Job Information Protection Officer INT8952 - Salah Al-Din NGO Information
NGO Name Oxfam
Contact Name
Contact Email
Job Information
Contract Duration 5 months
Governorate Salah Al-Din
Job Shift day time
Nationality National
Working Hours Full Time
Posted 2022-09-26
Minimum Education Bachelor Degree
Degree Title
Minimum Experience 2 Year
Required Travel
Job Status
No Of Jobs 1
Published Date 2022-09-26
Deadline Date 2022-10-09
[Tikrit,Iraq ]


Together we can end extreme poverty for good. Will you join us?






Protection OfficeR




Closing date:               09 October 2022

Interview date:            TBC

Vacancy reference:     - INT8952


Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.


All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.

Shaping a stronger Oxfam for people living in poverty.



Oxfam is a global movement of people who won’t live with the injustice of poverty. Together we save and rebuild lives in disasters. We help people build better lives for themselves. We speak out on the big issues that keep people poor, like inequality, discrimination against women and climate change. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can live without poverty.

Oxfam GB is a member of the international confederation Oxfam.



Oxfam protection programme works to develop affected communities’ skills to play a leading role in their protection. We operate in urban, semi-urban and rural areas across four governorates in Iraq, Diyala, Mosul, Kirkuk and Salah Al-Din. The focus is to improve the safety of the civilian population against threats that commonly occur them. The team works to take active steps to reduce risks as well as identifying methods to help restore the wellbeing and dignity of the affected population. With an emphasis on Safe programming, we work with the affected communities to access assistance without exposing themselves to risk or forcing them to be in a dangerous situation. Together with local civil society, national and international organisations and the affected community, we make efforts to advocate and campaign, to improve the protection of the civilian population of Iraq. 

JoB Purpose

Under the supervision of the Programme Manager, the Protection Officer will lead Oxfam Protection activities in Tikrit. She/he will deliver social cohesion and Community-based Protection activities together with protection team , partners and community volunteers. The job holder manages the protection activities action plans, including, the service gap analysis map, Establishing women groups/forums , developing disseminating resources on information sharing with communities; capacity building of local protection structures, and will manage Social Cohesion and peace co-existence activities and cash for protection for the upcoming project . She/he will support sectorial teams to apply Safe-Programming standards throughout the programme cycle. The protection Officer will support the team in delivering contextual and practical analysis (on-going) of the protection issues in the assigned area, including constraints, sensitivities and risks associated with the work. She/he will support in implementing protection activities with an emphasis on the gendered aspect of conflict, violence and abuse.   




Core Details


Salah al-Din, Tikrit

Our package:


Internal Grade:

Competitive salary scale depending on experience


Contract type:

National Contract


Hours of work:

 40 hours per week. This is a full-time role; however, Oxfam offers various flexible arrangements which candidates can discuss with the Recruiting Manager at interview stage

This role reports to:

The Programme Manager

Staff reporting to this post:


Annual budget for the post:


Key relationships/interactions:

Oxfam sectorial teams; local authorities; public institutions; Protection Cluster Working Groups, local civil society organisations, national and international humanitarian and development agencies.

DBS checks (for roles based in the UK):


Screening checks:

All successful candidates will be screened through Refinitiv World-Check One to comply with counter terrorism and financial sanctions regulations.


key Responsibilities



  • Identify and engage community committees and women forums to create a supportive environment to durable solutions and more Social Cohesion.
  • Support community committees and women forums to increase their capacities to articulate community needs to local authorities (i.e., municipality, DoW, DoH, DoI, DoA), and participate in decision making
  • Identification of risks related to protection, social cohesion and climate change through community based protection approach to support women and communities to actively promote and contribute in durable solutions in target areas
  • In collaboration with community committees and Women forums, develop Community Adaptation Plans (CAPs).
  • Engage with the youth committees on a range of topic but not limited access to services, perceptions of local barriers to durable solutions, and aspirations and opportunities for socio-economic recovery and build their capacity.
  • Support and facilitate a series of dialogue and advocacy sessions with local authorities and relevant stakeholders


  • Develop and regularly update emergency and protection service maps
  • Ensure service information sharing with the community applied an age, gender and diversity approach
  • Monitor protection issues in the assigned areas of intervention and generate protection situation reports
  • Use protection methodologies to conduct discussion sessions with the community and proactively follow-up any protection cases
  • Co-facilitate capacity-building training on protection and safe-programming to Oxfam staff, partners and community structures
  • Assess and generate data for rapid gender and context analysis in programmes’ sub-districts
  • Prepare (on-going) protection risk assessments, mitigation methods and action plans, and ensure implementation and consistent documentation of action plans
  • Identify and review cash for protection cases for the upcoming projects and ensuring they are in line with Oxfam standard operating procedures
  • Manage cash for protection and all other referrals information, ensuring adequate information management of cases for the upcoming projects.
  • Work with the Programme teams to coordinate community consultations and orientation sessions about rights, entitlements, registration, essential and specialist services in the districts
  • Works with local partners, local government offices and civil society organisations to conduct safe-programming and protection against sexual exploitation and abuse capacity building events
  • Represent Oxfam in Protection Working Groups and other local Protection forums,GBV working group meetings and other stake holders on behalf of the Programme Manager.
  • Coordinates activities with Oxfam and consortium sector leads to ensure integration of protection in programme activities
  • Supports and coordinate with MEAL Officers for baseline surveys, post-distribution and other monitoring activities.
  • Submits monthly reports to track the beneficiary numbers regarding information dissemination and where applicable, referral activities
  • Provides written feedback about protection incidents, issues and aid-related community-conflicts


  • Manage a team of Protection Assistants, volunteers and Community groups
  • Supervise the implantation of the protection plans per districts
  • Ensure procurement of protection supplied follow Oxfam procurement procedures
  • Ensure all protection information apply protection information management standards
  • Review and evaluate Protection field team performance and proactively plan capacity training needed
  • Integrate Oxfam gender and safeguarding principles to guide any management plans



  • Required to adhere to Oxfam’s principles and values as well as the promotion of gender justice and women's rights
  • Understanding of and commitment to adhere to equity, diversity, gender, child safety and staff health and wellbeing principles
Qualifications & Preferred Skills

skills, experience and knowledge



  • At least 2 years’ experience in Humanitarian Protection field, working with Humanitarian or Development Agencies
  • Degree in Law, Social Sciences, International Relations or Social work
  • Advanced English and Arabic language abilities
  • Advanced IT skills




  • Master’s in law, Humanitarian Studies
  • Prior experienced in community engagement, Advocacy, community-based protection and conflict management



Key Attributes

  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences and gender issues, as well as the commitment to equal opportunities
  • Ability to demonstrate an openness and willingness to learn about the application of gender/gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, and diversity for all aspects of development work

Commitment to Oxfam’s safeguarding policies to ensure all people who come into contact with Oxfam are as safe as possible

How To Apply

OXFAM is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.




As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.

For more details about this Vacancy, please visit the job advert using the below link:



Application only should be WORD-PDF format. 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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