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Protection and Rule of Law Manager (Female Only)

IRC (International Rescue Committee)

Position Title: Protection and Rule of Law Manager (Female Only)

2024-07-13        Kabul       Full Time        288

Job Location: Kabul
Nationality: National
Category: Program
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: As per IRC Salary Scale 7B
Vacancy Number: 52765
No. Of Jobs: 1
City: Kabul with frequent travels to field
Organization: IRC (International Rescue Committee)
Years of Experience: At least 4 years professional technical experience, including 2 years implementing humanitarian protection programs in emergency and conflict contexts, with 1 year experience as manager level.
Contract Duration: till Dec 2024 (Extendable)
Gender: Female
Education: Degree / Post graduate degree in social, business, and administrative sciences, or human rights law or other related field; specialization or education in Psychology highly preferred
Close date: 2024-07-13

About IRC (International Rescue Committee):

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity, and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.
The IRC opened the country program in Afghanistan in 1988. Our programs span the range from humanitarian relief to early recovery and development activities, focusing on child protection, education, economic wellbeing, health, and power. The IRC works in 10 provinces throughout Afghanistan, among which some of the most security volatile, and employs over 1000 staff.

Compliance with Policies:

  • Compliance with the IRC WAY (our standards for professional conduct) is a responsibility shared by all involved in delivering on the IRC’s mission. We must abide by the IRC Way and Safeguarding Policies all the time. 
  • The IRC has zero tolerance approach to the IRC Code of Conduct including safeguarding violations being committed by its staff, consultants, contractors, volunteers, interns, suppliers, vendors, sub-grantees/partners, implementing partners or any other associate.

Job Descriptions:

    • Support the Deputy Protection and Rule of Law Coordinator with design and development of programs and proposals and ensure that protection component such as protection from violence, child protection, gender-based violence and psychosocial support are integrated as cross-cutting in all programs and projects
    • Support in the rollout of Case Management
    • Ensure that staff and the community-outreach groups have appropriate knowledge and understanding of the protection programming
    • Develop Protection Manuals and presentation related to child protection and rights, women right and protection, rights, and protection of IDPs, returnees and refugees.
    • Develop training manuals and presentation on IDP Policy.
    • Train the project staff, target communities and Government Departments of Protection Related topics
    • Develop a clear database for monitoring of the protection activities.
    • Provide technical support to protection teams consistent with international and national standards and ensure that program design and implementation creates no harm in the communities, promotes human rights and has positive impact.
    • Work closely with field teams and community groups to involve communities to organise their resources for preventing or responding to protection threats and increase resilience, particularly ensuring safety and dignity of the most vulnerable groups
    • Represent the IRC in external forums and attend key meeting such as Protection Cluster, Child Protection Sub-Cluster, CPAN and specific working groups.
    • Liaises with government authorities, key humanitarian actors and UN agencies, as appropriate, to obtain maximum benefit and efficient use of resources in the implementation of assistance programs
    • Manage the overall supervision of the protection program and it’s mainstreaming in within the humanitarian and other sector programs.
    • Develop and support effective monitoring and evaluation system by collection, analysis of data about protection issues to improve the program interventions 
    • Identify protection gaps and concerns facing by the IDPs returnees and refugees’ population; women and children of the affected communities and share the information with central office
    • Compile assessment reports on the protection concerns and priorities of the refugee population collected during the protection monitoring activities
    • Provide support and recommendations for delivering of service in line with IRC protection policy
    • Train and supervise the protection officers to deliver awareness-raising activities such as informing about protection rights and adopting access seeking behaviours
    • Assist the protection officers with establishing a referral network with available service providers in the target area
    • Oversee activities and conduct out-reaches activities to provide the refugee population with relevant information on services and address reported cases or protection concerns
    • Integrate IRC Psycho-social support approaches in the humanitarian interventions, to ensure protection form violence and child protection in intervention areas

Job Requirements:

    • Degree / Post graduate degree in social, business, and administrative sciences, or human rights law or other related field; specialization or education in Psychology highly preferred 
    • At least 4 years professional technical experience, including 2 years implementing humanitarian protection programs in emergency and conflict contexts, with 1 year experience as manager level.
    • Experience in emergency settings / conflict areas
    • Demonstrated experience in capacity building, project design and budget management
    • Strong understanding of protection principles within the Afghanistan context
    • Strong understanding of Islamic principles and able to provide protection information through Islamic values and ideology.
    • Possess context sensitivity
    • Experience in working with and coordinating with the UN, donors, INGOs and other stakeholders
    • Strong interpersonal, intercultural and communication skills
    • Excellent analytical and written skills, and good computer skills
    • Fluency in English and local languages

Submission Guidelines:

For IRC- Afghanistan Internal Candidates:

(“ The IRC encourages employees to remain in a position for at least one year and be in good standing before applying for another position within the organization. if an employee is interested in a vacant position within the organization, he/she must inform his/her supervisor in advance before applying for a new position”)

(However, 1 year is a must to complete but to encourage IRCA employees somehow we are flexible who work in the current IRC position for at least 6 months or above and are given chance to compete for an opportunity in the organization)

All qualified candidates are requested to open the given link and follow the instructions:


applications received without a given link and/or online system will be disqualified and removed from the entire process. 

Shortlisted candidates will be directly contacted for a written test and after that for interviews. If you are not contacted TWO or FOUR WEEKS after the closing date .please know that your application has not been successful for the post. IRC Afghanistan Country Office, Qala-e-Fathullah, Street # 3, District 10, Old UNOCHA Office, Beside Fatemia Mosque.

Submission Email:

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