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Protection Specialist – Partnerships and Capacity Building

Amman (Jordan)

  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Amman (Jordan)
  • Grade: Mid level - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
  • Closing Date: 2019-10-19

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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

DRC Jordan is looking for a qualified individual to fill the role of Protection Specialist – Partnerships and Capacity Building is responsible for providing technical support to DRC Jordan’s will include, but is not limited to, protection capacity assessments, capacity building (including training and coaching), and technical tool developed, as required. The Protection Specialist will also be responsible for providing technical training on protection topics to DRC Jordan staff, as per the Protection Technical Unit’s bi-annual capacity building plan. Given the strong focus on psychosocial support (PSS) amongst DRC protection partners, DRC is looking for a Protection Specialist with a strong technical background in PSS.



About the job

The individual will report directly to Protection Manager. Your main duties and responsibilities will be:



Technical Support to Partners

 Undertake protection capacity assessments of partners as directed by the Partnerships Coordinator, in consultation with the PSS Advisor and collaboration with relevant Protection Specialists (legal, case management);

 In collaboration with partners, the Partnerships Coordinator, PSS Advisor and relevant Protection Specialists, develop a technical oversight and capacity building plan for each partner;

 In consultation with the PSS Advisor, provide technical oversight of partners’ activities, using DRC quality monitoring tools;

 Provide capacity building to partners, through formal trainings, coaching and mentoring;

 Support partners in the development of technical protection tools, as required;

 Contribute to the technical review of partners’ reporting documents and development of partners’ proposals.


Training Development and Delivery for DRC Staff

 Work with the Protection Manager and Protection Technical Unit to identity protection training needs for DRC staff and develop a bi-annual training plan;

• Develop protection training materials in Arabic and English, in consultation with the Protection Manager;

• Deliver trainings/workshops in Arabic and English, as per the needs of the trainees.

• Any other tasks, as requested by the Protection Manager or Partnerships Coordinator.






About you


• Degree in Counseling or Psychology; Masters would be a distinct advantage.



Required / Desirable

• Minimum 5 years of experience working for an INGO in the protection sector, working in the field of MHPSS

• Extensive experience developing and delivering protection training;

• Experience working with national partners, local/government authorities, and UN organizations;

• Excellent communication skills.

• Full professional proficiency in English and Arabic



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.



Designation of Duty Station: Amman

Start date: ASAP




Application process

All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.

Applications will be processed on a rolling basis until vacancies are filled.


Closing date for applications: 19 October 2019


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


We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
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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