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Action Against Hunger leads the global movement to end hunger. We innovate solutions, advocate for change, and reach 24 million people every year with proven hunger prevention and treatment programs. As a nonprofit that works across 50 countries, our 8,300 dedicated staff members partner with communities to address the root causes of hunger, including climate change, conflict, inequity, and emergencies. We strive to create a world free from hunger, for everyone, for good.

Action Against Hunger USA is part of the Action Against Hunger International network. As an independent NGO, Action Against Hunger USA currently manages operations in 8 countries: Kenya, South Sudan, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Zambia and Haiti. Action Against Hunger-USA has over $100 million in programs, and approximately 1,800 permanent staff based in New York City, Washington D.C, Nairobi, and country offices. Additional growth is anticipated.
• *Summary of Position**

The... Protection Program Manager will be responsible for ensuring the successful development, implementation, delivery and monitoring of all project activities. This will include working with other sectors, actors, UN agencies and government services, providing support to some of the most vulnerable members of the community. Activities will include specific activities related to different thematic areas including a) protection, such as safety risk audits, protection monitoring and capacity building, b) gender, including gender analysis, advocacy and monitoring, and c) MHPSS (Mental Health and Psychosocial Support) including providing capacity building and basic psychosocial support. As manager you will be responsible for staff management and recruitment, budget management, reporting and ensuring the timely and smooth implementation of your department’s program commitments.
• *Purpose:** Under the line management of the gender and protection coordinator, and technical line management of the technical advisors), the Protection and Gender Program Manager will be responsible for ensuring the successful development, implementation, delivery and monitoring of all project activities.
• *Engagement:** The Protection and Gender Program Manager Roles will include working with other sectors, actors, UN agencies and government services, on providing support to some of the most vulnerable members of the community.
• *Essential Job Functions**
• *Objective 1: Program Delivery**

- Advocate for the rights of vulnerable people and targeted beneficiaries through contact with local authorities, government officials, community leaders and elders, humanitarian partners, and other relevant actors

- Deliver formal and on-the-job training and coaching for Action Against Hunger staff, health and social workers, and other key stakeholders on protection, gender and MHPSS (Mental Health and Psychosocial Support)
- Coordinate rapid needs assessments (including protection, gender analysis and psychosocial support) through field visits in villages, camps and other informal settlements with persons of concern within the community and identify individuals at risk and humanitarian needs.
- Provide support and direction to other agencies and local authorities in order to map services, collect data and provide monitoring reports.
- Monitor, assess, observe, and report on key protection concerns and rights violations in the field.
- Deliver capacity building to social workers in local government including the Bureau of Women, Children, and Youth Affairs, local women associations, as well as to teachers and health facility workers on minimum standards, Prevention and Response for GBV and CPIE, Psychosocial Support and develop counselling skills, and Psychological First Aid.
- Deliver awareness raising and training for associations and community groups, teachers, and other key influencers to increase awareness, capacity and support.
- Provide support to other sectors (for instance WASH, NUT, Health and FSL) as needed to deliver the program and mainstreaming activities.
- Support staff to deliver individual and group Psychosocial Support and counselling to child and adult beneficiaries/survivors either directly or thought supporting health/social workers.
- Ensure the effective process of referring cases of vulnerable people internally, through government primary care services and specialist partners or UN agencies.
• *Objective 2: Management & Coordination**

- Ensure regular representation at all cluster meetings and advocate for the protection, gender and MHPSS need of beneficiaries.
- Coordinate the assessment, monitoring, and auditing of mainstreaming activities at base level.
- Ensure that staff receive adequate support, supervision and guidance including regular group clinical supervision, reflective practice, and field support.
- Work closely and cooperatively with other departments to ensure effective and efficient delivery of program activities.
- Ensure that activities are recorded, and activity reports are compiled and submitted to MEAL and your line manager by the agreed deadline and are of high quality.
• *Objective 3: Logistics and administrative management for the program**

- Understand and follow the logistics procedures enabling the project implementation (purchase requests follow-up with logistics team, support in movement plan, ensure staff are trained in security SoP’s)
- Prepare the purchase request (PL’s) for required items and submit them to the logistics department within 7 days of the start of the program/taking post.
- Ensure that the list of needs is in line with the program budget(s).
- Ensure, with logistics, the weekly programming, daily, if necessary, of all the logistics resources for the program (vehicles, items etc.)
- Responsible for inventory management and “quality control” of inputs (e.g., equipment such as dignity kits and IEC material), in collaboration with logistics and the FC.


Action Against Hunger-USA provides all staff with an attractive salary & benefits package. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees & qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Action Against Hunger-USA complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.
• *Application Process**

Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking on the apply button. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
• **Closing date: 07-December, 2023***

• *Required Qualifications and Professional Experience:**

- Bachelor's degree in relevant field (e.g., international relations, humanitarian studies)
- Several years of experience in protection-related roles
- Strong knowledge of protection principles and international human rights law
- Experience in project management and developing protection strategies.
- Ability to lead and manage teams effectively.
- Proficiency in advocacy, networking, and building partnerships.
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
- Cultural sensitivity and adaptability
- Proficiency in English, additional languages a plus.
• *Required Skills, Competencies & Attributes:**

- Strong Analytical Skills: Ability to analyze complex protection issues, assess risks, and develop effective strategies and interventions.
- Leadership and Management: Ability to lead and manage a team, provide guidance, and foster a positive working environment.
- Excellent Communication: Strong verbal and written communication skills to effectively convey protection concerns, advocate for vulnerable populations, and engage with stakeholders.
- Advocacy and Networking: Proficiency in advocacy techniques and networking with relevant stakeholders to influence policies and promote protection rights.
- Cultural Sensitivity: Demonstrated ability to work effectively and respectfully in diverse cultural contexts, respecting local customs and traditions.
- Problem-Solving: Ability to think critically, identify solutions, and make informed decisions in challenging and rapidly changing situations.
- Adaptability and Resilience: Ability to adapt to different contexts and work effectively under pressure in high-stress environments.
- Collaboration and Teamwork: Strong collaboration skills to work effectively with colleagues, partners, and community members to achieve common protection goals.
- Technical Expertise: Solid knowledge of protection principles, international human rights law, and relevant legal frameworks.
- Empathy and Compassion: Display empathy, compassion, and a genuine commitment to the well-being and rights of vulnerable populations.
- Project Management: Proficiency in project management, including planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of protection programs.
- Conflict Resolution: Ability to handle conflicts and sensitive situations with diplomacy, mediation, and negotiation skills.
- Data Analysis and Reporting: Strong skills in data analysis, interpretation, and reporting to inform evidence-based decision-making and program improvements.
- Emotional Intelligence: Ability to understand and manage one's own emotions and effectively navigate interpersonal dynamics with empathy and self-awareness.
- Integrity and Ethics: Uphold high ethical standards, integrity, and confidentiality in handling sensitive protection issues
Mogadishu Somalia


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