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Senior Protection Monitoring Officer (National Position)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location:
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
  • Closing Date:

Background/IRC Summary:

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is at work in over 40 countries and 26 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities. The IRC has been operating in Thailand since 1975 and currently provides assistance to displaced persons in Tak, Kanchanaburi, Ratchaburi, and Mae Hong Son provinces

Following the coup in Myanmar in February 2021, fighting between the military and insurgents along the border with Thailand has led to a large-scale internal displacement and a smaller but growing number of refugees seeking protection in Thailand. Anticipating a potential large-scale influx of affected into Thailand this year, the IRC Thailand is preparing to expand and enhance its emergency protection services to put in place necessary internal mechanisms and coordination at the provincial and national levels to address the emerging need of affected people. In July 2021, IRC Thailand is launching Protection Emergency Response, this response, was funded by the DG ECHO for 12 months and implemented in partnership with front-line community-based organizations and in coordination with National Protection Sector and Provincial Protection Sector Working group in Tak, Maehongsorn and Kanchanburi Province.

Job Overview/Summary:

The IRC Thailand Emergency Protection Response design is to be adapted to the context and change of needs of the affected population, one of the key results of the response is that “Protection needs are monitored and communicated to service providers”. The Senior Protection Monitoring Officer will be based at IRC’s office in Maesot, under the supervision of the Senior Emergency Protection Manager and direct technical supervision by the M&E Manager. The Senior Protection Monitoring Officer will serve as the key person to implement protection monitoring to determine changing displacement situation along the Thailand-Myanmar border and provide the evidence base to inform the needs of the affected population for program adjustment and advocacy.

Major Responsibilities:

1. Program Implementation

1.1 Support the Senior Emergency Protection Manager to develop and implement Rapid Need Assessment, Protection Monitoring framework, and Post-Distribution Monitoring (PDM) including all data collection tools.
1.2 Work closely with the Senior Emergency Protection Manager, M&E Manager, Information Management Manager, and Sector Leads for coordination with the National and Provincial Protection Coordination Group related to multi-rapid assessment exercises including other assessments agree by the emergency coordination body.
1.3 Leading the process to train and technical support to Protection Monitoring Data Collector and other staff in Emergency Protection Team in data collection, data entry for rapid assessment, protection monitoring, and post-distribution monitoring (PDM) in the targeted location.
1.4 Ensure data collection, and data entry for protection monitoring are complete according to agreement on a timeline and meet data quality requirements.
1.5 Support the Senior Emergency Protection Manager for analysis of the protection monitoring report, rapid assessment report, and post-distribution monitoring report writing.
1.6 Work closely with the M&E Manager to develop electronic data collection for rapid assessment and protection monitoring.
1.7 Technical support to implementing partners related to implementing protection monitoring exercise.
1.8 Support the Senior Emergency Protection Manager to develop protection monitoring reports and translate them into the required languages.
1.9 Support the Senior Emergency Protection Manager to develop an emergency client responsive plan
1.10 Leading process to training client responsive in Emergency to a staff of Emergency Protection Team and other IRC staff.
1.11 Work closely with the M&E Manager to develop and implement emergency client-responsive indicators

2. Program Management

2.1 Support Senior Emergency Protection Manager to develop program reports related to donor requirements and program requirements.
2.2 Responsible to monitor spending related to protection monitoring are on track and timely informing the Senior Emergency Protection Manager of budget adjustment needs.

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to Senior Emergency Protection Manager 
Position directly supervises: NA
Indirect Reporting: Senior Protection Coordinator, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager for Protection, Information Management Manager.
Other Internal and/or external contacts: describe the nature of departments or groups the position influences or requires support from to accomplish objectives.
Internal: Emergency Coordinator, Senior Health Coordinator, Health Emergency Coordinator
External: National Protection Coordination Focal Point, Provincial Protection Sector Working Group Focal Point

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