International Organization for Migration (IOM)- Erbil

Protection Assistant

  • Basrah
  • International Organization for Migration (IOM)- Erbil
  • Posted date: 2 weeks before
  • End date: 2024-02-27

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Job Title: Protection Assistant

Job In Basrah

Company: International Organization for Migration (IOM)- Erbil

Start Date: 2024-02-11

End Date: 2024-02-27

Job Description

Context/Reporting line:

Under the general guidance of the Protection Coordinator, the overall supervision of the Protection Officer, the administrative supervision of the Head of Office (HoO) and the direct supervision of the National Protection Officer, the candidate will perform the following duties:


Core Functions / Responsibilities

  1. Support the implementation of migrant protection activities, including assistance to vulnerable migrants, counter-trafficking case management, and Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) activities through a protection centered case management approach. Core activities include, but are not limited to case management including counselling, referrals to protection services and support through legal proceedings, provision of information, and return and reintegration support. Coordinate focus group discussions, workshops, field visits and other program related activities through logistical and operational support.
  2. Identify protection needs and gaps of migrants in vulnerable situations and coordinate a timely and safe referral to specialized protection services in case of need; Support in pre-departure counselling and assistance as well as return travels in coordination with receiving missions.
  1. Timely update data collection tools (MIMOSA) to track the status of implementation of each case and monitor the timely entry of data of the Teams.
  2. Represent IOM in relevant meetings related to protection in the South region in coordination with the supervisor and the HoO.
  3. Support senior management in mapping and establishing private sector partnerships in Basra to provide job opportunities to returnees.
  1. Collect and analyze information on the impact of climate change to human rights and share regularly with senior management.
  2. Map out stakeholders on climate change in governorates in central and southern region and support in developing/reinforcing IOM's partnership with the stakeholders.
  3. Support in conducting Monitoring and evaluation activities.
  4. Assist in identifying and monitoring the protection context of IDPs in informal settlements, and engage with the relevant communities when needed.
  5. Undertake duty travel as required.
  1. Perform such other duties as may be assigned by the programme management.



  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, international law, human rights, or any related filed from an accredited academic university or institute.

Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum 3 years of related working experience.
  • Experience in case management, counter-trafficking, and assistance to vulnerable individuals.
  • Experience in private sector engagement, and/or climate change is an asset.
  • Experience in communicating and working with a wide range of actors, including people of culturally diverse backgrounds, government and authorities, humanitarian actors (UN agencies and NGOs).
  • Experience working in development or humanitarian programming (specifically in International or National NGO/UN) is an asset.
  • Computer literacy with specific proficiency in Microsoft applications to include Power BI.
  • Reliable, efficient, high level of professionalism, and organizational skills.
  • Good analytical skills for financial data, strong sense of details and accuracy.
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise reports.
  • Experience in data management and visualization to include knowledge in using power BI.



  • Fluency in English and Arabic is required.


Behavioral Competencies


  • Work prioritization and ability to multitask.
  • Shares knowledge and experience.
  • Positive, constructive attitude.
  • Ability to work and act under pressure with discretion in politically sensitive environment with a minimum of comfort.
  • Responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of view.
  • Ready to work independently, under tight deadlines.
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural team environment with a positive attitude.
  • Highest standards of integrity, discretion, and loyalty.
  • Strives for supportive working environment and positive working relationship.
  • Creates a respectful office environment free of harassment, retaliation, and promotes the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA).

While this vacancy is open to both Internals and Externals, priority shall be given to qualified Internal applicants.


Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via this link:       


In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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