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Senior Protection Manager - Bekaa


  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Beqaa
  • Grade: Mid level - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date:

Under the supervision of the Protection and Rule of Law Coordinator, the Senior Protection Manager will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of Protection and Rule of Law (PRoL) program in north Bekaa. The Senior Protection Manager will be the primary focal point for the implementation of at least two protection projects, directly responsible for a team and a network of community volunteers implementing protection programming. The protection program in north Bekaa includes protection monitoring, referrals, access to justice (when applicable), case management and community-based protection. The Senior Protection Manager directly line manages five staff, including, Referral Officer, Community-based Protection Officer, Case Management Officer, Psychologist and Protection Monitoring Officer. The role requires both strong technical expertise and excellent project management skills, including donor reporting and budget management.


Project Implementation & Grants Management

  • Lead the overall implementation of at least two protection projects in north Bekaa, supervising protection staff to ensure that stated goals and project objectives are achieved in line with project workplans.
  • Work closely with the Senior Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEAL) Officer to ensure detailed and accurate monitoring of project progress against indicators. Ensure that any under achievement is raised and addressed in a timely manner.
  • Set clear project workplans for all teams in order to ensure that key project outputs are being consistently achieved on a weekly and monthly basis. Closely monitoring any challenges to achieve project objectives, and support staff with challenges as required.
  • Provide comprehensive, accurate and detailed inputs into regular donor reporting in a timely manner.
  • Work alongside the PRoL Coordinator to provide inputs for the development of new project proposal, as required and the overall protection program strategy.
  • Ensure that all project activities are implemented within the assigned budget parameters. Alongside with the support of the Program Support Officer (PSO), manage all financial aspects of the project including preparation of spending-plans, detailed budget follow-up and launching financial requests (i.e. recruitment requests, advances and purchase requests).
  • Coordination with the PSO, Supply Chain, Finance and Grants staff to ensure that all aspects of program implementation are compliant with IRC and donor regulations.
  • Coordinate closely with IRC’s Safety and Security team to ensure that program activities, including weekly movement plans, are aligned with updated and relevant guidelines.
  • Participate in bi-weekly ‘PRoL Team Leads Meetings’ with other Senior Protection Managers to strengthen the overall coordination of PRoL Programming across Lebanon.

Staff Supervision and Development

  • Maintain overall responsibility for the management of the PRoL team in north Bekaa. Complete regular performance reviews and hold structured team meetings. Ensure that all staff have regular one-to-one check-ins with their direct supervisor to receive ongoing guidance and feedback.
  • Work closely with Team Leads to ensure that each staff has in place professional goals and clear workplans. Clearly communicate expectations, setting performance objectives and provide regular and timely feedback on performance.
  • Provide the team with in-field coaching and mentoring on an ongoing basis, with a strong focus to build capacity and enhancing program quality.
  • Promote and monitor staff care and promptly raise any critical concerns to the PRoL Coordinator, Senior Field Manager and/or Senior Management as necessary.
  • In close coordination with the PRoL Coordinator, participate in preparing basic protection training materials for new staff, and ensure that all new staff receive an adequate induction, including on the IRC’s Feedback Accountability and Response (FARM) mechanisms.
  • Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and sense of shared objectives. Ensure that credit is equally shared among the team.
  • Review and signs-off on leave requests and timesheets. Ensure that annual leaves are taken on a timely basis, while adequate coverage is maintained.
  • Ensure that all staff adhere to the principles set out in the IRC Code of Conduct, and promptly raise any concerns with Senior Management as required.

Technical Protection Programming

  • Provide technical guidance to teams on activities including protection monitoring, referrals, legal aid, case management, cash assistance and community mobilization.
  • Conduct ad-hoc spot checks to review the technical quality of programmatic implementation and provide teams with constructive feedback and guidance.
  • Work closely with the PRoL Coordinator and Protection Information Manager (PIM) to provide analytical inputs for protection reports, including contextual developments in north Bekaa and regular updates on protection incidents and trends.
  • Assist in the development/update/implementation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as required for the protection activities, and to enhance program quality.
  • Work closely with field team to strengthen community-based protection, community mobilization and engagement at the Aarsal Community Development Centre (CDC).
  • Oversee the work of the Referrals Officer to maintain effective and safe referral pathways for persons at heightened risk, both between IRC programs and externally.
  • Support the overall collaboration between distinct IRC’s programs, by closely coordinating with other IRC programs, including Child Protection, Women’s Protection and Empowerment, to ensure a comprehensive response to clients needs.

Coordination and Representation

  • Maintain an active presence in relevant humanitarian coordination fora, including the Bekaa Protection Working Group.
  • Develop and maintain effective coordination with key donors, including UNHCR and other external stakeholders. Effectively represent IRCs in external fora, including on key policy positions.
  • Ensure effective referral pathways and collaboration is maintained with external actors, including adherence to information sharing protocols.


  • Consistently and proactively monitor the safety and security of the team, promptly reporting any concerns or incidents to IRC management.
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs.
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