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Protection Team Leader
Apply By Apr 25, 2021
Job Description (total positions: 1, posted on: Apr 13, 2021)

The protection team leader coordinates and supervises the implementation of the protection activities, mainly, Restoring Family Links(RFL), at a country level in the context of the priorities, objectives and strategies set by the delegation. S/he actively contributes in the reflection, analysis and understanding of the (geo)-political context, both at a national and (trans)-regional levels. S/he supports the Head of Protection in the engagement with authorities and other relevant stakeholders at national level. S/he contributes to strengthening the capacities of the National Society to re-establish family links between separated family members and/or protect and assist those affected by the disaster/emergencies.

 Main Responsibilities:

  • Contributes to elaboration and necessary adaptation of Protection/Restoring Family Links (RFL) strategies and implementing programme activities according to the priorities and set objectives.
  • In case of humanitarian crisis/emergency, is responsible to develop adequate protection emergency plan of action in coordination with other units / National Society.
  • Plans, organizes, supervises and monitors the programme activities and ensures effective integration of the protection standards within the overall operational approach and programs.
  • Assists the National Society in developing its protection response to address the needs of migrants and their families and/or those detained to re-establish their family links and facilitate family reunification.
  • Responsible for the management of the protection office and supervision of staff involved in programme activities in the delegation and sub-delegation. S/he contributes to performance and competency appraisals of the staff under direct supervision.
  • Drafts internal reports and representations to authorities and other stakeholders at national level.
  • Analyses and makes regular summaries of evolving trends and patterns relevant to protection/RFL objectives and activities.
  • Establishes and/or reviews guidelines and working tools related to programme activities.
  • Develops and maintains a network of contacts in the field of protection, including authorities, international organizations, and non-government organizations.
  • Identifies synergies and develops multidisciplinary approach with other ICRC programs and/or Red Cross Red Crescent Movement partners to carry out protection work.

Main Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Social Sciences, International Relations, Law and Political Science.
  • Minimum of 8 - 9 years of professional experience in carrying out a range of protection activities in a similar and large global organization. (Experience of another context/international mission and/or working in the migration/refugee thematic will be an added advantage).
  • Advanced knowledge of the global humanitarian protection context.
  • A minimum of 3 - 6 years of progressive leadership experience and people management.
  • Good command of protection methodologies and approaches.
  •  Ability to travel in and outside Pakistan.
  •  Excellent analytical and reporting skills.
  •  Fluent command of English and Urdu.
  •  Computer proficiency with excellent skills in Microsoft Office tools. 

We offer:

  •  A multinational, congenial and multicultural working environment.
  • A Competitive package.
  • Extensive opportunities for learning and development.
  • If your profile matches the requirements and you are interested by this position please apply online.  
  • Your application should be submitted no later than 25.04.2021 and must comprise of:
  •  A cover / motivation letter setting out briefly your motivation and suitability for the position. The ICRC will pay special attention to it while shortlisting the applicants.
  • A complete and up-to-date CV.

 The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an equal opportunity employer.

We are grateful to all applicants for their interest, however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Required Skills

People Management, Analytical Skills, Leadership,

N.G.O./Social Services
Project Management
Job Type
Full Time/Permanent ( First Shift (Day) )
No Preference
Minimum Education
Degree Title
in Social Sciences, International Relations, Law and Political Science.
Career Level
Experienced Professional
Minimum Experience
8 Years