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Senior Protection Manager

Closing date29 Feb 2024
OrganisationGlobal Communities
LocationKyiv, Ukraine
External URL https://internationalcareers-globalcommunities.icims.com/jobs/2388/senior-protection-manager/job?mode=view&mobile=false&width=1005&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240


Global Communities works at the intersection of humanitarian assistance, sustainable development and financial inclusion to save lives, advance equity and secure strong futures. We support communities at the forefront of their own development in more than 35 countries, partnering with local leaders, governments, civil society and the private sector to achieve a shared vision of a more just, prosperous and equitable global community.

The Senior Manager, Protection oversees protection programming strategy development, project implementation, internal coordination, and external representation. The Senior Protection Manager is responsible for the management of GC protection staff and quality control of protection services, including through GC and partners. The position is based in Kyiv, Ukraine with travel expected to program operations, including Chernivtsi, Chernihiv, Mykolaiv, and Kherson.



  • Provide strategic vision, and guidance of the Ukraine Protection program, including Child Protection (CP), Gender-Based Violence (GBV), and Psychosocial Support (PSS).
  • Oversee the implementation of protection activities, including mobile protection teams, safe spaces, in-kind distributions, and psychosocial support services.
  • Oversee protection program budgets and expenditures, ensuring that programs are being implemented on-budget and on-schedule.
  • Promote and support staff care and well-being, including interventions were needed.
  • Conduct regular monitoring of activities and ensure quality of services and minimum standards, through completing monitoring reports and providing regular feedback to the staff.
  • Compile and review program reports as required by the donor, capturing activities’ progress, lessons learned, community needs and reconcile against activities planned and quality standards.
  • Represent Global Communities at relevant cluster and donor meetings as appropriate at the national and hub levels.


  • Identify protection needs through desk reviews and leading protection needs assessments.
  • Ensure activities run according to minimum standards and best practices and are appropriate for the context, in line with minimum standards for CP, GBV, PSS and humanitarian principles.
  • Develop and implement a capacity building plan for protection staff, through training and ongoing mentoring.
  • Ensure programming aligns with the priorities of the humanitarian response and initiatives.
  • Support business development opportunities through drafting of technical components and budget design.
  • Apply a multi-sectoral response to protection through coordination and integration with other relevant sectors within Global Communities.
  • Build Global Communities’ protection profile by contributing to regional and global technical discussions, promoting Global Communities-developed tools and guidance, and publishing key success stories.
  • Encourage and support integration of Safe & Accountable Programming across protection activities.

Capacity Strengthening and Mentoring

  • Develop and implement an integrated GC protection strategy, including drafting and/or revising Standard Operating Procedures to ensure all programming is in line with Global Communities,’ donor, and international policies and best practices.
  • Lead the capacity strengthening planning process with local partners regarding technical protection capacity, in coordination with the Partnerships team.
  • Lead relevant project-specific protection coordination meetings, information sharing and learning between GC teams and partners.
  • Ensure harmonization of and consistency in protection program management tracking and implementation, including donor reporting, MEAL, and external visibility.
  • Provide ongoing mentoring support to protection program staff and partner organizations to build capacity, in line with the capacity strengthening plans.
  • Visit project activities and provide recommendations for areas for improvement and identify cross-cutting capacity needs.
  • All other job-related duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • Up to 30% travel to Northern, Southern and Eastern regions of Ukraine and based on security approvals, ranging from one to six weeks.
  • Supervision responsibilities.
  • Will be required to attend meetings outside of normal business hours, i.e., evenings and weekends.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to work effectively in an atmosphere of multiple projects, shifting priorities, and deadline pressure.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, including ability to effectively communicate across cultures and demonstrated ability to write required documents in a clear, concise, well-organized manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with donors, project stakeholders, in-country collaborators, and staff at all levels of the organization.
  • Commitment to the principles of confidentiality, survivor-centered approach, and Do No Harm.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to prioritize in a fast-paced environment.
  • Computer literacy, excellent knowledge of word processing, excel and PowerPoint is required.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Ukrainian is highly desirable.
  • A passion for the mission and values of Global Communities, and a commitment to equity and justice.


  • Undergraduate degree in a related discipline and a minimum of six years of related work experience or a minimum of ten years of related work experience.
  • At least 4 of which are specifically focused on management of protection programs.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ prior experience working in emergency, conflict, post-conflict, or post-disaster settings.
  • Experience working with individuals and groups at risk or victims of abuse, exploitation, and violence.
  • Understanding of international best practices, including USAID/BHA Protection, GASI (Gender, Age, & Social Inclusion), and SAP (Safe & Accountable Programming) requirements.
  • Prior experience in Ukraine and/or the Eastern Europe region desirable.
  • Previous experience working in remote management is considered an asset.
  • Experience in capacity building of host country staff in programmatic, leadership and management skills.

Application Instructions

To be considered for this position, please apply (including your resume and cover letter) by 1/5/2024**.** Applications received after this date may be reviewed on a rolling basis until the job has been filled.

Location and Work Schedule

This selected candidate can be based in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Salary and Compensation

The estimated salary for this position is between $78,705 – 123,370. Final salary will be based on several factors including qualifications, geographic location, experience, and internal equity. Global Communities provides a comprehensive benefits package; please note that this position is eligible for allowances.

COVID-19 Policy

As an organization working to advance public health, Global Communities has an obligation to model best practices and to do all we can to protect each other, our partners, and the communities where we work. To ensure the continuity and effectiveness of our business operations, Global Communities is adopting a policy to safeguard the health of our visitors, employees, families, and the larger global community from COVID-19. Effective January 3, 2022, all U.S.-based Global Communities employees are required to provide proof of having received full dosage of COVID-19 vaccine that is FDA approved, approved for emergency use authorization, or have an approved medical or religious exemption on file with Global Communities, as a condition of employment.

Safeguarding Policy

Global Communities holds strict safeguarding principles and has a zero-tolerance policy for conduct of sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment. In the process of recruitment, selection, and appointment, Global Communities will conduct robust reference and background screening checks, including international vetting as a signature of the Global Misconduct Disclosure Scheme to ensure children and vulnerable adults are safeguarded, and abuse is prevented. The incumbent is required to carry out their duties in accordance with Global Communities Safeguarding policy and the Standards of Conduct.


Global Communities is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Global Communities complies with all applicable provisions of the ADA and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities unless it provides undue hardship to the organization. If reasonable accommodation is necessary to participate in the recruitment process, please contact recruitment@globalcommunities.org.

How to apply

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