Protection Technical Advisor – focus on MHPSS


IsraAID is an international non-governmental humanitarian aid organization based in Israel. Since we were founded in 2001, our teams have worked in emergency and long-term development settings in more than 50 countries around the world. IsraAID responds to emergencies and helps people affected by crises rebuild their lives, their communities, and their futures, together. From hurricanes to refugee crises to global pandemics, we mobilize quickly and collaborate with communities at the deepest level, accompanying the process of becoming self-reliant in the ability to prepare and respond to emergencies and crises and return to adaptive functioning.

IsraAID headquarters leads the organization’s worldwide activity, and it is also responsible for providing oversight, guidance, and support to the different projects.


IsraAID is looking for a Protection Technical Advisor to be a part of the Protection team at HQ.
This position is an exciting opportunity to guide and support Protection programs being run in different countries which are focused primarily on psychosocial support in a non-profit project organization. The ideal candidate will combine experience in humanitarian aid with experience in providing mental health and psycho-social support services in general and specifically in times of emergency and crisis.

IsraAID’s Protection Technical Advisor will work together with both the Protection team in HQ as well as the Protection teams in several countries to assure that the planning, design, and implementation of Protection programs from the technical aspects including quality content is implemented in the most professional way. The scope of work of the technical advisor will be designed according to a development plan based on the sector’s annual goals and field needs.


  1. Build the Sectorial body of knowledge in accordance with the most recent theoretical developments and international aid agenda.
  2. Offer technical support to protection programs and operations in different countries.
  3. Participate in Global working groups.


1. Offer technical support to Protection programs and operations.

  • Support in-country team members in the implementation of protection programs.
  • When needed, support in the recruitment process of protection professionals.
  • Support the development of the sectorial body of knowledge including protection sector foundational content and professional library.
  • Assist in the development of MEAL tools for protection programs.
  • Review Project proposals and/or project reports from a technical protection perspective.
  • Offer technical support to the Protection team leads in the field teams in the implementation of Protection programs.
  • Guide staff members and review content development for protection programs.
  • Offer a weekly supervision call with protection team members in the relevant countries.
  • Engage with the CO management team according to need,
  • Work closely with the regional director and the program officers at HQ as well as other TAs in the technical unit to support the CO
  • Support the development of exit strategies for Protection programs from a technical perspective and support the country offices in the process.
  • Support the planning, design, and implementation of emergency programs (Protection) in COs that are already doing resilience programs.
  • Field visits – visit country offices.

2. Build the Sectoral body of knowledge in accordance with the most recent theoretical developments and international aid agenda.

  • Participate in the development of appropriate programming tools for the development, implementation, and phase-out of protection programs.
  • Participate in the development of protection tools.
  • Participate in the design of the sectorial body of knowledge; including guidebooks, modules, trainer’s handbooks, and other relevant tools.
  • Participate in the development of a database for references and links to relevant sectoral resources.

3. Represent IsraAID in the global humanitarian and resilience sphere

  • Have a thorough understanding of the mission and regional contexts.
  • Raise the profile of IsraAID, its work’ and country missions through active participation in Interaction forums, and external events when possible.
  • Serve as an advocate for the country’s missions
  • Participate in international working groups, promoting IsraAID as an actor in the Humanitarian aid field.

Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.


  1. Fluent in written and spoken English.
  2. M.A. level of academic background in psychology, social work, or therapeutic fields.
  3. Proven experience in implementing community-based psychosocial programs in the context of developing countries, and emergency settings.
  4. Minimum of 5 years experience working in protection settings offering psychosocial support, therapy, and/or case management.
  5. Proven background in facilitating training/workshops/group sessions.
  6. Proven experience in staff guidance and supervision.
  7. Proven experience in developing training materials and manuals in MHPSS and Protection. (Portfolio)
  8. Experience using program design tools- Log frames, PDs, and proposals.
  9. Experience working in Humanitarian/development context with community-based methodologies.
  10. Availability to go on field visits to different countries 3 times a year (for 2- 3 weeks each visit).
  11. Availability to travel to Israel 3 times a year (if not based in Israel).


  • Displays cultural, geographical, gender, religion, nationality, and age sensitivity and adaptability.
  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Adapts level of language and/or complexity of content to the audience.
  • Understands and masters quickly the context and the environment of work.
  • Effectively manages own work related to multiple tasks or activities and is independently able to prioritize amongst tasks.
  • Ensures respectful, professional, and helpful relations with donors and project staff.
  • Responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of view.
  • Adapts well to a changing environment and demonstrates flexibility.
  • Capacity, willingness, and skills in teamwork.


  • Experience in working with Microsoft Office tools (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.,).


  • Global- Availability in 50% of the working hours in Tel Aviv (Advantage: Israel)
  • Availability to travel to Israel and the different COs.


  • Required: English- Fluent, Spanish/Portuguese – advantage.


  • 100% position- 5 working days. (3 working days at the office).


IsraAID has zero tolerance towards any acts of misconduct and Sexual Exploitation and Abuse. The recruitment process will include all candidates’ declarations and reference checks focused on misconduct and SEA.

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