Women’s Protection Team Leader

Posted over 1 year ago by Human Appeal
Location Mosul Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector NGO


The Women’s Protection Team Leader will be responsible for managing Human Appeal’s Women’s Community Centers, with direct oversight of day-to-day operations of field staff. The Women’s Protection Team Leader will be responsible for ensuring the smooth functioning of HA’s Women’s Protection programmes in one of HA’s Women’s Centers, providing assistance to Women’s Protection Officers in the functioning of their programmes. S/he will ensure a timely delivery of the Women’s Protection programming in tandem with HA Protection Guidelines and Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS) in pursuit of quality and excellence.


  • Ensure timely and technically sound implementation for all of HA’s Women’s Community Centers in Mosul.
  • Provide guidance and technical advice, with the oversight of the Women’s Protection Coordinator, to direct reports on maintaining effective programmes in all women’s centers in Mosul.
  • Liaise with local authorities and leaders, NGOs and other stakeholders to ensure complementary responses and smooth implementation of HA’s Women’s Protection activities. Coordinate effectively with other field staff to ensure smooth referral mechanisms are developed.
  • Provide guidance and management to the Women’s Centre staff in providing PSS and case management. Ensure a survivor-centered approach is utilized by all staff during case management.
  • Track and update administrative and logistics information for the Women’s Community Centers in Mosul.
  • Ensure proper case management, tracking, and filing systems are being implemented properly by all Women’s Community Centre teams.
  • Review all referrals to outside partners completed by Women’s Protection staff in relevant Women’s Community Centre.
  • Approve all cash-for-protection referrals recommended by case workers/ Women’s Protection Staff, with guidance from the Women’s Protection coordinator. Distribute funds to staff for distribution to beneficiaries on a regular basis. In conjunction with other Women’s Protection Team Leaders and Coordinator, develop vulnerability criteria for Cash for Protection Programme.
  • Assist Women’s Protection Officers and Assistants develop livelihoods programming, providing technical support as needed. Organize Focus Group Discussions regarding livelihood programmatic wants and needs of the community.
  • Provide assistance in identifying and implementing community-awareness activities to be conducted by Women’s Protection staff.
  • Identify protection trends and key protection concerns of women and girls in areas of concern so such trends and concern can be used to influence the programming of the Women’s Centers.
  • Ensure that project activities develop and are implemented in line with HAs mandate, policies, procedures and country strategy, including donors’ requirements, national and international rules and guidelines.
  • Accountability: Ensure members of the Women’s Community Centre teams abide by the Code of Conduct, confidentiality, humanitarian principles, and international/organizational codes of practice.
  • Prepare regular and timely updates and reports for the Women’s Protection Coordinator as required.
  • Any other reasonable duties, as assigned by the Women’s Protection Coordinator.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Relevant University degree or a higher qualification in Women’s Studies, Humanitarian Assistance, Development, International Human Rights, Law, Social Work or Political Science.
  • A minimum of 4 years’ successful project management experience in the humanitarian field, with a minimum 2 years in a specific Women’s Protection role.
  • Strong understanding of Protection Standards, SGBV, Key sectorial issues and processes including advocacy for protection.
  • Strong conceptual and practical understanding of Women’s Protection issues and approaches in humanitarian contexts, including the constraints/risks and cultural sensitivities of work in Iraq.
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure, manage time and prioritize work to deadlines.
  • A thorough understanding of the gender specific dynamics and protection issues of the Iraq conflict and IDP displacements.
  • Well-developed organizational skills.
  • Punctuality and respect for rules and procedures.
  • Strong (but accommodating) leadership skills with the ability to establish and maintain good working relationships in a multi-ethnic, multicultural and multi-disciplinary environment.
  • Able to work independently, with minimal supervision and under pressure.
  • Fluency in English and Arabic.

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