Job Information Protection Officer NGO Information
NGO Name Oxfam
Contact Name
Contact Email
Job Information
Contract Duration 9 months
Governorate Salah Al-Din
Job Shift Daytime
Nationality National
Working Hours Full Time
Posted 2021-02-22
Minimum Education Bachelor Degree
Degree Title
Minimum Experience 2 Year
Required Travel Not Required
Job Status
No Of Jobs 1
Published Date 2021-02-22
Deadline Date 2021-03-08
[Tikrit,Iraq ]


Together we can end extreme poverty for good. Will you join us?

Protection OfficeR


Closing date: 08th March 2021

Interview date: TBC

Vacancy reference: INT7306

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.

Shaping a stronger Oxfam for people living in poverty.


Oxfam is a global movement of people who won’t live with the injustice of poverty. Together we save and rebuild lives in disasters. We help people build better lives for themselves. We speak out on the big issues that keep people poor, like inequality, discrimination against women and climate change. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can live without poverty.

Oxfam GB is a member of the international confederation Oxfam.


Oxfam protection programme works to develop affected communities’ skills to play a leading role in their protection. We operate in camps, urban, semi-urban and rural areas across five governorates in Iraq. The focus is to improve the safety of the civilian population against threats that commonly occur them. The team works to take active steps to reduce risks as well as identifying methods to help restore the wellbeing and dignity of the affected population. With an emphasis on Safe programming, we work with the affected communities to access assistance without exposing themselves to risk or forcing them to be in a dangerous situation. Together with local civil society, national and international organisations and the affected community, we make efforts to advocate and campaign, to improve the protection of the civilian population of Iraq. 

JoB Purpose

Under the supervision of the Programme Manager, the Protection Officer will lead Oxfam Protection activities in Tikrit. She/he will deliver the Community-based Protection activities together with the Protection Assistants, partners and community volunteers. The job holder manages the protection activities action plans, including, the service gap analysis map, developing disseminating resources on information sharing with communities; capacity building of local protection structures, and will manage unstructured PSS activities and cash for protection. She/he will support sectorial teams to apply Safe-Programming standards throughout the programme cycle. The protection Officer will support the team in delivering contextual and practical analysis (on-going) of the protection issues in the assigned area, including constraints, sensitivities and risks associated with the work. She/he will support in implementing protection activities with an emphasis on the gendered aspect of conflict, violence and abuse.   

Core Details


Salah al-Din, Tikrit

Our package:


Internal Grade:

Competitive salary scale depending on experience


Contract type:

National Contract

Hours of work:

40 hours per week. This is a full-time role; however, Oxfam offers various flexible arrangements which candidates can discuss with the Recruiting Manager at interview stage

This role reports to:

The Programme Manager

Staff reporting to this post:

Protection Assistant

Annual budget for the post:


Key relationships/interactions:

Oxfam sectorial teams; local authorities; public institutions; Protection Cluster Working Groups, local civil society organisations, national and international humanitarian and development agencies.

DBS checks (for roles based in the UK):


Screening checks:

All successful candidates will be screened through Refinitiv World-Check One to comply with counter terrorism and financial sanctions regulations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and regularly update emergency and protection service maps
  • Ensure service information sharing with the community applied an age, gender and diversity approach
  • Monitor protection issues in the assigned areas of intervention and generate protection situation reports
  • Use protection methodologies to conduct discussion sessions with the community and proactively follow-up any protection cases
  • Co-facilitate capacity-building training on protection and safe-programming to Oxfam staff, partners and community structures
  • With support from the Protection Team Leader represent Oxfam protection programme in the assigned areas to relevant stakeholders
  • Assess and generate data for rapid gender and context analysis in programmes’ sub-districts
  • Prepare (on-going) protection risk assessments, mitigation methods and action plans, and ensure implementation and consistent documentation of action plans
  • Identify and review cash for protection cases ensuring they are in line with Oxfam standard operating procedures
  • Manage cash for protection and all other referrals information, ensuring adequate information management of cases
  • Work with the Programme teams to coordinate community consultations and orientation sessions about rights, entitlements, registration, essential and specialist services in the districts
  • Works with local partners, local government offices and civil society organisations to conduct safe-programming and protection against sexual exploitation and abuse capacity building events
  • Represent Oxfam in Protection Working Groups and other local Protection forums and GBV working group meetings on behalf of the Programme Manager.
  • Coordinates activities with Oxfam and consortium sector leads to ensure integration of protection in programme activities
  • Supports and coordinate with MEAL Officers for baseline surveys, post-distribution and other monitoring activities.
  • Submits monthly reports to track the beneficiary numbers regarding information dissemination and where applicable, referral activities
  • Provides written feedback about protection incidents, issues and aid-related community-conflicts
  • Manage a team of Protection Assistants, volunteers and Community groups
  • Supervise the implantation of the protection plans per districts
  • Ensure procurement of protection supplied follow Oxfam procurement procedures
  • Ensure all protection information apply protection information management standards
  • Review and evaluate Protection Assistants performance and proactively plan capacity training needed
  • Integrate Oxfam gender and safeguarding principles to guide any management plans 
  • Required to adhere to Oxfam’s principles and values as well as the promotion of gender justice and women's rights
  • Understanding of and commitment to adhere to equity, diversity, gender, child safety and staff health and wellbeing principles


