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Intersos Protection Officer Job Vacancy in Southern Sudan

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Intersos is an independent non-profit humanitarian organization committed to assist the victims of natural disasters and armed conflicts.

Its activities are based on the principles of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equality of rights and opportunities, and respect for diversity and coexistence, paying special attention to the most vulnerable and unprotected people.

Intersos, in the framework of its activities in Sud Sudan, is currently selecting candidates for the following position.

Job Title: Protection Officer

Duty Station: Roving. Ezo and Tambura Counties, Western Equatoria

Duration of the assignment: 9 months

Starting Date: immediate

Role, Task and Responsibilities
• Supervise and coordinate 2 protection monitor supervisors and 2 psychosocial counselors in conducting protection monitoring activities, mainly Rapid protection Assessment, in remote areas, advice desks duties ( protection monitor supervisors ) and counseling activities (psychosocial counselors)
• Conduct together with protection monitor supervisors (PMS) and psychosocial counselors (PC) Gender based violence awareness and information campaign in targeted areas and support closely the response given by the counselors in term of psychosocial support, material assistance and livelihood activities for the gender based violence survivors.
• Contribute together with the protection coordinator to built the capacity of the Community based organization working in partnership with Intersos in implementing the activities. Training on GBV prevention and respond as well as Protection Rapid assessment trainings will be provide to the CBO by the protection officer and the protection coordinator.
• Close and daily follow up of the CBO activities together with the protection monitors supervisors and the psychosocial counselors.
• Meet regularly with service providers/agencies/NGO and relevant Internally displaced people/local community committees including women to ensure regular coordination mechanism among them for the protection and assistance of the person with special needs.
• Prepare weekly/monthly reports on the situation of the IDPs sites as well as host community and on the implemented activities.
• Follow up closely the management of the GBV Information Management System to make sure that gender based violence cases are recorder in a systematic manner by the database clerk.
• Contribute to identify new needs to be addressed in IDPs areas and surrounding areas in consultation with the population and leaders.
• Participate to Protection meetings on issues related to protection in general as well as to GBV and child protection at County and State level where to report the situation on the ground and coordinate with other partners on follow up of cases.
• Know the profile of the IDPs population by age and gender and know which groups have specific needs;
• Map out the protection support and activities which agencies and NGOs provide in the areas with a view to identifying possible gap areas;
• Along with the livelihood expert coordinate the livelihood activities ( skills training, IGA for CBOs, seeds and tools distribution) and supervise closely the selection of the beneficiaries among the most vulnerable.

Job Requirements
• At least 2 year experience working in protection related issues with refugees, Internally displaced people and local community or community services, community development.
• Degree in social work, international affairs or law.
• Fluency in spoken and written English. Arabic is an asset.
• Flexibility and willingness to work long hours and in team;
• Ability to motivate people to accomplish tasks, follow-up on activities and ensure implementation;
• Ability to carry out tasks independently in the field, sometimes in difficult situations

Please apply sending your motivational letter + CV to: and

or you can deposit your application to: Intersos’ Office in Juba, Nimra Talata (next to Land Commission)

or Intersos’ Office in Nairobi, Divine Apts, Ceddar Road (behind new Rehema house), Westlands.

Deadline for application: 30 January 2011

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