Danish RC's UNHCR funded community-based protection project focusing on enhancing information and counselling to beneficiaries within the DRC/DRC supported community centres as well as strengthening the outreach capacity through awareness raising sessions on protection topics.
Who are we?
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental and non-profit organization, founded in 1956, that works in more than 35 countries around the world. DRC has been operating in Turkey since early 2013, working with by and large with non-camp Syrian refugees and affected host communities. DRC is committed to basic humanitarian principles; including impartiality and neutrality, and offers the highest standards of accountability to the people it serves. The overall objective for DRC in Turkey is the protection and promotion of durable solutions to displacement affected populations on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights with more immediate objectives focusing both on the immediate subsistence needs, protection and self-reliance support as well as a more long term focus on capacity building. In Turkey, DRC works partially through partners, also providing intensive capacity building support, while also conducting direct implementation.
About the Job
DRC is looking for a Community-Based Protection Assistant for its programme in Turkey. In close cooperation with Protection Officer and Senior Protection Officer the Community-Based Protection Assistant is responsible for
Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide information to beneficiaries relating to service provision in Hatay, whether DRC services or services provided by other agencies
Maintain excel database to ensure that statistics can be shared. Information collection should be done on cases approaching the protection desk, and on referrals made to other partners.
Enable beneficiaries to seek further information if needed, by providing contact information to specialized partners.
Identifying individuals with specific needs and referring them to the appropriate facilities or services, including direct service provision through DRC (cash or in kind assistance).
Identifying protection problems (such as separation of family members, security, sexual and gender-based violence, etc.)
Disseminating and sharing information with Persons of Concern on their rights and access to services
Conduct awareness raising sessions on protection topics in communities with the help of community focal points
Ensure community focal points (volunteers) assist awareness raising sessions and help mobilize for sessions
Daily management of community focal points ( volunteers) including weekly meetings
On the job training and coaching of community focal points (volunteers) on different topics but prioritizing: minimum protection standards, consent and confidentiality standards and how to work with community based protection strategies
If needed, conduct interviews with beneficiaries of concern after awareness sessions or when requested/needed.
Report on special needs cases and advise on type of assistance, following discussions with the community focal points (volunteers)
Refer protection cases to relevant partners; including updating the database on case referrals and feedback.
Report internally to the Protection Officer on weekly and monthly achievements;
Attend internal case management and planning meetings
Ensure that the Protection activities are compliant with DRC accountability principles;
Any other duties as agreed with the DRC Protection Officer.
To be successful in this role, you must have the following qualifications:
University degree or advanced training/courses in sociology, social work, international affairs, humanitarian or other related field;
At least 2 years of relevant professional Protection experience with a humanitarian aid Organization
Fluency in Arabic and excellent skills in English (written and spoken).
Knowledge of Turkish is desirable
An understanding of humanitarian/civil society issues in Turkey and the region.
Experience with case management and case management protocols desirable
Please note that you need to have the right to work in the country (by nationality or existing work visa) to be considered for this role.
Other Essential Competencies:
You should have excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills, working with different groups, partners and nationalities. You should also have strong initiative and self-motivated, with a strong commitment to teamwork and humanitarian principles.
You should be flexible, enthusiastic and willingness to learn from others. You should have the ability to multitask and cope with competing demands under tight deadlines. You should have the ability to cope with high workload and stress and identify priority activities and assignments, and adjust priorities as required. You should have the ability to establish and maintain good working relationships in a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment.
We encourage all qualified candidates to apply, irrespective of nationality, race, gender or age.
What we offer:
DRC Turkey offers an employment contract of 6 months with the possibility of extension (depending on funding).The position will be based in Hatay. We offer a fair compensation package depending on your qualification and experiences as well as additional allowances such as relocation allowance and living allowances, if applicable. DRC Turkey is income tax exempted. Furthermore, DRC Turkey provides training opportunities to develop and strengthen the quality of its services as well as its staff members’ professional and personal development.
Start date: 20th June 2016
Need further information?
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Then apply for this position by clicking on the apply button or Apply HERE. Please note that application are not to be sent to HR team; we only accept applications sent online via www.drc.ngo.
For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult www.drc.ngo.
All applicants should send a cover letter and an updated CV no longer than four pages, both in the same language as the job vacancy. Your CV should also include contact details of three professional referees as well as your salary expectations.
Applications close 9th June 2016. The interviews are expected to take place within 1 week to 10 days after the application closing.
DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff members are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework (https://www.drc.ngo/about-drc/vacancies/current-vacancies).