Protection Assistant (Community Based Psycho-Social Support)
The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future. We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. We work toward successful integration and – whenever possible – for the fulfilment of the wish to return home.
The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956, and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced.
All of our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency.
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
Build the capacity of and empower the community to provide vulnerable children and caregivers with community based PSS, Child Protection (CP) and GBV key messages and information on services and identify and refer vulnerable children and caregivers.
Your main duties and responsibilities will be:
• Identify safe spaces to provide community based PSS (CB PSS) that adhere to the quality checklists for center-based and outreach activities shared at the inter-agency level, identify and train community focal points and Community Based Group (CBG) members to deliver CB PSS, including SDC facilitators
• Deliver CB PSS to children and caregivers, hence, successfully handing over to the trained facilitators.
• Provide coaching, mentoring and training to CB PSS facilitators on DRC’s CB PSS and training curriculum.
• Ensure that CB PSS Facilitators and CBG members identify and refer children and caregivers in need of further specialized/non-specialized services is successfully happening.
• Support DRC PSSCBO, partner’s officers and CBGs in leading the sensitization sessions and events, including community-led initiatives.
• Ensure the proper documentation of data collected (hard and soft copies) during CB PSS (attendance sheets, permission slips, parental consent, referrals etc.)
To be successful in this role we expect you to have a Bachelor degree in social work, teaching, child development or other related field.
• At least 1-year experience providing coaching, training and mentoring on PSS activities with children and caregivers
• At least 1-year experience working with community based groups implementing protection activities
• Excellent communication, psychosocial first aid skills and facilitation skills
• Excellent capacity building, training, coaching and mentoring skills
• Good knowledge of CP and GBV case management principles
• Ability to communicate and write clearly in English
• At least 1-year of experience in provision of Psychosocial support activities with children and caregivers
• Excellent knowledge of child protection and GBV and PSS basic principles, child development and adult learning techniques
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: 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
- Contract length: until 31 December 2019
- Level: I1
- Monthly Basic Salary: 1350 USD (depending on years of experience)
- Duty Station: Tripoli
- Start date: June 2019
Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking on the apply button or go to www.drc.ngo 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 Dolene Khairallah will not be considered.
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/jobsupport.
For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website drc.ngo.