Emergency Protection Consultant

Country: Ethiopia
Organization: FHI 360
Closing date: 9 Feb 2021


FHI 360 is harnessing its four decades of development experience to provide humanitarian assistance in crisis-affected countries. FHI 360’s Crisis Response Team (CRT) meets the urgent needs of people whose lives are jeopardized by conflict, disaster or displacement. FHI 360’s Crisis Response Team is looking to expand operations and technical programming in Tigray, Ethiopia to respond to the current crisis.

Scope of Work

In this particular context, the Crisis Response Team requires the services of a highly skilled Protection Consultant to support HQ staff by participating in a scoping mission trip to conduct preliminary assessments and scalable mapping exercises to design an anticipated protection program. The Emergency Protection Consultant will engage with cluster leads, government of Ethiopia officials, health facility-based personnel and other NGO partners to discuss the pressing needs and challenges of the impacted area. The consultant will conduct field-based assessments in future operational areas to ascertain protection needs with respect to sector specific best practices, barriers to access, and potential for innovative interventions to produce a fully integrated protection program. The consultant must also have a strong background in humanitarian programming and experience with rapid startups.

Specific Tasks and Responsibilities:

· Lead the team’s efforts in the Protection sector during the startup and implementation phase, ensuring the programming design meets the technical standards

· Conduct CP and GBV sector needs assessments, provide technical guidance on appropriate emergency activities and devise sector-specific response strategies focusing on community engagement in CP and GHV prevention activities, CP and GHV Case Management and Psychosocial support (SHLS approach for Child Protection).

· Assess community infrastructure and service-provider capabilities, identify support needs and gaps.

· Contribute to concept note, program budget and technical narrative proposal design for protection related programming.

· Develop partnerships with local service providers, implementing partners, and local government entities as well as attend protection cluster meetings.

· Work with operation staff to ensure commodities are procured, handled and managed properly.

· Work with technical and management coordinators of FHI 360’s Crisis Response team in identifying needs; target locations, supply chain routes, actors and mechanisms to ensure time-critical assistance is delivered to affected people.


· Produce field assessment reports specific to protection strategies and approaches **

· Contribute to proposal design phase including technical narrative, budget, and implementation plan for protection programming.**

· Other start-up activities as requested.**

Location of Work

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Tigray, Ethiopia

Important Note: Applicant should research COVID-19 measures and the associated risks of this location before submitting an application.


Level of Effort: 2 Months

Period of Engagement: Mid to late February – end of April 2021

Travel and accommodations are provided

Timetable and Address for Submission

Applications must be prepared in English and delivered electronically by 9 February 2021, 11:59PM EDT. Please send by email to CrisisResponse@fhi360.org with subject line “Emergency Protection Consultant – Crisis Response”.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or its International Equivalent, in Social Sciences, Public Health and International Development is required; Master’s is strongly preferred
  • 5 – 8 years of professional work experience in managing humanitarian response initiatives
  • Experience establishing startup operations/projects in new countries highly preferred
  • Skilled in developing responsive, evidence-based program designs
  • Demonstratable experience designing and leading technical assessments using appropriate methodologies; strong background in monitoring and evaluation preferred
  • Field experience in GBV and CP in emergencies with knowledge of the safe healing and learning spaces (SHLS) approach, social behavior change communication (SBCC) for protection programs and building staff capacity
  • Experience coordinating complex programs with the UN cluster/sector system, experience as a cluster co-lead is preferred
  • Knowledge of use of and training staff on the use of CPIMS and GBVIMS
  • Prior experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO), government agency or related industry experience

  • Sensitivity to cultural diversity and understanding of the political, contextual, and ethical issues in assigned area

  • Fluency in verbal and written English

Evaluation Criteria

Proposals will be evaluated in accordance with the following criteria:

  • Knowledge of standard protection approaches and best practices
  • Expertise in humanitarian programming and implementation
  • Consultancy experience with similar organizations

Required Documentation

Proposals must include the following components:

  • Current CV
  • Cover letter (max one page) summarizing experience
  • Name and contract details of two professional references

  • Your consulting daily rate. Please note that rate should be all inclusive; no separate hazard pay or daily allowance will be provided.

FHI 360 Disclaimers

· FHI 360 may perform a background check on any selected Consultant candidates.

· FHI 360 may cancel the solicitation and not award

· FHI 360 may reject any or all responses received

· Issuance of the solicitation does not constitute an award commitment by FHI 360

· FHI 360 reserves the right to disqualify any offer based on failure of the offeror to follow solicitation instructions

· FHI 360 will not compensate any offeror for responding to solicitation

· FHI 360 reserves the right to issue award based on initial evaluation of offers without further discussion

· FHI 360 may choose to award only part of the activities in the solicitation, or issue multiple awards based on the solicitation activities

· FHI 360 reserves the right to waive minor proposal deficiencies that can be corrected prior to award determination to promote competition**

· FHI 360’s supplier terms and conditions can be found here while our consultant terms and conditions can be found here

How to apply:

Applications must be prepared in English and delivered electronically by 9 February 2021, 11:59PM EDT. Please send by email to CrisisResponse@fhi360.org with subject line “Emergency Protection Consultant – Crisis Response”.


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