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Protection Officer

Posted 8 months ago by Human Appeal
Location Mosul Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector NGO

JOB PURPOSE:

Add to dictionary Protection Officer for the Community Based Protection Team is responsible for designing and implementing community-based protection trainings and initiatives. The Senior Protection Officer will assist in delivering trainings to beneficiaries as well as protection teams in need of capacity building. The Protection Officer should have in depth knowledge in GBV, Child Protection, or General Protection. The Protection Officer will be responsible for ensuring all thematic materials developed within their thematic area of protection are comprehensive and accurate. The Protection Officer will work with diverse communities including but not limited to persons with specific needs, IDPs, returnees, and persons with specialized protection concerns in Ninewa governorate. The position holder will primarily be responsible for implementing HA Protection activities in Mosul and provides support to the Protection programming in Ninewa Governorate based on the needs of the office.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Participate in regular field missions to hard-to-reach locations as well as in-camp locations with high numbers of beneficiaries to train beneficiaries in community-based protection initiatives. Participate in regular field missions to build the capacity of protection and non-protection actors on the ground.
  • Develop training and materials to deliver to communities and humanitarian actors regarding how to develop community-based protection teams. Train community members on how to identify vulnerable cases and refer cases in a confidential manner based on humanitarian and protection principles.
  • Deliver trainings to communities and humanitarian actors. Select community members to be a part of Protection Awareness Teams (PAT), the community based teams who will continue the CBP activities upon receiving training from the HA team
  • Liaise with on-the-ground humanitarian actors, specifically focusing on Protection Actors and camp management, to explain the purpose of the CBP and PAT teams.
  • Collect and compile protection referral information; train PAT on how to use referral mechanisms and make referrals to appropriate service providers within their communitiesز
  • Plan and implement community-based protection activities with men, women, girls and boys based on the community’s needs and interests, including initial trainings of PAT teams, as well as outreach activities into the wider community.
  • Conduct follow-up site visits to places where PATs were established to conduct monitoring and address identified issues with implementation of the project.
  • Provide daily verbal and written feedback to supervisor on progress, lesson learnt, achievements and gaps, issues and problems.
  • Field phone calls and emails from PATs to the CBP, consulting with Senior Officers and the Team Leader to answer their requests and resolve any issues.  Track all issues raised in a database.
  • Liaise with relevant public and military 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.
  • Assist in developing trainings regarding protection concepts to be delivered to HA non-protection staff.
  • 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.
  • Any other duties assigned by the Protection Team Leader-Community Based Protection Team.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Relevant University degree in social science, Law or any equivalent degree.
  • Minimum of three years of experience working in Protection field.
  • Relevant professional experience, preferably in emergency and/or development context.
  • Familiarity with international protection and human rights legal standards, Guiding principles on Internal Displacements.  A special understanding of Women rights, SGBV, and child Protection would be a distinct advantage.
  • Good report writing skills.
  • Good verbal & oral communication skills in English and Arabic.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and respect for people from different cultures and backgrounds and especially those with special needs and other vulnerability.
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure, manage time and prioritize work to deadlines.
  • Well-developed organizational skills.
  • Punctuality and respect for rules and procedures.
  • Must have strong ethos of working as a team player.
  • Must be able to maintain the highest level of confidentiality regarding work-related information and data.

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