Protection Assistant - Tripoli
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 and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.
Job Overview/Summary: Under the direct supervision of the Senior Protection Officer, the Protection assistant will implement and ensure quality implementation of IRC PRoL activities, including Community Based Protection (CBP), Individual Protection Assistance (IPA) and information dissemination. The Protection Assistant will also ensure urgent protection concerns are safetly referred to appropriate IRC and external specialized services.
·Implement projects work plans in consultation with theSenior Protection officer.
·Implementof the Community Based Protection Approach steps, in line with the IRC CBP guidelines and with respect of principles of confidentiality, ethical information gathering and age/gender/diversity mainstreaming, under the supervision of the Protection Senior officer.
·Conduct - under the guidance of the senior proteciton officer - a Do No Harm assessment and analysis of access and barriers to migrants communities, and contribute to draft main findings.
·Contribute to the stakeholder analysis by leading FGDs and KIIs with the different migrants communities in Tripoli.
·Identify community protection volunteers and community representative focal points and contribute to train them on protection principles and community based protection approches.
·Ensure the Individual Protection Assistance SOPs are followed up during distribution of relief items
·Ensure close collaboration and cooperation with the WPE and CP team
·Refer and follow-up on urgent individuals/households with serious protection problems to appropriate service providers.
·Ensure proper and updated documentation related to each individual case for IPA; and manage, file and store referral data ensuring the confidentiality of the information collected and the services provided.
·Take part in the design of Protection information dissemination and community outreach materials.
·Consolidate and timely submit weekly and monthly progress reports to the Senior Protection officer.
·Participate in weekly/monthly reporting and planning meetings to ensure adherence to standards of care, quality safe referrals and reporting requirements are followed.
·Any other additional community based protection activties requested by the Senior Protection officer not listed in the job description.
Key Working Relationships: The Protection Assistant directly reports to the Senior Protection Officer, and works closely with the Information dissemination Assistant, Graphic designer as well as WPE, CP and Health staff.