|Position||Situation Monitoring Analyst|
|Reports to||Protection Manager|
|Duty Station||Ninewa, Mosul|
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 policy is mandatory for all positions within INTERSOS and shall be signed by the employee within the first week of employment.
General Description of the Program:
INTERSOS has been present in Iraq since 2003 and currently operates across Ninewa, Salah Al Din (SAD), Erbil, and Sulaymaniyah Governorates. INTERSOS’s thematic sectors of intervention are Protection, Education, and Health. The INTERSOS coordination office is in Erbil with bases located in Tikrit, Mosul, Telafar, and Sulaymaniyah with programming presence in other areas of Ninewa, SAD, and the Kurdistan region. As of 2022, INTERSOS has over 300 national staff, 18 expat staff, and 200 volunteers. By applying an integrated programmatic approach, INTERSOS provides support to persons of concern to enable them create durable solutions for women, men, girls, and boys in IDP, refugee, and host communities in its areas of intervention
Purpose/objective of the position:
The Situation Monitoring Analyst (SMA) supports INTERSOS protection programming through the collection, analysis, and reporting of robust, up-to-date and reliable context-specific information that feeds into the design and implementation of protection activities, the provision of technical support, and the conducting of advocacy to respond to the needs of persons of concern in need of assistance.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Assess the information landscape and define the information needs for INTERSOS protection and program teams in the Area of Operations, and devise and implement a strategy for the collection of useful, usable and reliable data that is gender balanced.
- Systematically and regularly monitor, collect, and verify information related to the protection context in the Area of Operations, both through firsthand information collection in the field and from secondary sources.
- Cultivate a network of sources of information (INTERSOS staff, local authorities, communities, beneficiaries, and other stakeholders) about protection-related topics and trends, access to basic services, and protection concerns.
- Conduct field visits in order to monitor the evolving protection situation (returns of displaced persons, evictions and secondary displacement, arrests & defention of displaced persons, social cohesion issues affecting displaced persons, access to basic services etc).
- Undertake ongoing post-return monitoring within Salah Al Din specifically for displaced persons coming from Jeddah 1 or Jeddah 5 camps in Ninewa, in order to monitor the return environment, protection risks, access to servcies, HLP rights, etc.
- Develop and undertake effective qualitative and quantitative assessments using tools such as KII, FGDs, observations, household surveys, and other sources of information to facilitate rich contextual monitoring and understanding of the protection environment, in collaboration with the MEAL, protection and program teams.
- Actively gather feedback from beneficiaries and the community at large on INTERSOS programming and the quality, relevance and effectiveness of INTERSOS services.
- Track community cohesion initiatives and issues and maintain an updated database for monitoring trends and early warning signs within the community, in order to support responsiveness of INTERSOS programming in changing contexts.
Analysis and Reporting:
- Systematically collate, triangulate and analyze information gathered, both firsthand and from other sources, related to situational monitoring of the protection context, in order to determine trends and major issues for followup.
- Analyze and identify violations of rights or general protection risks for refugees/asylum seekers and IDPs & Returnees, as well as security incidents, social tensions or other events (water crises, etc) which may cause or excerbate displacement and/or increase protection risks.
- Produce regular reporting on the protection context, including situational monitoring updates using the tool/s of the Human Rights & Protection Platform (which has replaced the Protection Cluster); flash alerts and regular updates for major incidents (evictions, new displacements, etc); and weekly, monthly, and quarterly protection trends reports.
- Analyze contextual changes in order to identify issues requirng urgent response by INTERSOS protection teams, ensuring prompt conveying of accurate information to relevant colleagues to inform their effective responsiveness.
- Identify protection-related advocacy issues and produce briefing papers, case studies, and talking points for INTERSOS management and advocacy and communication teams.
Coordination & Technical Support:
- Build positive trusting relationships with community structures and local leaders, as well as local government entities, in order to improve two-way cycle of information reporting and dissemination.
- Faciliate information flow from communities to the Protection Manager and other colleagues to inform effective and up to date responsive programming tailored to the context.
- Coordinate with the thematic specialists, Capacity Building & Engagement officer as well as the Protection Manager to develop appropriate and inclusive awareness materials on CP, GBV, PSS, and legal-related information specific to the context.
- Provide information and coordinate with the Protection Manager, Capacity-Building & Engagement Officer, the thematic Specialists, and other relevant colleagues, to support INTERSOS and community linkages with relevant government entities.
- Provide technical support and design appropriate tools for INTERSOS staff and volunteers, and other stakeholders, on the collecting, reporting, and analysis of protection contextual information.
- Coordinate with other stakeholders to ensure an updated service mapping for a smooth and updated referral pathways linking the protection team to service providers.
- Assist in the safe identification of vulnerable individuals / families undergoing risks and human rights violations, and ensure referral (internally or externally) to appropriate services.
Required profile and experience
- University degree in Social Sciences, Information Management, Monitoring & Evaluation, Community Development, and other related discipline or equivalent professional experience.
- At least 2 years of relevant work experience in humanitarian or post-conflict contexts with IDPs, refugees, and returnees in an NGO setting (NNGO/INGO);
- Demonstrated information-gathering, analysis and reporting skills;
- Experience and knowledge of the protection sector strongly preferred.
Functional skills and requirements
- A demonstrated track record of excellent information-gathering, management, analytical, and report-writing skills;
- Excellent interpersonal, communication, and representational skills;
- Demonstrated field experience and working within multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environments.
- Experience in engaging community-based protection structures, local state, and non-state actors, is strongly preferred.
- Exceptional planning and organizational skills with the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
- Contextual knowledge of the Salah Al-Din protection environment.
- High degree of flexibility with the ability to work in remote and sometimes stressful environments;
- High level of confidentiality, a non-discriminatory attitude, and a patient personality.
- Fluency in English and Arabic (written and spoken).
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- How to apply INTERSOS is an equal opportunity employer and reserves the right for everyone to apply to its vacancies without any discrimination. For those interested and who meet the required criteria, please apply below. Kindly note that: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Your resume must be uploaded in PDF format. INTERSOS is reviewing applications on a rolling basis, and we reserve the right to close the vacancy before the mentioned closing date. The preference will be given to qualified candidates from the recruitment area