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Protection Coordinator

Yangon

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Yangon
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
    • Managerial positions
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The IRC in Myanmar is implementing a Protection and Rule of Law (PRoL) program including the following components: protection monitoring, information dissemination and quality referral; community based protection; emergency protection assistance; and, legal services. Programming is implemented both directly and through partners.  Geographically, the protection program is implemented in Rakhine, Chin, Kachin, Northern Shan and the South East.
The Protection Coordinator will be responsible for the development and implementation of protection monitoring, information dissemination, referrals, legal services, emergency protection assistance and community based protection programming in all locations, as well as leading or supporting the management of relationships with partners where relevant. They will lead the design of protection monitoring methodologies, ensure adherence to program quality standards, and lead capacity building of staff and partners. The Protection Coordinator will oversee the quality of protection data collection and analysis and produce succinct and accurate protection reports for dissemination to relevant stakeholders, and inform programming and advocacy both internally and externally. The Protection Coordinator will also strengthen the IRC’s leadership in national and field Protection Clusters and networks by attending relevant meetings, networking with other NGO actors and identifying potential partners for future programming. The Protection Coordinator will directly supervise four Protection Managers, and one Protection & Inclusion Specialist. S/he reports to the Deputy Director - Programs. 
Responsibilities
1. Program management
•Provide a sound technical basis for the consolidation and harmonization of protection monitoring, information dissemination, referrals, legal services, emergency protection assistance and community based protection programming across field sites, with an emphasis on maintaining and improving program quality.
•Ensure that all interventions are in compliance with the IRC’s protection mainstreaming framework, international law and protection standards and national policies
•Oversee implementation of the protection monitoring and information dissemination program through managing project work plans and budgets (budget forecasting, development of spending plans and budget follow-up), ensuring timely recruitment, quality implementation and accurate reporting in accordance with IRC and donor regulations
•Participate in cross-departmental collaboration in order to ensure that linkages between programs are made and programs gain from protection best practice, in particular with regular contact and coordination with Coordinators and Senior Managers in Health, WASH and WPE
•In line with the Project Cycle Management (PCM) approach, act as and designate other Protection program staff to act as the Project Lead for relevant programs.
2. Program development
•Lead development of the IRC PROL sector strategy for Myanmar in collaboration with the Protection Managers/Specialists, DDP, other protection sector staff, and the Violence Prevention and Response Unit (VPRU) Technical Advisors
•Identify opportunities for, design and develop concept notes and proposals for further protection monitoring, information dissemination and community based protection programming
•Develop protection assessments and analysis for the purpose of program development
•Provide input on proposals from other sectors to ensure protection is mainstreamed 
3. Staff Management and Development 
•Provide continuous support to and ensure targeted capacity building of staff on Protection-related and project management skills with a specific focus on building the capacity of local staff.
•Support Protection team members to act as the PCM Project Lead for designated programs. 
•When required, lead on the recruitment and management of new Protection program staff, consultants or other external support, in coordination with HR.
4. Representation and coordination
•Forge connections with key counterparts across UN, I/NGOs, human rights actors, donors and diplomatic stakeholders as per representation needs
•Represent the IRC in field and national level and strategic meetings involving protection actors such as protection cluster meetings, inter-agency coordination meetings, and bi-lateral meetings
•Regularly coordinate with internal program and operational stakeholders, including the Protection/Rule of Law Technical Advisor
•Provide input for advocacy purposes and support achievement of advocacy goals, as need 
Requirements
•Degree in Law, Human Rights, Social Science or a related field.
•4-6 years of experience implementing protection programming including experience in emergency or post-conflict project management 
•Previous experience in protection monitoring
•Demonstrated experience using international human rights standards in protection programming
•Strong strategic thinking and proposal writing skills
•Strong leadership, staff and budget management and capacity building skills 
•Excellent communication skills, cultural sensitivity, flexibility, ability to improvise, team player
•Ability to live and productively work under stress and in insecure and harsh environments while maintaining a sense of humor
Desired
•Experience in implementing programming that utilizes ICT, including in the collection and management of qualitative and quantitative data
•Regional experience 
Specific security situation/housing
The Protection Coordinator will be based in Yangon, Myanmar with travel throughout the country. There may be a temporary period during which the Protection Coordinator is based in another location, pending visa issuance. This is a non-accompanied position. The Coordinator will live in individual housing.        
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Equality, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

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