INTERSOS Organization

Child Protection and Gender Based Violence (CP/GBV) Specialist) – Erbil – (KRI/027)

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Job Overview

INTERSOS is an international, non-profit, humanitarian organization on the front line of emergencies, bringing assistance to victims of armed conflicts, natural disasters, and extreme exclusion with particular attention to the protection of the most vulnerable people. Since 1992 our humanitarian workers have been helping people affected by humanitarian crises: we provide first aid, food, shelter, medical assistance, and basic goods. We ensure that basic needs, such as education, access to clean water, and health assistance, are met.

Main Purpose

Support the Protection Coordinator in: 

  • Defining the strategy and framework for the CP/GBV response. 
  • Developing tools and resources to enhance the effectiveness of CP/GBV Prevention and Response efforts. 
  • Building the capacity of teams to effectively address CP/GBV risks and support children at risk and GBV survivors. 
  • Ensuring high quality and timely CP/GBV interventions in coordination with protection teams/. 

In close collaboration with Protection Coordinator, provide technical guidance and advice to protection staffs ensuring that specific CP/GBV components of the programme are delivered according to internal guidelines and in line with international standards and principles, in order to achieve mission’s goals effectively, according to INTERSOS human resources vision and values.

Reporting to: 

Hierarchical: Protection Coordinator 

Functional: Protection Coordinator


Technical Leadership 

  • Support the protection coordinator in developing the CP/GBV Response framework for the mission in line with Mission Protection Strategy and the Global Protection Framework 
  • Identify key CP/GBV Risks and contributing factors in the communities for girls, boys, men and women, where we work using Community Mapping and other participative tools. 
  • Identify Community practices, assets, and structures that are conducive to the prevention of CP/GBV and ensure that our programming builds on these assets. 
  • Develop Position papers on Key CP/GBV response areas outlining our response to the specific risk. 
  • Design Prevention and Mitigation measures for the key Protection risks related to CP/ GBV identified in the community. 
  • Develop resources and tools to engage with men and boys in addressing GBV risks and contributing factors. 
  • Ensure that our response takes into consideration men/ boy survivors of GBV and are appropriately designed to respond to them. 
  • Work with the Protection Coordinator in designing programs for teens / youth to ensure they are sensitized to GBV. 
  • Design Key messages for Awareness on CP/GBV based on issues identified in the community and ensure teams are sensitized on it and able to deliver these messages in the community effectively. 
  • Ensure Awareness materials on CP/GBV are designed in culturally embedded practices and using traditional practices that the community uses to spread messages. 
  • Ensure the latest developments in the field of CP/GBV are shared with the Protection staff and contextualized for their use based on need. 
  • In coordination with the Protection Coordinator, organize ad hoc CP/GBV meetings with protection staff to share challenges and priorities in CP and GBV related field and develop action plans. 


  • Contribute to design the protection strategy of the mission and to project proposals development for the CP/GBV sector in close coordination with the technical team, protection focal points. 
  • Provide technical support and assistance to the implementation of the CP/GBV related components through the proper tools and methodologies. 
  • In coordination with the Protection Coordinator support to contextualize and adapt internal and global guidelines, making sure these are rolled out and known by staffs to ensure adaptability and mainstreaming. 
  • Ensure cohesion and harmonization of CP/GBV related activities and services across the different implementation sites within the mission. 
  • Ensure adherence to work plans and MEAL plans. 
  • In coordination with the Protection Coordinator deliver training and workshops to protection staff to build their skills on CP/GBV related topics identified with them. Guide them through close monitoring and supervision to guarantee the quality of the activities. 
  • Support the Protection Coordinator to deliver training and workshops to non-protection staff to build their skills and knowledge of CP/GBV related principles and enable them to mainstream gender component in their sectors. 
  • In coordination with the Protection Coordinator assess CP/GBV needs and gaps of target populations in current and prospective areas of operations, periodically update the protection situation analysis and inform the programme accordingly. 
  • Support the Protection Coordinator in providing ongoing strategic protection analysis and development of periodic trend reports (including aspects of conflict analysis, gender, and risk management) and lessons from programme experience to inform about programme development, implementation and policy/advocacy work. Contribute to timely submission of relevant reports to the leading agency as per the agreed reporting schedule. 
  • Support the Protection Coordinator to ensure that protection data are collected, stored, archived, processed, analyzed, and disseminated in ethical modalities, in line with internal data protection protocols. Provide technical support to CP/GBV cases documentation through CPIMS/GBVIMS forms/system and maintain and update the platforms for synchronization of data protection management and reporting. 
  • Under the supervision of the Protection Coordinator undertake regular field monitoring visits and provide support tools to monitor quality of programme implementation 
  • Identify opportunities for new CP/GBV interventions and support in assessments and developments of new CP/GBV related project proposals. 
  • Support the Protection Coordinator in the development of complaints mechanisms for beneficiaries and make sure complaints are addressed properly. 
  • Support the Protection Coordinator in the follow up on the implementation of the Child Protection (CP) and Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) policies. 
  • Guarantee potential survivors of SEA are interviewed in safety and dignity respecting principles of confidentiality. 

Networking and partnerships 

  • Maintain collaborative working relationships with relevant clusters and related working groups at national and/or field level and guarantee compliance to the eventual monthly cluster reporting requirements. 
  • Represent the program with national authorities, non-state actors, UN agencies, NGOs, donors. 
  • In coordination with the Protection Coordinator ensure that main CP/GBV concerns are brought to relevant stakeholders to advocate for the respect of human rights and minimum protection standards 
  • Network with CP/GBV Specialists of other missions to share best practices and resources.



  • BA in relevant field (Social Science, Psychology, Social Work, Human Rights, International Humanitarian Law or other fields related to social development and humanitarian work) 
  • Desirable master’s degree (MA or LLM) in Human Rights, International Humanitarian Law or related subjects 

Professional experience

  • Minimum of four years of relevant working experience in protection-related sectors (CP and GBV included), preferably within an INGO, and two years for higher education degree (Masters/LLM)

Professional Requirements 

  • Excellent computer literacy (word, excel and internet) 
  • Strong theoretical, technical, and practical background in CP and GBV
  • Reporting skills, experience with monitoring tools and systems, data collection and analysis 
  • Capacities in developing training program in CP and GBV

Personal Requirements

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work and integrate in a multicultural team. 
  • Ability to work under pressure, flexibility. 
  • Problem solver, dynamic, mature, proactive 
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage efficiently multiple priorities, deadlines, and tasks. 
  • Solid time-management skills, resourcefulness, and attention to details 
  • Diplomatic skills in networking with partners, authorities and donors 
  • Commitment to INTERSOS principles


  • English (Very Good), and Arabic or Kurdish .

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