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Protection Officer - CBP

Antakya (Turkey)

  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Antakya (Turkey)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
  • Closing Date: 2021-10-20

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

 About the Job

The role is directly to lead the Community Based Protection team and provide 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.

Geographic scope: Antakya

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.

Main responsibilities

Programming & Operations

  • Identify and develop community-based protection mechanisms and interventions in the specific geographical areas of operation;
  • Oversee the CBP team and with them 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;
  • Support committees to develop joint task-forces with host community and governments to implement CIP projects, and oversee the financial tracking for CIPs, including providing documentation for procurement where necessary;
  • Provide training and information to communities regarding protection and available resources;
  • 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
  • Oversee awareness raising activities and support the development of relevant curricula and messaging in coordination with other DRC teams
  • Track program participation and ensure participant statistics and data are up to date for reporting purposes;
  • Support monitoring and evaluation of projects as needed.

Partner Capacity Building and Management

  • Assist protection management team in selection and management of implementing partners (sub-grantees, community based organisations and community committees) if requested
  • Assist in the development of partner capacity building activities relating to CBP including outreach activities, committees, awareness raising sessions, recreational activities, etc);
  • Assist Protection Team Leader to conduct monthly coordination meetings with CBOs;
  • Evaluate CBP activities and propose new activities;  

Coordination and representation

  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with the focal points, and with relevant stakeholders including partner agencies, community leaders and service providers and government
  • Represent DRC at meetings and other relevant technical coordination meetings if requested

 About you

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

Moreover, we also expect the following:

Required experience and competencies

  • Minimum 2 years of practical experience in sector area working for an INGO
  • Excellent skill in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Advanced English proficiency
  • Fluency in Arabic and Turkish
  • 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 organizational 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

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:

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

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: Acting in line with DRC's vision and values.

We offer

Contract length: 1 Year (renewable dependent on both funding and performance)

Employment Band: H

Designation of Duty Station: Antakya

Start date: 15.11.2021

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: 20.10.2021

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


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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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