Child Protection Senior Officer-Anbar- Ramadi
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.
Job Overview/Summary:Under the guidance of the CP Manager, the child protection senior officer provide local partner staff with technical guidance, ongoing supervision & support. The Senior CP officer will ensure case workers fulfill their required reporting & documentation requirements. He/she will be based in Ramadi with 50% travel to Faluja field. Occasional travel to Erbil may also be required.
·Reporting: Provide regular updates about CP activities to the CP manager. Ensure all CP staff document their work thoroughly and on an ongoing basis.
·Capacity Building: Support the CP manager in the facilitation of relevant internal & external trainings as required. Give feedback to the CP manager about staff training needs.
·Internal Coordination: Coordinate with other IRC thematic areas (internal referral pathways, joint assessments, collaboration in the field) in coordination with the CP manager.
·External Coordination: Coordinate with other agencies on the ground as needed for the successful implementation of the program activities.
·Conduct regular supervision sessions and support peer-to-peer learning sessions.
·Provide continuous feedback to the CP manager on any challenges in the work implementation to be addressed directly with corrective steps/measures if needed.
·Coordinate and implement consistent monitoring and evaluation of partner’s child protection activities with the support of the child protection.
·Ensure compliance with IRC policies and protocols of confidentiality, respect and safety.
·Maintain up-to-date knowledge of child protection laws, policies and practice in the Kurdish region of Iraq.
·Perform other duties, as needed or requested by the supervisor.
·Represent IRC in Ramadi level relevant meetings and actively participate in cluster coordination meetings in project location.
Documentation, Reporting, Monitoring and Evaluation
- Ensure all activities are documented as required.
- Provide CP manager with input into monitoring and evaluation system on a regular basis.
Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to:CP Manager
Position directly supervises:N/A
Other Internal and/or external contacts:
Internal: supply chain team, finance team, HR team
External:UNICEF, UNHCR, SCI, ACTED and other relevant CP actors