May 16, 2018

Protection Officer at Islamic Relief

  • Islamic Relief Services -Ethiopia
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Full time NGO Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description

Post Title: Protection Officer
Duty Station: Country Office, Addis Ababa
Required:  One
Duration:  One Year  
Reporting to:  Protection and Inclusion focal person at Country Office
Islamic Relief is an international relief and development charity founded in 1984 with its headquarters in Birmingham, UK. As well as responding to disasters and emergencies, Islamic Relief promotes sustainable economic and social development by working with local communities - regardless of race, religion or gender. The office officially started operation in Ethiopia in 2004. Islamic Relief Ethiopia (IRE) is operational in the Somali Regional State with a base office in Hargelle, Elkere, Bare, Dekasuftu, Jigjiga, Afar Regional State; Ewa & Gulina and an additional operational office in Addis Ababa. For more information please visit our website:


Job Purpose

The Protection Officer works towards achieving “Leave no one behind” and “Do no harm” agendas to be integrated into all Islamic Relief Ethiopia programs, and ensures commitments towards Core Humanitarian Standards and inclusion Charter. The candidate must have the ability to forge strong partnerships with key stakeholders to meet objectives.


Key working Relationship

·         Work closely with protection and inclusion focal person at country office,

·         Work closely with thematic area coordinators, and focal persons (Gender and child protection focal persons)

·         Follow issues, communications and enquires coming from HQ technical advisor (Gender, Child Protection, Age and Disability) are addressed timely to ensure mainstreaming of inclusion and protection into IR programmes.

·         Work closely with M&E unit in CO and follow CHS commitments and accountability components are addressed in IR programmes.

·         Channel key recommendations and messaging to IR Advocacy initiatives, as necessary, to influence policy and practice on inclusion and protection.

·         Work with key stakeholders within country to build their capacity on protection and inclusion, which includes child protection, prevention of GBV, inclusion of all ages and disabilities and accountable systems.


Key Responsibilities

•        Support the development and delivery of inclusive, sensitive and accountable programmes under protection mainstreaming umbrella.

•        Plan and implement activities to ensure that IR’s Inclusive approach to programming is consistently applied through community-based protection methods.

•        Contribute to and facilitate a programme of results-based protection programming through a consultative process with sector and/or cluster partners.

•        Strengthen active partnerships with relevant government agencies and specialized NGOs/ CSOs partners, and strengthen referral systems in areas of Child protection and GBV;

•        Network with key external stakeholders to find areas of collaboration, best practice, innovation, knowledge sharing and partnerships.

•        Identify training needs and build the capacity of IR local staff on inclusion, protection and CHS accountability components.

•        Ensure data collection mechanisms are in place and data is collected and analyzed periodically

•        Conduct conflict sensitivity analysis exercise with relevant stakeholders and ensure IR programmes “Do no harm” in their communities.

•        Ensure gender, age and diversity analysis is done and updated regularly to respond to beneficiaries needs

•        Provide technical support on inclusion and protection for new bids and proposals to ensure it is weaved into planning phase.

•        Follow up and provide technical guidance  during implementation phase and document 

•        Proactively exchange learning and synergy with all involved stakeholders.

•        Drafts relevant sections of reports required for donors, management, annual reports.

•        Collaborate with Monitoring and Evaluation personnel for timely evaluation of projects;

•        Participate and influence external platforms on protection and inclusivity.

Job Requirements:

Person Specification


 ·         University degree in one of the relevant areas- International Law, Human Rights, or Social Science

 Work experience

·         Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience or Master’s degree and preferably 3 years of relevant professional work experience in human rights issues, inclusivity, protection and/or child protection, and GBV. Working in emergency or conflict situations in developing countries is an asset.



·         Fluency in English, and knowledge on local languages of IR operational areas is an advantage.

 Required Skills/Competencies

·         Planning and organizing

·         Communication skills

·         Ability to work in a multicultural environment

·         Good interpersonal skills

·         Good advocacy, analytical skills

·         Teamwork/working with people

·         Drive for results Learning Elements

·         Be familiar with IR overall programming in unstable situations;

·         Articulate methodology of programme and project management;

·         Articulate rights based and results based programming in IR;

·         Demonstrate a good understanding of IR policies and strategy to address child protection and GBV issues;


·         Demonstrate enhanced knowledge of inclusive programming approach to child protection and GBV issues.

·         Good understanding of GBV and guidelines in preventing in humanitarian action.

·         Good understanding of CHS Commitments, SPHERE, minimum standards of age and disability inclusion

·         Good understanding of minimum standards on child protection

How To Apply

Application Procedures
Interested candidates shall provide a non-returnable application dossier contains the followings:

  1. Application letter stating clearly the Job Title you are applying for and Duty Station; and also write the position title in your subject line for your email.
  2. Up-to-date CV with (Salary history; Daytime telephone number and or an e-mail address)
  3. Names and addresses (email and telephone) of three referee persons, at least one of them should be from the recent employer
  4. Photocopies of all credentials, testimonials and supporting documents;
  5. Closing date for application is May 30, 2018.
  6. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  7. Female applicants are highly encouraged and preferred.

Please send all application through one of the following address:

·         In person to Addis Ababa, Country Office around the round about which is found on the way from Wollo Sefer to Wongelawit Building, Tel: 0114700973/66, Head Office

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