Job Information Protection Team Leader - Anbar NGO Information
Contact Name HR
Contact Email
Job Information
Contract Duration 10 months
Governorate Al Anbar
Job Shift Day
Nationality National
Working Hours Full Time
Posted 2021-10-20
Requirements
Minimum Education Bachelor Degree
Degree Title law, social sciences or humanitarian aid
Minimum Experience 5 Year
Required Travel 25%
Job Status
No Of Jobs 1
Published Date 2021-10-20
Deadline Date 2021-10-31
Location
[Fallujah,Iraq ]
Description

The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future. We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. We work toward successful integration and – whenever possible – for the fulfilment of the wish to return home.
The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956, and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced.
All of our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency.
In 2003, following the start of foreign military operations in Iraq, DRC became one of the first organisations to provide humanitarian assistance in the country, and now operates in 11 governorates, including Anbar, Baghdad, Babel, Diyala, Duhok, Erbil, Karbala, Kirkuk, Najaf, Ninewa and Salah-al-Din.

 

Overall purpose of the role:

  • Ensure overall technical quality and oversight of the planning, implementation and follow up of legal aid activities (legal information provision, counselling, assistance and representation) being implemented by team.
  • Supervise Protection team members, including Protection Officer (Legal) and Protection Assistant (Legal), and provide technical guidance and provide necessary capacity building to team members.
  • Develop and maintain good relations with the persons of concern, relevant stakeholders and other humanitarian actors to support adequate implementation and coordination of DRC’s protection activities.
  • Supervise Protection team members, including Protection Officer (CM) and Protection Assistant (CM).
  • Deliver support and technical guidance to the Protection Team.
  • Ensure the quality of the planning, implementation and follow up of all technical aspects of case management (CM) and individual protection assistance (IPA) being implemented by team.
  • Develop and maintain good relations with the persons of concern, relevant stakeholders and other humanitarian actors to support adequate implementation and coordination of DRC’s protection activities.

Management

  • Under the supervision of the Project Manager – Protection, lead and manage the Legal team (i.e. lawyers) including people planning, working hours, performance, well-being and development.
  • Ensure effective planning and maintain oversight of the implementation of DRC’s legal aid activities (legal information provision, counselling, legal assistance and representation), and actively coordinate with CBP/PSS, case management teams, and other DRC sectors for referral pathways.
  • Ensure and monitor quality of legal aid provided, in accordance with DRC legal case management standard operating procedures, national laws and international protection standards.
  • Under the supervision of the Project Manager – Protection, lead and manage the case management team (including people planning, working hours, performance, well-being and development).
  • Ensure effective planning and maintain oversight of the implementation of CM and IPA, and actively coordinate with CBP/PSS and legal aid teams
  • Ensure and monitor quality of CM and IPA provided, in accordance with international protection standards, DRC standard operating procedures and technical guidance.

Programming & Operations

  • Ensure the successful delivery of high-quality legal aid to people of concern of different ages (youth, adults and older persons), gender (men and women) and abilities (including persons with disabilities).
  • Supervise Protection Officers (Legal) and Protection Assistants (Legal), ensure that all activities are implemented in accordance with SOPs, DRC protection standards and the most up-to-date legal procedures in Iraq.
  • Remain up-to-date on legal procedure and policy developments (consolidating inputs from Legal team and stakeholders), update team guideline documents as needed.
  • Facilitate the cases referred internally from DRC, externally from other agencies (including CCI cases), allocate those cases among Legal Officers and provide feedback to referring agency; refer cases externally to legal partners working in areas out of DRC’s area of operation.
  • Coach Protection Officers (legal) by providing technical guidance on legal procedures, policy and judgements, as well as based on DRC guidance notes and best practices.
  • Provide feedback to Project Manager - Protection on technical gaps in the thematic area of DRC programming, identifying legal aid gaps and opportunities for program growth.
  • Ensure Protection team (legal) is regularly reviewing approach and opportunities (including through regular outreach) to identify vulnerable people (reaching all AGD groups) in need of legal aid.
  • Organize community consultations / legal assessments to identify community legal needs.
  • Provide feedback to Project Manager - Protection on technical gaps, protection tools and the capacity building needs of the Protection Team -Legal . Provide support to the Project manager on capacity building activities where necessary.
  • Responsible for recruitment of legal staff and monitor timely induction and capacity building of newly recruited Legal Team members to ensure quality and accountability.
  • Conduct legal case review and supervision; ensure team updates and maintains legal case files, legal database and legal tracker (or other IM tools), following DRC Standard Operating Procedures and ensuring clients’ data and confidentiality are protected.
  • Review and approve weekly and monthly work plan for Legal staff, including standardized circuit schedule for mobile activities/legal outreach to ensure timely implementation legal aid activities and follow-up on achievement or protection project targets.
  • Support the implementation of monitoring and evaluation tools; support analysis of legal data and report on issues in the implementation of the program.
  • Ensure the successful delivery of high-quality case management support and IPA to people of concern of different ages (youth, adults and older persons), gender (men and women) and abilities (including persons with disabilities).
  • Supervise Protection Officers (CM) and Protection Assistants (CM), ensure that all activities are implemented in accordance with SOPs and are meeting international and DRC protection standards, including protection monitoring principles and AGD policy.
  • Monitor the identification of vulnerable beneficiaries by Protection Assistants (CM) and that effective internal and external referral is being ensured by the Protection Officer (CM). These also include timely and adequate referrals of children in need of Child Protection and survivors of Gender-based violence.
  • Proactively coordinate with DRC community-based protection team and legal aid team to facilitate adequate and timely identification of vulnerable people in need of individualized protection support.
  • Coach Protection Officers (CM) by providing technical guidance based on DRC guidance notes and best practices.
  • Provide feedback to Project Manager - Protection on technical gaps, protection tools and the capacity building needs of the Protection Team. Provide support to the Project manager on capacity building activities where necessary.
  • Responsible for recruitment of case management staff and monitor timely induction and capacity building of newly recruited Protection Team members to ensure quality and accountability.
  • Review and approve weekly and monthly work plan for CM staff and mobile teams to ensure timely implementation protection activities and follow-up on achievement or protection project targets

