Contribution to the Protection Capacity Standby Project
ProCap is an interagency initiative created in 2005 to enhance humanitarian protection responses through deployments and training. The project is jointly managed by the inter-agency Steering Committee (some of its members include of the OHCHR, UNHCR and UNICEF) and the Global P, OCHA and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). The Steering Committee approves requests for ProCap Officer deployments. NRC is responsible for recruitement an employment of ProCap Officers who are memebers of a roster. OCHA manages the Projects's interface with donors and transfers funding for deployments to NRC and ensures overall project facilitation and implementation.
So far, in 2013, 14 ProCap Officers have been deployed to different emergency situation primarily to set up (child) protection coordinatino mechanisms or support goerments in develeoping IDP legislation. The deployments at the time of issuing this agreement inlcude senior protection experts in Kenya, Lebanon, Burundi, Myanmar, Somalia, Sudan and South Africa. A deployment to Syria is about to start in the fall of 2013.