After the Beirut blast on 4th August, the IRC launched an emergency response activity for six months under different sectors. Protection and Rule of Law programming is aiming to continue scaling up its activities in Beirut and Mount Lebanon. Activities include provision of emergency cash assistance, legal services, community support and protection monitoring of the affected Lebanese and Refugee families and individuals.
Job Overview/Summary: The Protection Monitors report to Protection Monitoring officer. He/She will be responsible for conducting household surveys, focus group discussions and referrals for families/individuals affected by the Beirut blast.
Major Responsibilities: Major responsibilities of Protection Monitor (not exhaustive) are listed below:
- Conduct mobile field visits 4-5 times per week to Beirut Blast affected areas to meet with persons of concern within the community and identify individuals at risk and humanitarian needs according to weekly work plan.
- Utilize digital data collection systems for data collection and uploading, and participate in trainings in the digital system, data cleaning, and regular debrief and supervision of digital data collection activities.
- Directly upload protection data to produce a clear, protection-focused report and translate and follow-up on red flag protection-related issues;
- Highlight trends and protection needs in reporting to the Protection Monitoring Officer, fill incident reports when required.
- Under the guidance of direct supervisor, facilitate one-on-one interviews and focus group discussions with refugees, host community members, state actors and service providers in the field on selected protection concerns.
- Conduct spot observation in areas where refugees are housed or clustered for inclusion in protection monitoring, using qualitative and quantitative methods.
- Work to identify and support community focal points to participate in ongoing monitoring activities and follow-up.
- Keep records through the digital system of the urgent protection needs identified and the actions taken to assist affected PoCs.
- Work to strengthen IRC’s relationship with residents of affected areas including refugees, Lebanese and other nationalities, community leaders and municipal actors in order to maintain good access to affected families and individuals.
- Support the Protection Monitoring Officer, Referral Officer and Deputy Protection Manager to conduct advocacy on behalf of the community.
- Conduct other duties as assigned by supervisor.