Job Title
Protection Monitor
Akkar (4 positions)

Requisition ID: req2729

Job Title: Protection Monitor – Akkar (4 positions)

Sector: Protection and rule of law

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Location: Lebanon-Qobayat

Job Description

Under the direct supervision of the Senior Protection Officer, Protection Monitors will be responsible for monitoring protection concerns (rights violations, discrimination, and exclusion) among the refugee population in Akkar- north Lebanon in a manner that protects the safety, confidentiality and dignity of the refugee and host communities. Monitoring 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 refugee and host populations, and 2) sharable reports detailing needed actions by all actors (IRC, humanitarian, and government) to address protection concerns/gaps and contribute to referral mechanisms for specialized services. The Protection Monitor will work in coordination with the Information Officer to ensure that monitoring data is used to inform information materials and campaigns. Protection Monitors will also be responsible for gathering data on available services and supporting the Information Officer to refer persons of concern to required services.  Protection Monitors will receive technical guidance and support from the Senior protection monitor and respond to questions and requests for additional information on submitted protection data on a weekly basis.

Major Responsibilities: Major responsibilities of Protection Monitors (not exhaustive) are listed below:

  • Conduct mobile field visits 4-5 times per week to villages, urban areas, and informal settlements/tent clusters to meet with persons of concern within the community and identify individuals at risk and humanitarian needs according to weekly work plan.
  • Utilize digital data collection systems for data collection and uploading, and participate in trainings in the digital system, data cleaning, and regular debrief and supervision of digital data collection activities.
  • Directly upload protection data to produce a clear, protection-focused report and translate and follow-up on red flag protection-related issues;
  • Analyze data and highlight trends and protection needs in reporting to the senior protection monitor, Reporting Officer and Information Officer.
  • Under the guidance of direct supervisor, facilitate one-on-one interviews and focus group discussions with refugees, host community members, state actors and service providers in the field on selected protection concerns.
  • Conduct spot observation in areas where refugees are housed or clustered for inclusion in protection monitoring, using qualitative and quantitative methods.
  • Work to identify and support community focal points/settlement representatives to participate in ongoing monitoring activities and follow-up.
  • Keep records through the digital system of the urgent protection needs identified and the actions taken to assist affected PoCs.
  • Work to strengthen IRC’s relationship with refugees, refugee/host community leaders and municipal actors in order to maintain good access to POCs.
  • Support the Information Officer, Senior Protection Monitor and Senior Protection Manager (North) to conduct advocacy on behalf of the community.
  • Conduct other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Position Reports to:  Senior protection Monitor
  • Position directly supervises:  NA
  • Indirect Reporting:  Senior Protection Manager (North)
  • Other Internal and/or external contacts: Information Officer


Education: Bachelor degree

Work Experience:

  • At least two years’ experience in an NGO, preferably in social work or sociological research.
  • Experience working for an international organization is preferred.
  • Good protection background and knowledge of refugee context, as well as demonstrated ability to identify and refer vulnerable cases, is desirable
  • Experience in regular report writing.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Belief in human rights including gender equality.
  • Good communication skills including ability to gain trust and build relationships with new communities.
  • High standard of spoken and written Arabic and English, ability to translate desirable
  • Basic computer skills including Microsoft Word and excel
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently.
  • Flexible and able to work in a dynamic and diverse environment.

Language Skills: Some English language skills are desirable.

Working Environment:  Located in Qobayat, the position will involve travel to all parts of Akkar.                         


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