Job Title/position Name
Protection and Rule of Law
Ukhia, Bangladesh; with travel
Senior Protection Manager
As per contract letter
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC works with people forced to flee from war, conflict and disaster and the host communities which supports them, as well as those who remain within their homes and communities. 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.
Hundreds of thousands of people have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh. Communities in Cox’s Bazar have rapidly and generously responded, along with local, national and international non-government organizations. While these organizations are highly skilled and experienced, the scale of the influx is overwhelming, and the complexities of this emergency are unlike those previously known in Bangladesh.
Purpose of this role:
The Protection Manager, based in the Ukhia office will be responsible for technical oversight and support to field level implementation of the protection monitoring programming in Bangladesh. The overall goal of the protection monitoring program is to provide actionable information about the protection environment in Bangladesh for the Rohingya refugees for advocacy and response targeting, and to directly facilitate information provision and referrals for vulnerable refugee populations. The Protection Manager will ensure quality referrals and follow ups, and ongoing responsibilities as they arise, including emergency assessments and focus groups on specific protection issues identified. The Protection Manager will report to the Senior Protection Manager and manage the senior protection officers.
Program Management and Development:
·Oversees the daily activities of the protection monitoring program coordinating regular protection monitoring, emergency assessments, and information dissemination and ensures that program activities are responsive and executed to a high quality standard.
·Develop and continuously update and refine quality systems and tools for protection monitoring to ensure the effective collection and analysis of qualitative data relating to the protection environment, including physical safety and security, freedom of movement, documentation, safe and equitable access to services, etc.
·Provide quality oversight of the information products coming from the MEALl Officer team in coordination with the Senior Protection Manager.
·Support the Senior Protection Officer and to identify protection needs/risks affecting individuals, households and groups, and initiate referrals to appropriate service providers in collaboration with protection monitors.
·Lead the design of capacity building program for local NGOs related to protection mainstreaming, including creation of work plans, agendas, and logistical organization of training courses.
·Ensure appropriate use of IRC global technical resources for all trainings, including the Protection Mainstreaming Monitoring and Evaluation System (ProMMS)
·Provide inputs for donor reporting. Track and regularly report on program deliverables and targets per donor requirements to the Protection Coordinator.
·Ensure regular field supportive monitoring of activities across the sites of operation, raising any concerns to the supervisor in a timely manner and ensure adaptations are followed through on;
·Ensure that ethical and sound data collection and information management is implemented for appropriate data analysis, planning, evaluation, and advocacy; working closely with the Senior Protection Manager and the MonitoringEvaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) team
·Carry out administrative and financial tasks as needed.
·In collaboration with the Senior Protection Manager, ensure smooth management and integration of project work plans and budgets procurement plans, timely recruitment, and accurate reporting in accordance with IRC and donor regulations;
·Participate in cross-departmental collaboration and coordination with Health, Child Protection and WPE colleagues to ensure that linkages between programs are made and programs gain from protection best practice.
·Support with the hiring, supervising, and build the capacity of PRoL team members in relevant technical and management competencies.
·Provide technical mentorship, on the job mentoring and coaching ongoing training and targeted technical capacity building for the protection team
·Put capacity development plans in place for the protection teams based on documented capacity needs assessments exercise.
·Approve and manage all time, attendance and leave requests to ensure adequate departmental coverage. Ensure monthly, accurate timesheet submission and carry out probationary reviews.
·Hold high-quality meetings with each direct report on a regular and predictable basis, at least monthly.
·As required identify staff performance issues and work with Human Resources to document and address these in accordance with the National Staff Employment Policies.
·Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and mentorship to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions.
·Promote and monitor staff care and well-being. Model healthy work-life balance practices. Support appropriate interventions in response to identified staff care needs
Representation, coordination and advocacy
·Dedicatedly develop and maintain effective working relationships with other key partners, including donors, government actors, UN agencies, international and local NGOs, and other relevant actors; establishing IRC as one of the leaders in protection.
·Dedicatedly seek to establish and develop partnerships and collaborate with the Bangladeshi and Rohingya civil society and local partners.
Major Challenges/Difficulties of this role:
-regular travel to the camps
-cultural and linguistic constraints
-coordination with multiple actors
-supervise weekly work plans;
-compile protection monitoring data on a bi- weekly basis;
-ensure services mapping is updated on a monthly basis;
-participate in coordination meetings at camp level;
-Contribute to monthly reports on protection trends per camp.Update