World Vision International

Protection Technical Advisor (Ref: Protection Technical Advisor)

  • Gaziantep
  • World Vision International
  • Posted date: 1 week before
  • End date: 2024-07-17

Job Title: Protection Technical Advisor (Ref: Protection Technical Advisor)

Job In Gaziantep

Company: World Vision International

Start Date: 2024-07-03

End Date: 2024-07-17

Job Description

Join and be part of a global relief, development and advocacy NGO, dedicated to work with children, families & communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision International was established in 1950 & operates in nearly 100 countries worldwide.

World Vision is committed to the protection of children and we do not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.


The post holder has a dual role of providing technical leadership and oversight to World Vision Syria Response’s (WVSR) Protection and Gender Empowerment and Social Inclusion (GESI) programming, ensuring strategies and approaches are in line with the broader WVSR Strategy and sectors’ standards.

The position is a technical advisory role responsible to develop, support, and coordinate the design and implementation of Protection and Gender-related activities, including Gender Based Violence (GBV), Child Protection, Community Based Protection (CBP), GESI analysis and Mental Health Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) for vulnerable children, families and communities in Syria, Jordan, and Türkiye. S/he will lead the process of protection and gender mainstreaming and social inclusion in WVSR’s Health and Nutrition, WASH, Livelihoods, and Education programs


Grant acquisition and resource mobilization in the Protection and Gender Sector,




Technical Program Quality

  • Ensure WV’s programs adhere to the Syria Response Strategy in protection, gender and conflict sensitivity
  • Ensuring WV’s programs adhere to international standards and tools, including upholding IHL, Do No Harm, Protection/Child Protection/GBV standards
  • Ensure Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) lens application in WVSR Strategy and all sector interventions
  • Grant acquisition and resource mobilization in the Protection and relevant sectors, with a specific focus on gender, women empowerment and addressing negative social norms.
  • In light of the findings of iterative assessments, provide recommendations to areas/sectors that might need improvement and determine the relevance of expanding operations in new sites and to scale-up interventions.
  • Work with the MEAL team to ensure feedback mechanisms and accountability structures are accessible by the most vulnerable and are appropriate to safeguard sensitive personal data.
  • Provide technical support to the MEAL team on monitoring and evaluation of protection activities, as required



Program Development

  • Work with the Grant Acquisition team, Operations, Technical Advisers and MEAL in program development and proposal writing by providing inputs and reviewing technical information to draft standalone protection concept notes/proposals. Key areas to focus on will be Child Protection (CP), GBV, MHPSS, Community Based Protection and referral structures.
  • Create awareness raising materials and process with beneficiaries
  • Strive to ensure, as much as possible, different protection interventions are integrated into proposed programs and with other sectors, ensuring cross-cutting themes are incorporated into program design (disability, conflict, gender, CP)
  • Work with MEAL to develop assessment, monitoring & evaluation tools to regularly assess and monitor Gender, protection and Safeguarding risks. Build staff capacity on use of Protection tools (i.e., Safety Audit, Protection Risk Analysis).



Coordination, networking, fundraising


  • Represent World Vision at Protection sector coordination/donor meetings in Türkiye, Jordan, and Syria
  • Seek opportunities to collaborate with other organizations in both coordination, learning, and programing
  • Network with other WV entities, particularly around best practices, technical approaches, and resource acquisition
  • Provide WV’s Communication and Advocacy department with information to highlight WV’s Protection activities and impact
  • Ensure and maintain information management tools such as the 4W, the cluster and WG reporting and monitoring tool.
  • Monitor and report protection, Child Protection and GBV trends and early warning indicators and ensure emergency preparedness planning is done to anticipate new risks.
  • Maintain the profile of child protection within the broader protection structure and ensure mainstreaming of child protection and gender in other humanitarian sectors.
  • Facilitate inter-organizational collaboration and resource mobilization (monetary and non- monetary)
  • Develop and maintain appropriate links with national and local authorities, state institutions, civil society organizations, humanitarian agencies and other stakeholders in protection, child protection and GBV response.
  • Develop joint initiatives to increase the evidence base for protection, child protection and GBV programming though targeted research, assessments or data collection
  • Support and provide leadership in WV’s GESI initiatives and learning event at regional and global level


Management and capacity building


  • Manage directly the technical protection staff based in different locations
  • Conduct assessments of staff capacity gaps in Protection, IHL, CP, Conflict Sensitivity and Gender. Work closely with implementing partner organizations to determine the training needs of their staff.
  • Develop and rollout training of staff and partner staff on key protection themes outlines above.
  • Increase GESI understanding to ensure adequate knowledge across staff on basic GESI principles, mechanisms, and language.
  • Develop on going remote training materials for staff in Jordan, Syria and Türkiye implementing GBV, PSS, CP etc.
  • In cooperation with the MEAL department, strengthen the monitoring and reporting system
  • Collaborate with MEAL department, sectoral or academic actors to identify and pursue focused research initiatives


Other duties as required by direct supervisor



Required Professional Experience

  • At least 5 years’ experience in working in a protection-related field.
  • Experience in emergency programming, remote management and protection programming in the Middle East strongly preferred.
  • Experience in emergency programming, remote management and gender programming in the Middle East strongly preferred.
  • Experience of developing and delivering training on key protection, child protection and GBV protocols/minimum standards (required).
  • Experience mentoring and coaching staff to improve safeguarding and GESI technical quality, as well as protection mainstreaming in key sectors such as Livelihoods, WASH, Health & Nutrition etc.
  • Demonstrated experience leading proposal development or resource mobilization process with key donors such as ECHO/EC, BHA, UNICEF, UNHCR, etc.
  • Experience working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Excellent in collaborating with external partners (UN, NGO, local actors, other) and with internal counterparts across WV; Ability and skills to actively participate in technical working groups, and contribute/take lead to refine approaches and high technical standards in collaboration with the clusters/WGs and other members.
  • Experience in undertaking assessments in humanitarian contexts and supporting others to do so.
  • Experience in advocacy 


Required Education, training, license, registration, and certification

  • University degree in social work, social science, international development, political science, law or related subject. Masters strongly preferred.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Arabic will be an advantage.

Preferred Knowledge and Qualifications

  • Knowledge and experience of humanitarian principles and minimum protection standards, humanitarian coordination mechanisms, applying protection standards to vulnerable communities, referral services and protection service delivery, including protection monitoring.
  • Previous engagement with the Syria Crisis response in Türkiye, inside Syria, Lebanon, Jordan & Iraq can be an advantage.


Travel and/or Work Environment Requirement

  • Periodic travel between Türkiye and Jordan. Work in intense & dynamic setting.

Language Requirements

  • Strong verbal and written English skills. Arabic is  preferably


Applicant Types Accepted:

Local Applicants Only

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