International Civilian Protection Monitor, Nonviolent Peaceforce (Philippines)

Mindanao, Philippines   Closes: Jun 9, 2018
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Nonviolent Peaceforce (NP)launched its unarmed civilian protection (UCP) programme in Mindanao, Philippines, in 2007, after being invited by representatives of recognised local civil society and endorsed by key parties in the peace process between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).The programme aimed at enhancing human security by working on protection and human rights issues through proactive, non-violent engagement. In 2009, NP was invited by both parties to join the Civilian Protection Component (CPC) of the International Monitoring Team (IMT) that oversees the implementation of the GPH-MILF ceasefire agreement, mandated to ensure the safety and security of communities, including all non-combatants. In 2011, NP became an implementing partner of the United Nations in monitoring, reporting, verifying and facilitating response to the six Grave Child Rights Violations (GCRVs) in Armed Conflict. NP works in Central and Western Mindanao with its main office located in Cotabato City, and field teams operating in the conflict-affected areas of Maguindanao, Lanao Del Sur, Lanao Del Norte, North Cotabato, SOCSKSARGEN, Zamboanga and island provinces of Sulu and Basilan.

JOB PURPOSE:
The International Civilian Protection Monitor (ICPM)is part of NP Philippines’ (NPP) frontline field teams implementing projects in Mindanao. Currently projects cover the following focal areas: 1) Early Warning and Early Response (EWER) to armed conflict; 2) Child Protection (CP) focused on Grave Child Rights Violations (GCRVs) in armed conflict; and 3) the Civilian Protection Component (CPC)of the International Monitoring Team (IMT) focused on monitoring compliance and non-compliance of the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to their commitments under international human rights and humanitarian laws.

The post-holder is expected to remain extremely flexible to support program and team needs, including changing focal area and fulfilling additional roles, as advised by HFO.

KEY OBJECTIVES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the direct supervision and direction of the Head of Field Office
General:
  • Work alongside and in consultation with NP’s local partners in implementing the projects;
  • Coordinate with all relevant authorities to ensure and improve the safety and security of both the communities and NP staff;
  • Create and strengthen professional contacts and working relationships with local partners, women’s groups, civilian and other stakeholders to the conflict, government authorities, military and recognised non-state armed groups, and peace process structures; and maintain all related documentation (contact lists, profiles);
  • Provide regular patrolling and proactive presence in the most vulnerable communities;
  • Monitor and verify conflict incidents, civilian protection issues, and patterns of violence in Mindanao in line with mandate and program focus;
  • Where possible, facilitate response and referral of monitored human rights, civilian protection including SGBV, humanitarian and other conflict issues to support civilian, women and child protection, and reduction of violence and impact on civilians particularly women and girls;
  • In consultation with the HFO and overall team, provide technical assistance to GBV and CP Working Groups activated for both the GBV and CP areas of responsibility, with links to other cluster/sector coordination mechanisms on critical inter-sectoral issues.
  • Monitor internal displacement incidents and trends, identify and document IDP sites and return movements;
  • Upon request, provide protective accompaniment to vulnerable and threatened civiliansparticularly those exposed to the risk of SGBV and harassment;
  • Support the field team in facilitating community meetings, orientations, workshops and dialogues with stakeholders (i.e. civil authorities, armed actors, humanitarian service providers, UN Agencies, I/NGOs, women’s groups, religious and community leaders) to leverage as well as strengthen NPP’s existing protection strategy in order to address emerging protection needs including SGBV;
  • Contribute to needs-based and context-specific training and awareness raising programs in a range of topics including but not necessarily limited to: GBV in Emergencies, Child Protection in Emergencies, conflict analysis, risk assessment and mitigation planning, case management, community mediation, human rights and IHL;
  • Monitor and strengthen civilian protection capacities of established structures and communities in assigned area of responsibility in partnership with key local stakeholders;
  • Conduct information gathering, contextual analysis, needs assessment, and risk mitigation to inform program design and strategic direction particularly to reduce the identified risks and vulnerabilities for women and girls (and project staff);
  • Give regular and ad hocverbal, SMS, and written updates to the field team and managers with respect to area of assigned work and the situation on the ground, particularly that which can improve mission effectiveness and staff security and safety;
  • Support on-going advocacy efforts related to prevention and response to GBV, particularly sexual violence in situations of crises;
  • Support the HFO in adequately addressing SGBV prevention and response as a cross-cutting issue and suitably integrate into the existing programmes;
  • Support the HFO in developing weekly & monthly work plans and budgets, specifying activities and indicators based on programmatic log frames and field-based strategic plans for project implementation;
  • Contribute or lead in the writing of regular program, field, and verification reports, as designated by the HFO;
  • Contribute or lead in all other relevant field site documentation, analysis and info management as designated by HFO; such as inter aliaconflict and stakeholder analyses & profiles; external communications materials; safety and security documentation; strategic plans; exit strategies;
  • Actively ensure coherent and complementary field-level implementation of all NPP projects and objectives, avoiding duplication and identifying areas to improve implementation;
  • Undertake all aspects of work in close coordination with HFO in line with NP’s core values as well as in line with established line management, reporting, and safety and security practices;
  • Contribute to the implementation of all NPP projects in the field

