Protection Assistant-National Contract @ Danish Refugee Council / Greece

Closing date31 Aug 2018

Introduction

The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future. We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. We work toward successful integration and – whenever possible – for the fulfillment of the wish to return home.

The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956 and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced.

All our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency.

 

Background

DRC has been operating in Greece since December 2015, providing support to the Greek Ministry of Migration Policy in ensuring dignified reception conditions for refugees and migrants arriving on Lesvos island. In March 2016, DRC expanded its operations in Athens, in response to the changing context and the build-up of refugee population on mainland Greece.

 

1. Purpose

Under supervision of the Protection Officer and the Protection Field Coordinator/Manager and in close coordination with other DRC field units, the Protection Assistant will contribute to the implementation of all Protection objectives under DRC projects in the emergency reception sites. Furthermore, the Protection Assistant will develop and maintain good relations with the persons of concern, relevant stakeholders and other humanitarian actors, to support adequate implementation and coordination of DRC’s Protection activities.

 

2. Duties and Responsibilities

· Support the implementation of general protection activities in accordance with agreed objectives

· Continuously monitor and document the needs of the persons of concern

· Participating in (joint) assessments, identifying protection concerns and reporting for follow-up

· Support mapping of services and development of effective referral pathways

· Identify vulnerable individuals and facilitate appropriate action, including referrals to specialized services and protective accompaniment as necessary

· Support DRC distribution activities ensuring vulnerable individuals are identified and fast tracked for assistance

· Provide appropriate and relevant information to refugees and migrants regarding their rights and services available to them

· Participate in awareness raising sessions and information campaigns for persons of concern

· Participate in population profiling and verification exercises to ensure adequate and relevant data collection

· Encourage, support and monitor community-based protection networks in the emergency reception sites

· Draft protection monitoring reports, provide input in designing protection monitoring tools and formats

· Provide input on case studies, best practices and lessons learned from each of the activities implemented

· Provide translation/interpretation as necessary

· Any other duties as may be assigned by the Protection Officer, or other supervisors, relevant to the achievement of Protection objectives

 

3. Required Qualifications

· Strong verbal and written English skills

· Working knowledge of one or more of Arabic, French and/ or Kurdish ( Sorani or Kurmanji)

· At least one year working experience in a related field; previous working experience with local or international NGOs will be considered as a strong advantage

· Experience of community-based or community mobilisation work in a humanitarian context is a strong advantage

· Strong computer skills

· High professional ethics

 

4. General Regulations

· The employee shall follow DRC instructions on safety, confidentiality and ethical guidelines, including the Code of Conduct and the Humanitarian Accountability Framework.

· Employee should not engage in any other paid activity during the DRC contract period without prior authorization.

· Employee should not engage in any activity that could harm DRC or the implementation of any project during the DRC contract period.

· Employee should not give interviews to the media or publish project-related photos or other material without prior authorization.

· Employee shall return all borrowed equipment for the project to DRC after the end of the contract period or upon request.

 

5. TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The contract will be under the Greek Labor Law, and all allowances will be provided to the employees (Christmas, Easter, Vacation bonus).

Additionally, the employee will be entitled to receive a DRC mobile phone and a laptop.

DRC provides training opportunities to develop and strengthen the quality of its services as well as its staff members’ professional and personal development.

The position will be based in Larisa (Central Greece) and national terms and conditions apply

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Application Process

Interested? Then apply for this position on line**: www.drc.dk/about-drc/vacancies/current-vacancies.**

All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in English.

Applications close on the 31st of August 2018.

Due to the urgency of the position DRC reserves the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline.

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