INTERSOS Organization

Protection Monitor – Balad – (SAD/032)

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Job Overview

All INTERSOS employees are expected to perform their roles and responsibilities according to the INTERSOS charter of values, code of ethics, PSEA and Child Protection policies. The job description is mandatory for all positions within INTERSOS and shall be signed by the employee within the first week of employment.


Purpose/objective of the position:

The Protection Monitor is responsible for the monitoring of the protection context in the area, including the safety and dignity of individuals and respect of their basic rights and reporting of protection incidents, concerns and trends in the assigned area of operation. Additionally, the Protection Monitor identifies individuals at risk through household level assessments and provides them with orientation on available services or refers those with specific protection concerns as required.

Generic Duties:

  • Conduct protection monitoring activities at household and community level using a balanced combination of established quantitative and qualitative tools;
  • Ensure systematic and timely data collection using a standard household assessment;
  • Identify key informants in the community to involve in regular protection monitoring activities through semi-structured or unstructured interviews (KIIs);
  • Facilitate Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) amongst community members on selected topics to better understand the causes and consequences of identified risks;
  • Monitor and report protection concerns and trends, new population displacements and movements in the areas of operation;
  • Report to the Team Leader / Protection Monitoring Officer any serious protection incident or immediate protection concern identified within target communities;
  • Identify individual cases with protection concerns during household assessments for referral to internal services or specialized agencies;
  • Verify collected information on protection risks as well as availability and access to services through direct observation of the area;
  • Support the Team Leader in the reporting of qualitative and quantitative data and information;
  • Map main service providers in the area of intervention and identify and report gaps in the availability of services and quality of service provision;
  • Carry out all tasks respecting key protection principles including but not limited to: do no harm, non-discrimination, confidentiality, accountability and need-to-know principles;
  • Support sensitization, information dissemination and awareness raising activities.


Specific Duties:

(Can be adapted to the particularities of the job location and the requirement of the specific project, but should be approved by the Protection Coordinator before advertising the vacancy).


Person Specification:

Education and professional experience:

  • University Degree in a related field (Social Sciences, Law is an asset);
  • One year of relevant professional experience in the protection sector;
  • Previous working experience with IDPs, refugees and returnees;
  • Strong knowledge of international protection in the humanitarian context.


Competencies: (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)

  • Computer literacy (Word, Excel)
  • Respect and non-discriminatory attitude
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong data collection and reporting skills
  • Ability to show empathy
  • Ability to work under pressure and as part of a team
  • Fluency in Arabic and Kurdish (written and spoken)
  • Working knowledge in English (written and spoken)


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