ERM Protection Officer in Kunar

Job Location: Kunar
Nationality: Afghan
Employment Type: Full Time
Category: Other
Salary: Based on ACTED's salary scale
No. Of Jobs: 6
Organization: ACTED
Experience: 3 to 5 years relevant work experience in same posi
Contract Duration: 6 months ( extendable)
Gender: Male/Female
Education: Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, and Social Science, Political Sci
Closing Date: 2021-12-03

About ACTED:

About ACTED:

Since 1993, as an international non-governmental organization, ACTED has been committed to immediate humanitarian relief to support those in urgent need and protect people’s dignity, while co-creating longer term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling people’s potential. ACTED endeavors to respond to humanitarian crises and build resilience; promote inclusive and sustainable growth; co-construct effective governance and support the building of civil society worldwide by investing in people and their potential.

We go the last kilometer: ACTED’s mission is to save lives and support people in meeting their needs in hard to reach areas. ACTED develops and implements programs that target the most vulnerable amongst populations that have suffered from conflict, natural disaster, or socio-economic hardship. ACTED’s approach looks beyond the immediate emergency towards opportunities for longer term livelihoods reconstruction and sustainable development. ACTED is active in 35 countries and implements more than 495 projects a year reaching over 11 million beneficiaries with 400 international staff and 4,300 national staff.  

ACTED is working in 14 north, north eastern and East & West provinces of Afghanistan. These provinces are affected by natural and man-made disasters. ACTED is providing relief and emergency assistance to the vulnerable population affected by displacements, conflicts or natural disasters, in the field of agriculture, NFI, shelters, WASH and food security

Job Description:

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Consider the protection needs of beneficiaries and ensure all ERM activities seems to mitigate harm to beneficiaries.
  • Regular attending in daily assessment with Joint Assessment Teams,
  • Organize focus group discussions to understand the protections risks facing conflict and natural disaster-affected communities based on age, gender and diversity.
  • Identify households with potential protection risks and lead assessment activities for these households and members of joint assessment team act appropriately.
  • Maintain a record of protection concerns and risks in specific communities and communicate these issues as needed to project manager and relevant stakeholders.
  • Develop information resources indicating all protection service providers in an area.
  • Support beneficiaries with specific needs to access referral services and additional support.
  • Develop solutions to meet the protection needs of beneficiaries needs with limited resources.
  • Link beneficiaries to early recovery and longer term development initiatives.
  • Develop training and guidance materials on protection for teams and partners.
  • Monitor Joint Assessment Teams and improve team capacity to carry out ERM activities in line with protection principles.
  • Maintain an internal record of referrals and follow up on protection cases to ensure protection service was provided.
  • Develop and understanding of the various rights, legal services and assistance programs available to Afghan nations by the government.
  • Develop strategies and guidelines to ensure ‘Do No Harm’ principle is practiced.
  • Consult with Protection Officers at other bases to develop common understanding of best practices and lessons learnt.

Job Requirements:

  • Must be willing and able to engage with a diversity of beneficiaries and consult communities to better understand the protection needs.
  • 3 to 5 years relevant work experience in same position
  • Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, and Social Science,Political Science 
  • Demonstrates basic understanding of protection and humanitarian principles.
  • Familiarity with the ERM project and/or emergency assistance projects in Afghanistan.
  • Able and willing to work long days carrying out physically challenging work.
  • Ability and willingness to travel in rural and hard to reach areas.
  • Experience working with conflict-affected communities and individuals.
  • Sensitive to the needs of others with understanding of basics of psychosocial care.
  • Past experience conducting needs assessments.
  • Ability to work well in teams.
  • Ability to think creatively and solve problems under stress.
  • Negotiation and communication skills.
  • Fluency in local languages (Pashto & Dari)
  • Computer skills preferred

Submission Guideline:

Those who fulfill the above-mentioned criteria should send their updated CV to below submission Email:

Kindly mentioned Vacancy number, position title along with province name in subject line or your application may not be considered.

Please do not send heavy size documents (i.e. Tazkira, Education documents, and work certificates)

Only shortlisted candidates will be call for the next stage of recruitment.

No CV will be received after closing date.

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