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Protection Manager for Libya Mission M/F

Libya (Libya)

  • Organization: MSF - Canada
  • Location: Libya (Libya)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
  • Closing Date: 2021-01-20

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Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international medical and humanitarian association founded in 1971 that provides assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of armed conflicts. MSF is present in more than 60 countries worldwide.

MSF is urgently seeking :

Protection Manager for Libya Mission M/F


MSF France first intervened in Libya in 2011 in the wake of the “Arabic spring” events that turned into a civil war.
Since the collapse of the regime leading to a humanitarian crisis in 2014, MSF has supported some public healthcare services that have been most impacted by shortages of supply and health workers. Today, MSF teams continue to provide humanitarian assistance with a specific focus on the refugees and migrant populations that are facing acute health care and protection needs. Our operations provide assistance to migrants/refugees arbitrarily held in detention centers, as well as to those victims of violence in the context of human trafficking in Western and Central Libya. In addition, a Tuberculosis program is being launched to address the particularly high suspected TB prevalence among both migrant populations and Libyans.


The Protection Manager is responsible for the protection activities in the Mission in line with MSF policies and values, following the Operational line. The Protection is a member of the mission Country Management Team and acts as a sparring-partner for all operational and medical teams.

Core tasks :

  • Defining, implementing and coordinating all MSF protection activities, including responsibility for designing and supervising the implementation of protection strategies and standard operational procedures to carry regular protection monitoring and case management (identification of persons in need of protection, assessment of needs, definition of case plan, follow up)

  • Ensure incorporation of protection principles and promote meaningful access, safety and dignity in project and mission operational strategies as member of the Country Management Team (CMT)

  • Supervise the quality of field-level data collection (under MSF ethical guidelines) for protection \ purpose. Propose improvements in the methodologies and tools used, and provide trainings to field teams as required

  • Undertake protection service mapping to develop referral pathways

  • Act as MSF focal point on protection within the UN Inter-Agency system, including by liaising with UN and IO protection managers and representing MSF in meetings of the Protection Cluster

  • Undertake field assessments (in relation to data gathering/context analysis or exploratory missions) and other work-related traveling as required.

  • Draft Terms of Reference, supervise, and evaluate other protection staff deployed to the mission (Protection counselors, Shelter supervisor)

PROFILE/REQUIREMENTS Academic background : Masters’ level in humanitarian affairs, protection, anthropology, social sciences, political sciences, law or gender studies,
Writing skills and excellent research and analytical skills,
Good understanding of current humanitarian debates and of the dilemma/compromise nature of modern humanitarian interventions,
Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet).

EXPERIENCE Previous working experience of at least 4 years in Protection (advocacy experience compulsory),
Field humanitarian experience in similar contexts of mix migration (preferably Mediterranean context),
Essential experience with MSF or other NGOs, UNHCR experience also accepted.

LANGUAGES English essential.
Arabic and French are a plus.**


6 months.
Position to be held as soon as possible.


Misrata based with frequent field visits in Libya and Tunisia.

STATUTS Volunteer or salary status according to previous professional experiences in INGOs. MSF provides: transportation, lodging and a monthly per diem. Insurances: medical health coverage, repatriation**.**

Kindly send your application (motivation letter & resume) until 20th January 2021:

Please note that only selected candidates will be contacted.

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