Job Opportunity at IRC to Work as an Integrated Protection Coordinator in Libya and Tunisia

Deadline : 21 Jul 2020

Nonprofit organization: International Rescue Committee

Study level: Undergraduate

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Job Opportunity at IRC to Work as an Integrated Protection Coordinator in Libya and Tunisia

IRC announces a full time job opportunity to work as an integrated protection coordinator in Libya and Tunisia. You will lead the IRC’s efforts to create and manage a robust protection team able to meet conflict-affected people’s safety and protection needs, reducing risk and responding to cases of violence, coercion and deprivation, as well as mainstreaming protection throughout the IRC and partners’ response in Libya. This includes protection, GBV, community based protection and CP psychosocial and recreational activities, mainstreaming and training to IRC and partners’ staff. 


You must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in humanitarian assistance, social work, human rights, international law, social science or related field. Postgraduate degree is preferred.
  • Five years’ experience implementing similar programming in an emergency or complex emergency context and demonstrable understanding of the relevance of international humanitarian law and human rights law to humanitarian action.
  • Professional experience in program implementation in the field of protection or human rights in conflict-affected areas.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of and commitment to women’s protection, empowerment and gender-based violence, child protection and protection rule of law.
  • Applied experience in case management.
  • The ability to manage up and across and to influence others to mainstream protection across units.
  • Strong team and people leadership, management, organizational and development skills.
  • Strong program and budget management skills including planning and reporting across multiple grants.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, effective in representation and liaison with external parties.
  • Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure effectively and productively.
  • Be fluent in spoken and written English; Arabic is a strong advantage.
  • Willing to work in a highly insecure environment with strict movement restrictions. 
  • Strong personal resilience. 

Your Responsibilities:

You will be responsible of:

  1. Provide strategic direction, leadership and overall technical and management support to protection programming in Libya, ensuring it is needs-based, context-appropriate and conflict-sensitive, responsive, coherent, collaborative, and operationally feasible. 
  2. Proactively continue to grow the Libya protection portfolio through development of concept notes and proposals to existing and new donors, maintaining a coherent strategy across IRC’s areas of intervention in Libya.
  3. Ensuring and strengthening the integrated approach of protection with health and MHPSS. 
  4. Ensure projects deliverables and activities are of high quality, meet humanitarian standards, mainstream protection, align with IRC’s outcomes and evidence framework, and respond to community and monitoring feedback.
  5. Liaise with technical unit advisors to ensure relevant support, tools and resources are being provided and integrated into programming.
  6. Lead on the development of a protection integrated work plan to ensure programming reflects standards for best practice and quality and modalities of integration and joint work remain context and need-appropriate. 
  7. Ensure close alignment and coherence with IRC country, regional and global strategy as well as with local health and MHPSS programs.
  8. Proactively identify, assess, monitor and implement measures to reduce or control risks that may impact program delivery, quality or compliance.
  9. Promote joint work across all protection teams (CP, WPE and PRoL) to enhance the quality of programming and a holistic approach to addressing safety risks.  
  10. Develop of the internal standard operating procedures for integrated protection.
  11. Ensure that all internal and external reporting requirements are met, that reports are of a high quality and are submitted on time.
  12. Plan, organize, recruit, supervise and develop the team and individuals needed to achieve program goals and maximize national ownership and leadership.
  13. Ensure that capacity development plans are in place for all teams.
  14. Provide constructive feedback and effective management to direct reports, and empower them to manage the national teams by ensuring HR policies are rolled out and enforced. 
  15. Promote and monitor staff care and well-being; approve and manage all leave requests to ensure adequate coverage. 
  16. Offer leadership support for successful adherence by staff to IRC’s global HR operating policies and procedures.
  17. Attend relevant coordination forums inside Libya. 
  18. Forge connections with counterparts including INGO, Local NGO, governmental and other non-governmental stakeholders. 
  19. Identify, monitor and report unmet needs. 

About IRC:

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries, it restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

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