Job Announcement Protection Assistant- Myebon Township (Rakhine State)                       Date: 8th May 2019 Relief International is a leading nonprofit organization working in 18 cou…



Job Announcement

Protection Assistant- Myebon Township (Rakhine State)

                      Date: 8th May 2019

Relief International is a leading nonprofit organization working in 18 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty.

Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way—emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them.

Relief International includes the four corporate members of the RI Alliance: RI-US, RI-UK, MRCA/RI-France and RI-Europe. Under our alliance agreement, we operate as a single, shared management structure. In addition, RI has country offices registered as affiliates of one of the alliance members in an additional 18 countries.

Job Title:

Protection Assistant

 Number of Position:


Based Location:

Myebon Township, Rakhine State

Report To:

Protection Officer


Main purpose of the role

Under the direct supervision of protection officer, the positions will implement the Protection Program in Myebon with a focus on Community-based Protection and Protection Monitoring in the Myebon community and Taung Paw IDP Camp as well as to ensure support and linkages to the overall Project and Protection Program. The Protection Assistant will conduct Protection awareness activities and trainings and support for referrals, where appropriate. The post holders will be responsible to deliver results in line with pre-agreed program plans and objectives, liaises and coordinates with the other Protection sectors and sub-sectors to ensure smooth referrals and timely and appropriate response to Protection incidents and respond to the Protection needs of beneficiaries in the Taung Paw camp and the Myebon community. 



Overall Objectives (scope)

Implements the RI Protection Program activities in Myebon under the project “Restoration of Livelihoods and Solutions for Internally Displaced People in Rakhine”, ensuring appropriate coordination with other program activities and sectors and provides leadership for community based volunteers.


Specific Responsibilities

  • Assist the Protection Officer with the implementation and monitoring of Protection activities, ensuring that activities are implemented in an appropriate and timely manner.
  • In close cooperation with the Protection Officer and Livelihood Team, train community based volunteers on Protection Principles, Referral pathways, data collection methods (FGD, KII etc.)
  • Ensure that international and RI Protection principles, guidelines and standards are understood, upheld and promoted.
  • Hold community and inter-sector meetings to discuss cross-cutting protection issues and ensure smooth referrals.
  • Improve and strengthen coordination of Relief International’s work with the relevant government agencies, sectors and other Protection actors where appropriate.
  • Provide information and advice to other sectors on ways to mainstreaming protection in programs.
  • Provide the Protection Officer with regular detailed information regarding all Protection activities and oversee the monthly Protection Monitoring Analysis Report compilation.
  • Develop monthly work plans and reports and present to supervisor.
  • Ensure recognized international best practices and Relief International policies are applied in the work with beneficiaries and partners.
  • Upon the request of the supervisor, represent the Protection program in external meetings.
  • Prepare and submit financial documentation as required by RI policies.


Person Specification


  • (2-3) years of experience working in Protection
  • Extensive experience in building strong protection monitoring systems
  • Strong background and skills in facilitating trainings, coaching and mentoring others
  • Experience in both, development and humanitarian sector preferred
  • Proven representation and advocacy skills
  • Familiarity with key international standards for humanitarian work (e.g. SPHERE Standards, Protection Principles, GBV IASC guidelines, CP Minimum Standards, HAP Principles)



  • Good command in English and Burmese essential; knowledge of Rakhine an asset



  • Bachelor degree in Social Work, Human Rights or other relevant field preferable


  • Ability to motivate and influence others
  • Is able to clearly communicate expectations
  • Work under limited supervision and ability to work in multi-task environment and underpressure
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Commitment to working on behalf of women and girls

To Apply,

Interested candidates should send their  cover  letter, CV  and names of three referees  to Relief

International at  or  deliver  to  Relief  International  at  No.  202, U Wisara Road, West  Shwegonedine, Bahan Township, Yangon quoting “Protection Assistant-Myebon” in the subject line. The position will be advertised no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 20, 2019


Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.


Relief International is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of race, ethnic origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation or disability. In an effort to improve the gender balance within the organization, qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Accountability, Equity and Inclusion

Relief International values accountability, equity and inclusion in all aspects of program and project activities, and fully respects “Do No Harm” principles. Its staff is committed to ensuring the nondiscrimination of marginalized groups in the management and allocation of resources, and fostering local participation, accountability, integration of services and strategic partnerships.

RI values:

We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities. We value: Inclusiveness, Transparency and Accountability, Agility and Innovation, Collaboration, Sustainability.

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