Tasks specific to NPP projects:
  • Based on agreement with the HFO, the ICP may possibly have primary responsibility for a project focal area(s), and supporting responsibility for other focal area(s), as designated by HFO. The current focal areas pertain to:
  • Early Warning and Early Response (EWER) to armed conflict;
  • Child Protection (CP) focused on Grave Child Rights Violations (GCRVs) in armed conflict;
  • Civilian Protection Component (CPC)

Duties applicable to all staff
  • Actively work towards the achievement of the goals and mandate of Nonviolent Peaceforce in line with organisational values and principles
  • Abide and work in accordance with Nonviolent Peaceforce safety and security policies and rules
  • Work closely and cohesively with all field team members to ensure smooth and effective program implementation, supportive working environment and overall team security
  • Perform any other work-related duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by the line managers

QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES

Education:

Required
  • University degree in a related field (Social Sciences, Development Studies, human rights, International Relations, Management, etc.);
  • Formal training related to SGBV, conflict, peacekeeping or nonviolence.

Preferred
  • Post-graduate degree in peace building, women’s studies, gender studies;
  • Certificate or diploma course in peace building, conflict transformation and/or nonviolent peacekeeping.

Experience:

Required
  • Minimum three years relevant work experience;
  • Minimum one year working in an international capacity preferably in a humanitarian context;
  • Worked with grassroots or community-based organizations;
  • Experience working in peace building, human rights, child protection, GBV or development.

Preferred
  • NGO/Humanitarian work experience;
  • Experience working in post-conflict or conflict contexts, especially in Mindanao;
  • Experience in community organizing/ mobilization and capacity-building;
  • Experience working with SGBV protection and prevention, women’s participation in peace and security, MRM-GCRV, EWER and/or UCP.

Knowledge and Skills:

Required
  • Excellent oral and written English communication including report writing;
  • Understanding of conflict dynamics and peace building concepts;
  • Above average decision making and analytical skills;
  • Basic financial skills;
  • Ability to maintain non-partisanship and project organisational values in a range of contexts.

Preferred
  • Ability to write progress and impact reports based on measurable indicators;
  • Understanding of the Mindanao conflict and the on-going peace processes;
  • Critical & strategic thinking;
  • Ability to craft budgets and liquidate expenses.

Other Specialized Requirements:
  • Personal/emotional maturity.
  • Eagerness to live, work and learn in a diverse cultural environment.
  • Team player in a multicultural context.
  • Flexibility and willingness to learn.
  • Remains professional and focused under volatile and stressful situations.
  • Ability to work in remote and developing areas with few amenities.
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity and adaptability.
  • Strict sense of discipline including full compliance with code of conduct, security protocols and other SOPs.
  • Strong sense of responsibility and professionalism
  • Sense of diplomacy and tact.
  • Honesty and integrity.

Minimum of three years relevant work experience required. Open to nationals of other countries except the Philippines. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Compensation Package
  • Monthly Net Salary of EURO 1,400.00
  • Medical Insurance (Pacific Cross)
  • Annual Leave of 30 days
  • Medical Leave of 14 days
  • Compassionate Leave of 8 days
  • Rest and Recuperation of 10 – 14 days every 50 days of continuous service
  • Visa Expenses (application/renewal)
  • Provision of modest accommodation in duty location with basic utilities such light and water
  • Laptop
  • Mobile Phone with allowable monthly communication allowance for official calls
  • Per Diems, billeting and transportation during official travels
For more information about NP and its work, as well as full job profile of the position, please go to NP’s website: www.nonviolentpeaceforce.org

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted and processed up to June 10, 2018.

Interested candidates who fulfill the required qualifications are asked to send their Curriculum Vitae, with a Cover Letter explaining their motivation to apply and three (3) references by e-mail, addressed to:

Delsy Ronnie, Country Director at hrm-npp@nonviolentpeaceforce.org

As we receive hundreds of applications for each position, only those selected for an interview will be personally contacted.

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