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Protection Coordinator

Full time Posted On 11.15.2019 Employer


Treating people with dignity, respect and safeguarding the rights and wellbeing of the most vulnerable are key principles to working with LWC.
LWC is a Catholic Lay Ecclesial Community that has partnered with UNHCR since the 1980’s and has mainly served refugees and asylum -seekers along with vulnerable migrants from many countries and of various regions, including from Colombia, Venezuela, Haiti, Cuba, Pakistan, Iraq, Somalia, Bangladesh, Syria, Nigeria, Sudan and many more.  

Due to an increasing number of asylum-seekers and refugees, particularly from Venezuela, our team needs additional capacity to design and implement a humanitarian and refugee protection response. 

The Protection Coordinator is responsible for providing strategic direction, planning and technical support, oversight and guidance for all protection programming at LWC including strategic planning, review and development of programmatic resources and tools, and capacity strengthening as well as managing staff unit heads. 

● Develop and implement a Protection strategy for addressing risks affecting the       
beneficiary and host community population in T&T via identification of protection       
risks, vulnerabilities, threats, capacities in the T&T context and develop appropriate 
programmatic responses and activities in collaboration with the team and partners    
to identified needs, gaps and risks with clearly defined outcomes 
● Ensure that community based protection approaches and principles are aligned with  and included in the Protection strategy 
● Ensure a solid evidence base and sound analysis, along with consultation with team, PoCs and other stakeholders, underpins programme strategy and implementation         
● Support participatory assessment processes to inform programme design in        
collaboration with key stakeholders  
● Ensure compliance with IASC and UNHCR global protection standards and guidelines          
and ensure coherence across all programming 
● Develop and support review of existing MEAL frameworks, implementation tools,       sops etc used by all units including legal, psychosocial, case management, education, information sharing et al 
● Provide technical guidance to staff to monitor programme outcomes, impacts and    objectives and implementation of technical standards in specific activities to ensure    quality and consistency  
● Ensure quality control via site visits, discussion, implementation of recommendations and lessons learnt 
● Integrate protection with other sector activities like shelter where applicable to          ensure minimum protection standards are met to achieve maximum impact 
● Support development and ensure adequate oversight of child protection and gbv       programming, particularly for unaccompanied children
● Ensure that protection principles are mainstreamed across all of LWC’s work
● Support staff professional development via ongoing capacity building and coaching support in Protection for staff.
● Actively participate in the documentation of good practices and lessons learnt and   contribute to the development of strategic resources and protection specific        documents that contribute to knowledge building and sharing in the Caribbean to      influence programme planning  
● Support Information Manager to develop and implement appropriate protection        sensitive information management systems and monitoring tools for MEAL activities 
● Review funding and programme proposals as well as donor reports to ensure  consistency with strategic protection outcomes 
● Provide technical advice on the recruitment of protection staff and support the           performance evaluation of staff 
● Other duties as required consistency with strategic protection outcomes           


Living Water Community

Job ID:



Protection Coordinator




Child/Geriatric Care, Education, Legal, Nonprofit-Social Services



Employment Type:

Full time




Education : Early Childhood Care & Development, General-Other: Training-Instruction
Legal : Attorney, Contracts Administration
Project-Program Management : Event Planning-Coordination, General-Other: Project-Program Management, Program Management, Project Management

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required. 
  • Educational background - preferably International Relations, Humanitarian Affairs, Human Rights Law, Migration, Law, Gender Studies, Sociology, Human Rights, Social Work, Psychology and other related fields.
  • Masters degree preferred. 
 ➢ Previous experience working in mixed migration flow contexts and urban         
displacement contexts in multiple countries 
➢ Previous experience in a managerial capacity 
➢ Conceptual, analytical and critical thinking to develop protection programmatic         strategies
➢ Excellent technical knowledge of protection standards and UNHCR refugee         
protection standards
➢ Starong, capacity building, facilitation and presentation skills
➢ Creative thinking to improve quality of programming for greater impact
➢ Excellent oral and written communication skills, with ability to communicate and           engage with diverse populations non discriminately
➢ Experience using Microsoft Programs and Spreadsheets
➢ English Fluency and ​ Spanish language Proficiency strongly desired
➢ Knowledge of and/or preparedness to become familiar with and abide by LWC’s and UNHCR’s code of conduct and humanitarian principles
➢ Preparedness to support LWC’s mission and principle of selfless service to mankind
➢ Sense of Humour with ability to work under stress and maintain a positive outlook     on challenges
➢ Strong interpersonal skills (e.g. conflict resolution) and ​ ability to work effectively in a team
➢ Strict adherence to principles of confidentiality
➢ Non-discrimination, Religious Tolerance and Cultural competency 
➢ ​ Emotional resilience 

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