IRC is looking for Protection Capacity Building Manager


TITLE:                 Protection Capacity Building Manager

LOCATION:         Antakya, Turkey – for Northern Syria Programming

START DATE:     1 January 2016



BACKGROUND:  Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee is one of the most prominent international organizations working in relief, rehabilitation, protection, post-conflict development, resettlement services and advocacy for those uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression.

Since August 2015, the IRC has been building a capacity building program for protection programming in northern Syria focusing on mentoring local humanitarian agencies in the areas of protection mainstreaming and GBV and Child Protection case management. Currently the IRC works with  NGOs to introduce concepts of protection mainstreaming as well as a package of tools comprising the Protection Mainstreaming Monitoring System (ProMMS) that seeks to measure the impact of protection mainstreaming approaches throughout the project cycle and at all levels of the organization. The capacity building team also supports  organizations are participating in a mentorship initiative to build humanitarian response capacity to deliver case management services for GBV survivors and vulnerable children, starting with basic principles of child protection, GBV, and safe referral in line with the roll-out of interagency SOPs by the GBV and Child Protection Sub-Clusters.

SCOPE OF WORK: The Protection Capacity Building Manager, based in IRC’s Antakya office will be responsible for technical oversight and support to field level implementation of IRC capacity building programme. The Protection Capacity Building manager wil ensure deliverables are achieved per outlined proposal framework, and technical guidance is provided in the development and delivery of training materials for partner organizations. The position supervises a Capacity Building Officer and Senior Protection Mainstreaming Officer, and works under the supervision of the Protection Coordinator. The Protection Capacity Building Manager will work closely with the GBV and CP managers to ensure effective implementation of the case menagement component of the capacity building project. They will receive technical guidance from the Child Protection and Women’s Protection and Empowerment Coordinators, and the SRR Technical Advisors for WPE, Child Protection, and Protection in Practice.


Technical Quality

  • Support Officers in ensuring technical quality of materials developed for training and mentorship activities, including review of training plans and suggesting revisions as needed
  • Assist in compiling and organizing technical resources relevant to protection mainstreaming and GBV and child protection to ensure content used by the team is in line with global standards
  • Develop mentorship component of the capacity building project
  • Ensure continued collaboration with the Child Protection and GBV Sub-Clusters during SOP roll-out process to ensure materials are utilized during trainings for partners
  • Maintain relationships with partners to ensure continued cooperation

Monitoring & Reporting

  • Working closely with the Snr Protection Mainstreaming Officer and Capacity Building Officer to support in refining and implementing tools to evaluate success and impact of trainings and ongoing skills building of partners
  • Ensure proper documentation and reporting of all trainings and program activities as per donor requirments
  • Coordinate weekly reporting to ensure updates on progress are shared and tracked for continuity
  • Roll out and develop Monitoring and Evaluation plans


Staff Supervision & Development

  • Technically supervise the Capacity Building and Snr Protection Mainstreaming Officer based in Antakaya, including oversight to timesheets, leave plans, and other relevant aspects of performance management.
  • Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions.
  • Overall responsibility for staff work plans, and training/development activities.

Project Management

  • Provide oversight to project work plans to keep teams on track per project timelines and deliverables.
  • Oversight to administrative and logistic needs of the program, including planning for procurement and other material needs to support trainings and workshops
  • Based on planning processes with capacity building teams, present spending plans to Coordinator to ensure thorough budget oversight
  • Ensures all deadlines for submission of donor reports to Protection Coordinator


Professional Standards
All IRC staff are required to adhere to The IRC Way Standards for Professional Conduct and the IRC country employment policies.

Advanced degree in international protection, human rights law, social work, or other related field.

  • Minimum 2 years professional experience in implementation of multi-sectoral emergency response programming, with extremely strong project planning and organizational skills;
  • Successful experience working within a volatile security environment is a must, as is ability to work in a potentially unstable security environment;
  • Strong experience in designing and facilitating training programs, with proven skills in facilitating sessions for large groups
  • Previous experience implementing GBV or Child Protection programming
  • Previous experience coordinating with local partner organizations to provide guidance and support.
  • Previous remote management experience strongly preferred
  • Proven understanding of protection (including women’s and children’s protection) programming, including case management services and support;
  • Interpersonal qualities: Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well;
  • Fluency in English and Arabic (written and spoken) required


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