About INTERSOS Humanitarian Aid Organization:
INTERSOS is an Italian non-profit humanitarian aid organization established in 1992 works all over the world bringing assistance to people in danger victims of natural disasters and armed conflicts.
INTERSOS has been present in Afghanistan since October 2001, with its main office in Kabul and base office in Kandahar. Currently, INTERSOS is present with operation capacity in Kandahar and Kabul.
Currently, INTERSOS’ humanitarian response strategy for Afghanistan is paying attention to emergency needs of the conflict-affected population, in particular IDPs, documented and undocumented returnees (from Pakistan and Iran) and vulnerable/isolated host communities. INTERSOS’ strategy is to provide for emergency response capacity in 4 main sectors: protection (including Education in Emergency), health-nutrition, livelihoods and WASH.
As such INTERSOS has also ongoing multi-sector humanitarian programs (with its 4 priority sectors integrated), opting for an area- and community-based approach in southern region and targeting both returnees coming from Pakistan and conflict affected IDPs.
In the last 18 years, INTERSOS has been working on various aspects of the Afghan emergency, mainly focusing on repatriation and returns, protection, water and sanitation, reconstruction, humanitarian demining, mine risk education, and institutional building. For INTERSOS Afghanistan remains a key humanitarian emergency for its geopolitical importance and because of the internal dynamics related to manmade and natural disasters. Humanitarian gaps and needs are high in the provinces where we are currently operating and even more in others. In order to respond to the ongoing emergency in the country and given the shortage of players currently engaged, INTERSOS considers really important its contribution with his experience to bring aid and assistance to those affected by the crisis
The Protection Activity Coordinator will provide support to the implementation and coordination of the overall protection component of the project. S/he will guarantee the proper and timely implementation of INTERSOS activities within the area of intervention in the protection component. S/he coordinates closely with the Protection Officer and all the other sectorial coordinators, so to make sure appropriate internal referrals are activated and coordination among the teams ensured.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the supervision of the Project Manager, s/he will be responsible of the timely and correct implementation of the protection component of INTERSOS program in Kabul;
Coordinate the field teams, with special attention to logistic and security issues in the field;
Make sure the field teams are well equipped to implement activities in the field, i.e. availability of vehicles, stationary etc.;
Make sure field teams set targets and those are constantly monitored and achieved;
Monitor quality of activities at field sites to assess proper delivery of activities, including case management and awareness sessions with community members;
Document and monitor on-going challenges related to HR and provide structured feedback to management;
Support the Project Manager on recruitment of protection staff and on performance evaluation of supervised staff;
Support the Project Manager on filling the monthly HR matrix (i.e. absences, leaves, permits) of supervised staff.
Capacity building and reporting:
Make sure capacity building opportunities for field teams are identified and make sure staff members are nominated to attend those;
Make sure capacity development plans are developed for staff members and performance review are conducted regularly;
Pursue timely reporting to management, highlighting potential challenges and ways of addressing them;
Maintain close coordination with other protection staff members, especially Protection Officer;
Materialize internal referrals to other departments, boosting the assistance that beneficiaries can receive from the organization;
Support mapping of services and development of effective referral pathways;
Disseminate mapping of services and keep it up to date;
Attend all the relevant fora in Kabul and make sure the organization is well represented, with up to date information.
Advanced university degree in Social Science (Psychology, Social Worker) or Law.
Minimum 2 years relevant work experience in the humanitarian sector.
Very good understanding of protection and refugee rights.
Proficiency in English, Dari and Pashto languages is highly essential.
Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet)
Commitment to INTERSOS principles.
Comply with all relevant INTERSOS policies and procedures.
Understanding of humanitarian operations principles, standards and best practices
Prior experience in Working in Kabul Province;
Good report writing and proposal writing skills are desirable
Experience in trainings and capacity building / development of staff is desirable
Please submit your updated profile and cover letter to email@example.com and clearly write the job title and vacancy number in the subject line (Protection Activity Manager 155-2019) of your application. Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for written test/interview.
INTERSOS will highly encourage applications from female or Person with Disabilities.
Applications without subject line will not be entertained.