The Protection Mainstreaming Officer will ensure that protection and gender mainstreaming are integrated into all Human Appeal programming. The Protection Mainstreaming Officer will develop existing tools of the protection mainstreaming team to ensure they are accurate and comprehensive. The Protection Mainstreaming Officer will be responsible for identifying and training Protection Focal Points in all teams, ensuring that protection mainstreaming is used effectively in all programming. The Protection Mainstreaming Officer will also conduct field visits to conduct Protection Mainstreaming assessments and site visits. The Protection Mainstreaming Officer will work with diverse communities including but not limited to persons with specific needs, IDPs, returnees, and persons with specialized protection concerns.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1 Develop existing tools to ensure up to date and technically sound mechanisms are in place for the protection mainstreaming program
2 Identify and train Protection Mainstreaming and Gender Focal Points for each team to conduct protection mainstreaming on a regular basis
3 Deliver trainings to HA staff members on protection principles, protection mainstreaming, accountability to affected populations, and other relevant topics
4 Conduct field visits to HA distribution sites, areas of operation, centres, and other areas where Human Appeal conducts activities.
5 Compile information from protection mainstreaming focal points and provide weekly reports to the Protection Coordinator and the relevant thematic manager with observations and recommendations to enhance the protection environment
6 Assist in reporting for general protection programming
7 Assist the Team Leaders and Coordinator in participating working group and cluster meetings
8 Provide verbal and written feedback on a daily basis to direct line manager; assist in writing regular narrative and quantitative reports when requested.
9 Writing regular narrative reports for the donor for each field site visited.
10 Liaise with relevant public authorities and service providers in order to foster effective collaboration and encourage a conducive protection environment for affected populations and encourage national interest and ownership in protection of beneficiaries.
11 Maintain and promote a positive image of Human Appeal and its activities by explaining the activities HA conducts and why HA operates in the way it does.
12 Any other duties assigned by the Protection Coordinator
The job description is not intended to be exhaustive and it is likely that duties may be altered from time to time in the light of changing circumstances and after consultation with the post holder.
Qualifications & Preferred Skills
1 Relevant University degree in social science, Law or any equivalent degree.
2 Minimum of three years of experience working in protection field.
3 Relevant professional experience, preferably in emergency and/or development context.
4 Familiarity with international protection and human rights legal standards, Guiding principles on Internal Displacements. Post holder will hold extensive knowledge and experience in General Protection, Child Protection, or Gender Based Violence responses.
5 Good report writing skills.
6 Good verbal & oral communication skills in English and Arabic
7 Demonstrated interpersonal skills and respect for people from different cultures and backgrounds and especially those with special needs and other vulnerability.
8 Flexibility and ability to work under pressure, manage time and prioritise work to deadlines.
10 Well-developed organisational skills.
11 Punctuality and respect for rules and procedures.
12 Must have strong ethos of working as a team player.
13 Must be able to maintain the highest level of confidentiality regarding work-related information and data.
The position will be based in Erbil, 80% in the field and 20% in the Erbil office.