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Protection Officer- Mosul

Nepalgunj (Nepal)

Protection Officer  
Duty Station [Mosul with field visits to surrounding areas]  
We are looking for a highly qualified Protection Officer with 3 years experience in emergency and development context. The selected candidate is required to work in Mosul with field visits to surrounding areas.  
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  
The Protection Officer is responsible for supervising effective protection services, including needs assessments, protection monitoring, community-based activities in line with the project. The position holder is primarily responsible for implementing DRC Protection activities in Mosul area as part of DRC Mosul response and provides support to the Protection programming in Ninewa based on the needs of the office.  
Reporting lines  
  • Reports to: Protection Team leader and Protection Manager
  • Subordinates: He/she will supervise the work of the Protection Assistants  
Duties and Responsibilities  
  • Support the collection of information/data about vulnerabilities, needs, capacities and resources of the targeted population at individual, household and community level, adopting participatory and Age, Gender and Diversity approaches to fully understand the displaced population in its diversity.
  • 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.
  • Update case files on individual developments, following DRC SOPs and ensuring beneficiaries’ data are 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.
  • Plan and implement community-based activities with men, women, girls and boys based on community’s needs and interests.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of a Service Mapping Directory and 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.
  • Prepare and submit activity, weekly and monthly 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 gender, age and place of origin.
  • Liaise with relevant public authorities and service providers in order to foster effective collaboration and encourage national interest and ownership in protection of IDPs 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), DRC Code of Conduct and the confidentiality principle.
  • Maintain and promote a positive image of DRC and its activities by explaining what DRC is doing and why DRC operates in that way.  
About you  
Essential Qualifications and Experience:  
  • University degree in Law, Human Rights, Social Sciences or other related disciplines;
  • Relevant professional experience of three (3) years, preferably in emergency and/or development context;
  • Familiarity with international protection and human rights legal standards, with special emphasis on women rights and SGBV, would be a distinct advantage;
  • Report writing skills;
  • Good spoken and written English and Arabic;
  • Relevant computer skills;
  • 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.  
Preferred Qualifications and Experience:  
  • Advanced university degree would be an asset.  
  • Prior experience or familiarity with DRC and/or persons of concern (including internally displaced persons and refugees-returnees) would be a distinct advantage;
  • 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.);  
  • Fluent verbal and written Arabic and English are 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 our vision and values.   
We offer  
DRC will offer the successful applicant a contract until 31-December-2017, renewable dependent on both funding and performance. You must be available to start work from 10-September-2017.  
Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for national staff; please refer to under Vacancies. This position will be placed at level C1  
Application process  
Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking on the apply button.  
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 closes on 31-August-2017. The interviews are expected to take place from 6 to 7 September 2017.  
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.

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  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Nepalgunj (Nepal)
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Legal - International Law
  • Closing Date: 2017-08-31

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