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Guard (CRC)

Anbar (Iraq)

  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Anbar (Iraq)
  • Grade: Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Security and Safety
  • Closing Date: 2020-01-28

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CSS Guard (CRC)
Anbar - Falluja


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.
DRC has been operating in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region for over a decade, running a combination of emergency, livelihood, protection and advocacy programmes through Country Offices (COs) in Algeria, Libya/Tunisia, Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey with a Regional Office (RO) in Amman. DRC has 17 offices and approximately one thousand staff members across the MENA region. Following an internal HQ restructuring, from 1st January 2018 the region is focusing on the Middle East, hence Algeria, Tunisia and Libya will transition to a new region during the course of 2018, while Yemen will join the Middle East region.


About the job
The Guard will work under the guidance of the Camp Management Officer and Security Officer for the Danish Refugee Council to provide Camp Management and security of the Danish Refugee Council's properties as well as monitor the state of public safety and the implementation of safety regulations and safety plans as defined by the direct supervisor.
Your main duties and responsibilities will be:

Service Provision:
• Ensure security of DRC property, staff and beneficiaries
• Secure DRC facilities including all the vehicles parked in the area
• Patrol facilities regularly when it is not occupied, especially at night
• Control access to DRC facilities Assist in loading/unloading vehicles
• Assist in keeping the facility and street outside clean – remove rubbish etc.
• Enforce DRC’s no weapons policy
• Welcome visitor; ensuring the visitor’s book is signed; and direct the visitor to the office
• Switch on/off generator and water pumps as required
• Report any security incident to the Project Coordinator
• Follow DRC security guidelines
• Any other assignment by the line manager
• Be on time for your shift
• No sleeping on duty
• Remain vigilant at all times and ready to react
• Behave in accordance with DRC low profile security rules
• No personal visitors while you are working on shift
• All visitors to be respected and treated fairly
• Be clean and presentable for your duties
• No guard is allowed to use abusive language
• Do not leave your post without permission, even if the next shift has not arrived
• Any guard engaging in a criminal act will be automatically dismissed
• Non-interference with the work of the outreach workers
• Maintain positive work relationship within the team, and promote team-building efforts in coordination with the Camp Management Officer.
• Ensure respect of DRC Code of Conduct.
• Any other duties relating to the nature of the job as directed by the CBP Officer.

About you
To be successful in this role we expect the following:

• 6 months -1 years of experience in Safety related work
• Experience in the delivery of community programs, and interaction with vulnerable groups, including children
• Understanding of basic psychosocial support concepts; previous training in these areas strongly preferred
• Ability to discuss sensitive issues with respect and empathy
• Ability to maintain confidentiality and respect for clients at all times
• Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills, creativity and flexibility

• Strong ability to organize work, maintain composure, work independently, prioritize work under pressure, coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail
• Flexibility in working overtime when needed
• Willing to collaborate with and support people from different ethnic groups and different religions
• Demonstrated interest in humanitarian work and supporting people effected by conflict


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: 6 Months
Level: J
Start date: 10 February 2020

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates/ Nationals; please refer to under Vacancies


Application process

Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking on the apply button.
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.

Closing date for applications: 28 January 2020
Please note: that given the urgency of vacancy the position may be filled before the due date.
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit
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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