Protection programme Coordinator

Category:  Development and Project Management
Location:  Mehoni, Raya, with frequent travel within the region, Tigray
Career Level:  Senior Level (5+ years experience)
Employment Type:  Contract
Salary:  Attractive

Job Description

The role holder will be a key person in addressing the protection components of ActionAid Ethiopia’s humanitarian programs with a particular focus on Tigray region, Raya Azebo local Programme. The scope of the role will also include all humanitarian programs supported by ActionAid Ethiopia directly and in collaboration with partners. The role holder’s focus will be to spearhead protection programs as per ActionAid’s humanitarian frameworks, policies and principles.



Key Activities


·       Provide technical support on Protection in general, and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in particular, to project staff and partners, including women and youth groups from the affected community, in order to promote women-led and community-based solutions to protection issues and to the broader humanitarian needs identified in the region.

·       Lead on protection needs assessments and rapid gender assessments, ensuring a gender lens is applied at all stages of the humanitarian response in Tigray. Depending on the humanitarian needs in other parts of the country, the post may be deployed to address needs in the different parts of the country.

·       Lead on the design and implementation of the protection program in Tigray, and other parts of the country as relevant and contribute to its monitoring and evaluation.

·       Participate in relevant project meetings as appropriate, providing updates of protection and GBV needs and capacities, as well as of the implementation of the protection project.

·       Provide technical trainings as well as ongoing in-person supervision to relevant staff, partners and community representatives, to enable them to conduct protection risk analysis, identify protection issues and mitigation strategies, and safely refer protection cases according to referral pathways.

·       Collaborate with other humanitarian actors, participate in relevant Cluster meetings (e.g., Protection Cluster, GBV Sub-Cluster) and promote the participation of local partners as well as women group’s representatives as appropriate.

·       Ensure that the response in Tigray is of high quality in line with international protection standards, GBV best practices and guidelines, and ActionAid’s feminist approach to Protection.

·       Feed into policy and advocacy outputs as necessary, by providing evidence-based information of women and girls’ needs and capacities, as well as of the protection project’s impact.

·       Ensures the integration of AAE’s safeguarding and SHEA approaches in our protection programmes.

·       Prepares and produces periodic reports of the protection related and other programme activities of the LRP

·       Takes initiatives to document and share modeling works on protection and in building organizational competencies


The position holder takes protection and accountability perspectives in all our humanitarian actions; map out and assess the nature of the risk/ protection concerns and advise on strategies for addressing the concerns effectively.

Job Requirements

Bachelor and/or Master’s Degree in psychology,  Sociology, Anthropology, and other related social science disciplines with a minimum of five years with BSc or 4 years for MA/MSc with proven experience.

–        Proven experience in the design and implementation of women’s protection programs and emergency programs protection

–        Experience in the context of emergency, conflict, and/or recovery phase is an asset.

–        Strong task management skills, including attention to details.

–        Good understanding of and commitment to follow international standards such as the Sphere Handbook, particularly on Protection, Human Rights Based Approaches and GBV.

–        Commitment to enhance women and youth’s leadership in emergencies and to implement ActionAid’s women-led community-based protection approach.

–        Intercultural sensitivity.

–        Ability to work in and contribute to a team environment.

–        Ability to maintain expected performance in culturally diverse, psychologically stressful environments and difficult physical conditions with limited resources.

Adherence to AAE’s Safety and Safeguarding policies

How to Apply

Qualified and interested persons can apply via  email, to  by October 28,2021.

Only Shortlisted applicants can be contacted.

Please note that AAE will conduct safeguarding background check for all successful candidates as part of the selection process.