• Contract
  • Kirkuk,Iraq
  • TBD USD / Year

  • Job applications may no longer being accepted for this opportunity.

IRC (International Rescue Committee)


The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, IRC offers life-saving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in more than 40 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted by conflict or disaster. IRC leads the way from harm to home.


The IRC established programs in Iraq in 2003 to address the overwhelming needs of displaced people in Iraq and the neighboring countries. Since re-establishing its presence in Iraq in November 2007, the IRC has been assisting thousands of internally displaced families in the northern, central and southern governorates in the sectors of protection, gender-based violence (GBV), education, economic recovery, child Protection and emergency humanitarian assistance. Working in coordination with the humanitarian community in Iraq, the IRC’s assistance and emergency programs address the needs of war-affected Iraqi internally displaced persons (IDPs) and Syrian refugees from several operational bases in the country, and include both camp-based and urban-based assistance. IRC operates throughout Iraq, with the main office in Erbil and field offices in, Baghdad, SAD, Anbar and Mosul.



Major Responsibilities:

Management and Staff Supervision

  1. Directly supervises the Protection Officers
  2. Coordinates activities with the PROL Manager and the deputy PROL Coordinator, lead all day-to-day protection activities in the governorate.
  3. With guidance from the PROL Manager and Senior Protection Manager, establishes a monthly work plan for all protection activities including:
  • A monthly Mobile Team plan
  • Establish and monitor a monthly advocacy/networking plan.
  • Targets for cases received and processed by protection officers.
  1. Manages all requests for information/ intervention from the PROL Manager and/or the deputy PROL Coordinator
  2. Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit, supporting professional development, and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions.
  3. Ensure timely completion and submission of monthly timesheets, probations reviews and annual performance reviews.
  4. Support program quality by guiding the team on the PROL program SOPs, tools and guidance, as well as the SOPs and guidance of the National Protection Cluster and sub-Clusters, and other relevant clusters and technical working groups.
  5. Regularly participate and represent IRC in local protection cluster meetings and other relevant forums.
  6. Plan/coordinate and oversee staff vacation schedules, and staff training/development activities
  7. If/as required identify staff performance issues and work with Human Resources to document and address these in accordance with the National Staff Employment Policies.



  1. Provide direction and monitor staff in their implementation of the work plan and quality of technical activities, share relevant information to the PROL Manager, deputy PROL coordinator, and PROL Coordinator, and direction to improve quality and achieve timelines
  2. Provide technical support to Protection Officers/Monitors in protection/human rights monitoring in crisis-affected areas, in line with the work plan (spot observations, focus group discussions, household assessments, Community Assessments, Key Informant Interviews, individual interviews and observation) and with respect for principles of confidentiality, ethical information gathering and age/gender/diversity mainstreaming
  3. Support staff under supervision in providing accurate/up-to-date information on service provision and availability to the monitored population – and identification and assessment of particularly vulnerable or at-risk individuals and families during monitoring or outreach and other activities by the team
  4. Ensure Protection Teams develop and implement effective action plan in accordance with IDP and, returnees needs, capacities and goals, making sure all options are explored before deciding on a plan and looking for options when the services needed are not available.
  5. Work to improve linkages of individuals and families to provision of services with referral partners and appropriate case management service providers, (GBV, CP or IRC legal service providers) – ensuring Protection Teams appropriately monitor, review and follow up with services provided to cases as per the standard operating procedures
  6. Ensure coordination with IRC Legal Team in dealing with cases that need both legal and social welfare interventions with a focus on the following cases: divorce, inheritance, marriage, education, social welfare, pension, detentions, and children’s issues.
  7. In coordination with the PROL Coordinator / deputy PROL Coordinator and PROL Manager, conducts evidence-based advocacy initiatives (phone calls, letters or meetings) with local authorities, other organizations (NGOs), UN Agencies, enabling wider groups new/unregistered IDPs to access needed services.
  8. Reports any serious protection concern or rights violation to the Protection Coordinator and the Senior Protection Manager.
  9. Work closely with Emergency Senior Management to produce actionable data on NFI and C4P needs, and distribution plans based on Sphere Minimum Standards
  10. Work to strengthen IRC’s relationship with community leaders to maintain good access to IDPs and, returnees
  11. In coordination with the Database/Reporting Officer, leads the consolidation of protection data ensuring correct input of information on assessments is uploaded to the database, and confidentiality is maintained.
  12. Act as focal point for team reporting, coordination with legal counterparts to produce weekly progress report and participate in planning meetings
  13. Assist in drafting monthly reports as directed by the Protection Coordinator, deputy PROL Coordinator / Protection Manager
  14. Provide regular de-briefings to the Protection manager, deputy PROL Coordinator and Protection Coordinator on progress and recommendations on interventions and strategic direction of protection programming in Baghdad



  1. Coordinates with all relevant stakeholders (Local authority, NGOs, etc.) in Kirkuk governorate to ensure effective implementation of protection activities.
  2. Participate in relevant coordination meetings, including the Hawija Working Group, with sub-clusters and working groups covering Kirkuk governorate.


Other duties

  1. Consistently and proactively monitor/assess the safety and security of Protection Officers/Monitors; promptly reporting concerns or incidents to IRC management and, when advised and appropriate, liaising with external parties as required to maintain/enhance the security environment for IRC programs
  2. Other duties as assigned by the PROL Manager / deputy PROL Coordinator / PROL Coordinator to develop IRC programs





Key Working Relationships:


Position Reports to: PROL Manager.
Position directly supervises:
Protection Officers.

Indirect Reporting: Deputy PROL coordinator, PROL Coordinator.
Other Internal and/or external contacts:

Internal: IRC staff

External: IRC guests


  • Bachelor or University Degree, preferably in the field of law or political science, Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or another related field
  • At least 3 years of experience in protection programming, human rights work or community/social work. Of which 1 year experience in leading a team.
  • Understanding of monitoring and evaluation in the context of programming
  • Excellent drafting and oral communication skills in Arabic (bilingual drafting and oral communication skills in Arabic and English is preferred) Kurdish and Turkmanish is preferred.
  • Experience in training and/or building capacity of team members through coaching and mentoring.
  • INGO and emergency experience preferred.
  • Understanding of international human rights and Iraqi law preferred
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, respect, non-discrimination, and safety of beneficiaries always.
  • Good communication skills including ability to gain trust and build relationships with new communities.
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills, creativity, and flexibility.
  • Strong team spirit, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Flexibility in working overtime when needed and ability to handle pressure well.
  • Good computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point).
  • Experience working with the affected population in the area.
  • Knowledge of human rights organizations and the local protection community operating in the area is preferred.
  • High standard of spoken and written Arabic and English
  • Experience in regular report writing.


Working Environment:  the position will be based in Kirkuk with regular visits to Hawija.


Standards of Professional Conduct: The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

Gender Equality IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including maternity leave, gender-sensitive security protocols, and other supportive benefits and allowances. Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: Per the Iraqi Ministry of Health COVID-19 guidelines, IRC requires candidates who are selected for positions to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter IRC premises. However, the exemption is only accepted per the Iraqi Health regulation and upon the provision of a negative PCR test.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity: IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity.  We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal. 

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Notice to all Job Seekers

IRC implements an equal employment opportunity policy, and our recruitment process is based on merit.

Applicants and/or successful interview candidates (both internal and external) are not required to pay any fees at any stage of the recruitment process.

If anyone asks you for any financial or non-financial favors to help you secure a job at IRC, kindly report to [email protected].

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How To Apply

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Closing date: 23- February – 2023 

Deadline : 2023-02-24source: NCCI