Ended Senior Protection Officer

The Job

Category: Development/UN/NGOs

Position:         Senior Protection Officer  

Location:       Sana’a

Reports to:     Project Manager

Reference:        HR/18/183

Duration:         Till December 31, 2019 renewable based on fund availability and performance 

ABOUT RI:     Established in 1990, Relief International (RI) is a leading global humanitarian, nonprofit organization committed to transforming adversity into renewal for the world’s most vulnerable populations. By partnering with communities on the front-lines, RI innovatively bridges the gap between immediate relief and long-term community development, providing them the tools and support they need to gain self-reliance.  


Relief International will be initiating Women and Girl Safe Spaces to engage in activities related to Women’s Empowerment, life/vocational skills, mental health and protection. Senior Protection Officer will be based in the RI Country Office to oversee the overall implementation of the Protection activities.


  • Work in collaboration with protection supervisors and field Protection Teams to identify women and girls at risk.
  • Participate in the smooth operation of the safe spaces and ensuring it complies with standards.
  • organize training and awareness sessions on protection for RI team and local partners
  • Ensure appropriate integration and mainstreaming of protection through all project activities
  • Mobilize women to participate in training needs assessment
  • Liaise with Field Protection Officer to liaise with local authorities and other key influential figures in the community to allow acceptance and continuity of the program.
  • Assist in development of protection plans alongside Protection Technical Coordinator.
  • Developing and updating the mapping of services for threats and abuses that IDPs and Host Community members face.
  • Technical support for the community center and ensure that they are able to provide individualized follow-up and safe referrals according to the protection minimum standards.
  • Protection-related advocacy researches and surveys in coordination with the Protection Manager.
  • Coordinate Field Visits for visitors on Protection Work as and when required.
  • Ensure that volunteers are identifying and referring vulnerable cases and persons with specific needs to the appropriate services.
  • Preparing the weekly, monthly, quarterly plans
  • Provide written feedback about protection incidents, issues and aid-related community-conflicts, trends and local customs and traditions that aid in the development of campaigns and activities.
  • Any other duties and responsibilities required by the line manager

Required Qualifications

  • Graduate degree preferably in psychology, social sciences, medicine or equivalent with a minimum of two- year professional experience.
  • Prior experience in managing, planning, and budgeting protection and women protection activities
  • Three-year experience of working with an INGO in increasing positions of reporting and responsibility
  • Good analytical, and excellent oral communication, teamwork and people skills
  • Logistical planning and problem-solving skills
  • Operates with a commitment to the survivor centered approach
  • Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality and ethical behavior
  • Good analytical, and excellent oral communication, teamwork and people skills

RI Values:

We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities. We value:

 Inclusiveness

 Transparency and Accountability

 Agility and Innovation

 Collaboration

 Sustainability

How to Apply
  • Qualified candidates meeting the above requirements are requested to Click Here for submitting their application  by midnight March 16, 2019.  
  • RECRUITMENT IS URGENT: Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible and not to wait until the closing date, as CVs will be reviewed as they are submitted and INTERVIEWS WILL BE CONDUCTED ON A ROLLING BASIS.
  • Females Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted
  • Employer: Relief International
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Sana'a
  • Posted on: 10 March 2019
  • Deadline: 16 March 2019