Protection Coordinator

Première Urgence Internationale
  • Location
    Colombia, Colombia
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Dec 31

Position description

Following many exploratory missions and the confirmation of a project submitted and validated, PUI aims to launch its humanitarian project covering protection, food security and MHPSS sector, as well as to develop its positioning and operational strategy in the country for 2020.

In Bucaramanga, PUI aims to mitigate serious protection risks that Venezuelan Caminantes, particularly PWSN, are facing on the dangerous migration route and within Bucaramanga, including exposure to violence, abuse, exploitation, and discrimination. To do so, PUI will partner with a local organization in Bucaramanga to provide accommodation, water and sanitation, and food to Caminantes. Within this Refuge, PUI Staff will also conduct Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) activities, and provide emergency transport, to this refuge.


The Protection Coordinator is responsible for the strategic development and technical supervision of PUI’s protection programme which aims at promoting the safety and rights to Venezuelan Caminantes in Colombia. The Protection Coordinator is expected to provide technical guidance, support and oversight on all aspects the protection programme including strategy, development, programmatic resources (guidelines, tools, etc.) and capacity building as well as external representation and advocacy.

The Protection Coordinator is ultimately responsible for the overall quality and impact of the protection programme. The Protection Coordinator will also participate and represent PUI in coordination meetings, and other fora as agreed with the Head of Mission.


Programmes: Lead on the development of the country Protection Strategy for PUI’s response to the protection issues affecting Venezuelans Caminantes in Colombia.

Representation and Coordination: Represents PUI towards external stakeholders, including humanitarian partners, donors, authorities etc. on ongoing protection needs and trends. Act as PUI focal point for all coordination forums related to protection, including the Protection Working Group, GBV and CP Working Groups, etc.

Human Resources: Provide technical support on the recruitment and the management of all protection programme staff, including managerial and non-managerial positions. To this end, develop terms of reference, staffing plan, participate in recruitment processes and performance evaluations.

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Master’s degree in a relevant subject, such as human rights law, refugee law, IHL, migration, international relations and/or international development


Minimum 3 years of experience working in context of mixed migration and internal displacement at coordination level

Strong technical experience in setting up protection systems, including protection monitoring and case management

Experience of working in emergency context and through mobile mechanisms

Excellent technical knowledge of protection standards and principles and capacity to develop effective responses according to needs and relevant frameworks

Commitment to integrate gender, crisis sensitivity and accountability into programming


Knowledge and Skills 

Solid experience in strategy setting, project development and management

Strong capacity building, facilitation, and presentation skills

Good knowledge of institutional donors regulations and policies

Ability to work flexibly in a diverse team, with proven leadership skills

Required Personal Characteristics (fitting into the team, suitability for the job and assignment)

Ability to work independently, take the initiative and take responsibility

Resilience to stress

Diplomacy and open-mindedness

Good analytical skills

Organisation and ability to manage priorities

Problem solving and solution oriented thinking

Ability to work and manage professionally and maturely

Ability to integrate into the local environment, taking account of its political, economic and historical characteristic


Professional fluency in written and spoken Spanish and English

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