Protection Advisor

Position: Paid job

Location: Home or Prague based
Starting date: ASAP

The Protection Advisor is part of the Knowledge and Learning Department of PIN, a dynamic team of technical and program development advisors.


Main Task:

In line with PIN’s Social Inclusion and Protection Strategy for 2017-2021, develop the quality and scale of PIN’s work in protection in both humanitarian and more stable/development contexts

Main Focus:

Strengthening PIN’s country programmes and employees’ capacity to design and implement effective interventions in the following two areas:

a) Humanitarian protection:

  • prevention of and response to various forms of violence (preventive measures such as awareness raising, upgrades of infrastructure resulting in decreased protection threats typically in camp/settlement settings, or responsive measures such as psychosocial support, assistance to survivors of gender based violence; strengthening existing child protection systems, child friendly spaces)
  • supporting community-based protection (strengthening family, social and community networks such as youth clubs or women groups, trainings and cash grants to develop local prevention and response strategies, awareness campaigns, mobilisation of community information networks)
  • assisting people to claim their rights and access services (like awareness on rights and access to services, lost personal documentations support, monitoring/tracking population movements (DTM))
  • supporting durable solutions (return, local integration and resettlement) mainly through information on and preparation for durable solutions, legal aid and registration.

b) Programming in more stable/development contexts focused mainly on

  • gender transformative approach targeting girls and boys – education workshops for girls and boys before or after school covering topics like health (like changes in puberty, menstruation), safety (like child marriage, unsafe migration, SGBV, human rights) and developing leadership skills in theory and practice
  • social cohesion – building tolerance among ethnic/religious and other communities, promoting dialogue and peace-building
  • community-based protection (similar as described under a.1) and supporting linkages to and building capacities of related state institutions, focus on child protection and protection of women/girls

Remark: Ideal candidate would have experience and cover all areas above, however the scope of ToR is partially negotiable, it can be narrowed down based on candidate’s expertise.

Detailed Responsibilities:

  • Develop tools and resources to assist with protection program design (e.g. needs assessment tools) and implementation (e.g. quality standard checklists) and other practical tools and resources (guidance for PIN’s gender transformative programming focusing on adolescent girls and boys)
  • Support PIN country programs in developing effective and relevant interventions and funding proposals
  • Assist relevant PIN country programs in development of country-level strategies in protection
  • Mentor and develop the technical skills of PIN’s Programme and Project Managers ensuring quality implementation, including conducting trainings on core topics in framework of the areas described above and regular update skype calls;
  • Identify the most effective approaches, key lessons learnt and most useful resources and ensure that relevant PIN staff are aware of them and use them;
  • Standardising the M&E tools and indicators for monitoring interventions across the country programs, utilising&feeding into PIN’s IndiKit and results-based M&E framework;
  • Promote and advocate for innovations across PIN’s programmes in both areas;
  • Represent PIN in front of donors, NGOs and other stakeholders and pursue partnership opportunities;
  • Facilitate know-how sharing (incl. documentation) among PIN’s country programmes
  • Actively participate in KLD coordination and communication and actively cooperate with other PIN advisors
  • Ensure the effective integration of cross-cutting themes (such as advocacy, gender equality, inclusion of vulnerable and marginalised groups including people with disabilities and older people) into PIN’s programming in both areas.


  • Sound technical knowledge and experience (at least 3 years) with implementation of protection programmes
  • Significant experience in proposal development for major donors including results frameworks and indicators to measure the impact and outcomes
  • Experience conducting evaluations of humanitarian or development programming is an asset
  • Strong critical thinking, problem solving, coaching and mentoring skills.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English (
  • Ability to perform under pressure and meet deadlines, have flexibility, work independently, manage multiple tasks and work effectively in fast-paced and multi-cultural environments.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Willingness to travel to the countries of PIN’s operation (up to 3months per year)

People in Need offers:

  • Environment of well-established and growing organization
  • Being part of a committed, professional and friendly team
  • Salary according to PIN salary scale
  • 25 days of paid leave annually
  • Working from home or being based in Prague (with frequent travels as described above)


Are you interested in this position? Send us your resume and motivation letter in English via following link (for this vacancy we are not accepting any other application).