PROTECTION TECHNICAL TEAM LEADER
05 Dec 2019
Shaping a stronger Oxfam for people living in poverty
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Delivering protection support for Emergency Response programme of Oxfam in Bangladesh team for Rohingya Refugee Crisis as well as need basis support to the country humanitarian team in Bangladesh. Protection TLL will assist to Area Manager (AM) to Contribute & Implement of Oxfam in Bangladesh’s emergency response Safe Programming framework and tools in light of humanitarian principles and standard, Protection related advocacy and research as well as supervise and guide to Protection Team Leader throughout the project cycle.
To involvement in humanitarian response work, preferably in a humanitarian or protection role in conflict or insecure environments and strong understanding of protection standards, key sectoral issues and processes including advocacy for protection. To represent, manage and ensure effective implementation of Protection programme Response in, Ukhia mega-camp. To ensures the programmes are tightly managed, policies are implemented, and strategies are adjusted according to the local context, key standards of reporting, programme quality and accountability are met along with capacity building of team, harmonization of programme. To demonstrate understanding of the gender dynamics of protection work and ability to implement protection activities with an emphasis on the gendered aspects of conflict, violence and abuse.
· Maintain a strong protection analysis in the field; and share this to inform Oxfam’s context analysis (ongoing),
· Program development, risk analyses prior to the implementation of program activities, and policy/advocacy work;
· Participate in assessments or evaluation activities and protection focused research, as requested / required.
· Manage and build capacity of protection staff, and work with newly recruited community volunteers
· Lead the development of modules, training of trainers for the capacity building sessions for local authorities and local leaders on protection and safe-programming
· Lead the reporting of all Oxfam protection activities to the sector
· Establish relationship between Oxfam and religious leaders, raise awareness on Oxfam activities and seek advice and support to ensure protection activities are culturally appropriate
· Support innovative community-based public solar lighting project
· Develop SOPs and train staff in undertaking and managing referrals in accordance with safe programming principles and standards
· Coordinate data collection and compile reports of all protection field activities across all of the teams for the protection sector including 4/5ws, referral trackers, and sitreps
· Provide inputs to long term strategic objectives and development as asked by the protection coordinator
· Develop and maintain strong networks with protection actors and other relevant agencies in the field, with a focus on areas of Oxfam’s operational responses; establish areas of cooperation where possible;
· Participate in protection coordination mechanisms at the camp level and share key findings and analysis with the Protection Coordinator, area managers and teams
· In coordination with the Protection Coordinator, undertake local level advocacy with other actors, focal persons, authorities, coordination mechanisms
· Link with local networks and committees to identify, support, and strengthen community-based protection mechanisms
· Develop Protection Committee structures – with a priority in re-enforcing existing structures
· Engage with existing Community Watch Groups
· Make recommendations as needed to ensure protection concerns are addressed
· Together with the Ukhiya Area Manager, keep track of protection-related procurements and spending budget upon protection (sub)grants in Ukhiya
· Support distribution of NFIs aiming to reduce protection risks and support another sectors implementation
· Understanding of and commitment to adhere to equity, diversity, gender, child safety and staff health and wellbeing principles
· Strong conceptual and practical understanding of protection issues and approaches in humanitarian contexts, including the constraints, sensitivities and risks associated with such work
· Proven involvement in humanitarian response work, preferably in a humanitarian or protection role in conflict or insecure environments
· Proven experience in the provision of technical advice and support to field programs, and skills in staff and partner development, mentoring, and training
· Strong understanding of protection standards, key sectoral issues and processes including advocacy for protection
· Demonstrable understanding of the gender dynamics of protection work and ability to implement protection activities with an emphasis on the gendered aspects of conflict, violence and abuse
· Excellent influencing and negotiation skills. The ability to work independently as well work as a team player – supporting other departments is essential
· Solid understanding of monitoring and learning processes
· Proven analytical skills and strategic thinking, ability to apply professional and ethical standards to data collection and analysis processes, and research
· Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including high-level interpersonal, influencing, negotiation and representational capabilities
· Able to live and work in remote, insecure and logistically challenging operations and in a multi-cultural environment; with a high level of self-reliance, adaptability and initiative
· Ability to advise and get support remotely.
· Graduate qualification in law, international relations, politics or other relevant area; or equivalent experience
· Initiative, drive to achieve results, working with others, organisational awareness, respect for others and self-awareness.
· Master’s degree in related field
· Minimum five-year (5) experience in protection programming and relevant position.
· Understanding of Oxfam’s approach to and role in protection work including advocacy and campaigning
· Experience in participatory research and community-based programming
· Experience or knowledge of WASH, particularly rural hygiene related programming
· Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences and gender issues, as well as the commitment to equal opportunities
· Ability to demonstrate an openness and willingness to learn about the application of gender/gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, and diversity for all aspects of development work
· Commitment to undertake Oxfam’s safeguarding training and adherence of relevant policies to ensure all people who come into contact with Oxfam are as safe as possible
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