Protection Assistant Northeast

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Job Overview


LOCATION: Diyala, Iraq

CONTRACT TYPE: Fixed-term contract

JOB GRADE: E1 National


HOURS (FTE): 40 Hours per week

SALARY:  As per Oxfam salary scale



We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization

OXFAM PURPOSE:Oxfam is responding to the Iraq Diyala response which has been delegated a category 2 emergency. Oxfam’s protection team will provide on the ground monitoring and reporting of protection issues, advocating around vulnerable persons affected by the conflict, create community dialogues and mobilisation, and implement the protection programme of Oxfam’s Diyala response.



This position will work under the supervision of the Protection Officer to implement the protection programme as per the project log-frame that details the indicators, outcomes and results. She/He will assist The Protection Officer will alsoto oversee protection mainstreaming across all Oxfam programmes including WASH and EFSVL, and have input into future projects with protection recommendations, and safe programming, as well as implement a cash for protection programme for vulnerable and at risk families.



  • Problems vary and include a combination of routine and some complex.
  • Work pattern is a mixture of reactive and project work.
  • Required to make sound judgements regularly within agreed processes using a good understanding of the team and the facilities of the team.
  • Communication is largely with internal staff, (including internationally) also with some external contacts and target audiences to support operational work.
  • Analysis and communication of some complex information at a simple level is required to a wide audience to promote and influence.
  • Field visit to displaced communities at risk and in need of humanitarian assistance.
  • Contribute to the protection activity in the field with the support of the protection officer and other team members.



  • Participates in developing and updating the mapping of services for threats and abuses (including GBV) that IDPs and returnees face, in Oxfam Northeast areas of operation.
  • Creates referral pathways from service mapping and creates awareness in the community around access.
  • Conducts assessments on vulnerable families and needs to determine eligibility of cash for protection assistance.
  • Monitors protection issues affecting IDPs and host population in areas of operation.
  • Refer protection cases as per guidance from the line manager
  • Conducts surveys, focus groups, and awareness raising sessions on protection issues.
  • Organises and facilitates community dialogues and platforms of advocacy so affected communities have a voice and can express their needs and challenges to the duty bearers.
  • Facilitates community consultancy groups to ensure participation in feedback on Oxfam programming.
  • Participates in training, capacity-building, and technical support to ensure Oxfam approach to protection is implemented effectively and in line with key standards and principles.
  • Prepares written protection updates for Oxfam situation reports.
  • Co-ordinates community consultations and orientation sessions about IDP rights, entitlements, registration, basic and specialist services in the districts.
  • Works with local partners to conduct community based orientation sessions – working with counterpart in partner organisation where possible.
  • Coordinates activities with WASH and EFSVL teams to ensure integration of protection in programme activities and ensures safe programming throughout Oxfam activities.
  • Provides written feedback about protection incidents, issues and aid-related community-conflicts
  • Ensures gender sensitive approach is taken to programming and integrated into protection assessments and activities.
  • Any other task assigned by the line manager or Area manager


  • At least 1 year of protection programming experience in humanitarian or development contexts or related field.
  • Understanding of protection, such as Gender Based Violence issues, child protection, community engagement etc.
  • Experience working with displaced persons and protection issues relevant to conflict affected people.
  • Proven experience of contributing to assessments and report writing.
  • Good spoken and written English, Arabic and Kurdish.
  • Capacity and willingness to travel to the field in Northern Diyala.
  • Very good interpersonal skills, particularly in networking, working with communities, local civil society and local authorities.
  • Commitment to a rights-based approach, gender equality and protection
  • Ability to work in multi-cultural team.
  • Demonstrated capacity of social and communication skills and ability to work with others and as part of the team.
  • Willingness to work in insecure environments and a high level of adaptability and initiative
  • Knowledge and skills in computer usage including Word, and Excel

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