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Protection and Rule of Law (PROL) Coordinator

Mis à jour : 2 sept. 2020

Requisition ID: req9776

Job Title: Protection and Rule of Law (PROL) Coorinator

Sector: Program Administration

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: Yes

Location: Maroua, Cameroon

Job Description

The IRC started operations in Cameroon in 2016 to respond to the increasing concerns for people affected by violence linked to Boko Haram, in the Far North of the country. Assistance to displaced populations extends across the Far North, notably Mayo Sava, Mayo Tsanaga and Logone & Chari, delivering lifesaving programming to increase access to water and improving hygiene practices in vulnerable displaced and host communities, cash programming to enable poor families to meet basic needs and improve food security, and protection programming, including meeting specific needs of women and girls. Following the increasing crisis in the North West and South West regions of Cameroon, the IRC expanded its operations into the South West region in August 2018, and North West in December 2019, delivering lifesaving humanitarian assistance to internally displaced populations. The IRC’s field offices are located in Maroua and Kousseri in the Far North, Buea in the South West, Bamenda in the North West, and a representation office in Yaoundé.

IRC Cameroon is committed in its 2020 Strategic Action Plan to continue to provide essential humanitarian services, with a focus on safety in communities and ensuring affected populations can meet their basic needs, whilst also building the resilience of beneficiaries, especially women and girls. IRC Cameroon is funded by European and American donors.

Scope of Work

The Protection and Rule of Law Coordinator leads the IRC’s efforts to meet conflict-affected people’s safety and protection needs, reducing risk and responding to cases of violence, coercion and deprivation, as well as mainstreaming protection throughout the IRC’s response in Cameroon. Protection is a signature part of the IRC’s strategy in Cameroon. The Protection and Rule of Law Coordinator will define and manage a clear programmatic strategy and plan, drive forward implementation and ensure robust and effective management and oversight of protection programming to meet highest programmatic standards while responding to needs of local communities through accountable delivery of programs. The position reports to the Deputy Director for Programs (DDP), with technical supervision of the PROL Managers. This position is based in Maroua with frequent trips to Yaoundé’s office, and Buea and Kousseri field sites.

Main Responsibilities:

Program Strategy & Program Development

•Provide strategic direction, leadership and overall technical and management support to the Protection Rule of Law (PRoL) programming, ensuring it is needs-based, context-appropriate, responsive, coherent, collaborative, and operationally feasible;

•Ensure inputs into country-level Strategic Action Plan (SAP), ensuring a contextualized strategy for Protection activities, in close collaboration with Deputy Director for Programs (DDP);

•Contribute to growing the PRoL portfolio in line with the Strategic Action Plan, through proactive engagement with key stakeholders and donors, in addition to leading in the technical development of concept notes and proposals for existing and new donors;

•Ensure high quality program design processes, based on thorough analysis of gaps and needs, application of identified lessons learned, and ensuring adherence to evidence-based approaches linked to theories of change;

•Based on thorough review of needs and gaps in service provision and coverage of humanitarian and development actors, and government agencies, ensure programmatic priorities are regularly reviewed for relevance and adaptations proposed;

•Ensure integration opportunities are explored and leveraged across the two protection streams of Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE) and PRoL as well as the Economic Recovery & Development (ERD), Environmental Health (EH/WASH), Education and Child Protection sectors to enhance the quality of programming and a holistic approach to addressing the protection needs of the target populations.

Program Management and Quality

•Ensure projects and activities are of high technical quality, meet humanitarian standards, mainstream protection, align with IRC’s Outcomes and Evidence Framework, and respond to community and monitoring feedback;

•Working closely with Field Coordinators and Program Managers, ensure technically sound programmatic work plans and spending plans, reviewing plans regularly and proposing adaptations as needed;

•Undertake regular field monitoring visits to assess progress and identify technical quality issues and/or other implementation issues, provide solutions and implement modifications as required;

•Ensure adaptive approach within program team, ensuring regular review of programmatic data and beneficiary and community feedback, in order to remain responsive to needs, preferences, and changing context;

•Ensure review of program delivery against strategic objectives of effectiveness, responsiveness, speed & timeliness, reach & scale, best use of resources - proposing changes accordingly;

•Liaise with the M&E Manager to support M&E activities for the PRoL program, map lessons learnt and identify opportunities for evaluations and quality improvement;

•Working closely with the Field Coordinators, lead the design and planning of assessments and context-appropriate research aimed at generating a strong evidence base for IRC protection programming, as well as informing IRC advocacy;

•Proactively identify, assess, monitor and implement measures to reduce or control risks that may impact program delivery, quality or compliance;

•Liaise with Technical Advisors to ensure relevant support, tools and resources are being provided and integrated into programming;

•Promote and assist the other IRC’s programming sectors with the integration of protection (protection mainstreaming).