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Senior Child Protection Officer - Mosul

Iraq (Iraq)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Iraq (Iraq)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
  • Closing Date:

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Requisition ID: req7892

Job Title: Senior Child Protection Officer - Mosul

Sector: Child Protection

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Iraq

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 IRC established programs in Iraq in 2003 to address the overwhelming needs of displaced people in Iraq and the neighboring countries. Since re-establishing its presence in Iraq in November 2007, the IRC has been assisting thousands of internally displaced families in the northern, central and southern governorates in the sectors of protection, gender-based violence (GBV), education, economic recovery, child Protection and emergency humanitarian assistance. Working in coordination with the humanitarian community in Iraq, the IRC's assistance and emergency programs address the needs of war-affected Iraqi internally displaced persons (IDPs) and Syrian refugees from several operational bases in the country, and include both camp-based and urban-based assistance. IRC operates throughout Iraq, with the main office in Erbil and field offices in, Baghdad, SAD, Anbar and Mosul.

The IRC’s Child Protection programming in Ninawa provides support to IDPs, returnees, and host communities mainly through specialized case management services, community-based child protection mechanisms, focused PSS activities, parenting skills trainings and youth activities.

Job Overview/Summary:

The Senior Child Protection Officer will be responsible for the day to day implementation of the IRC’s Child Protection programming in Mosul including support to Child Protection Committee’s activities and Parenting Skills program. The Senior Child Protection Officer will provide guidance and day to day tasking to child protection officers with the support of the Child Protection Manager. The Senior Officer is expected to take a lead role in representing the IRC’s Child Protection programming in Mosul. The Senior Protection Officer will be based in the IRC’s Mosul Office. Occasional travel outside Mosul or KRI may also be required.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Child Protection Manager to create effective work plans and monitoring tools for Child Protection activities.
  • Provide regular planning, support and day to day tasking for the child protection team with the guidance of the Child Protection Manager.
  • Support the Child Protection Officer to ensure the child protection committee is able to fulfill the committee’s terms of reference including regular liaison with committees at monthly and ad hoc meetings.
  • Support the Child Protection Officer and the Outreach Workers in delivering parenting skills sessions.
  • Support the Child Protection Officer and the Outreach Workers in delivering youth sessions.
  • Support the Child Protection Officer and the Outreach Workers in delivering PSS sessions.
  • Facilitation of trainings that respond to capacity building needs of child protection committees and parenting skills, PSS or youth activities.
  • Collaborate with the Child Protection Manager and Operations to ensure that supplies are available for activities in a timely manner and resources are available to support events, trainings, workshops conducted by outside consultants/experts.
  • Monitor and document the progress of all child protection activities.
  • Submit bi- weekly reports to the Programme Manager and assist in other periodic and annual reports as needed
  • Provide continuous feedback to the Child Protection Manager on any challenges in the work implementation to be addressed directly with corrective steps/measures if needed.
  • Provide supervision and guidance to staff under the position’s line management in line with the IRC principles.
  • Ensure compliance with IRC policies and protocols of confidentiality, respect and safety and adhere to child safeguarding policy.
  • Perform other duties, as needed or requested by the supervisor.

Staff Management and Development

  • Coach, train, and mentor staff with the aim of strengthening their technical capacity, exchanging knowledge within the team and providing professional development guidance
  • Supervise and mentor direct-report staff, including communicating clear expectations, setting performance objectives, providing regular and timely performance feedback, and providing documented semi-annual performance reviews.
  • Provide constructive feedback and counsel on appropriate career paths and professional development.
  • Promote and monitor staff care and well-being; approve and manage all leave requests to ensure adequate coverage.
  • Offer leadership support for successful adherence by staff to IRC’s Global HR Operating Policies and Procedures.

Key Working Relationships:


Position Reports to:  Child Protection Manager
Position directly supervises:
  Child Protection Officers
Other Internal and/or external contacts:

Internal: all staff and departments.


Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in relevant field.
  • At least three years of prior professional experience in a similar post.
  • Good command of Arabic and English required for this post.
  • Ability to work independently in a rapidly changing professional environment with a view towards establishing administrative procedures and protocol that will ensure optimal functioning of the Operation.
  • Good interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills
  • Ability to maintain the highest degree of discretion.
  • child-friendly attitude and motivation to support children and youth

Working Environment: The job will be based in IRC Mosul office. Occasional travels to outside Mosul or KRI also may be required.

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.

Notice to all Job Seekers

IRC implements an equal employment opportunity policy and our recruitment process is based on merit.

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