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UNHCR-Capacity Building Officer (Protection Cluster)-P3-Kyiv, Ukraine

Kyiv, Ukraine
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Protection Cluster Capacity Building Officer – P3 – Kyiv, Ukraine 

Kyiv, Ukraine

4 months with possibility of extension based on contextual developments and performance 

The escalation of conflict in Ukraine, which started on 24 February 2022, has resulted in an increased demand to mainstream protection among partners working in the field and ensure centrality of protection across different clusters’ partners and stakeholders. 

Under the direct supervision of the Protection Cluster (PC) Coordinator, in close coordination with PC Coordination Team, the successful candidate will roll out capacity building initiatives with PC partners and other Clusters’ actors to reinforce the capacities of humanitarian stakeholders in Ukraine to adopt a protection sensitive approach in their interventions and ensure centrality of protection. 

The Capacity Building Officer will work to develop tools and mechanisms to foster mainstreaming of protection principles and approaches at all levels of the humanitarian response, ensuring effective consideration and implementation of the Centrality of Protection in the response in Ukraine. For this, the selected person will roll out protection mainstreaming trainings and trainings on PC tools/platforms as appropriate.

To roll out roll out protection mainstreaming trainings and trainings on PC tools/platform as appropriate, thus ensuring centrality of protection. 

Under the supervision of the National Protection Cluster Coordinator, the PC Capacity Building Officer will undertake the following responsibilities:

•    Develop tools and materials to be presented as part of the capacity building strategy and to be used by main protection partners as part of the broad mainstreaming response.  
•    Train PC actors in the field, as well as other Clusters’ partners (with a particular focus on CCCM and Shelter/NFI Clusters), on protection mainstreaming and related protection principles to ensure centrality of protection. 
•    Develop specific strategies, tools and implement specific mainstreaming activities for members of all other clusters, as well as to the local authorities – as appropriate. 
•    Train PC actors in the field, as well as other Clusters’ partners (with a particular focus on CCCM and Shelter/NFI Clusters), on key PC tool/platform (eg, service mapping Platform, minimum inter-agency referral tool and any other PC tool to be developed in the coming months).
•    Update statistical information on trainings conducted and participant profile.
•    Actively participate in relevant meetings and global initiatives concerning capacity building communities of practice.
•    Monitor the progress of the training implementation, identify and integrate best practices into the activities to improve the quality of the training and the overall capacity building component.
•    Administer pre- and post-test for training participants including drafting the test and consolidating analysis of the test results.
•    Consolidate various training materials utilized during the training sessions including some adjusted modules and other training documents.
•    Provide post mission debriefs to PC team, members and partners on training outcomes and activity plans, and further capacity building needs.
•    Ensure proper communication of project implementation in collaboration with the communication team in Ukraine.
•    Travels extensively in the country.
•    Perform such other duties as may be assigned.


•    Minimum of 6 years’ experience in capacity development, support, and training of staff, partners, and government counterparts is required.  
•    Experience working in international organizations, humanitarian community and familiarity with the humanitarian reform and cluster approach will be considered an asset.
•    Prior experience working in complex emergencies supporting coordination structures will be considered an asset. 
•    Strong coordination and collaboration skills to engage different stakeholders in capacity building activities according to their needs.

Essential requirements
•    University degree in International Law, Social Studies, Development Studies or a related field from an accredited academic institution with three years of relevant professional experience.
•    Fluent in English and Ukrainian (Russian is an asset).
•    Strong experience in providing capacity development (awareness, training, coaching, etc) on protection mainstreaming for a large range of audience (local partners, frontline staff, management staff, high level audience etc.).
•    Strong knowledge of protection mainstreaming principles, GBV and CP international guidelines, as well as of the humanitarian architecture in a conflict-induced internal displacement response.
Personal Characteristics

•    Strong interpersonal skills and coordination expertise.
•    Action-oriented.
•    Good analytical skills.
•    Capacity to work under pressure.
•    Ability to work effectively independently and as part of a diverse team.

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