Protection/inclusion Assistant- Berdale and Dinsor

Islamic Relief Somalia

Protection/inclusion Assistant- Berdale and Dinsor

Protection/inclusion Assistant- Berdale and Dinsor ((1) position Open to Somali National from resident only))

Closing date 24 May 2021

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for direct implementation of the activities including coordinating services provision for vulnerable children and activities related to protection in the projects area
  • Coordinate with other agencies on implementation of protection activities such as IDP and local host communities on integration processes.
  • Conduct protection awareness sessions to the beneficiaries and IDPs including the host communities.
  • Identify cases of multiple protection concerns (Complex) for Best Interest Determinations and Best Interest Assessment.
  • Conduct case conference session among the Protection team and develop recommendations on solving protection concerns.
  • Provide technical support to child protection and GBV activities in the project area and the beneficiaries.
  • Provide trainings to caseworkers on child friendly space management and enhancing child protection mainstreaming across all humanitarian sectors.
  • Represent IRS at inter-agency meetings such as the CPWG, GBVWG, HLP WG and protection cluster in Berdale/Diinsor and Baidoa district.
  • Work closely with various actors in ensuring that displaced persons have information about and make choices of all durable solution options.
  • Ensure that protection concerns are included during all stages of planning, implementation and monitoring of activities.
  • Follow – up on the activities of the protection work with local partners and local community, to document achievements and address constraints while implementation is ongoing.
  • Ensure that expenditures for Protection projects are in line with the allocated budget and according to IRS finance and procurement procedures.
  • Work within an agreed work plan and ensure timely implementation of the tasks.
  • Oversee and manage individual protection cases, including those on GBV and child protection.
  • Participate in relevant needs assessments to inform humanitarian response
    Conduct regular Protection Monitoring among displaced persons and provide weekly reports on protection concerns to inform response.
  • Promote and implement effective measures to ensure that vulnerable groups and communities are better protected against violence, exploitation and abuse
  • Conduct a rapid assessment to identify protection needs for IDPs ,host communities and beneficiaries in Dinsoor/Berdale.
  • Undertake any other relevant duties or assignments as directed by line manager.
  • Ensure that protection is mainstreamed and reduce threats to the safety and dignity of women and girls in the project area.
  • Work closely with Camp Coordination and Management (CCCM) cluster, become focal point and attend monthly meetings
  • Ensure to Setup Camp CRM desk/systems in the IDP sites and at the beneficiaries
  • Promote the collection and analysis of sex- and age-disaggregated data into needs assessment frameworks, including rapid assessments and consultation with older men and women
  • Lead in the development of a protection and inclusion advocacy strategy and develop a detailed work plan outlining: priorities and targets, partners and allies, messages, activities and approaches, required resources and materials, learning outcomes, and monitoring indicators


  • Effective Communication.
  • Commitment and punctuality.
  • Planning and Organizing and be prepared all the times.
  • Adapting in work Environment and quick learner
  • Resting organizational protocols
  • Good inter-personal skills, commitment and motivation
  • Must be a Somali national-fluent in written and spoken Somali and local languages


  • Professional experience related to GBV prevention and response in conflict and post conflict settings and skills in undertaking conflict analysis.
  • Knowledge of international humanitarian standards for GBV prevention, protection and response;
  • Solid experience in training and capacity building experience, particularly using participatory approaches and methods in for training related to different components of GBV programming;
  • Experience with developing and implementing GBV programmes, particularly monitoring and evaluation;
  • Knowledge of international best practices, key international policy processes and frameworks related to GBV prevention, protection and response;
  • Fluency in English and Somali will be an asset.


  • Minimum Qualification required Bachelor’s degree (holder) in Human Rights, Law, international Development, or related fields
  • Degree in gender and protection related field.


  • Experience: At least 5 years’ experience in managing a GBV/ Gender/Protection project
    · Preferred: Master’s Degree in Law, International Development, Human Rights, Political Science, or related disciples or certificates; additional experience in child protection programming is desired but not essential

Additional job responsibilities

Monitoring and Reporting

· Prepare weekly / monthly individual work plans, which after approval by supervisor will serve as guideline for implementation.

· Continuously monitor implementation of protection activities and report on progress, challenges and recommend solutions.

· Participate in all relevant meetings, workshops, seminars and training as directed and provide feedback

Equal Opportunities

Islamic Relief is equal opportunity employer, however encourages female candidates to apply

How to apply

Qualified persons with the required skills are invited to submit their applications (most updated CV , cover letter, Academic Qualifications and copy of your passports with 3 referees from your previous/or current employer to the following email

With subject line as application for the position of Protection/Inclusion Assistant –Diinsor/Berdale.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted

Please note that recruitment will be done on rolling base and candidate is encourage to apply earlier and might be called for interview before the deadline.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted




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