Senior Protection Analysis Officer
Background/IRC Summary: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) 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, the IRC offers lifesaving are and life changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. 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. The IRC has been working in Poland since March 2022 to support the refugees fleeing from the war in Ukraine with basic needs and protection assistance.
Job Overview/Summary: Under the direct supervision of the Protection and Rule of Law Manager and the oversight of the Integrated Protection Coordinator, the Senior Protection Analysis Officer will be responsible for the overall analysis of the safety and protection situation of refugees and people of concern in Poland based on the data collected by the Protection Monitors throughout Poland. Protection Monitors and Child Protection Monitors will collect data from the refugees and people of concern using pre-developed data collection tools such as surveys, focus group discussions, key informant interviews and observation. The data will be stored in a centralized data management system online. The Senior Protection Analysis Officer will then clean and analyse these data and produce information products to inform program and advocacy strategies. The information products will take different forms including (and not limited to): monthly protection risk analysis reports and dashboard, inputs to program and advocacy strategic documents, donor proposals and reports, white papers, situation analysis reports, among other.
She/he will monitor and guide the Protection Monitoring mobile teams and make sure they understand the data collection tools that are being used. The incumbent will also support in the development of these tools in the online data management system using the questions formulated by the Protection Program management. The incumbent needs to have an understanding of both data management and visualization processes as well as programmatic technical area in the area of protection risks (child protection, gender-based violence and violation of human rights).
Major Responsibilities: Major responsibilities of the Senior Protection Analysis Officer (not exhaustive) are listed below:
• Develops and tests tools for qualitative and quantitative evidence-based programs using online data management system software (CommCare, PowerBI or other similar tools)
• Provides orientation to the Protection Monitors on how to use these tools
• Guides and supervises the Protection Monitors to ensure smooth data collection processes. When necessary, accompanies the Protection Monitoring mobile teams to the refugee site areas in order to oversee and guide the data collection processes.
• Carries out data cleaning and analysis and develops data visualization products such as Protection Data dashboards, in close collaboration with the Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Accountability (MEAL) team, as well as qualitative information products that will be updated regularly. Information products may include protection data charts, snapshots, situation reports, etc.
• Drafts brief Protection Risk Analysis monthly reports using the data collected for the Protection Management team to finalize the Protection Risk Analysis reports designed for organizational internal and external audiences.
• Supports with information and data the Communications; Advocacy; Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) and other teams in IRC to inform program design, advocacy strategies, and program direction.
• Prepare weekly/monthly reports and timely submit to the supervisor for review and further actions.
• Carries out other activities as advised by the supervisor or the Protection Management.
Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to: Protection and Rule of Law (PROL) Manager
Position directly supervises: Protection Monitoring teams
Indirect Reporting: Integrated Protection Coordinator
Other Internal and/or external contacts:
Internal: Child Protection Manager, Women Protection and Empowerment Manager, Safeguarding Manager, Economic Recovery and Development Coordinator, MEAL Coordinator, Communications Manager, Advocacy Manager, Grants Coordinator
External: UNHCR, UNICEF, Protection Working Group, Protection Strategic Advisory Group, Child Protection Working Group and other Protection Actors
• Degree of Bachelor of Development Studies, Bachelor of Laws Degree, Degree of Bachelor of Social Work, Psychology and/or Social Administration, Political Science and other related academic qualifications. A higher-level diploma (e.g. Masters) in a similar area a distinct advantage.
• At least four years of prior professional experience in a similar post
• Demonstrated experience using qualitative analysis software Dedoose, Nvivo, or similar
• Experience in working with online data management and visualization tools (PowerBI, CommCare or other)
• Experience working with an international NGO or UN agency a distinct advantage
• Experience managing people and projects a distinct advantage
• Demonstrated working knowledge of basic descriptive statistics
Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:
• Strong management and organizational skills.
• Knowledge and understanding of the refugee context in Poland and/or internationally
• Excellent analytical skills, critical thinking and strategic vision
• Excellent writing and information presentation skills.
• Time management skills and ability to meet deadlines.
• Good interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently.
• Flexible and able to work in a dynamic and diverse environment.
• Must be computer literate (Microsoft Word and Excel).
• Dynamic, initiative taker and solution-focused able to adapt to a mobile work environment.
• Knowledge of Ukrainian and/or Russian required.
• Excellent drafting and oral communication skills in English.
• Knowledge of other language from East Europe a distinct advantage.
Standards for Professional Conduct:
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way-Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, 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.