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Protection Assistant - CBP

Şanlıurfa (Turkey)

  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Şanlıurfa (Turkey)
  • Grade: Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
  • Closing Date: 2021-10-21

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Danish Refugee Council, one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, is currently looking for a highly qualified Protection Assistant – CBP.

About the Job

Overall purpose of the role is implementing Community Based Protection (CBP) interventions and support the facilitation of communities to identify and mitigate the risks of protection issues affecting them.

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.

This role has an area focus and ensures compliance to DRC procedures and guidelines within the area. The role contributes to the development of country strategies, which are translated into action plans and day-to-day tasks.


Duties and Responsibilities:

Administrative and Technical Support

  • Implement CBP interventions including formation and support of community-based committees, community initiated social cohesion projects (CIPs); community risk mapping and needs assessment exercises and stake-holder mappings for communities
  • Facilitate Focus Group Discussions amongst communities to identify and develop relevant training, awareness raising and information topics and deliver sessions to address gaps in protection responses
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships, including service as referral focal points, with relevant stakeholders including partner agencies, community leaders and service provider
  • Identify and Refer immediate issues/protection cases to respective officer and/or Protection Team Leader; including updating relevant databases on referrals and feedback
  • Work with Monitoring and Evaluation teams to develop appropriate methodologies to capture impact of CBP activities
  • Ensure tracking of participants in all sessions and input into databases, contribute to weekly and monthly reporting as needed
  • Support implementation of CBP activities jointly with partners (sub-grantees, community-based organisations and community committees) if applicable, and deliver trainings as required
  • With guidance from the CBP officer and Protection manager/coordinator, deliver awareness-raising sessions in the relevant language to community members, including but not limited to access to rights and services, protection principles, safe identification, and mine-risk and travel safety information
  • Where needed, support the Protection Research unit in identifying research respondents and with logistical support in organizing focus group discussions and/or private interviews
  • Any other CBP-related tasks as determined by the Protection Manager



About you

To be successful in this role, you must have a university degree or equivalent professional qualification, (i.e. education, international/community development, anthropology, sociology, social work, law.)

Moreover, we also expect the following:

Required qualifications

  • Minimum 1 year of relevant work experience.
  • Experience in administrative tasks
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Experience with following standard procedures and guidelines
  • Advanced English proficiency
  • Fluency in local language: Arabic is a must; Turkish a strong asset.
  • Experience working in the humanitarian field (preferably experience from southern Turkey)
  • Experience in protection activities and/or social or health sector.
  • An understanding of humanitarian/civil society issues in Turkey and the region
  • Experience working with Syrian refugees
  • Strong organisational and communication skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships in a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment
  • Ability to multi-task and cope with competing demands under tight deadlines
  • Flexibility, enthusiasm, and willingness to learn from others


All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s core competencies:

Striving for excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process. 

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.


We offer

Contract length: 10 Months

Employment Band: I

Designation of Duty Station: Şanlıurfa Office

Start date: 01.11.2021

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Nationals.

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.

Closing date for applications: 21.10.2021

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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