I. Main Objectives:
The Protection Officer will support the Project Manager in the technical implementation of protection activities within the project. She/he will work under the supervision of the Project Manager and will actively support the rest of the protection team, including training of staff, monitoring, analyzing and reporting on protection issues, establishing a strategy for protection intervention adapted to the specific context of the project. She/he will ensure the quality and relevance of ACTED intervention and represent the Organization at Protection Cluster and Coordination meetings.

The Protection Officer, in coordination and cooperation with supporting staff, is expected to give a substantial contribution to:
• Technical guidance and management of protection project as required in the project documents and protection programming;
• Capacity building of junior staff, beneficiaries, duty-bearers and other stakeholders on protection mainstreaming
• Developing, coordinating, and conducting PSS & PFA activities with beneficiaries

II. Responsibilities/duties:
• Support the Project Manager in planning, implementing and monitoring the activities
• Ensure the timely implementation of the scheduled activities in line with the work plan developed in coordination with the PM
• In coordination with the PM prepare monthly, quarterly and final progress reports (including statistic tables) of the implemented activities
• Analyze and provide reports on protection concerns of people with specific needs in the RACs
• Develop and conduct PFA (psychological first aid) training for parents
• Develop/ roll out a basic protection services referral pathway in coordination with the protection cluster and other protection partners.
• Identify beneficiaries in need of psychological support within the RACs
• Liaise and coordinate with identified psychologists for the referral of beneficiaries in need of psychological support.
• Technically support and advise the project staff: conduct trainings on Protection mainstreaming, GBV prevention and response, PFA, PSS and other relevant topics
• Undertake visits and assessments in the project locations and prepare related reports on thegeneral access to protection services.
• In coordination with the PM, develop and maintain good relationships with all stakeholders (beneficiaries, authorities, other protection partners, humanitarian actors) and participate in meetings with authorities and partners when required.
• Together with the project manager, advocate with other actors to take appropriate measure to address the protection concerns.
• Represent ACTED at Protection Cluster, GBV/CP SC meetings
• Contribute to the identification of new opportunities for Protection projects.
• Any other duty not listed above and necessary for project implementation

Personal specification:
• University degree in psychology, social work or with expertise on psychosocial support and mental health
• Previous experience in Protection in emergency desired
• Training skills on Protection Mainstreaming, GBV prevention and response, Community mobilization, PFA and PSS
• Computer literate (Word and Excel)
• Strong monitoring, evaluation and reporting skills
• Strong listening and empathy skills, as well as commitment to supporting survivors and people at risk.
• Ability and motivation to work well with local authorities, local leaders and local community.
• Good cooperation skills, ability to work well independently and in a team.
• Good problem solving and social skills and creative, to think of alternative solutions.
• Stress-resilient to be able to cope with deadlines and complex problems.
• Strong organizational, interpersonal and communications skills.
• Fluency in English and Russian and/or Ukrainian required.

Please apply with CV at recruitment.romania@acted.org until 14.10.2022.