Job title: Protection Assistant
Employment category: Band I
Reporting to: Protection Officer
Authorization level: As per IDRA
Overall purpose of the role
Through its protection/Multi sector programing,provides administrative or technical support within sector area, and assist the sector officer in ensuring quality of the planning, implementation and follow up of sector activities.
Sector responsibilities: Advocacy for the rights of displaced people in their context of displacement, child protection initiatives, individual protection assistance based on vulnerability, legal aid, land & property rights, sexual and gender-based violence prevention, registration services for the internally displaced and refugees, monitoring of rights and rights awareness-raising, facilitation of return and repatriation processes.
Geographic scope: Country (Yemen)
This role has a country focus and ensures compliance to DRC procedures and guidelines within the country. The role contributes to the development of country strategies, which are translated into action plans and day-to-day tasks. The role provides support and/or technical guidance to base operations.
- Prepare the DSA for the children of victim assistance;
- Train, support and monitor local partner CSOs, community volunteers, community-based committees and/or other stakeholders.
- Identify, select and verify, in accordance with established eligibility criteria, children affected by conflict medical and psychosocial assistance.
- Conduct initial (rapid) assessments on the situation of the children with protection concerns, prioritizing them according to risk level for assistance.
- Jointly with local partner, monitor and support to the affected children and families through home visits, providing guidance, advice and emotional support, community mediation and referrals.
- Maintaining a close positive relationship between DRC, local partner and the community
- Ensuring program activities are implemented as planned and in compliance with child protection principles, humanitarian principles and standards
- Maintaining an effective and responsive beneficiary feedback mechanism at the community level.
- Proper documentation of program impact and lessons learnt through success stories, photos e.t.c
- Contributing to DRC activities in assessments, identification of the vulnerable people/ groups for assistance.
- Implement of all components of the program in compliance with the standards of operation and M&E plan, follow weekly work plans for all activities making sure to mainstream protection and comply with humanitarian standards.
- At the direction of the supervisor, liaise with community leaders and field staff from other NGOs and UN agencies.
- Supporting the DRC partner in day to day program activities and contributing to capacity building.
- Supporting the partner in establishing and running the community-based protection committees in the governorates
- Maintain a daily presence at the program sites to implement the program, identify any concerns and obtain beneficiary feedback.
- Participate in any protection activities that assigned by protection Team Leader/Manager.
- Ensure that any beneficiary feedback, concerns or issues are addressed through the appropriate mechanisms.
- Maintain accurate records regarding program implementation and provide weekly updates to the officer, Team Leader and/or manager.
- Contribute to draft reports and comply with set deadlines.
- Comply with DRC’s Code of Conduct, program requirements and operational policies at all times and report any concerns through the appropriate mechanism
- Any other duties as required by supervisor/protection management.
Required experience and competencies
All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s core competencies:
• Striving for excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring efficient processes.
• Collaborating: Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.
• Taking the lead: Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
• Communicating: Listening and speaking effectively and honestly.
• Demonstrating integrity: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.
Education: (include certificates, licenses etc.)
- College degree in social work, community development or related field.
- A minimum of one year of experience working with a NNGO, INGO or UN agency or similar experience.
- Fluent Arabic (spoken and written)
- Basic English proficiency (spoken and written) is an asset.
- Familiarity with and acceptance in the local community
- Experience working with local communities and community leaders
- Willingness and ability to work in the project field location.
Find the definition of DRC’s Core competencies here
Languages: (indicate fluency level)
§ Good English language (written and spoken)
§ Excellent report writing skills including editing the work of others
Key stakeholders: (internal and external)
· Protection Team Leader
· Protection Manager
· Protection Officer
· Medical Doctor
¨Basic: I master the essentials, but may at times need help from others
¨Advanced: I can work independently at full professional level.
¨Expert: I am the go-to person when others need help.