DRC is looking for Community Based Protection Assistant
Community Based Protection Assistant Hatay
DRCs 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.
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 program in Turkey. In close cooperation with the Protection Manager and Protection and Migration Advisor. Community-Based Protection Assistant is responsible for;
Duties and Responsibilities
Information Provision (40%):
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
Community Support (40%):
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:
University degree or advances training/ course in sociology, social work, international affairs, humanitarian or related field;
At least 2 years of relevant professional Protection experience with a humanitarian aid Organization
Knowledge of Turkish is desirable
Experience with case management and case management protocols desirable.
An understanding of humanitarian/civil society issues in Turkey and the region.
Strong initiative and self-motivation, with a commitment to teamwork;
Flexible, enthusiastic and willingness to learn from others;
Ability to multi-task and cope with competing demands under tight deadlines;
Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships in a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment;
Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, in English and Arabic.
Fluency in English and Arabic (written and spoken).
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:
Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.
DRC will offer the successful applicant a 2 month contract, renewable dependent on both funding and performance. You must be available to start work ASAP and be willing and able to work 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.
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All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in the same language as this vacancy note. CV only applications will not be considered.
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close 21.10.2016. The interviews are expected to take place within 1 week after the application closing.
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For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website www.drc.ngo