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GBV Assistant X2 (National Contract)



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. DRC works with beneficiary communities and individuals to prevent and reduce protection threats, and build resilience. Connected to this is the key objective of providing support for persons at risk of Gender Based Violence (GBV). DRC is implementing projects to increase awareness of women / girl’s rights, strengthen protection mechanisms, reduce the prevalence and harm of GBV, and provide direct response support to survivors of GBV.

Who are we?

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:

We are looking for a highly qualified GBV Assistant who will be responsible for conducting GBV activities as per work plan for all activities implemented in Kilis province.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Abide by and promote DRC’s code of conduct, vision, and values, aims & objectives and equal opportunities policy.
  • Daily supervision of Protection volunteers;
  • Ensure that staff implement and respect best-practice and international standards in GBV prevention and response;
  • Understand and follow up on activities and assess progress of implementation, provide solutions and report issues when needed;
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationship with relevant stakeholders including partner agencies, community leaders and service providers;
  • Identify settlements of vulnerable men, women, boys and girls in the catchment areas of centre-based activities;
  • Meet regularly with partners providing services and information to women and girls in order to update service mapping and disseminate key messages;
  • Carry out daily field visits and conduction of information sessions on available services, reproductive health, early marriage, etc.;
  • Conduct vulnerability and risk assessment visits to identify risks faced by men, women boys and girls in their settlements  and mitigate these risks through referrals to other partners, provision of in-house services and advocacy;
  • Engage men and youth in reducing VAWG through community activities involving local and religious leaders;
  • Respond to calls to the GBV Hotline in accordance with DRC standards (within one hour of receipt during business hours);
  • Carryout case management (including follow up on referrals and action plans) and support services provided to GBV survivors (awareness sessions, emotional support sessions);
  • Report on special needs cases and advise on type of assistance, following discussions with beneficiaries;
  • Refer protection cases to relevant partners; including updating the database on case referrals and feedback;
  • Report internally to the GBV Officer on weekly and monthly achievements;
  • Maintain case management files with confidentiality;
  • Attend internal case management and planning meetings;
  • Collaborate with other DRC team members when needed;
  • On the job training and coaching of volunteers on different topics but prioritizing: minimum protection standards, consent and confidentiality standards and how to work with community based protection strategies;
  • Any other duties as agreed with the DRC GBV Officer.

About you

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’ experience of work (in paid or voluntary capacity) in NGO or voluntary sector
  • Fluency in Arabic and excellent knowledge of English (written and spoken) is required and Turkish an assist;
  • Experience in GBV programming
  • Experience with case management protocols
  • 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
  • You have to hold a Turkish citizenship or residency or valid passport with valid visa (the residency application will be required at the moment of the recruitment)

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. 


We offer

DRC will offer the successful applicant a 4 months contract, renewable dependent on both funding and performance. You must be available to start work from 01.08.2017 and be willing and able to work in Kilis.

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.

Application process

Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking on the apply button or Apply HERE.

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

Applications close 23.07.2017. The interviews are expected to take place within 1 week after the application closing. 

Need further information?

For more details on this position please contact HR team at

Please note that applications sent directly to HR team will not be considered.

For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website

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.
  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Kilis
  • Grade: Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2017-07-23

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