MEAL (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning) (20% of time)
- Report on existing MEAL plans and program quality activities e.g. project quality meetings, and learning events in a timely manner (weekly, monthly etc);
- Ensure project data and achievements are reported on a weekly basis and feed into the monthly indicator tracker.
- Support the implementation of monitoring and evaluation activities in coordination with the Protection Manager and the MEAL team.
- Ensure proper documentation, tracking and filing of all project’s activities in line with project objectives, donor requirements, CARE compliance rules and data protection principles.
- Ensure the confidentiality of beneficiaries’ data as per established guidelines.
JOB RESPONSIBILITY 3: External Representation (10% of time)
- In close collaboration with the Protection Manager, ensure CARE representation in the relevant technical coordination meetings at field level, as well as liaise with external actors (local authorities, national/international NGOs, etc.).
- Maintain a strong and supportive relationship with regional MoSA offices, representatives, municipalities, CBOs and SDC staff.
- Coordinate with other protection and GBV actors at field level ensure CIL representation in referral pathways and other relevant coordination mechanism.
OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES AS ASSIGNED BY LINE MANAGER
5. Qualifications / special skills or knowledge
a. Skills & knowledge:
- Experience in Protection activities, humanitarian aid, Refugee context, Planning and Coordinating activities, reporting data, Referring cases.
- Extensive knowledge in PSS sessions, handling SGBV cases
- Extensive experience interacting with and relating to gender professionals and international stakeholders at senior level.
- Team player with strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to build strong internal relationships and networks.
- Motivated self-starter who enjoys working in a collaborative and international environment
At least 1-3 years of relevant experience, especially at NGOs, academic organizations, standard-setting bodies, public agencies focused on Protection
c. Academic background
University degree in one or several of the following areas: Psychology, Social work or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
- Languages: English and/ or Arabic are the working language of CARE International in Lebanon.
- of other languages is an asset.
PSEA and Save Guarding Child policy
CARE International in Lebanon is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.
CARE International in Lebanon and its employees and stakeholders abide by the CARE International Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) and Child Safeguarding Policies.