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Protection Manager - Anbar

Iraq (Iraq)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Iraq (Iraq)
  • Grade: Mid level - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Managerial positions
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
  • Closing Date:

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Requisition ID: req6825

Job Title: Protection Manager - Anbar

Sector: Protection and rule of law

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Iraq

Job Description

Background/IRC Summary: Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee ( is a world leader in relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict development services for those uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression. The IRC is currently working in over 25 countries around the world, addressing both the immediate and lifesaving needs of conflict affected people in emergencies and the reconstruction needs of post-conflict societies. The IRC has been working in Iraq since 2003 to provide support to refugees and vulnerable host community members in the areas of women’s protection, children’s protection and cash assistance.

The IRC's Protection Team works to safeguard the human rights and wellbeing of those affected by several years of conflict and displacement in Iraq. Newly displaced Iraqis, as well as those who were formerly displaced, often lack access to critical documentation, basic social services and key information about their civil rights.

The IRC's Protection programming is focused on increasing the safety and assistance of Iraqis who are currently or formerly displaced, as well as those returning to their area of origin. With Protection at the forefront of the crisis in Iraq, the IRC's team is a leader in ensuring that vulnerable communities are receiving access to information and services through Protection Monitoring, Legal Case Management, Psychosocial support and Community-based protection assistance.

Position Overview

Under the line management of the Field Coordinator and technical management of the Senior Protection Manager, the Protection Manager will oversee the implementation of the IRC protection activities in Anbar governorate. The Protection Manager will directly manage the protection monitoring and the legal team as well as the newly established PSS team and the protection program officer. Technical support will be provided by the Senior Protection Manager and the Protection Coordinator.

The Protection Manager will be responsible for organising the work of the protection monitoring and legal teams in the field, according to the harmonized tools of the protection programme, establishing and monitoring weekly/by-weekly and monthly work plans of protection visits, cases received, referrals and advocacy. He/she will also be responsible for ensuring the quality implementation of the projects and timely submission of reports, and answer requests for information in a timely fashion. The Protection Manager will coordinate with other stakeholders including INGOs, local authorities and other actors in the field in order to maximize the protection response in Anbar governorate.

Job Responsibilities

Project management

  • Managing all day to day Protection and Legal activities in the governorate as per the Protection and Rule of Law project proposals, and serving as the primary focal point of the IRC Protection Programme in the governorate.
  • In consultation with the Senior Protection Manager and the Protection Coordinator, establishes a monthly work plan for all program activities including:

- A monthly protection monitoring field visit plan based on locations of PoCs and MoDM data, with bi-weekly/weekly updates depending on the situation and events.

- A monthly field visit planning for the lawyers, depending on the referred cases and sites identified as in need of legal assistance, with bi-weekly/weekly updates depending on the situation and events

- Establishing and monitor a monthly advocacy/networking plan.

  • Monthly updates on :

- the Indicator Tracking system online

- the Budget forecast for the following month

- the cash forecast for the following month

- the workplan

- check the BvAs and the transactions for Anbar governorates and coordinates with the Senior Protection manager / Protection Coordinator for recoding wrong transactions

- the support documentation for legal fees and other Petty Cash reimbursement, in cooperation with all relevant staff in Anbar office (lawyers, legal team leaders, monitors, protection monitor team leaders) and admin staff in Baghdad

- follow-up of procurement plans

  • Supports the professional development of all direct reports, and follow-up on all Human Resources issues in Anbar for the Protection team. The successful candidate will immediately identify a national colleague as a deputy manager whose mentoring and capacity building is a core outcome of the role.
  • Responsible to raise and follow-up PRs in coordination with the Senior Protection Manager and Protection Coordinator
  • Responsible for regular updates of the procurement plan for Anbar related purchase in coordination with admin/program staff.
  • Responsible on a monthly basis to purchase office supplies

Project development and Reporting

  • Participate in Grants Opening Meetings, Grants Review Meetings and Grants closing meetings, and follow-up on the action points relating to Anbar.
  • Collects, revises and submits weekly reports in Arabic from Monitors and Lawyers and translated protection data from the Reporting/Database Officer and submits them to the Senior Protection Manager or Protection coordinator/Reporting Officer in Baghdad in a timely manner, ensuring deadlines are respected.
  • Leads the consolidation of non-legal service provider data and non-legal referrals to establish effective referral pathways, and ensure follow-up of referred cases
  • Support the Legal team leader in weekly data collection and reports, as per Sr Protection manager and Protection Coordinator’s guidance
  • Supports Senior Protection Manager and Protection Coordinator in donor’s report, ensuring respect of the deadlines.
  • Supports Senior Protection Manager and Protection Coordination on ad-hoc reports required related with Anbar.
  • Participate in project and budget developments related to new projects / activities in Anbar.
  • Assists in drafting monthly protection monitoring reports as directed by Senior PARC Management, finalizing monthly report according to donor/IRC standards.


  • Coordinates with all stakeholders (Local authority, NGOs, etc.) and seeks out new partnerships and collaborations to improve service delivery.
  • Participates to relevant coordination meetings as well as donor’s meetings, as per Senior Protection Manager and Protection Coordinator’s requests, and provides feedback on the meetings right afterwards.


  • Responsible for all financial, administrative, and operations work related to the governorate including drafting of request for payment and collection of documents to be submitted to the Deputy Programme Manager-Ops.
  • Monitors and records all documents related to budget revision (including vehicle and tele-communication log sheets).
  • Any other duties requested from the Senior Program Manager or Senior Management to support the program.




  • Very strong values in term of ethics and morals
  • Strong understanding of project management steps and requirements
  • Degree in social sciences, Law or another relevant field.
  • Excellent drafting and oral communication skills in English (bilingual communication skills in Arabic and English is highly desirable).
  • At least 4 years of experience preferably in project assessment and/or management (experience working in remote management preferable)
  • Understanding of monitoring and evaluation in the context of programming
  • Good understanding of IDPs challenges and Iraqi laws
  • Understanding of international human rights and Iraqi law.
  • Good interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills;
  • Team player and solutions oriented
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office operations including Word, Excel and Power Point

Standards of Professional Conduct: 

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional 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, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

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 maternity leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances. Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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, IRC 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.

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