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20-123: Protection Coordinator
Department:International Programs
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:

International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

Job Purpose

The Protection Coordinator will be responsible for all aspects of strategy development, program development and design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of all Protection related activities, including GBV and Child Protection, within the IMC country program. The Protection Coordinator will also ensure that those interventions are technically sound, taking into account international and IMC best practices, and are appropriately meeting the needs of the beneficiaries in target communities.

Main Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation. The tasks listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

New business development

  • Coordinate the expansion of protection programming in close collaboration with the protection team, relevant field coordinators/managers, Emergency Program Coordinator and relevant technical advisors
  • Actively contribute to identification of new funding opportunities, proposal writing and strategy development.

 Program oversight and implementation

  • Ensure that all interventions are in compliance with the IMC Strategy and Minimum Standards, international protection, GBV and CP standards and national policies.
  • Oversee implementation of protection programs, management of budgets (budget forecasting, development of spending plans and budget follow-up) and reporting in accordance with IMC and donor regulations.
  • Promptly identify and recommend solutions to technical issues, in coordination with the relevant sector managers and Technical Advisors.
  • Collaborate closely with other program departments and support departments.
  • Communicate routinely with other program and support sectors to ensure timely and coordinated programming.
  • Supervise and direct the routine data collection for the project to monitor and use the data to improve the programming.
  • Supervise and provide technical support to the team in the implementation of child protection in emergency activities, particularly regarding the implementation of case management activities and parenting skills training in accordance with international protection standards. Coordinate with the GBV Manager

 Grants Management and Reporting

  • Review progress in achieving program objectives and targets in collaboration with the program managers.
  • Participate in and lead grants kick-off and review.
  • Review technical aspects of internal and external reports prepared by the managers within agreed deadlines using IMC and donor formats, as required.
  • Support the preparation and implementation of detailed HR, procurement and workplans for all protection projects.
  • In collaboration with program managers, review pipelines on a monthly basis.
  • Bring any over/under expenditure issues to the attention of the Emergency Program Coordinator.
  • Oversee the management of donor grants ensuring the program is implemented with conformity with IMC country strategy.
  • Ensure internal and reports to donors are produced and delivered in a timely and quality manner.
  • Work in collaboration with the MEAL Manager to ensure that monitoring and evaluation systems are developed (including indicator tracking sheets) and implemented in all protection programs.
  • When possible, 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.

 Representation and coordination

  • As relevant, develop, maintain and/or initiate partnerships with community based organizations, international and local NGOs, UN Agencies, potential and current donors and relevant Government Ministries to support IMC programming
  • Represent IMC at protection-related coordination meetings, ensuring proper dissemination of information among relevant partners, donors and relevant government institutions.
  • Upon request by the Senior Management Team, support organizing and facilitating field visits for partners in Turkey

 Human Resource management

  • Assist in the selection and recruitment of qualified staff in the protection programs.
  • Discuss job expectations, set objectives and provide appropriate and timely feedback regarding performance, including timely implementation of the annual staff performance review.
  • Clearly define the training needs of direct reports and ensure they are able to access training and professional development resources appropriate to their skill gaps/needs.
  • Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions including staff development plans.
  • Adhere to and act in accordance with the IMC HR Policies and Procedures.

 Training/Capacity building

  • Provide technical support, training and supervision to the protection teams as required.
  • Promote on the job training for all staff in the protection team.
  • Actively seek out formal and informal training opportunities for protection staff.

Code of Conduct

It is our shared responsibility and obligation to prevent matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Trafficking in Persons, Child Safeguarding and any suggested violation to our Code of Conduct, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment.  If you see, hear or are made aware of any suggested activities then you have an obligation to report.

  • Masters Degree in a child or youth related field, (eg. education, social work, community work) preferred.


  • Excellent professional track record with at least five years of international management level experience within NGO leadership working in protection/CP/GBV in emergency / humanitarian program implementation in conflict or immediate post conflict environments.
  • Experience in effectively dealing with international and headquarters staff, as well as donor agencies, government officials, and other NGO’s; ability to work with a broad spectrum of people.
  • Proven experience supervising and providing case management services and support.
  • At least 2-3 years of staff management experience, including staff capacity development and team building experience.


  • Good knowledge and understanding of international child protection and youth international standards and best practices
  • Good understanding of GBV programming and best practices is preferable
  • Strong proficiency in budget management, grants management and reporting.
  • Strong coordination and project management skills.
  • Strong writing and analytical skills, including ability to communicate technical matters to a range of audiences.
  • Competent in Windows, MS office programs, emails and relevant database.
  • Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well.
  • Good coping strategies in stressful and emergency situation, calmness is a requirement

Equal Opportunities

International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.