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Child Protection Officer

Salah al-Din (Tikrit) - National Contract

Aim: The Child Protection Officer is responsible for supervising effective protection services, needs assessments and protection monitoring activities in line with the project. 
Reporting lines: 
a) Reports to: Child Protection Team Leader.
b) Subordinates: He/she will supervise the work of the Child Protection Assistants.  
Ensure – through clear weekly and monthly work plans – child protection monitoring and field assessment activities are carried out in a timely, effective and technically sound manner. 
Supervise the staff conducting individual interviews and facilitate participatory child protection field 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 for protection monitoring to address vulnerabilities, child protection needs and concerns of the targeted population and weekly reports on key issues/trends.  
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.  
Support the implementation of the cash program for special needs in order to respond to immediate and urgent needs of the identified most vulnerable individuals, with a particular focus on children, parents and caregivers.  
Manage individual protection cases, including maintaining strict protocols for confidentiality and consent and referral pathways and update case files on individual developments, following DRC SOPs and ensuring beneficiaries’ information is protected. 
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. 
Conduct and maintain updated service mapping.  
Contribute to the establishment/maintenance of a referral pathway, respectful of the confidentiality principle and DRC SOPs. 
Provide constant feedback to supervisor on progress, lesson learnt, achievements and gaps, issues and problems. 
Contribute to capacity building of local organizations, community groups, and stakeholders on protection.
Advocate on behalf of clients, make direct interventions with other actors or other organizations, where appropriate.
Liaise with relevant public authorities and services 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. 
Ensure transparency and DRC’s positive regard and reputation within communities. 
This position requires travel between base/suboffices/community centers/mobile centers, and will also require participation in community outreach.
Essential Qualifications and Experience: 
University degree in law, human rights, refugee studies, social sciences or other related discipline; 
Relevant professional experience of three (2) 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’s rights and SGBV, would be a distinct advantage. 
Familiarity with digital data collection 
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. 
Preferred  Qualifications and Experience: 
Advanced university degree would be an asset.  
Report writing skills. 
Experience of work in the UN or NGO or voluntary sector is preferred but not essential.  
Competency profile: 
Experience in management of a team; 
Excellent analysis and reporting skills; 
Excellent communication and organization skills; 
Punctuality and respect for applicable rules and procedures; 
Ethical and transparent decision-making; 
High regard toward preserving confidentiality of work-related information and data; 
Excellent knowledge and understanding of local communities and customary rules; 
Independent work, i.e. with minimal supervision and under pressure; 
Self-motivation, goal/result-orientation and team work; 
Flexibility, creativeness, tolerance and maturity.  
Computer/IT literacy (OS Windows/Vista/Linux, MS Office, Internet etc.);
Languages: Spoken and written English and Arabic is essential. 
DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. 
All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework.
Need further information? 
For more details on this position please contact at .Please note that applications 
sent directly to will not be considered. 
Application process: 
Interested? Apply for this position by clicking HERE then click Apply for position. All applicants should 
send a cover letter and an updated CV no longer than four pages, both in English. Your CV should 
also include contact details of three professional referees. 
Please note: that given the urgency of vacancy the position may be filled before the due date. 
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Salah al-Din (Tikrit) - National Contract
  • Grade: Mid/Senior - Internationally recruited position - Mid/Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Legal - International Law
    • Legal - Broad
    • Social Affairs
    • Human Rights
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Civil Society and Local governance
    • Animal Health and Veterinary
    • Legal - International Law
    • Legal - Broad
    • Social Affairs
    • Human Rights
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Civil Society and Local governance
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
  • Closing Date: 2017-04-06

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