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 all six phases of Jalozai camp 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 (e.g. Registered IDPs without Tents, Damaged Tents, Newly married couples, etc.) 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 camp residents, 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 UNHCR (e.g. Return Intention Survey)
Visit the tents for physical verification of family members as needed
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 Sectoral Committees (SCs) to use appropriate referral mechanism and provide them with relevant IRC referral tools and schedule of services provision
- Monitor SCsectoral committees referral records to ensure that EVIs are referred to appropriate services on a priority basis, that appropriate records are kept for all referral cases and that all referred cases are followed-up and updated accordingly.Ensure that newly displaced families access registration services in the camp by referring them to the IRC Registration Officers, and verify that family members are not separated and
Information Dissemination/ Awareness Raising / Community Mobilization:
- Using key messaging materials, such as brochures, Question and Answer (Q&A) sheets and posters produced by the IRC Information Officer, conduct awareness-raising sessions with IDPs on topics such as fire safety, health, hygiene, sanitation, nutrition, protection, security, the IDP Guiding Principles, registration and other issues as required (2 sessions per week in each Phase, with 20 participants in each session).
- During the awareness-raising sessions, field visits, protection monitoring and in meetings with key stakeholders disseminate copies of the Guiding Principles of Internal Displacement translated into Urdu and Pashto
- In coordination with Information Officer collect data to monitor feedback of the radio shows
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 staying in the Jalozai camp with the PCs and all Shura members to ensure that IDPs 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.