NEW Senior Protection Manager (Rakhine and Chin) Mid level – Mid level IRC – International Rescue Committee

IRC - International Rescue Committee

Requisition ID: req51673

Job Title: Senior Protection Manager (Rakhine and Chin)

Sector: Protection and rule of law

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: Not Applicable

Location: Myanmar

Work Arrangement:

Job Description

Job Overview/Summary:

The Senior Protection Manager (Rakhine & Chin) will be responsible for managing the implementation of protection programming and integrated shelter/NFI programming in Rakhine and Chin, and supporting the continuous improvement of the protection team’s technical capacities.This will include identification of training needs, as well as coordination and delivery of required training, and the day-to-day support and facilitation of team work among all protection and shelter/NFI staff.Protection monitoring will focus on documenting and analyzing the interaction of protection threats, vulnerabilities, capacities and commitment on all communities within the area of coverage.It is intended to lead to: 1) increased understanding of the protection environment, including vulnerability mapping, available services, and existing gaps impacting all communities in the area of coverage; and, 2) sharable reports detailing needed actions by the IRC, humanitarian, and government actors to address protection concerns/gaps and contribute to referral mechanisms for specialized services. Data collection, analysis and reporting will be done via a digital data collection and management system.Information campaigns will be carried out to inform people in all communities in the area of coverage of available services and access, as well as where to seek remedies and redress for identified protection concerns. Information may be shared via a range of traditional and innovative modalities (information sessions, rights trainings, IEC materials, radio broadcasts, informational hotlines).The Senior Protection Manager (Rakhine & Chin) is responsible for ensuring that shelter/NFI emergency responses are appropriately targeted, coordinated, implemented and monitored post-action, and is expected to provide feedback that will contribute to the ongoing improvement and refinement of programmatic approaches. Leadership of partnerships with local actors and other external stakeholder management is also required as part of this role.

  • Take the lead on coordinating production of succinct and analytical monthly protection trend reports for the area of coverage in Rakhine and Chin, incorporating partner inputs, highlighting key protection issues and analyzing trends identified from protection monitoring and other recorded objective sources.This includes:

Participating in quality assurance of monitoring conducted at field level;

Facilitating shared understanding of monitoring quality standards, including through reference to the internal SOPs, based on feedback from the Protection Coordinator, and through provision of appropriate follow up and training for field staff; and,

Supporting efforts to improve qualitative understanding of specific thematic issues.

  • Ensure that field managers are providing direct supervision and support to staff, including through:

Participation in monitoring and information missions;

Regular reviews of data collected by the teams, review of data collection  methodologies, regular review of function of digital data collection and reporting    systems, develop strategies for improving data collection;

Regular reviews of written and oral information campaigns, review of information  dissemination methodologies, develop strategies for improving information dissemination;

Development of individual work plans, ensuring best practice standards are met, with a focus on building the management capacity of staff and empowering them to work autonomously.

  • Provide a human rights “lens” on all protection monitoring reporting and information campaigns, assisting to ensure reporting and information dissemination are grounded in human rights law, refugee law, national law and Sphere standards.
  • Acts as a focal point for protection network in area of operation on all relevant protection trends and rights violations, by overseeing ongoing quality protection monitoring, information dissemination, case referrals, and overall analysis of trends.
  • Ensure quality monitoring of activities to support persons with specific needs at community level, guaranteeing that minimum standards for service provision, confidentiality and beneficiary outcomes are successfully and consistently met and that outcomes are appropriately measured.
  • Lead implementation of protection and shelter/NFI emergency response activities in line with needs identified and prioritized by committee members, in accordance with internal guidance.
  • Create a portfolio level understanding for the area with the support from the Protection Managers to create a better solution to the challenges being faced in the implementation of the projects.
  • Assess the training and capacity building needs of Protection Managers, Team Leaders and Officers, and design and implement professional development plans for staff.
  • Participate in budget management and drafting of donor reporting inputs, including through ensuring accurate tracking of reach and impact, and collaborating with the M&E team to ensure that relevant M&E activities are conducted.
  • Lead management of two key partnerships in Rakhine, and support management of an additional partner in Chin, through ongoing direct liaison with partner leadership and review of donor reporting inputs received from partners, as well as identification of partner capacity building and coordination needs for further follow up in collaboration with Partnerships team.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with UNHCR, INGO, government authorities, Protection cluster, CCCM cluster and other key stakeholders to ensure active coordination, collaboration, and information dissemination.
  • Undertake other tasks as requested by supervisor.

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to:Protection Coordinator
Position directly supervises:
Protection Manager (Minbya/Myebon); Protection Manager (Chin); Protection Manager (Rathedaung); Protection Team Leader (Ponnagyun); Protection Reporting Officer

Internal: Field Director, Finance, Supply Chain

External: UNHCR, partners and other external stakeholders, in close coordination with the Protection Coordinator


  • University Degree in Social Sciences, International Relations, Human Rights, Law or related field.
  • 5-8 years experience with an NGO and/or international organization managing program activities, preferably in the area of protection.
  • Ability to interpret, analyze and synthesize information in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent organizational skills, timeliness, ability to determine priorities and great attention to detail
  • Familiarity with program design, including log frames, budgeting and grants/report writing
  • Familiarity with M&E system design and implementation, preferred
  • Excellent project management tools to support the team with the ideas for the implementation preferred
  • Experience writing protection reports for donors, governments, and the general public
  • Excellent drafting and oral communication skills in English
  • Proactive, flexible, team spirited and willing to learn
  • Ability to live and productively work under stress while maintaining a sense of humor
  • Strong experience delivering effective trainings and presentations
  • Excellent computer skills including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently
  • Fluency in English required, and fluency in local languages of South East Myanmar are strongly desired.


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