Mission EastClosing Date : 2020-02-23
Duty Station : Baghdad, Iraq
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Organization: Mission East
Country: Iraq
Closing date: 23 Feb 2020

Protection Programme Manager, Iraq

Location:Iraq, Erbil (With frequent travel to all areas in Iraq with Mission East operations)

Contract:12 month fixed term contract (with a possibility of extension), to start as soon as possible.

Terms:Expatriate contract and terms; unaccompanied position.

Mission East is an international relief and development organisation working in crisis-affected countries in the former Soviet Union, the Middle East and Asia. We deliver emergency relief during disasters as well as long-term development assistance. Mission East is based on Christian values and works to support vulnerable people and help local communities lift themselves out of poverty and marginalisation. We work directly with our beneficiaries or through local and international partners. We constantly strive to strengthen the relevance, effect and sustainability of our programmes.

In Iraq, Mission East provides assistance to conflict affected populations including internally displaced people, remainees and returnees. Our current programme includes NFI, shelter improvements, WASH assistance, livelihoods support and protection through psychosocial support activities delivered at multi-purpose community centres.

The protection component of Mission East Iraq activities consists mainly of community-based psychosocial support activities focused on children, youth and other at-risk groups. In Dohuk these activities are implemented through a local partner, while in other locations the implementation is direct.

Other protection activities include case management via Family Protection Units, to identify and ensure appropriate referrals/additional support to individuals requiring specialized services.

More information on Mission East can be found at: http://www.missioneast.org

The Protection Manager s role combines three key areas:

To ensure quality and timely implementation of protection components of Mission East Iraq s multi-sectoral programming.

To build capacity of Mission East and partner organisation staff in psychosocial support and protection activities.

To contribute to Mission East overall programme development (strategy, needs assessments, proposals) and implementation (technical advice, representation, monitoring and reporting) as related to protection.

We are looking for someone who brings demonstrable practical protection experience and knowledge of standards relating to protection activities and emergency response in general. With experience in emergency response contexts, project management, capacity building, coordination in emergencies, and monitoring and evaluation we are also looking for a candidate who brings previous experience working in sensitive security environments. Displaying excellent technical and interpersonal skills and ability to self-motivate, we are looking for someone who is able to able to manage, motivate, train and develop staff and who has a sympathy with Mission East organisational values.

How to apply:

Application procedure

To apply for this position and to see a full job description and selection criteria please visit www.miseast.org/apply, where you will be able to complete an application form. Please ensure that all sections are fully answered as candidates will be initially screened using data submitted on the online form.

The closing date for this position is 23rdFebruary 2020. First interviews will be conducted by skype and will provisionally take place in the week commencing 1stMarch 2020.

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