Protection Program Assistant

IRC, N'Djamena, Chad

Skill Required:, Training and Capacity Building
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
6th October, 2020

Job Description

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a non-partisan, non-profit, non-religious humanitarian organization that provides assistance to refugees and displaced people around the world. IRC implements programs to promote durable solutions among internally displaced people, refugees and host populations through public health, sanitation, shelter, rehabilitation and education projects. The IRC has been working with refugees since 1933 and is present in 40 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia, as well as in the United States, as part of a resettlement support program. The IRC is an organization committed to freedom, human dignity and autonomy. This commitment is reflected in quality assistance for resettlement, global assistance from

IRC began operations in Chad in 2004 to respond to the humanitarian crisis caused by the influx of refugees from Darfur to eastern Chad, with an intervention in the Ourure Cassoni refugee camp. Assistance to Sudanese refugees has now extended to the management of ten camps in the east and one camp in the west with assistance to refugees and local communities in health, nutrition and water, hygiene. and sanitation.

In 2012, to respond to drought and food insecurity, IRC extended its geographic coverage in the Guéra region. IRC is currently working in three health districts, Mongo, Mangalmé and Melfi, and provides services for the prevention and treatment of malnutrition to the local population.

In May 2016, IRC opened an office in the Lake region to respond to the Boko Haram crisis. The IRC implements assistance projects in the areas of health, nutrition as well as the protection and response to Gender-Based Violence. IRC also assumes the role of co-facilitator of the protection cluster at the national level and supports the HCR and the CNARR as lead and co-lead with the management of the cluster in accordance with its six key functions [1].

IRC Chad is committed in its 2015-2020 strategic action plan to continue providing essential humanitarian services in health, nutrition and protection / GBV, while improving the economic well-being and strengthening the resilience of beneficiaries, especially women and girls. IRC Chad will continue to work with and closely support state actors / line ministries in key areas so that IRC's actions are integrated into national policies to ensure better ownership of actions undertaken.


Under the direct responsibility of the Coordinator for the Protection and Empowerment of Women (PAF), the Program Assistant will support the coordinator in the technical monitoring of the implementation of protection projects and will be responsible for monitoring indicators and providing services. protection in intervention areas. To this end, it will support actors in the field to effectively use the data available using the appropriate tools to improve the quality of the program. The Program Assistant will dedicate 40% of his time working in close collaboration with the protection cluster and will also represent IRC to other coordination mechanisms.


Project management

  • Assist the protection coordinator in her mission of technical support and supervision of the implementation of protection project activities, particularly in terms of planning and implementation of activities in the field.
  • Plan and monitor IRC Protection activities in collaboration with the PAF Coordinator and the various PAF managers.
  • Ensure the promptness and completeness of the various reports and data before transmission to the PAF Coordinator for analysis.
  • In collaboration with the budgets holders of the various protection projects, monitor the level of budget consumption by regular analysis of the BvA and alert the protection coordinator and project managers in the event of low consumption or budget overrun.
  • Monitor project work, expenditure and purchasing plans and ensure they are regularly updated.
  • Follow up with the field teams of MoUs signed with the respective delegations and liaise with the grants team.
  • Participate in other activities identified in collaboration with his technical supervisor (data analysis, training, surveys, etc.).

Data management

  • Responsible for the management of all databases of Protection projects and will harmonize data collection and management tools in collaboration with the M&E department.
  • He / she develops and / or improves management tools, tools for monitoring performance indicators and evaluating the execution performance of protection projects in collaboration with the PAF coordinator.
  • Check that the protection data is entered in COMET and provide feedback to the PAF Coordinator.

Representation and coordination

  • Support the coordination activities of interventions for the protection of internally displaced persons and Chadian returnees throughout the humanitarian programming cycle - in accordance with the directives of the Permanent Inter-Organization Committee (ICC) and in close collaboration with the CNARR and the coordinator of the protection cluster;
  • Participate in training and capacity building in protection according to identified needs;
  • Participate in the various cluster meetings and provide the secretariat for the protection cluster;
  • Represent the PAF program on behalf of IRC and the cluster at meetings with partners and authorities in the absence of the PAF Coordinator;
  • Represent IRC at meetings of the United Nations System (inter-cluster, protection cluster, and child protection and gender-based violence sub-clusters) for protection issues.


  • Have a bachelor's degree in social sciences: Law, Sociology or their equivalents
  • At least 2 years of professional experience working in similar fields with international NGOs.
  • Good conceptual and practical understanding of protection issues
  • Commitment to a rights-based approach, gender equality and protection
  • Excellent written and verbal communication in French and working knowledge of English
  • Experience in capacity building and training of colleagues and partners
  • Ability to work under stress while respecting IRC rules and procedures.
  • Have a good ability to communicate and work in a multicultural environment.
  • Be honest and of good character and able to ensure good professional discretion.
  • To be able to maintain a good collaboration with the team.
  • Computer skills (PP, Word, Excel, etc.)


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