The Protection Officer, under the supervision of Senior Protection Officer, is primarily responsible for IDP protection in targeted Areas. They will work in close collaboration of UN agencies, govt. authorities and relevant stakeholders to make sure that affected population rights are fully protected under national and international laws.
- Monitor the protection situation in assigned area of intervention. daily and make regular contact with the beneficiary community to identify incidents and protection concerns, including gaps in service provision.
- As part of protection monitoring conduct daily spot observations, focus group discussions (FGDs) with key informants and monitored populations, individual/household interviews with informants and IDP populations, and area/thematic assessments to identify IDP protection needs and gaps in service provision, with a particular focus on vulnerable groups, especially women and girls.
- Systematically gather and update the data on Extremely Vulnerable Individuals (EVIs) to ensure facilitation through referrals and timely interventions.
- Collect information on basic living conditions and specific issues of concern among the IDPs , including information related to access to shelter, food, healthcare, clean water and hygiene, education, safety and protection services.
- Collect baseline data on monthly basis on sectoral activities for analysis
- Provide support in data collection for various surveys as requested by Protection Cluster (e.g. Return Intention Survey)
Referral and Case Management:
- Record each incident and protection concern separately using the IRCs new reporting format, and respond appropriately either by providing direct advice or assistance or by referring beneficiaries to appropriate service providers (in the case of incidents). Follow-up as necessary, maintaining clear records of all referrals, follow-ups and case outcomes.
- Refer specific protection-related incidents identified during monitoring (such as theft or physical violence, denial to assistance and/or services, and discrimination related to assistance and/or services) to appropriate service providers, prioritizing EVIs.
- Support appropriate referral mechanism and provide them with relevant IRC referral tools and schedule of services provision
Facilitate safe and voluntary return of IDPs:
- Conduct Return Intention Surveys prior to the return process, in line with the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement.
- With support from the IRC Information Officer, share the latest information on the situation in the areas of origin of the IDPs and are informed about the situation should they wish to return.
- Excellent English and good knowledge of Local language is essential;
- Excellent communication and analytical skills
- Knowledge of national law and/or human rights principles
- Computer skills including MS- Office
- Ability to handle multiple tasks; proven self-initiative and problem solving abilities;
- Willingness to travel within Pakistan;
- A commitment to protecting human rights.
1 Year of working experience with UN agencies, International NGO or Institution.