Coordination and representation

  • Develop and maintain effective working relationship with relevant stakeholders including court entities and civil affairs directorates (CAD), community leaders and service providers.
  • Represent DRC at meetings and other relevant technical coordination meetings such as Legal Task force, HLP sub-cluster, or other relevant coordination fora.
  • Collaborate with relevant internal and external technical experts in the development of evidence-based legal advocacy, protection reports, guidance notes and capacity building materials.
  • Ensure integration with other DRC sectors, including economic recovery, shelter and infrastructure and Humanitarian Mine Actions.
  • Advocate for the needs of vulnerable individuals both internally and through coordination mechanisms through evidence-based advocacy.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationship with relevant stakeholders including partner agencies, community leaders and service providers.
  • Represent DRC at meetings and other relevant technical coordination meetings and advocate for the needs of people of concern.
  • Collaborate with relevant internal and external technical experts in the development of protection reports, guidance notes and capacity building materials.
  • Ensure integration with other DRC sectors, including economic recovery, shelter and infrastructure and Humanitarian Mine Actions.

Project development

  • Support the Project Manager - Protection drafting protection project proposals by providing field-related inputs.
  • Participate in preparing monthly/quarterly/annual highlights/reports and proposals and budgets for donors.
  • Oversee and ensure achievements of targets according to DRC and donors’ requirements.
  • Maintain ongoing communication with MEAL department and support monitoring and evaluations of protection projects and protection activities.
  • Support the Project Manager - Protection drafting protection project proposals by providing field-related inputs.
  • Participate in preparing monthly/quarterly/annual highlights/reports and proposals and budgets for donors.
  • Oversee and ensure achievements of targets according to DRC and donors’ requirements.
  • Maintain ongoing communication with MEAL department and support monitoring and evaluations of protection projects and protection activities.

Logistics/Finance

  • Support Project Manager – Protection with project planning including work plans, procurement and budget management for the activities under his/her supervisions.
  • Ensure the approved payment procedure for legal fees (with the required supporting documentation) is followed by all team members.
  • Initiate relevant procurements and ensure their execution.
  • Support the monitoring of financial commitments and expenditures against budgets and provide timely feedback on budget follow-up.
  • Plan and coordinate proactively logistics and movements of staff from and to different operational areas
  • Support Project Manager – Protection with project planning including work plans, procurement and budget management for the activities under his/her supervisions.
  • Initiate procurements and ensure their execution.
  • Support the monitoring of financial commitments and expenditures against budgets and provide timely feedback on budget follow-up.
  • Plan and coordinate proactively logistics and movements of staff from and to different operational areas.

Other

  • Ensure compliance with DRC guidelines and policies on HR, admin, finance, and supply.
  • Ensure adherence to DRC national staff policy guidelines and Code of Conduct.
  • Ensure compliance with DRC AGD policy and AGD programmatic minimum standards.
  • Ensuring compliance with the zero-tolerance to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse policy.
  • Perform any other relevant tasks as requested by the Project Manager - Protection.
Qualifications & Preferred Skills

Experience and technical competencies:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience with NGO project implementation, including at least 3 years’ experience managing people and teams. Experience providing technical guidance, training and capacity building of staff and CSO partners or government counterparts is essential.
  • An excellent professional track record with a minimum of 3 years’ work experience in Protection, preferably in an emergency or early recovery context;
  • Significant knowledge of International Humanitarian and Human Rights Laws, particularly International standards relating to the protection of IDPs;
  • Significant experience managing projects, ensuring tracking of targets and activities, and donor reporting;
  • Proven communication, negotiation, advocacy and diplomacy skills;
  • Ability to quickly develop understanding of the human rights situation and insight into the political environment of the program country;
  • Prior experience implementing case management/PSS/legal assistance and community-based protection activities;
  • Knowledge of Gender and Protection mainstreaming, AGD, PwSN and AAP approaches;
  • Experience working and living in a challenging security environment and under strict safety rules and willingness to travel to conflict affected areas.

Education: (include certificates, licenses etc.)

  • University degree relevant to humanitarian work: preferably in law, social sciences or humanitarian aid (significant proven field experience may be accepted in lieu).

Languages:

  • Arabic
  • English
How To Apply

Application process
Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking on the apply button.

All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.

Closing date for applications: 31 - October - 2021

Note: Due to urgency of this position, applications will be reviewed on rolling basis.

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/jobsupport

For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website drc.ngo

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