Protection Assistant (Protection Monitoring and capacity Building)
Duty Station [Tikrit Iraq]
Who are we?
Danish Refugee Council is a leading protection agency pursuing our mandate to protect and promote durable solutions to displacement-affected populations on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), DRC apply a regional approach with operational presence in Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey and Iraq.
Present in Iraq since 2003, DRC is today operational in the Kurdish governorates, in and around Baghdad and in several South-Central governorates. Focused both on the influx of Syrian refugees and the current IDP crisis, DRC is providing assistance in a range of sectors including Camp Coordination and Camp Management, Protection, Livelihoods, Emergency Response (including food security, cash, and NFIs), WASH, Shelter and Mine Action. The Iraq programme presently employs some 450-national staff and 45 international staff, and is growing to meet new, emerging needs associated with ongoing and recent conflict in multiple locations
About the job:
Implementation of protection monitoring and capacity building activities in designated areas.
Monitoring & Reporting
- Implementation of protection monitoring and capacity building activities ensuring qualitative and timely planning;
- Ensure quality reporting on achievements through daily short briefings, monthly and weekly planning presented against weekly and monthly performance reports containing clear quantitative and qualitative information related to the activities
- Contribute to the drafting of internal/external reports (weekly/monthly and quarterly) according to DRC and donor requirements ensuring that reports are of a high quality and submitted on time.
- Elaborate on trends and protection situation analysis to feed into monthly reports.
- Lead Focus Group Discussions, Key Informant Interviews, Household assessments and other protection monitoring activities in line with targets,
- Maintain regular and positive collaboration with the colleagues to harmonize approaches and methodologies of response, share challenges and best practices and ensure that protection is mainstreamed into the other sectors of intervention.
- Conduct regular field participatory protection monitoring and assessments, using as much as possible an age, gender and diversity approach, in order to fully understand protection concerns and priorities. Assess the resources available to the targeted displaced community to increase their own safety and protection.
- Enhance and facilitate discussion on main protection concerns and response capacity within the displaced and the host communities.
- Conduct vulnerability assessment and identify cases for assistance according to pre-defined criteria.
- Refer protection cases to the Protection Officer and/or relevant agencies, including updating the database on case referral and follow up.
- Ensure dissemination of clear and reliable information on service provision and other pre-selected key topics.
- Conduct information sessions, record feedback (comments, suggestions) and report results back to Protection Officer on issues of concern with recommended areas of intervention
- Submit weekly and monthly activity plans, reports and recommendations for assessed persons and identified beneficiaries to the Protection Officer;
- Maintain constructive relationships with municipalities, other local government institutions, local NGO partners and other international organizations in coordination with the other team members
- Support existing localized protection groups and form new community based protection groups in mobile safe space locations.
- Hold regular follow-up meetings with community based groups and assist in the development of ‘community action plans’ to address protection concerns.
- Contribute to identification and reporting on protection risks as necessary.
- Contribute to capacity building of local organizations, community groups, and stakeholders
- Coordinate capacity assessments of the local partner, community groups, and stakeholders on Community Based Protection programming, including knowledge and understanding of HR/IHL/Guiding Principles, and Humanitarian Principles
- Contribute to comprehensive capacity building plans for local partners based on respective needs in order to support quality interventions.
- Develop/compile training packages on selected Protection and Protection project related topics; deliver protection sensitization trainings across the governorate of Salah-al-Din
- Provide trainings utilizing developed training packages and other materials to local partners, community groups, and stakeholders, in coordination with the Project Manager;
- Facilitate trainings related to Community Based Protection, as well as general protection principles to DRC’s partners and internal staff.
- Coordinate the provision of trainings on organizational capacity in coordination with respective staff (HR, Logistics, Finance, M & E) and Project Manager.
- Monitor application of skills gained in trainings by staff, partner organizations, community groups, and stakeholders.
- Support in the production of monthly reports on the progression of the capacity building plans.
- Any other duties as may be assigned by the Line Manager
- Conduct duties in accordance with DRC Iraq programme Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs);
- Conduct duties in accordance with DRC Code of Conduct.
- Ensure transparency and DRC’s positive regard and reputation within communities.
- This position requires frequent travel between base/sub offices/community centers/mobile centers, and will also require participation in community outreach.
Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience)
- Relevant professional experience of not less than 2 (two) years;
- Familiarity/prior experience with DRC and its persons of concern (including internally displaced persons and refugees-returnees) would be a distinct advantage;
- Familiarity with digital data collection
- Familiarity/prior experience with NGO sector would be an advantage.
- Good spoken and written English/Arabic and relevant computer skills.
- Full respect for client/organization confidentiality.
- Demonstrated interpersonal skills and respect for people with special needs and other vulnerability.
- Ability to work in a multicultural context as a flexible and respectful team player.
- University degree in management, social sciences or similar field, or undergraduate degree with demonstrated strong experience;
- Advanced university degree would be an asset.
- Previous experience in international organizations
- Previous experience providing counselling and/or psychosocial support services
- Languages: fluent in English and Arabic
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 DRC’s vision and values.
Contract length: 6 months (renewable based on both funding and performance).
Start date: 1st of Feb 2019
Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Nationals; please refer to drc.ngo under Vacancies. .
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.
Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking here or on the apply button.
Closing date for applications: 17 Jan, 2019. Due to the urgency of the position DRC reserves the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline.
For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website drc.ngo.
DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process. Visit drc.ngo to read more about what we do to secure robust safeguarding mechanisms.
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