Job Summary


    WATAN seeks a Field protection officer to monitor and implement protection activities in a major humanitarian project aiming at supporting households affected by the earthquake in Hatay who are living in tents to be relocated to dignified shelter units. The selected candidate will play a vital role in ensuring the protection measures are implemented for targeted families and will work closely with diverse groups, including women-headed families, children living with care providers, people with disabilities, and older adults.

Position Requirements

    • Bachelor's degree in social sciences, psychology, or related fields of study.
    • Previous experience in protection, working in a similar position within an NGO or INGO.
    • Experience in capacity building, facilitating focus groups, and PSEA / children protection training.
    • Experience in protection monitoring of activities within a humanitarian context.
    • Ability to communicate effectively in written and spoken English in addition to Arabic or Turkish (both are highly preferable).
    • Good command of MS Word and MS Excel.
    • MHPSS and CCCM experience is a plus.




    • Conduct assessments and family verification procedures in coordination with the M&E team.
    • Develop and implement training on PSEA/children protection and facilitate Focus Groups for targeted families.
    • Daily on-site monitoring of protection integration while implementing activities for targeted families.
    • Identify different types of groups and ensure social cohesion and equal representation of targeted families.
    • Design a complaint tool to be linked to future site management.
    • Ensure an effective information management system between families, management, and government authorities.
    • Coordinate with authorities and related stakeholders to ensure the rights of women, children, the elderly, and people with disabilities.
    • Join protection Work Groups of Türkiye and the Earthquake response protection group to be able to report and keep track of related technical updates.
    • Any other relevant tasks required by the line manager.

    We offer a competitive salary and field accommodation.

    The position is based on Hatay, so the candidate should have the right to live and work at the time of application.

    Females are highly encouraged to apply.


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