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Protection & Inclusion Officer
Islamic Relief Worldwide Sudan

As an independent humanitarian and development organisation, Islamic Relief has been serving humanity for 35 years. With an active presence in over 40 countries across the globe, we strive to make the world a better and fairer place for the three billion people still living in poverty.



 Vacancy No: 9
 Section/Unit: Program
 Grade Level: Grade 6 Step 3
 Supervisor: Program Coordinator
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Khartoum
 Duration: One Year
 Closing Date: 16 July 2022


PURPOSE OF DIVISION: Programme Ensures the development and delivery of inclusive, sensitive and accountable programmes under protection mainstreaming umbrella. JOB PURPOSE: The Protection and Inclusion (P&I) Officer will provide support on “Leave no one behind” and “Do no harm” agendas to be integrated into all IRW Sudan programmes, and ensures commitments towards Core Humanitarian Standards and inclusion Charter. The candidate must have the ability to forge strong partnerships with key stakeholders to meet the programme’s objectives.

 Duties and responsibilities:

KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS • To have regular contact with all Programme and MEAL staff in CO. Close contact with the Programme Coordinator and Senior Programme Manager. • To work closely with Programme Coordinator, technical focal people such as MEAL, Accountability, safeguarding and others to ensure mainstreaming of inclusion and protection into IR country programmes. • To work with key stakeholders within country to build their capacity on protection and inclusion, which includes child protection, prevention of GBV, inclusion of all ages and abilities and accountable systems. SCOPE AND AUTHORITY Planning: • To assist in identifying training needs and build the capacity of IR local staff on inclusion and protection. Responsibility for Resources: • All working machines and tools under his responsibility; computer, printer, scanner, Etc. Key Responsibilities • To support on the protection and inclusion agenda within the CO including child protection, gender mainstreaming, age and disability inclusion and the inclusion of other socially excluded groups. • To carry out an organizational assessment on inclusion and protection across all operations at the country level and develop strategies to integrate protection and inclusion across CO operations and in coordination with all relevant departments within the CO. • To ensure that IRW’s Inclusive approach to programming is consistently applied through all CO projects/ programmes/ operations. • To assist in Building/ strengthening active partnerships with relevant government agencies and specialized NGOs/ CSOs partners, and strengthen referral systems in areas of Child protection and GBV and age and disability. • To provide support in networking with key external stakeholders to find areas of collaboration, best practice, innovation, knowledge sharing and partnerships. • To identify training needs and build the capacity of IR local staff on inclusion and protection. • To ensure data collection mechanisms are in place and data is collected and analyzed periodically • To provide technical support on inclusion and protection aspects for new bids and proposals to ensure P&I concepts are early weaved from planning phase. • To ensure CO protection and inclusion approaches are in line with international standards such as Core humanitarian standards, inclusion humanitarian standards and Child Protection standards, IASC gender guidelines. • To create a protection and inclusion working group that support the deliverables of organizational change within the CO. • To proactively exchange learning and synergy with all involved stakeholders. • To assist in drafting relevant sections of reports required for donors, management, and annual reports. • To participate and influence external platforms on protection and inclusivity. Other: • To perform other related duties that may be assigned by the line manager and/or his supervisor.

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

ESSENTIAL Qualifications • Bachlor degree in one of the relevant areas- International Law, Human Rights, or Social Science, preferably in a development and/or humanitarian related field. • Fluency in both English and Arabic languages. • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. Experience Minimum 3 years’ experience of working with International NGOs in Sudan, preferably 2 years of relevant professional work experience in human rights issues, protection and/ or child protection and GBV. Working in emergency or conflict situations in developing countries is an asset. • Familiarity with the Sustainable Development Goals, Required Skills/Competencies • Planning and organizing • Communication skills • Ability to work in a multicultural environment • Good interpersonal skills • Good advocacy, analytical skills • Teamwork/working with people • Drive for results Learning Elements • Be familiar with IR overall programming in unstable situations; • Articulate methodology of programme and project management; • Articulate rights based and results based programming in IRW; • Demonstrate a good understanding of IRW policies and strategy to address child protection and GBV issues; Knowledge • Demonstrate enhanced knowledge of protective and inclusive programming • Good understanding of CHS Commitments, SPHERE, and international standards for child protection, gender and inclusion. • Good written and spoken English; able to contribute to written reports and proposals. • Committed to IRW values and code of conduct 
 • Willing and able to travel for up to 40% of role • Sensitivity to cultural differences.

Women’s are encouraged to apply Interested candidates may submit their CV (including current address and contact numbers), copies (only) of relevant certificates and a covering letter.Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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