Protection Assistant – CBP

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Jobs

Danish Refugee Council, one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, is currently looking for a highly qualified Protection Assistant – CBP

About the Job

The overall purpose of the role is to implement community based protection(CBP) interventions and support the facilitation of communities to identify and mitigate the risks of protection issues affecting them.

Sector responsibilities: Advocacy for the rights of displaced people in their context of displacement, child protection initiatives, individual protection assistance based on vulnerability, legal aid, land & property rights, sexual and gender-based violence prevention, registration services for the internally displaced and refugees, monitoring of rights and rights awareness-raising, facilitation of return and repatriation processes.

Geographic scope: Kahramanmaraş Field Office

This role has an area focus and ensures compliance to DRC procedures and guidelines within the area. The role contributes to the development of country strategies, which are translated into action plans and day-to-day tasks.

Main responsibilities

• Administrative and technical support

• Implement CBP interventions including formation and support of community-based committees, community initiated social cohesion projects (CIPs); community risk mapping and needs assessment exercises and stake-holder mappings for communities;

• Support committees to develop identify and develop CIP projects within allotted financial package;

• Facilitate Focus Group Discussions amongst communities to identify and develop relevant training, awareness raising and information topics and deliver sessions to address gaps in protection responses;

• Develop and maintain effective working relationships, including service as referral focal points, with relevant stakeholders including partner agencies, community leaders and service provider

• Identify and Refer immediate issues/protection cases to respective officer and/or Protection Team Leader; including updating relevant databases on referrals and feedback;

• Work with Monitoring and Evaluation teams to develop appropriate methodologies to capture impact of CBP activities

• Ensure tracking of participants in all sessions and input into databases, contribute to weekly and monthly reporting as needed;

• Support implementation of CBP activities jointly with partners (sub-grantees, community-based organizations and community committees) if applicable, and deliver trainings as required;

• Develop and maintain effective working relationships, with relevant stakeholders including community leaders and members and partnering organizations.

• Work closely with the PSS team to ensure any joint PSS/CBP initiatives are planned and carried out.

About you

To be successful in this role, you must have diploma or equivalent professional qualification, (i.e. education, international/community development, anthropology, sociology, social work, law.)

Moreover, we also expect the following:

Required experience and competencies

Minimum requirements:

• Minimum 1 year of relevant work experience.

• Experience in administrative tasks

• Excellent IT skills

• Experience with following standard procedures and guidelines

• Advanced English proficiency

• Fluency in local language: Turkish or Arabic

• Experience working in the humanitarian field (preferably experience from southern Turkey)

• Experience in protection activities and/or social or health sector.

• An understanding of humanitarian/civil society issues in Turkey and the region

• Experience working with Syrian refugees

• Strong organizational and communication skills

• Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships in a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment

• Ability to multi-task and cope with competing demands under tight deadlines

• Flexibility, enthusiasm, and willingness to learn from others

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:

Striving for excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring efficient processes.

Collaborating: Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.

Taking the lead: Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.

Communicating: Listening and speaking effectively and honestly.

Demonstrating integrity: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.

We offer

Contract length: 3 Months

Employment Band: I

Designation of Duty Station: Kahramanmaraş

Start date: 15.05.2023

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Nationals.

Application process

All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.

Closing date for applications: 10.05.2023

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, DRC reserves the right of conducting tests and interviews before the closing date, and can close the advertisement earlier in case of finding a suitable candidate.

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