Protection Advisor

US Agency for International Development

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We are hiring for positions under the Global Health Training, Advisory, Support Contract (GHTASC) in support of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). These roles deliver institutional support services in a wide range of technical areas at the junior, mid-, senior, and expert levels.

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Credence Management Solutions is seeking a Protection Advisor. See below for more information on this exciting opportunity and apply to join Credence today!

Position Summary,

The Protection Advisor will primarily support the USAID’s Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) as a Credence Institutional Support Contractor (ISC). The Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) within USAID is responsible for facilitating and coordinating US Government (USG) humanitarian assistance overseas. BHA provides humanitarian assistance to save lives, alleviate human suffering, and reduce the social and economic impact of humanitarian emergencies worldwide. Within BHA, the Office of Technical and Program Quality (TPQ) provides technical assistance and support for a variety of humanitarian sectors.


The Protection Advisor will serve as part of the Protection Team. S/he will also work with other elements of the Protection and Community Capacities Division (PCC) Division including advisors in Gender, Age, and Social Inclusion and Safe and Accountable Programming teams to ensure a multidisciplinary protection approach to disaster response and risk reduction.

  • Work with other elements of the PCC Division including advisors in Gender, Age, and Social Inclusion and Safe and Accountable Programming teams to ensure a multidisciplinary protection approach to disaster response and risk reduction.
  • Provide expert analytical and advisory support on BHA’s approach to Protection activities within a team and formulate sector strategies and recommendations for both response and disaster risk reduction, and provide technical support for TPQ, other offices within BHA and USAID, and to the interagency.
  • Provide support across all the protection subsectors, with particular focus on child protection programming, policy, and advocacy.
  • Collaborate closely with other advisors and specialists on the team to ensure that humanitarian protection is central to every BHA strategy, policy, and programs.
  • Provide BHA staff and partners with guidance, tools, and direct technical leadership and assistance.


  • At least 6 years and a Master’s, 8 years and a Bachelor’s, 10 years and an Associate’s or 12 years and a High School Diploma.
  • Experience working in a technical capacity for an international nongovernmental organization, public international organization, or USG agency working in humanitarian relief and response in emergency protection response or risk mitigation, protection from SEA, accountability to affected populations or safe programming
  • Demonstrated fluency in critical concepts of safe programming, beneficiary safety and safeguarding, or accountability to affected populations in humanitarian contexts, and ability to develop program strategies or guidance to reflect those standards.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work cross-culturally with diverse teams
  • Excellent communication skills – written, oral and presentation
  • US Citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain a secret level clearance is required.

Competencies/Performance Criterion

  • Innovation: Employee takes initiative to propose new ideas/approaches, and demonstrates ability to find new and better ways to accomplish work.
  • Customer Service: Handles customer questions and complaints, communicates with customers, handles service problems politely and efficiently, always available for customers, follows procedure to solve customer problems, understands company products and services, maintains pleasant and professional image.
  • Accountability: Takes ownership of work responsibilities and holds high standards. Keeps commitments and takes appropriate actions to ensure obligations are met. Pursues efficiency and effectiveness and adheres to Organization policies and procedures.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Employee demonstrates ability to work in cooperation with others and communicate effectively with co-workers, supervisors, subordinates, clients and other outside contacts.
  • Continual Learning: Assesses and recognizes own strengths and weaknesses; pursues professional development that is aligned with organizational role, contribution, and goals. Proactively shares knowledge with others to foster learning across the Organization.

How to apply

Protection Advisor in Remote | Careers at Remote (Virtual) – US (

Closing date: 31 Jan 2023