Vacancy for Protection Assistant at International Rescue Committee (IRC)

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Targeted individual assistance case management·         Identify and register extremely vulnerable individuals for targeted individual assistance in coordination with other Protection staff.Manage targeted individual assistance cases, including maintaining strict protocols for confidentiality and update case files, following IRC SOPs and ensuring beneficiaries’ information is protected. ·         Carry out needs assessment to understand EVI needs and ascertain what assistance they require·         Develop TIA distribution, implementation and follow up plans and ensure that EVIs selected for TIA receive appropriate assistance.Conduct follow-up visits to ensure that needs of EVIs have been met in an appropriate manner and beneficiary have the opportunity to provide feedback on the TIA received. Implementation of Protection activitiesAct as focal point for the identification of extremely vulnerable individuals (EVIs) for adequate assistance according to IRC Protection sector pre-defined criteria.  ·         Conduct general (community-level) and incident (individual-level) protection monitoring to identify vulnerabilities, protection needs and concerns of the targeted population.·         Together with the Protection Officer and Senior Protection Officer, establish Protection Action Groups (PAGs) and oversee their activities of in target areas.·         With guidance from the Protection Officer and Senior Protection Officer, support PAG members in developing action plans and community project concepts.·         Take part in all community engagement and information dissemination activities in target communities including community mobilization.·         Establish and maintain good working relationships and networks with key/relevant stakeholders in target communities.In consultation with the Protection Officer and Senior Protection Officer, liaise with relevant stakeholders in order to increase access to services for IDPs.·         Assist in the implementation of other Protection sector activities in the areas of operation. Monitoring, evaluation and reporting·         Collate and consolidate PAG monthly action plans and weekly reports and submit consolidated reports to the Reporting and Database Assistant.·         In close coordination with Protection staff, carry out service and stakeholder mapping in all target communities.·         Collate and consolidate age and gender disaggregated data.·         Develop monthly implementation work plans including consolidating and submitting weekly and monthly reports. Provide constant feedback to supervisor on progress, lesson learnt, achievements and gaps, issues and problems. Keep and file records and correspondences related to the TIA activities.When needed, participate in the Protection sector monitoring and evaluation activities.Finance and procurement·         Prepare targeted individual assistance activity budgets and ensure timely liquidation of funds.·         Raise procurement requested in compliance with IRC Supply Chain and procedures.Other·         Take part in the identification and referral of most vulnerable individuals to services.·         Carry out community level advocacy to ensure service provision and increase access to services for target population and contribute to Protection sector advocacy initiatives.Conduct duties in accordance with IRC Nigeria Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); Conduct duties in strict accordance with IRC Code of Conduct and the principle of confidentiality. 

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