Founded in 2003, Women Rehabilitation Organization (WRO) is a non-profit, non-governmental, independent organization dedicated to working towards the protection and advancement of women’s and child rights and the engagement of all members of society across Iraq and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI). WRO supports the needs of all members of society in prevention and response to sexual/gender-based violence (SGBV) and increasing their access to quality integrated economic, social, protection, and health services. WROs mission is to engage as humanitarian aid workers to provide effective and efficient humanitarian aid and development support and empower individuals and communities to become agents of change where every woman, man and child have access to social justice, gender equality and a dignified life free from violence and discrimination. WRO vision is built on the principles and believes in collaborate and collective action of civil society, international organizations and individuals in investing in the communal needs of refugee, IDPs and host communities to forge social cohesion and peaceful coexistence.
In partnership with UN agencies, international organizations and governmental bodies, WRO has been able to successfully contribute towards meeting individual and community needs and WRO has become a local and regional expert in SGBV prevention and response and multi-sectorial holistic empowerment programming that fosters gender and protection mainstreaming. WRO has over a seventeen-year history of successfully delivering over 100 humanitarian and development initiatives focused on local, regional, and global advocacy, stabilization and reconciliation, peace building, general protection, child protection, SGBV prevention and response, psychological MHPSS and physical health and well-being, non-formal education, individual and community capacity building, wash, legal, advocacy, livelihoods, political and economic participation, voter and democratic awareness, reconstruction civil society and governmental capacity building and engagement initiatives. Furthermore, WRO is devoted to international commitments including contribution to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), UNSCR 1325 on women, peace, and security, and UNSCR 2250 on youth, peace, and security, and is committed to child safeguarding and combatting SEA with its zero-tolerance policies.
As a national and regional expert in holistic individual, family and community economic, education, protection, social, and equal participation empowerment. WROs efforts have shed light locally and internationally through awareness raising and advocacy on many important issues such as mainstreaming gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and response across all sectors, sexual violence in conflict SVC, and other issued related to marginalized groups rights in Iraq and the Middle East through initiatives that directly impact tens of thousands of families each year including though provision of lifesaving support and developmental dignified solutions and services that drive individual and collective healing, integration, inclusion, resiliency, self-determination, and peaceful coexistence with dignity and care.
Protection Officer is responsible providing protection services to vulnerable people, including conducting household and community assessments, make referrals, advocating to humanitarian partners, government and local authorities on the rights of vulnerable people, working with and training Community Representation Groups, meeting with local authorities, conducting training on core protection principles and protection mainstreaming.
1.Monitor, asses, observe and report on key protection concerns and rights violations in the field to the Protection Team Leader and Protection Manager
2.Participate in rapid needs assessments through field visits in villages, camps and other informal settlements with persons of concern within the community and identify individuals at risk and humanitarian needs
- Refer cases of vulnerable people to other departments (Legal, Cash, Child Protection, GBV) and other humanitarian partners, government services or UN agencies
- Meet with local authorities, government officials, community leaders, humanitarian partners and other relevant actors to advocate for the rights of vulnerable people
5.Conduct training with key stakeholders on protection principles, vulnerability criteria and protection mainstreaming
6.Conduct training with Community Representation Groups, and work with them regularly to build capacity and support their activities
7.Work with the Protection Team Leader and Protection Manager to network with UN agencies, INGOs, local NGOs, local authorities and any other service providers in order to map service networks for referral
8.Conduct any other duties assigned by supervisors in support of the protection program.
- Excellent understanding of protection principles, human rights and case management
- Excellent communication skills including ability to gain trust and build relationships with new communities
- Degree in social work, psychology, law, or other relevant area.
- Previous humanitarian experience preferred
- Good understanding of humanitarian principles
- High standard of spoken and written Arabic and English
- Basic computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel and Power point.
- Experience in regular report writing.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please submit CV and cover letter including earliest available start date and salary expectations to: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject Line: Protection Officer – Erbil -Your Name. Please note applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Thank you very much for your interest, as we are not able to reply to all applications, if your profile meets our needs we will keep in on file for future opportunities. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted in due time.