Humanitarian Adviser -Protection and Inclusion

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Last update: Jan 24, 2023 Last update: Jan 24, 2023


Deadline: Feb 9, 2023 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: UK UK
Organization: The Palladium Group (HQ)
Job type: Contract, 4 to 12 months
English English
Work experience: <1
Date posted: Jan 24, 2023


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Project Overview and Role:The Humanitarian and Stabilisation Operations Team (HSOT), contracted by Palladium International Ltd, provides the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) with humanitarian and stabilisation support.
HSOT provides support to FCDO for the UK Government's response to humanitarian disasters and protracted crises in cooperation with the United Nations, various NGO’s and governments of affected countries.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

The position of Humanitarian Advisor, Protection and Inclusion forms a part of Humanitarian Emergency Response Team (HERT), comprised primarily of Humanitarian Advisors.
The post is a temporary Fixed term employment contract for 9 months and the primary purpose of this role is to support the implementation of FCDO’s commitments to address gender-based violence (GBV), promote gender equality, inclusion and safeguarding, and broader protection priorities in humanitarian settings. The role will be required to liaise closely with multiple internal and external stakeholders.

Humanitarian Policy and Strategic Engagement

Provide technical guidance on protection and inclusion issues to inform and implement FCDO humanitarian policy as per the UK Humanitarian Framework, the International Development (Gender Equality) Act 2014, FCDO’s Disability Inclusion and Rights Strategy, the UK National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security and the UK’s commitments under the Call to Action on Protection from GBV in Emergencies (Call to Action) and Grand Bargain, as well as international best practice.
Drive FCDO’s humanitarian policy and diplomacy efforts on GBV, women and girls, gender equality and support to local women-led and women’s rights organisations.
Provide substantial support to FCDO’s participation in the Call to Action and maintain other strategic partnerships.

Humanitarian Response

Provide generalist humanitarian advice and technical specialist support on protection and inclusion issues (including GBV, gender, social inclusion, etc.) and safeguarding in case of an emergency response.
Advise on policy and partnerships, support monitoring and driving accountability of FCDO’s humanitarian partners.
Integrate protection, inclusion and safeguarding considerations into preparedness and recovery activities.
Support real-time evaluations of humanitarian responses to help ensure that they mainstream protection and are responsive to the needs of women and girls and other marginalised populations.
Contribute to learning processes in collaboration with the Humanitarian Advisor - Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning.
Available to deploy in support of initial UK rapid response to global emergencies

Operational Policy

Support learning and development for FCDO humanitarian response teams and humanitarian cadre on protection, gender and inclusion. This will include support to make the use of gender equality markers, Interagency Standing Committee (IASC) Guidelines for Integrating Gender-Based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Action and the IASC Guidelines on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action mandatory in FCDO humanitarian programming.

Programming & Partnership

Provide technical advice to shape and support the mainstreaming of protection and inclusion considerations in the delivery of humanitarian programmes.
Provide advisory support to FCDO Posts on the design, implementation and monitoring of protection, gender relevant, GBV, disability programmes and for institutional partnerships.

Capacity & Continuous Improvement

Provide relevant inputs and materials to support the mainstreaming of protection, inclusion and safeguarding in inductions and trainings for HSOT standing team staff and consultants.
Support the planning and roll out of actions to improve the integration of protection, inclusion and safeguarding within HSOT’s tools and processes.
Serve as safeguarding technical lead for HSOT, promoting mechanisms, progressing annual action plan, and contributing to Palladium corporate safeguarding initiatives.
Provide inputs to the development of preparedness and information management tools on issues relating to protection, inclusion and safeguarding.
Contribute to the development of guidance to support HSOT’s operationalisation of FCDO policies on issues related to protection, inclusion and safeguarding.
Support the collection of lessons, and application of learning, related to protection, inclusion and safeguarding as part of HEROS commitment to continuous improvement.

Additional Duties

Fulfil role of Duty Officer on rotation, providing week-long out of hours surveillance of emergencies.
Participate in all Palladium HR processes, including team weekly meetings and cross-HSOT monthly
meetings; participate in performance management including setting and reporting on the status of KRAs.
Contribute to HEROS contract monthly, quarterly, annual contractual reporting on specialist portfolio, and provide support as requested to the team in support of results-based reporting.
As appropriate, engage with Palladium EMEA regional team for related initiatives.

Required Qualifications:

Masters degree or the equivalent level of academic and professional experience in a subject related to humanitarian work.
Solid track record of working at field level preferably in acute and protracted emergency contexts, in roles focussed on protection, gender, GBV and/or social inclusion.
Experience contributing to the development of policy around protection, GBV, gender, disability inclusion, safeguarding, and other related topics.
Experience of building, maintaining, and engaging with external actors, including like-minded donors and with other key stakeholders (including UN agencies, Red Cross and INGOs) on issues related to protection, gender, GBV and/or disability inclusion (among other inclusion issues).
An in-depth knowledge of the current discourse on issues related to the centrality of protection, gender equality, GBV, safeguarding and inclusion is also expected.
Sound knowledge and experience of the international humanitarian theory, practice and architecture, including of the role and performance of the various actors.
Familiarity with humanitarian protection, GBV, and inclusion activities and tools, and understanding of UK commitment in these areas.
Knowledge of current discourse on issues of centrality of protection, gender equality, GBV, safeguarding and inclusion.
Humanitarian risk assessment and analysis.
Disaster coordination.
Information management and analysis.
Cross-sectoral humanitarian advice.
Excellent written and spoken communication skills.
Excellent command of spoken and written English; fluency/working knowledge of another language desirable.
Applicants must have the right to work in the UK and preferably two year residency in the UK. clearance

The closing date for the role is 9th Feb 2023.

Company Overview:

About Palladium - Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with governments, businesses, and investors to solve the world's most pressing challenges. With a team of more than 3,000 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of over 35,000 experts, we help improve economies, societies and, most importantly, people's lives.