Protection Assistant

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Under the direct supervision of the Snr Protection Officer, the Protection Assistant provides the humanitarian support and protection monitoring in flood affected areas. The position will support the emergency response in in the affected areas when needed and requested by the supervisor. The tasks entail the monitoring the humanitarian situation and trends related to the affected population living in the crisis areas, conducting monitoring visits and assessments, reporting on the safety and material needs of the affected population, and advising, planning and conducting the CRI/NFI distributions in the affected areas while ensuring the integrated response with other IRC teams. The position will also oversee the safe referrals of the identified individuals in the crisis area setting to the relevant available services with the informed consent of the clients. Key Responsibilities:

Supporting the Snr Protection Officer for creating protection monitoring tools tailored for the targeted areas Supporting the Snr Protection Officer for preparing the protection monitoring reports, fact sheets and SitReps. Assist the Snr Protection Officer and PRoL Manager for developing the Standard Operational Procedures for the targeted areas monitoring activities. Planning and conducting the protection monitoring activities in the targeted areas in order to gather data and assess the vulnerability of the beneficiaries according to the defined Standard Operating Procedures. Ensuring transparent, accurate and timely collection of data under the guidance of the Snr Protection Officer. Coordinating the field activities and the monitoring visits in the targeted areas with IRC’s WPE and Health Teams and ensure the coordinated approach with the other PRoL Teams. Being 7/24 available and ready upon call-for-duty for urgent responses. Gathering routine data about the conditions, vulnerabilities, the status of persons with special needs, the need of CRI/NFIs in the targeted areas. Distributing CRI/NFIs in the identified safe distribution points in the targeted areas, minding the distance and safety measures for the affected population living in the targeted areas. Working closely with the communities and community structures, supporting them to establish the community committee structures and provide technical training. Ensure timely and safe referrals of the identified in-need persons to the relevant service provision as per their needs and will (with the informed consent) - including, health services, WPE services, CRI/NFI provision, cash-based response, and so on. Maintaining documentation of the monitoring activities and assisting in tracking data related to beneficiaries, compiling and reporting the data. Filling existing data collection tools and working on the improvement of the existing ones in collaboration with the M&E teams. Attending and engaging in team and internal meetings, support and supervision sessions. Establishing and maintaining networks with local NGOs and INGOs’ field staff conducting similar activities and/or covering the same areas. Keeping the Snr Protection Officer up to date and informed about the queries and requests made by other IRC departments, officials and other stakeholders involved in the humanitarian field in a timely manner. Create and contribute to the collaborative working relationship and communication between other team members. Undertake other tasks as requested by the line manager. (The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.) Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to: Snr Protection Officer Position directly supervises: N/A Other Internal and/or external contacts: Internal: Protection IMO, other Protection Assistants, NFI Assistant, IRC’s Health Teams, Supply Chain, Access and Security Focal Points External: Municipalities, Governmental institutions, NGOs and INGOs in coordination/collaboration with the Snr Protection Officer


Job Requirements: Education: University degree in humanitarian affairs or other relevant studies is preferred

Work Experience: A previous humanitarian experience with a CSO, NGO, or UN is essential A former experience with an international organization is desired. Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

Belief in human rights, including gender equality. Experience with working with vulnerable populations. Demonstrated protection experience, in particular in terms of data collection and detecting and referring of vulnerable cases as well as information dissemination and individual counselling. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills. Ability to form and implement systems and procedures and ensure their adherence. Proven computer literacy skills. Ability to work under difficult working conditions. Ability and willingness to work and travel throughout a remote area. Ability to successfully and professionally work with a broad spectrum of people. Language Skills: Advanced English and Arabic language skills, oral and written.

Working Environment: Challenging field work requiring availability and physical work. ____________________________________________________________________________________ The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

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