Career Opportunity with International Rescue Committee

Protection Monitoring Manager


Country
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Bangladesh
Work Location
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IRC-Bangladesh, Ukhia Office
Job Title
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Protection Monitoring Manager
Reporting To
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Protection Rule of Law Coordinator

Department
:
Protection Rule of Law
Expected Start Date
:
At Earliest
Contract length
:
Up to January 31, 2020 (With possibility of Extension subject to funding, program needs and performance of incumbent)
Remuneration Package
:
Competitive Base Pay With Fringe Benefits (Medical Benefits + Bonus+ Leaves and Entitlements + Housing Allowance + Gratuity) As per IRC  National Pay Scale in Bangladesh.

Program Brief

Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of the world’s leading agencies working in post-conflict and development contexts, supporting communities in over 40 fragile, failed and developing states. In this capacity, we work to restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted, struggling to endure and wishing to advance on a path of development.

The IRC has been present in Bangladesh since 2017 and obtained registration with the NGOAB in March 2018. Since the IRC obtained registration in March 2018, it has moved quickly to expand its integrated emergency health and protection response through both direct and partner-based programming focused on primary healthcare, women’s protection and empowerment, sexual and reproductive health, gender-based violence and child protection. Through 2018, the IRC’s response strategy will primarily target Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, while meeting the significant needs in both refugee and host populations, as already existing vulnerabilities are compounded with cyclical monsoon and cyclone seasons that impose additional threats to the lives and protection of those refugees as well as vulnerable host populations. IRC will grow over time its geographic coverage within Cox bazar and to other parts of the country, thus expand its’ networks and partnerships around emergency preparedness and response work, reach beyond the Rohingya refugees, also targeting the vulnerable host groups in Cox Bazar and other parts of Bangladesh.

Purpose

The Protection Monitoring Manager, based in the Ukhia office will be responsible for technical oversight and support to field level implementation of the protection monitoring programming in Bangladesh. The overall goal of the protection monitoring program is to provide actionable information about the protection environment in Bangladesh for the Rohingya refugees for advocacy and response targeting, and to directly facilitate information provision and referrals for vulnerable refugee populations. The Protection Manager will ensure quality referrals and follow ups, and ongoing responsibilities as they arise, including emergency assessments and focus groups on specific protection issues identified. The Protection Monitoring Manager will report to the Senior Protection Manager and manage the senior protection officers and protection mainstreaming officers.


Major Responsibilities

Program Management and Development:

  • Oversees the daily activities of the protection monitoring program coordinating regular protection monitoring, emergency assessments, and information dissemination and ensures that program activities are responsive and executed to a high quality standard.
  • Develop and continuously update and refine quality systems and tools for protection monitoring to ensure the effective collection and analysis of qualitative data relating to the protection environment, including physical safety and security, freedom of movement, documentation, safe and equitable access to services, etc.
  • Provide quality oversight of the information products coming from the Senior Editorial Officer team in coordination with the Senior Protection Manager.
  • Support the Senior Protection Officer and to identify protection needs/risks affecting individuals, households and groups, and initiate referrals to appropriate service providers in collaboration with protection monitors.
  • Lead the design of capacity building program for local NGOs related to protection mainstreaming, including creation of work plans, agendas, and logistical organization of training courses.
  • Ensure appropriate use of IRC global technical resources for all trainings, including the Protection Mainstreaming Monitoring and Evaluation System (ProMMS)
  • Provide inputs for donor reporting. Track and regularly report on program deliverables and targets per donor requirements to the Protection Coordinator.
  • Ensure regular field supportive monitoring of activities across the sites of operation, raising any concerns to the supervisor in a timely manner and ensure adaptations are followed through on;
  • Ensure that ethical and sound data collection and information management is implemented for appropriate data analysis, planning, evaluation, and advocacy; working closely with the Senior Protection Manager and the Monitoring  Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) team
  • Carry out administrative and financial tasks as needed.
  • In collaboration with the Senior Protection Manager, ensure smooth management and integration of project work plans and budgets procurement plans, timely recruitment, and accurate reporting in accordance with IRC and donor regulations;
  • Participate in cross-departmental collaboration and coordination with Health, Child Protection and WPE colleagues to ensure that linkages between programs are made and programs gain from protection best practice

 

Staff Support:

  • Support with the hiring, supervising, and build the capacity of PRoL team members in relevant technical and management competencies.
  • Provide technical guidance, on the job mentoring and coaching ongoing training and targeted technical capacity building for the protection team
  • Put capacity development plans in place for the protection teams based on documented capacity needs assessments exercise. 
  • Approve and manage all time, attendance and leave requests to ensure adequate departmental coverage, ensure monthly, accurate timesheet submission and carry out probationary reviews.
  • Hold high-quality meetings with each direct report on a regular and predictable basis, at least monthly.
  • As required identify staff performance issues and work with Human Resources to document and address these in accordance with the National Staff Employment Policies.
  • Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions.
  • Promote and monitor staff care and well-being. Model healthy work-life balance practices. Support appropriate interventions in response to identified staff care needs

Representation, coordination and advocacy:

  • Proactively develop and maintain effective working relationships with other key stakeholders, including donors, government actors, UN agencies, international and local NGOs, and other relevant actors; establishing IRC as one of the leaders in protection.
  • Proactively seek to establish and develop partnerships and collaborate with the Bangladeshi and Rohingya civil society and local partners.

Requirements

  • At least three to five years working in of which a minimum of 1 years is in a managerial level
  • Strong understanding of humanitarian protection principles and standards
  • Proven understanding of protection, working with PSS programming, case management and community protection.
  • Demonstrated experience with monitoring the provision of non-specialized MHPSS services and case management preferred. Experience managing programming targeting men and boys, or individuals with specific needs a plus.
  • Demonstrated organizational, management and reporting skills;
  • Ability to understand and respond to contextual gender dynamics.
  • Ability to work well both within a team and independently; strong communication skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure with competing priorities and deadlines; 
  • Strong problem solving skills with ability to be flexible, adaptable, and creative in a challenging and fast-moving multicultural environment;
  • High standards written and spoken English and Bangla are required, working knowledge Chittagonian is preferred.
  • Full professional competency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

SPECIFIC EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION

Degree

Concentration / Major

Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline Master’s degree is preferred

Psychology, Social work or related degree desired.


 

 

How to apply:

Application Deadline: June 25, 2019

Only short listed candidates will be invited for interview
Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply
''IRC is an equal opportunity employer''