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Protection Coordinator, Bilingual English/Spanish desired

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    Living Water Community

    Closing date:
    20 Dec 2019

    Treating people with dignity, respect and safeguarding the rights and wellbeing of the
    most vulnerable are key principles to working with LWC.
    LWC is a Catholic Lay Ecclesial Community that has partnered with UNHCR 1 since the 1980’s
    and has mainly served refugees and asylum -seekers along with vulnerable migrants from
    many countries and of various regions, including from Colombia, Venezuela, Haiti, Cuba,
    Pakistan, Iraq, Somalia, Bangladesh, Syria, Nigeria, Sudan and many more.
    Due to an increasing number of asylum-seekers and refugees, particularly from Venezuela,
    our team needs additional capacity to design and implement a humanitarian and refugee
    protection response.

    Protection Coordinator (PC) RESPONSIBILITIES:
    The Protection Coordinator is responsible for providing strategic direction, planning and
    technical support, oversight and guidance for all protection programming at LWC including
    strategic planning, review and development of programmatic resources and tools, and
    capacity strengthening as well as managing staff unit heads.

    ● Develop and implement a Protection strategy for addressing risks affecting the
    beneficiary and host community population in T&T via identification of protection
    risks, vulnerabilities, threats, capacities in the T&T context and develop appropriate
    programmatic responses and activities in collaboration with the team and partners
    to identified needs, gaps and risks with clearly defined outcomes
    ● Ensure that community based protection approaches and principles are aligned with
    and included in the Protection strategy
    ● Ensure a solid evidence base and sound analysis, along with consultation with team,
    PoCs and other stakeholders, underpins programme strategy and implementation

    ● Support participatory assessment processes to inform programme design in
    collaboration with key stakeholders
    ● Ensure compliance with IASC and UNHCR global protection standards and guidelines
    and ensure coherence across all programming
    ● Develop and support review of existing MEAL frameworks, implementation tools,
    sops etc used by all units including legal, psychosocial, case management, education,
    information sharing et al
    ● Provide technical guidance to staff to monitor programme outcomes, impacts and
    objectives and implementation of technical standards in specific activities to ensure
    quality and consistency
    ● Ensure quality control via site visits, discussion, implementation of recommendations
    and lessons learnt
    ● Integrate protection with other sector activities like shelter where applicable to
    ensure minimum protection standards are met to achieve maximum impact
    ● Support development and ensure adequate oversight of child protection and gbv
    programming, particularly for unaccompanied children
    ● Ensure that protection principles are mainstreamed across all of LWC’s work
    ● Support staff professional development via ongoing capacity building and coaching
    support in Protection for staff.
    ● Actively participate in the documentation of good practices and lessons learnt and
    contribute to the development of strategic resources and protection specific
    documents that contribute to knowledge building and sharing in the Caribbean to
    influence programme planning
    ● Support Information Manager to develop and implement appropriate protection
    sensitive information management systems and monitoring tools for MEAL activities
    ● Review funding and programme proposals as well as donor reports to ensure
    consistency with strategic protection outcomes
    ● Provide technical advice on the recruitment of protection staff and support the
    performance evaluation of staff
    ● Other duties as required

    Bachelor’s degree required.
    Educational background – preferably International Relations, Humanitarian Affairs, Human
    Rights Law, Migration, Law, Gender Studies, Sociology, Human Rights, Social Work,
    Psychology and other related fields.
    Masters degree preferred.

    ➢ Previous experience working in mixed migration flow contexts and urban
    displacement contexts
    ➢ Previous experience in a managerial capacity
    ➢ Conceptual, analytical and critical thinking to develop protection programmatic
    ➢ Excellent technical knowledge of protection standards and UNHCR refugee
    protection standards
    ➢ Strong, capacity building, facilitation and presentation skills
    ➢ Creative thinking to improve quality of programming for greater impact
    ➢ Excellent oral and written communication skills, with ability to communicate and
    engage with diverse populations non discriminately
    ➢ Experience using Microsoft Programs and Spreadsheets
    ➢ English Fluency and Spanish language Proficiency strongly desired
    ➢ Knowledge of and/or preparedness to become familiar with and abide by LWC’s and
    UNHCR’s code of conduct and humanitarian principles
    ➢ Preparedness to support LWC’s mission and principle of selfless service to mankind
    Sense of Humour with ability to work under stress and maintain a positive outlook
    on challenges
    ➢ Strong interpersonal skills (e.g. conflict resolution) and ability to work effectively in
    a team
    Strict adherence to principles of confidentiality
    ➢ Non-discrimination, Religious Tolerance and Cultural competency
    ➢ ​Emotional resilience

    Adherence to the Core Humanitarian Competency Framework

    REPORTS TO: Coordinator, Ministry for Migrants and Refugees
    SUPERVISES: All core protection staff across case management, reception, education, child
    protection, legal, psychosocial, and community based protection team.
    Position may be needed to provide technical advice and capacity building support for the
    Dutch Antilles also.
    SCHEDULE: 5 days per week, 40 hours, some flexibility is necessary. May require
    assistance/attendance at special events/meetings outside of working hours.
    The contract is for 6 to 12 months and extension of contract is funding and performance
    dependent as well as approval of work Visa. Compensation package includes return flight to
    Port of Spain from country of residence, basic accommodation and international health

    Start date is approximately mid January 2020.

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