Protection Coordinator at Human Appeal. 258 views


Human Appeal (HA) is a British humanitarian, non-governmental and non-profit organisation that works in 25 countries around the world since 1991. Human Appeal has been operating in Iraq since 2016. Human Appeal currently has almost 400 staff across numerous locations in Iraq, including Erbil, Dohuk, Ninewa, Salah al Din, Kirkuk and Baghdad. Human Appeal Iraq’s country office is in Erbil with sub-offices in Mosul, Tikrit, Baghdad and Aana. Human Appeal has and is delivering over $50 million in humanitarian and early-recovery assistance in 2017-18. Human Appeal is working in a number of thematic sectors: primarily in protection; shelter and non-food items; food security and livelihoods; WASH; and education. Human Appeal’s main donors include UNHCR, UNOCHA, WFP and numerous other international institutional partners.


The Protection Coordinator will have overall field oversight with programmatic leadership and guidance to HA’s protection programmes. The incumbent will render technical assistance to HA staff on protection including GBV principles, approaches as per HA protection and relevant clusters’ guidelines in the country. Besides, building staff capacities on delivering quality protection and GBV services, the incumbent also work to expand GBV and Protection programming by mainstreaming throughout all sectors and develop innovative new programmes. Protection Coordinator works closely with HoP and sectoral leads, including WASH and FSL, and field based Project Managers to provide appropriate and timely technical guidance including emergency response, new business development, proposal design and development, reviewing reports and developing strategies to mainstream GBV and protection. Additionally, a key function of this position is to position HA strategically with the Child Protection and GBV related networks and partners (where applicable) and to identify key priorities for advocacy to address GBV/Protection issues at national level. Establish and maintain coordination with relevant clusters and working groups at KRG and field levels, plus ensure regular and timely reporting.


Technical Support (60%)

·        Provide consistent strategic protection analysis in the Iraq context regarding aspects of conflict analysis, gender, and risk management and bestow lessons from programme experience to inform programme development, implementation and policy/advocacy work.

·        Provide advice and recommendations to program managers and staff to support delivery of safe Protection programming and address protection shortcomings in each of the program management cycle; including through input into SOPs, mapping of services/assistance, strategy development,

·        Lead efforts, in conjunction with the Programme Managers FSL, WASH and Education, to provide guidance and technical support to field teams (both on-site and remote assistance) that will result in development and implementation of high-quality Protection/GBV programming.

·        Train and strengthen HA protection teams’ capacities on tools for protection interventions through on the job accompaniment and mentoring, training and advisory support.

·        Contribute to the development of GBV/ Protection related proposals including developing assessment tools, program design, hiring of project staff, planning, monitoring, and evaluating of field interventions.

·        Develop the monitoring mechanism for protection programmes with GBV components and conduct monitoring through regular reviews, field visits, and other methods to ensure that they adhere to best practices and cluster guidelines.

·        Ensure HA staff is trained on HA code of conduct, confidentiality, humanitarian principles, and international/organizational codes of practice.

Networking and Advocacy (20%)

·        Help collect and develop appropriate GBV/Protection-related program/activity information, advocacy backgrounders, and reports for donors and government.

·        Participate and actively engage in relevant working groups, advocacy initiatives, gender task forces, coordination activities, UN bodies, coalitions, and protection cluster and sub-clusters.

·        Develop position papers on gender and protection related issues during crises and emergencies and present them at the appropriate forums to gain support and recognition from the donors, relevant networks and peer organizations.

·        Ensure advocacy and communication material are organized according to the UN guidelines and themes to generate impactful stories for donors and are widely disseminated through HA and clusters.

·        Identify protection trends and key protection concerns of women and girls in areas of concern so such trends and concern can be used to influence and inform protection and sub cluster priorities and project design.

Coordination (20%)

·        Liaise with donors, government, UN clusters and NCCI and ensure reporting requirements are met.

·        Prepare regular and timely updates and reports for the Women’s Protection Coordinator as required

·        Facilitate communication, coordination and collaboration among emergency programs, partners, network and between program sectors.

·        Prepare periodic reports on protection issues and activities to HOP and HQ as required.

Others: The job description is not intended to be exhaustive and it is likely that duties may be altered from time to time in the light of changing circumstances and after consultation with the post holder.

Person Specification (Education, Experience, Skills. Abilities)

Minimum Requirements:

1-      Relevant University  degree or a higher qualification in Women’s Studies, Humanitarian Assistance, Development, International Human Rights, Law, Social Work or Political Science 

2-      A minimum of 3 years’ successful protection/GBV work experience in the humanitarian field.

3-      Strong conceptual and practical understanding of Protection issues and approaches in humanitarian contexts, including the constraints/risks and cultural sensitivities of work in Iraq.

4-      Strong (but accommodating) leadership skills with the ability to establish and maintain good working relationships in a multi-ethnic, multicultural and multi-disciplinary environment.

5-      A thorough understanding of the gender specific dynamics and protection issues of the Iraq conflict and IDP displacements.

6-      Demonstrates analytical skills and build strategies to address child protection and GBV issues.

7-      Flexibility and ability to work under pressure, manage time and prioritise work to deadlines.

8-      Good communication and reporting skills

9-      Able to work independently, with minimal supervision and under pressure.

10-   Fluency in English, Arabic and Kurdish


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