Qualifications & Preferred Skills

Skills, Experience and Knowledge

  • At least 2 years’ experience in Humanitarian Protection field, working with Humanitarian or Development Agencies
  • Degree in Law, Social Sciences, International Relations or Social work
  • Advanced English and Arabic language abilities
  • Advanced IT skills
  • Master’s in law, Humanitarian Studies
  • Prior experienced in community-based protection and conflict management
Key Attributes
  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences and gender issues, as well as the commitment to equal opportunities
  • Ability to demonstrate an openness and willingness to learn about the application of gender/gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, and diversity for all aspects of development work
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s safeguarding policies to ensure all people who come into contact with Oxfam are as safe as possible 
Organisational Values
  • Accountability – Our purpose-driven, results-focused approach means we take responsibility for our actions and hold ourselves accountable. We believe that others should also be held accountable for their actions
  • Empowerment – Our approach means that everyone involved with Oxfam, from our staff and supporters to people living in poverty, should feel they can make change happen
  • Inclusiveness – We are open to everyone and embrace diversity. We believe everyone has a contribution to make, regardless of visible and invisible differences

Note to candidates: Shortlisted candidates will be assessed on our organisational values and attributes at the interview stage. The successful candidate(s) will be expected to adhere to our code of conduct. We encourage candidates to read and understand our code of conduct here


JOB FAMILY: Programme Team- unaccompanied position


At Oxfam, our job descriptions provide a guide to what might be expected in the role. Along with our strategy the job profile is used to help to shape specific objectives for employees. Employees are supported to deliver these objectives and they are annually assessed against them as part of the Oxfam performance review process. This job profile is not incorporated into the employment contract.



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We are comfortable to make transparent decisions and to adapt decision making modes to the context and needs.


We have the ability to engage with diverse stakeholders in a way that leads to increased impact for the organization We spot opportunities to influence effectively and where there are no opportunities we have the ability to create them in a respectful and impactful manner.


We put ‘we’ before ‘me’ and place an emphasis on the power of the collective, nurture the team and play to the strengths of each individual. We are not concerned with hierarchical power, and we engage with, trust and value the knowledge and expertise of others across all levels of the organization.

Relationship Building

We understand the importance of building relationship, within and outside the organization. We have the ability to engage with traditional and non-traditional stakeholders in ways that lead to increased impact for the organization.


We are good listeners who can see where deeper levels of thoughts and tacit assumptions differ. Our messages to others are clear and consider different preferences.

Mutual Accountability

We can explain our decisions and how we have taken them based on our organizational values.  We are ready to be held to account for what we do and how we behave, as we are also holding others to account in a consistent manner.

Agility, Complexity, and Ambiguity

We scan the environment, anticipate changes, are comfortable with lack of clarity and deal with a large number of elements interacting in diverse and unpredictable ways.

Systems Thinking

We view problems as parts of an overall system and in their relation to the whole system, rather than reacting to a specific part, outcome or event in isolation. We focus on cyclical rather than linear cause and effect. By consistently practicing systems thinking we are aware of and manage well unintended consequences of organizational decisions and actions.

Strategic Thinking and Judgment

We use judgment, weighing risk against the imperative to act. We make decisions consistent with organizational strategies and values.

Vision Setting

We have the ability to identify and lead visionary initiatives that are beneficial for our organization and we set high-level direction through a visioning process that engages the organization and diverse external stakeholders.


We are able to develop a high degree of self-awareness around our own strengths and weaknesses and our impact on others. Our self-awareness enables us to moderate and self-regulate our behaviors to control and channel our impulses for good purposes.



We all work to effectively empower and enable others to deliver the organizations goals through creating conditions of success. We passionately invest in others by developing their careers, not only their skills for the job.  We provide freedom; demonstrate belief and trust provide appropriate support. We give more freedom and demonstrate belief and trust, underpinned with appropriate support.


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As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile. 

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About us

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty. That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy a life free from poverty.

Oxfam GB is a member of the international confederation of 19 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

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