International Organization for Migration (IOM)- Erbil

Protection Assistant

  • Sinjar
  • International Organization for Migration (IOM)- Erbil
  • Posted date: 3 weeks before
  • End date: 2024-05-22

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Job Title: Protection Assistant

Job In Sinjar

Company: International Organization for Migration (IOM)- Erbil

Start Date: 2024-05-08

End Date: 2024-05-22

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 Sub Office (HoSO) and the direct supervision of the Senior Protection Assistant, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following duties.


Core Functions / Responsibilities

  1. Assist in the timely and effective implementation of protection unit field
  2. Conduct protection monitoring, collect high quality information through direct observation, focus group and community discussions, and key informant interviews in accordance with IOM’s guidelines and SOPs.
  3. Conduct community meetings, FGDs, and other direct community activities as part of protection
  4. Identify protection trends and closely coordinate with supervisor to respond and report such
  5. Identify and respond appropriately to beneficiaries with protection needs including through referrals, case management, and emergency cash assistance.
  6. Refer beneficiaries to key service providers in accordance with IOM guidelines and
  7. Provide comprehensive case management services in accordance with IOM guidelines and
  8. Ensure all protection activities and cases are individually documented, filed and up to date in IOM share point.
  9. Maintain and update electronic databases and records for each client and keep detailed notes of all casework activities.
  10. Conduct and facilitate regular community engagement and awareness raising activities as
  11. Support Protection Focal Points’community mobilization
  12. Support the development of referral service Collect information on access to services and provide regular updates on changes to services available.
  13. Ensure the protection safe space is open and staffed during working hours, and that minimum standards are maintained.
  14. Attend relevant meetings at the request of the Senior Protection
  15. Carry out any delegated activities as assigned by line manager or senior management at the field


  1. Provide detailed updates of activities within your designated field
  2. Complete all protection training assigned by the Senior Protection Assistant, Protection Officer, Protection Officer, or Protection Coordinator.
  3. Perform any other tasks assigned by the Senior Protection



  • Bachelor’s degree in law, social work, social sciences or any relevant field from an accredited academic university or institute.

Experience and Skills:


  • Minimum 3 years of relevant professional experience, preferably within a protection
  • Experience in providing direct assistance to
  • Experience working within challenging
  • Experience in organizing events, workshops, and
  • Experience with raising awareness in the public domain.
  • Experience working with governmental, non-governmental institutions and UN agencies
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality, respect, non-discrimination, and safety of clients at all times.
  • Good written and oral communication skills, effective in representation and liaison with external parties (required).
  • Ability to organize work, work independently and prioritize work under pressure, coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail (required).
  • Good interpersonal and problem-solving
  • Flexibility in working overtime when
  • Computer literacy (Microsoft Word and Excel).
  • Willing to collaborate with and support people from different ethnic groups and different
  • Demonstrated interest in humanitarian work and supporting people effected by




  • Fluency in English, Kurdish and Arabic is




The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:

VALUES - All SOC staff members must abide by and demonstrate these five values:

Inclusion and respect for diversity: Respects and promotes individual and cultural differences. Encourages diversity and inclusion.

Integrity and transparency: Maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.

Professionalism: Demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Courage: Demonstrates willingness to take a stand on issues of importance.

Empathy: Shows compassion for others, makes people feel safe, respected and fairly treated.

CORE COMPETENCIES - Behavioural indicators – Choose a level.

Teamwork: Develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.

Delivering results: Produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner. Is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.

Managing and sharing knowledge: Continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.

Accountability: Takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own actions and delegated work.

Communication: Encourages and contributes to clear and open communication. Explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

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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