Job Information Protection Officer- Kirkuk NGO Information
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Contract Duration 3 months
Governorate Kirkuk
Job Shift Day
Nationality National
Working Hours Full Time
Posted 2018-10-11
Minimum Education Bachelor Degree
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Minimum Experience 3 Year
Required Travel
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No Of Jobs 1
Published Date 2018-10-11
Deadline Date 2018-10-20
[Kirkuk,Iraq ]
Protection Officer
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 fulfilment 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 of our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency.  
In 2003, following the start of foreign military operations in Iraq, DRC became one of the first organisations to provide humanitarian assistance in the country, and now operates in 11 governorates, including Anbar, Baghdad, Babel, Diyala, Duhok, Erbil, Karbala, Kirkuk, Najaf, Ninewa and Salah-al-Din.  
About the job  
The Protection Officer is responsible for supervising effective protection services, including needs assessments, protection monitoring, community-based activities in line with the project. 
Your main duties and responsibilities will be:  
  • Ensure – through clear weekly and monthly work plans – protection monitoring, field assessments, community-based activities, especially life-skills, socio-recreational and awareness raising activities, are carried out in a timely, effective and technically sound manner.
  • Supervise the conduct of individual interviews and facilitate participatory protection assessment – applying the Age, Gender and Diversity approach - to fully understand the displaced population in its diversity, their protection concerns and priorities, and the resources available to them.
  • Support the collection of information/data about vulnerability, protection needs and concerns of the targeted population.
  • Ensure that the above-described protection information gathering, sharing and filing are done in accordance with agreed information management system that respects the dignity and ensure the confidentiality of the information sources
  • Act as focal point for the identification and referral of Extremely Vulnerable Individuals and People with Specific Protection Needs for adequate assistance according to DRC pre-defined criteria.
  • Manage individual protection cases, including maintaining strict protocols for confidentiality and consent.
  • Update case files on individual developments, following DRC SOPs and ensuring beneficiaries’ data are protected.
  • Support the implementation of the Special Needs Fund component in order to respond to immediate and urgent needs of the identified most vulnerable individuals, with a particular focus on women at risk.
  • Conduct follow-up monitoring visits to ensure that needs have been met in an appropriate manner and beneficiary have the opportunity to provide feedback on the assistance received.
  • Ensure dissemination of clear and reliable information on service provision and other preselected key topics.
  • Contribute to the establishment/maintenance of a referral pathway, respectful of the confidentiality principle and DRC SOPs.
  • Contribute to building the capacities of local actors through involvement in their capacity-building planning, localized protection network meetings and co-facilitating their training sessions.
  • Supervise and coordinate the organization and implementation of community-based activities, especially socio-recreational, life-skills and awareness raising activities, with special emphasis on extremely vulnerable individuals and people with specific needs, with the aim of improving their psychosocial well-being.
  • Prepare and submit activity plans and reports to the team leader/protection manager on agreed schedules.
  • Provide verbal and written feedback to supervisor on progress, lesson learnt, achievements and gaps, issues and problems.
  • Keep a database of the number of beneficiaries per activity in each location, disaggregated by sex
  • Liaise with relevant public authorities and service providers in order to foster effective collaboration and encourage national interest and ownership in protection of IDPs, refugees and other persons of concern.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Protection Project Manager;
  • Conduct duties in accordance with DRC Iraq programme and protection Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs);
  • Conduct duties in strict accordance with DRC Code of Conduct and the principle of confidentiality.
  • Maintain and promote a positive image of DRC and its activities by explaining what DRC is doing and why DRC operates in that way. 
Reporting Line: 
  • Reporting to: Protection Project Manager 
Qualifications & Preferred Skills
About you  
Required qualifications: 
  • Relevant professional experience of three (3) years, preferably in emergency and/or development context;
  • Prior experience or familiarity with DRC and/or persons of concern (including internally displaced persons and refugees-returnees) would be a distinct advantage;
  • Prior experience or familiarity with NGO sector would be an advantage;
  • Familiarity with international protection and human rights legal standards, with special emphasis on women rights and SGBV, would be a distinct advantage.
  • A high respect to 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. 
Desirable qualifications: 
  • University degree in law, human rights, refugee studies, social sciences or other related discipline;
  • Experience of work in the UN or NGO or voluntary sector is preferred but not essential.
  • Report writing skills. 
Education: (include certificates, licenses etc.) 
  • University degree in social science, law, international relations and conflict resolution.  
Languages: (indicate fluency level) 
  • Fluency in Arabic, English is a required
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:  
  1. Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.  
  2. Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.  
  3. Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.  
  4. Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.  
  5. Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with DRC’s vision and values.  
We offer  
Contract length: 3 months 
Level: C1 
Designation of Duty Station: Kirkuk 
Start date: As soon as possible 
How To Apply
Application process  
Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking on the apply button.  
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: 20-October-2018  
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit 
For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website 
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