Protection Officer (UG)

International Organization for Migration(IOM), Gaziantep, Turkey

Skill Required:, HR and Admin
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
29th March, 2016

Job Description

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

• Regularly participate in inter-agency protection fora (e.g. protection cluster, child-protection sub-cluster, gender -based violence sub-cluster, relevant task forces, as well as Whole of Syria protection meetings happening in Turkey etc.).
• In consultation with the Emergency Response Officer, ensure regular liaison with relevant colleagues in Geneva and contribute to the development and follow-up of the IOM Whole of Syria protection component.
• Propose protection related variables to be included into assessments conducted by IOM NPM (Needs Population Monitoring) project and support their analysis and treatment within IOM and other key protection actors.
• Ensure that IOM staff and IPs benefit from planned trainings organized by protection actors and gradually mainstream GBV (Gender-based Violence), Child Protection and counter-human trafficking into other sectorial interventions (NFI and shelter, livelihood projects, transportation).
In the absence of planned trainings, deliver trainings directly to the benefit of implementing partners.
• Contribute to the management of projects, notably on identification, referral and assistance activities for children (special focus on unaccompanied and separated children), victims of human trafficking and exploitation, victims of gender-based violence and/or other survivors of violence, exploitation and abuse, in coordination with other colleagues and concerned protection actors.
• When needed and feasible, support the provision of responses to individual cases of concern and refer or treat them as appropriate (e.g. screening, interview, counseling, development of referral pathways or identify direct assistance options, depending on program capacities).
• Support capacity building efforts among field based colleagues on both IOM protection modus operandi and internal guidelines, counter-trafficking IOM, protection mainstreaming standards and practices as well as international protection standards (Sphere, Child Protection Minimum Standards, International Committee of the Red Cross Professional Protection Standards, etc.).
• Prepare regular reports covering protection activities; prepare briefing, statistical/narrative reports and background information as required including specific information requested by IOM and other entities.
• Perform such other duties as may be assigned.


• Master’s degree in Political Science, Social Science or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or
• University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.


• Experience in the field of migration, IDP (Internally Displaced Person) and refugee assistance and protection (including specific knowledge of GBV, Child Protection and Human Trafficking);
• Experience in emergency operations and liaison with other UN and non-UN humanitarian actors.
• Understanding of complex social-political environments;
• Knowledge of the Syrian conflict and its impact on the affected population;
• Knowledge of the humanitarian architecture, especially in relation to protection (focus on internal displacement, child protection, gender-based violence, identity documentation, etc.);
• Understanding and knowledge of human trafficking phenomena;
• Working experience in the region is an asset.


• Fluency in English and Arabic is required.
• Working knowledge of Turkish is an advantage.

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