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Protection Mainstreaming Officer (National Contract)

Akkar (Lebanon)

Operating since 2004 in Lebanon, DRC has addressed the needs and rights of vulnerable populations, working initially with Palestinian refugees (since 2004), Iraqi refugees (2007-2010), Lebanese IDPs (during the 2006 conflict), migrant domestic workers (since 2009) and, since 2011, responding to the Syrian refugee crisis.  
DRC Lebanon is currently delivering programming in protection, housing, infrastructure, basic assistance, livelihoods, and community development interventions. This myriad programming seeks to address the immediate needs of displaced populations and concurrently support vulnerable host populations. DRC has five offices spread throughout Lebanon in, Beirut, the Bekaa, Saida, Tripoli and Qobayat.

About the job

The Protection Mainstreaming Officer will be responsible to ensure that protection principles are mainstreamed throughout the programme/project cycle across DRC’s sectors, partners, service providers and key stakeholder.

Your main duties and responsibilities will be:

  • In compliance with best-practice and international standards in PWSN response, provide case management to vulnerable PWSN through high quality and confidential interventions in line with minimum standards for service provision and DRC’s case management SOPs, with the aim of empowering PWSN, allowing individuals to access their rights, regain control over their lives and restore dignity
  • Conduct home visits to vulnerable individuals, assess their needs and engage with their family members and caretakers, develop, implement and follow up on action plans, and monitor situation prior to case closure
  • Ensure close coordination with PSS teams in order to ensure survivors, children and their caregivers are referred from case management to PSS and vice-versa
  • Create a safe space where participants can voice their opinions, thoughts and emotions, share experiences and brainstorm on solutions in a confidential and respectful manner
  • Apply age and gender appropriate facilitation skills during group sessions; use inter-active adult learning techniques to effectively engage with session participants
  • In collaboration with the GBV Protection officer, receive referrals, develop an action plan and appropriate response to each case. Ensure that informed consent/assent is taken before opening a case file, and prioritize intervention according to risk level; Work closely with the Child Protection and GBV sections when a case involves child survivors, particularly when assessing best interest of the child

About you

To be successful in this role we expect you to have a Bachelor in Social work, social sciences, political sciences, sociology or related fields. Moreover, we also expect the following:


  • 3 years of experience working under Protection sector.
  • Excellent knowledge of child protection and GBV basic principles and concepts
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, respect, non-discrimination, safety and inclusion of CP and GBV cases at all times
  • Excellent gender and age appropriate facilitation skills
  • Strong ability to organize work, meet deadlines, maintain composure, prioritize work under pressure, coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail
  • Experience in conducting training needs analysis/assessments and developing training programs for a broad range of audiences from different institutional levels
  • Proven experience in undertaking trainings and capacity building initiatives
  • Excellent psychosocial first aid skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, effective in representation and liaison with external parties
  • Computer literacy (Microsoft Word and Excel)


  • Previous experience in international organizations and humanitarian settings is a plus
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. 
We offer

Contract length:until the 31st of December 2018, renewable, based on Performance and funds

Level: C1, equivalent to 1650$ (monthly basic salary)  

Duty Station: Akkar 
Start date: ASAP 

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Nationals. For questions regarding the vacancy please contact

Application process 

Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking on the apply button or go to under current vacancies. 
All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email to Christele Hage will not be considered.

Closing date for applications: 24th of August 2018  

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: Akkar (Lebanon)
  • Grade: Mid level - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
  • Closing Date: 2018-10-15

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