Protection Monitor

Bachelor's Degree   Afghanistan, Badakhshan Full Time 1091
Date Posted:Jan 13, 2022
Closing Date:Jan 22, 2022
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Political Science,Public Administration
Salary Range:As per company salary scale
Years of Experience:3 - 4 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension: Yes
Contract Type:Fixed-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About Women for Afghan Women (WAW):


Women for Afghan Women (WAW) is a grassroots civil society organization dedicated to protecting and promoting the rights of disenfranchised Afghan women and girls in Afghanistan and New York. In particular, WAW works to help Afghan women and girls exercise their rights to pursue their individual potential to self-determination, and to representation in all areas of life—political, social, cultural, and economic. WAW relentlessly advocates for women’s rights and challenges the norms that underpin gender-based violence to influence attitudes and bring about change.

Job Summary:

WAW is recruiting motivated and qualified staff for the 12 month UNHCR funded project “Community- based Protection Monitoring in the North and North East Regions”. 

The incumbent will be part of the protection monitoring team that conducts systematic monitoring of the protection concerns of conflict induced internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugee returnees. 

Protection concerns (i.e., rights violations, discrimination, and exclusion) will be monitored and documented under the project. These activities will lead to: 1) an increased understanding of the protective environment, including essential demographic data, vulnerability mapping, available services, and existing gaps impacting the displaced and returnee communities, and 2) sharable reports detailing needed actions by all actors (humanitarian community and government) to address protection concerns/gaps and contribute to identify community based protection assessment (CBPA) projects aimed at mitigating protection risks and support the (re)integration of displaced and returnee communities. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

 Assist the community to understand the project activities and goals;

 Conduct Cash for Protection (CfP) assessments on regularly basis

 Conduct the assessment of Solar panels and support distributing it to the beneficiaries 

 Encourage and promote positive learning between the project staff and the communities.

 Work with the Regional Manager and other members of the team to build relationship with the communities and local authorities, specifically DoRR. 

 In the assigned area of responsibility, conduct monitoring visits to internally displaced and refugee returnee communities and, through focus group discussion, identify main protection risks and concerns affecting displaced persons and returnees 

 In coordination with other actors, participate in joint assessment monitoring of internally displaced persons during the first phase of displacement; 

 By using an age, gender and diversity approach, engage displaced and returnee communities to identify existing coping mechanisms, capacities and assets that can mitigate their protection risks and support their stabilisation;

 Through participatory assessment, mobilise the communities to elaborate on initiatives and projects that can support their stabilisation and mitigate their protection concerns. 

 Based on results of the monitoring and discussion with displaced and returnee communities, identify areas in need of referral to specialised agencies and support the reporting officer and UNHCR in drafting of proposals for community based protection assessment (CBPA) projects. 

 During monitoring visits, conduct information dissemination sessions to raise awareness among displaced and returnee communities on available services in their current location;

 During monitoring visits, identify persons with specific needs and ensure they are referred to the appropriate service provider; 

 Monitor the progress of protection monitoring in the field and report to Regional Manager/Reporting Officer on trends and developments affecting protection environment.

 In coordination with Regional Manager/Reporting Officer, maintain monitoring work plans covering the target locations

 Ensure confidentiality and respect for core humanitarian principles, including the principle of do no harm.

 Perform any other tasks related to project activities 

Data Collection:

 Record results of community based protection monitoring missions using the relevant tools and maintain electronic records for each visit;

 Maintain record on number, date and locations of community based protection monitoring missions, including number of beneficiaries benefitting from information dissemination sessions, and number of persons with specific needs identified and referred; 

 Report the collected data to the Reporting Officer/Reporting Assistant.

Communication/ Coordination:

 Report on daily basis to the Reporting Officer and Regional Manager.

 Coordinate on daily basis with UNHCR Provincial Focal points on mission planning and monitoring schedules in the field.

 Ensure to involve the Reporting Officer and team in all the major work related decisions. 

 Ensure to inform the Regional Manager with all the related security issues and other vital information.

 Maintain a good relationship with the other members of the team.

 Maintain good relationships with the beneficiaries and their families in order to understand their perspective on the project and to assist in the success of the project.

Job Requirement:

 Minimum of 3 years of work experience in Community empowerment, outreach and/or monitoring; previous experience in protection programs and/or participatory assessment programs for internally displaced persons and refugee returnees is a strong asset; 

 Desirable knowledge of core elements of protection, GBV, child protection, legal aid; 

 Bachelor Degree in political science, public administration or gender issues  

 Fluency in English, Dari/ Pashtu/Uzbeki. 

 Experience in the usage of Office package (MS Word, Excel, etc) 

Personal Qualities:

The candidate should 

• Uphold the highest humanitarian standards and principles; 

• Have ability and willingness to travel and spend long hours in the field locations;

• Have capacity to work independently and as part of a team;

• Have excellent interpersonal relationships, networking and communication skills; 

• Have good analytical skills and capacity to coordinate with a variety of humanitarian actors and local institutions;

• Be able to represent WAW mandate and principles with communities and local authorities, using appropriate messages and methods 

• Understand and be sensitive to local customs 

• Be able to prioritize work; 

• Be flexible and adaptable to ever changing environments

• Be able to work under pressure

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Badakhshan
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