Become a Homebased/Remote Working Protection Advisor for People in Need (PIN): Apply Now!!

Duty Station: Remote – home based, with travels to the Country Programmes

Contract: Framework contract with daily rate

Starting date: May 2024

Contract duration: 1 year, possibility of extension

About the role:

People in Need (PIN) is an international, non-profit organization providing humanitarian and development assistance around the world. We are founded on the ideals of humanism, freedom, equality, and solidarity. We are the largest INGO working in Central and Eastern Europe with 22 offices worldwide, over 2400 employees, and a budget over 240 million Euros.

As part of our humanitarian programming, PIN provides multi-sectoral assistance tailored to needs of crisis affected people which usually covers the following sectors: nutrition-sensitive food security, shelter and non-food items including infrastructure rehabilitation, WASH, cash & vouchers assistance, education in emergencies integrating psychosocial support and child protection and recovery of livelihoods integrated with social safety nets and markets.

We strive to integrate protection, gender equality and social inclusion considerations into all our interventions (protection and GESI mainstreaming) to ensure the highest standards of quality, safe, dignified and accountable programming. We look for a Protection Advisor to conduct an independent review of PIN’s Protection key resources (e.g. SoPs) and implementation of protection activities in the countries where PIN implements protection programmes, to ensure high quality of the protection services delivered to the affected population, as well as Do No Harm (DNH) and risk mitigation.

Position Summary:

The Protection Advisor will be responsible for conducting an independent review to assess PIN current Protection resources, practices and response to ensure adherence to international standards and principles for protection work, as well as risk mitigation and DNH while achieving the intended protection outcomes.

The Protection Advisor will work closely with other Technical and Humanitarian Advisors and will report to PIN Protection and GESI Lead Advisor. Under the guidance of PIN Protection and GESI Lead Advisor, the work will have two components: a desk review of PIN’s international tools and then project-specific reviews with travel to PIN’s Country Offices.

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Main Objectives:

Independent review of PIN’s global guidelines and tools. Desk-based with estimated time allocation 8-10 days.

  • Review of PIN Referral package, providing detailed guidance on and SoPs for handling specific sensitive cases (such as S-GBV cases; Child Protection Cases) for non-specialised actors
  • Review PIN Protection Assessment Checklist for Protection partners (part of PIN Partners’ Assessment Tool – PAT)
  • Review PIN Guidance on PIN’s Approach to Gender Based Violence, Protection, Mental Health & Psychosocial Support and Health Programming, and provide detailed overview of the concrete risks associated with crossing the established red lines

Independent review of projects in Country Programmes. Based on a detailed ToR, the Advisor would provide consultancy services to the Country Programme under the leadership of PIN Protection and GESI Lead Advisor. Estimated 20-30 days with 7-10 days in country per Country Programme review.

The Country Programme review will include:

  • Revise internal protection tools, guidelines and SoPs and suggest practical recommendations and actions for their improvement
  • Identify areas of strengths/weaknesses of PIN current Protection portfolio in different Country Programmes
  • Identify the issues and circumstances that can facilitate or undermine effective protective initiatives, risk factors and risk mitigation including analysing the quality of available, external protection services
  • assess the implementation of PIN protection programmes (including the effective use of referral systems) for strengthening evaluation and for organisational learning and provide recommendation on what changes are needed to deliver the intended outcomes
  • ensure risk mitigation is embedded in the relevant programmes and that effective measures are in place to successfully respond and prevent harmful effects

Required Skills and Experience


  • Strong theoretical, technical and practical background in protection international standards and principles for protection work
  • Strong understanding of international human rights, humanitarian protection principles and standards
  • Strong knowledge of and experience on general protection case management, specialized case management (such as GBV and Child Protection) delivered according to internal guidelines and in line with international standards and principles
  • Understanding of information management in the context of protection programming and reporting


  • Master’s degree in a relevant field (Human Rights, International Humanitarian Law or related subjects)


  • A minimum of 8 years of progressively responsible experience in protection related work, preferably in protection case management, protection monitoring
  • Strong and proven knowledge (theoretical and applied) of protection (general, child protection, GBV), international standards and framework for protection work
  • Professional technical experience matching the above-mentioned duties and responsibilities.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the complexity related to refugee and IDP situations, including intersecting vulnerabilities


  • Written and oral proficiency in English is required
  • Knowledge of Ukrainian, Russian, Romanian or Turkish is an asset

Personal Requirements

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage efficiently multiple priorities, deadlines and tasks
  • Solid time-management skills, resourcefulness and attention to details
  • Diplomatic skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, flexibility
  • Ability to travel to field sites
  • Good interpersonal skills and experience working with people from different backgrounds

PIN Offers

  • Remote and flexible work with the possibility of short field trips
  • Salary according to the PIN salary scale dependent on the cost of living in the specific home location
  • Background and professionalism of the largest Czech non-governmental organization
  • Interesting and creative work with international scope (possibility to travel to our Country Programmes)
  • Personal and professional development – including extensive Capacity Building program – internal and external – Induction training, internal e-learnings, Knowledge and Learning Department onboarding, eventual HEAT Training, Humentum training , PuntoSud training
  • Free medical helpdesk and psychological consultation available online;

How to apply

Are you interested in this position? Send us your CV and short cover letter in English via our application form. Please note only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Interviews will be conducted on rolling basis and the vacancy will be closed when filled.

People in Need is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct and committed to promoting the welfare of children and adults with whom People in Need involves. People in Need Staff will undertake the appropriate level of training. All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

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