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Northern Triangle Senior Protection Specialist
|Employee Category:||Full Time|
Please note: Position can be located in El Salvador, Guatemala or Honduras
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future . Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC works with people forced to flee from war, conflict and disaster and the host communities which support them, as well as those who remain within their homes and communities . At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.
In recent years the region known as the Northern Triangle, comprising El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, has seen a dramatic escalation in violence by organized criminal groups. Homicide rates are among the highest ever recorded in the region and are as deadly as many contemporary armed conflicts such as Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. Disappearances, forced recruitment into gangs, and the sexual exploitation of women and girls also form part of the pattern of violence. The overwhelming majority of survivors of sexual violence are between the ages of 10 and 19 years. The scale and severity of the epidemic of violence has caused people to flee their homes and seek international protection in record numbers. According to UNHCR roughly 164,000 refugees and asylum seekers have been forced out of the Northern Triangle of Central America (NTCA) with reports of over 700,000 internally displaced as of 2015.
IRC intends to conduct an assessment to ascertain where best to assist displaced persons in the Northern Triangle. The Emergency Unit will deploy a small team of experts, to identify gaps in the areas of protection & partnership development. The IRC envisages a humanitarian program in the region targeting refugees, IDPs and other affected populations, with interventions designed to relieve humanitarian suffering. The IRC anticipates delivering humanitarian programs directly and in partnership with local civil society organizations.
SCOPE OF WORK
The Protection Specialist will serve as the lead on all Protection related issues facing populations of concern during assessment phase, and as appropriate, articulate and launch protection response. In collaboration with the Regional Team Leader, the Protection Specialist will first assess the capability/capacity of local organizations, government agencies, and local communities to effectively meet the needs of affected populations
Based on needs identified during assessment phase, the Protection Specialist will participate in program strategy definition and specific identification of protection gaps that IRC can address, and as appropriate, lead start-up of a protection program, interfacing with relevant colleagues in HQ. The Protection Specialist will support initial fundraising efforts to support this strategy; and if active, participate in protection actor coordination meetings.
The Protection Specialist will report to the Regional Team Leader.
Location: Prefer El Salvador but open to Honduras and Guatemala
STEP Project Selection and Rapid Project Execution
Articulation of broader Violence Prevention and Response Strategy
Violence Prevention and Response Program Implementation
Fundraising against Program Strategy
Ad hoc support to Regional Team Leader
IRC leading the way from harm to home.
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