WHO ARE WE?
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 fulfillment 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.
ABOUT THE JOB
The Protection officer, under the direct supervision of Protection Team Leader, and will undertake protection/human rights monitoring in the crisis affected areas-as determined by the work plan. His/her role will be to monitor the protection concerns and needs of the IDP population by providing information through focus group discussions and individual interviews to those affected, conducting household surveys, rapid assessments, community mobilization and general monitoring visits. The PO will also contribute to the analysis and dissemination of data collected to other relevant actors in order to address the identified protection concerns. Additionally, the PO will address protection concerns through the provision of referrals to the relevant actors in the camp. Finally, the PO, with support of the Protection Team Leader, will be responsible for delivering workshops and training at the community level and to other stakeholders on human rights and basic protection principles. The PO will throughout his/her work ensure confidentiality and strictly adhere to the Code of Conduct.
- Conduct regular household visits and general monitoring visits to internally displaced persons (IDP) households to identify protection concerns and persons with specific needs (PSNs)
- Ensure daily presence (working hours) at the Information, Advice and Referral Center in and individuals to partners for the appropriate interventions
- Mobilize the IDP community and facilitate awareness raising activities with other DRC sector teams as well as partner organizations, disseminating information about services available in the camp
- Record persons with specific needs and refer them to the appropriate service providers.
- Ensure clients referred are documented in the referral recording book on a daily basis and follow up with the clients to ensure a meaningful access to services.
- Assist the Protection Team Leader with designing training modules and tools on topics such as human rights and basic protection principles for Community Protection Committees and other community structures.
- Prepare all necessary documentation for each activity (including weekly vehicle movement plans, order requests, payment requests, etc.) and for the reconciliation of the money spent during each activity
- Compile reports of activities undertaken, when requested
- Work with the Protection Team Leader and fellow POs to create weekly work plans to schedule the team’s program activities
- Liaise and build partnerships with block leaders, chiefs, community leaders and other relevant actors to encourage participation in, support for and a better understanding of the program activities
- Assist in the collection and analysis of data relevant to the IDP population and their protection concerns
- Participate in coordination meetings as requested by Protection Team Leader
- Perform any other duties as requested by the Protection Team Leader
To be successful in this role you must have:
Experience and technical competencies:
- 2-3 years Working experience with INGOs/NGOs mostly in protection
- Essential knowledge of IDPs/returnees populations
- Knowledge of national law and/or human rights principles and laws
- Ability to handle multiple tasks, proven self-initiative and problem solving abilities
- A commitment to protecting human rights
- University degree, law and/or other social sciences faculties
- Familiarity with Afghan laws
- Ability to clearly express one’s thoughts, to analyze and present information clearly and concisely.
- Ability to set priorities and show initiative, to work independently and as part of a team.
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Good interpersonal and communication skills
- Good knowledge of English and fluency in Dari and Pashtu
- Salary and conditions will be in accordance with DRC salary scale
- DRC will offer the successful applicant a contract till end of 2020.
Interested? Then apply for this position, all applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in the same language as this vacancy note. CV only applications will not be considered.
Applications close 12 July 2020. However, please note due to the urgency of this position, the shortlisting process will be ongoing. Should we find qualified candidates prior to the expiry of this advert, interviews will be held immediately.