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Senior Protection Partnership Officer

Jordan (Jordan)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Jordan (Jordan)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Public, Private Partnership
  • Closing Date:

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Requisition ID: req5332

Job Title: Senior Protection Partnership Officer

Sector: Research & Development

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Jordan

Job Description

Background/IRC Summary:

The International Rescue Committee 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, IRC offers life-saving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in more than 40 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted by conflict or disaster. IRC leads the way from harm to home.

The Syria crisis is often described as the worst humanitarian catastrophe since the end of the Cold War. Inside Syria, 6.1 million people are internally displaced and 13.1 million are in need of humanitarian assistance, with three million in hard-to-reach areas. There are 5.4 million Syrian refugees in neighboring countries. This is no short-term humanitarian episode. The devastating human consequences to huge numbers of people will endure for decades. The destruction of relationships, communities, livelihoods, homes and infrastructure will take years to repair.

Job Overview/Summary:

IRC’s Senior Protection Partnership Officer will be based in Amman. Under the direct supervision of the Women’s Protection and Empowerment Senior Manager and close working relationship with the wider Protection Team (CP, WPE and PRoL) and the Partnerships Unit, he/she will be responsible for operational and administrative support to protection (WPE, CP, PRoL) sub-awards in Northwest Syria, that include a strong focus on capacity building for GBV case management.The Senior Protection Partnership Officer will ensure timely, effective and high quality support on a range of partnership program activities adhering to the Partnership Excellence for Equality and Results System (PEERS) requirements.

The Senior Protection Partnership Officer will support the establishment and management of sub-awards, organizing and trainings and workshop for partners, follow-up on procurement and payments related to program activities, review budget variance against projection, follow-up on staff movement inside Syria, and support the recruitment of new staff. The Senior Protection Partnership Officer will coordinate monitoring and evaluation activities with partners, verification of reports received from partners and compilation of qualitative and quantitative reports.

Major Responsibilities:

Program/Project Management

  • Support the implementation of key PEERS steps including partner vetting, pre-award assessments, partner monitoring and reporting, and implementation of partner support plans.
  • Support the assessment of capacity building needs based on observation and assessment of each partner’s base knowledge and capacity in GBV case management.
  • Ensure the documentation of key partner support through trainings and workshops (pre/posttest, attendance sheet, evaluation) and provide feedback and support in the implementation of the recommendation made after trainings.
  • Contribute to the design of protection partnership interventions and activities to be implemented within the NW Syria context
  • Operationally support the implementation of partner support plan including but not limited to child safeguarding procedures, service mapping and referral tools, protection risk assessment tool, and case management tools if necessary.
  • Coordinate with MEAL for monitoring and evaluation of partner activities to ensure key indicators and targets are met and are consistent with IRC donor requirements
  • Contribute to the development of regular reports, both qualitative and quantitative, in relation to case management capacity building and protection sub-awards.
  • Work alongside IRC CP, WPE, MHPSS and PRoL teams to ensure integrated protection programming is reflected in case management capacity building and/or other relevant protection sub-awards
  • Support partners collaborate with any IRC-led emergency response services in NW Syria
  • Follow up on outstanding PRs with approvals; track PRs under case management capacity building and sub-awards, in part by maintaining trackers and a related database
  • Lead in organizing partner program monitoring visits and meetings, joint review and reflection sessions, and disbursement of any partner donations in kind
  • Follow-ups with the finance department and supply chain for advances and liquidations and double checking procurement requests.
  • Prepare, compile, and sort hard copy documents safely and as appropriate related to case management capacity building and protection sub-awards.
  • Ensure that PEERS checklists/SOPs are fully executed and deliverables are reached for any sub-awards or FAA

Grant Planning & Implementation

  • Support the WPE Senior Manager in the implementation and adherence to grant work plans, spending plans and monitoring and evaluation plans.
  • Support in compiling data for internal and external reports including donor reports.


Other duties as assigned by the WPE Senior Manager to enable and develop IRC programs

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to: WPE Senior Manager

Position directly supervises:2 GBV Capacity Building Officers (currently)

Indirect Reporting: Integrated Protection Coordinator

Other Internal and/or external contacts: Regular coordination with other Protection programs in Child Protection, Women Protection and Empowerment (WPE) and Protection and Rule of Law (PRoL), IRC Health and Economic Recovery and Development (ERD) programs, and the Partnerships Unit.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (e.g. social work, sociology, psychology, law)
  • At least 3 years professional technical experience including a minimum of 1 year implementing Protection programs in emergency/conflict contexts. Direct experience in any of the IRC protection program streams is an advantage
  • Good knowledge of protection minimum standards for humanitarian action
  • Excellent interactive training and facilitation skills that focus on using technology based learning approach.
  • Good communication skills including ability to gain trust and build relationships with new communities
  • Demonstrated understanding of working with vulnerable groups in humanitarian setting
  • Previous experience in capacity building and mentoring of staff preferred
  • Personal qualities: Team player, flexible, network-builder, able to handle pressure well
  • High standard of spoken and written Arabic and English
  • Basic computer skills including Microsoft Word Experience in regular report writing.

Standards of Professional Conduct: The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Code of 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, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons and several others.

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.

Attention Returning National Candidates IRC strives to attract, motivate and retain qualified national staff in our programs. We strongly encourage national or returning national candidates to apply for this position. If you are a national of the country in which this position is based and are currently located outside of your home country and possess over two years of international work experience, the Middle East Region has introduced an attractive remuneration package. The package includes competitive compensation, return flight to post, shipping allowance, temporary housing and a relocation allowance. Certain restrictions may apply.

Working Environment

The overall security situation in Jordan is relatively calm, especially in Amman. The Jordanian government is stable, and civil unrest is largely peaceful. However, Jordan’s generosity in hosting refugees from Palestine, Iraq and now Syria have created huge strains on the country’s economy and infrastructure. The IRC office is in a modern professional building.No travel to Syria is envisaged. Limited travel to Turkey (Gaziantep) is expected.

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law

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