Danish Refugee Council, one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, is currently looking for a highly qualified Protection Officer – PSS
About the Job
The overall purpose of the role is to provide directly provide psycho-social support to individuals and groups and PFA where needed, and to lead the technical direction of PSS programming, including on-going curriculum development, staff training and mainstreaming of PSS into all protection activities
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: Hatay Field Office
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.
Programming & Operations
•Understand and follow up on activities and assess progress of implementation, provide solutions and report issues when needed
•Refer protection cases to respective officer and/or Protection Team Leader; including updating relevant databases on referrals and feedback
•Provide technical guidance on facilitation skills, and PSS key messages and communication skills
•Provide technical guidance on community-based PSS programming and identify outreach opportunities for innovative community based protection activities
•Efficiently manage the time and schedule of PSS team through work-plans in collaboration with Protection Team Leader and Protection Manager
•Provide individual and group counseling for GBV survivors, and other survivors of violence
•Identify and refer clients with mental health issues that warrant clinical intervention
•Provide PSS capacity building for protection staff and PSS teams
•Prepare and implement PSS curriculum for GBV survivors and other targeted groups
•Support the mainstreaming of PSS key messages and principles to other programs and projects
Coordination and representation
•Develop and maintain effective working relationships, including service as referral focal points, with relevant stakeholders including partner agencies, community leaders and service providers
•Represent DRC at meetings and other relevant technical coordination meetings if requested
•Maintain strict protocols for safety, international and national standards of MHPSS and confidentiality and consent;
To be successful in this role, you must have Psychology or Counselling Psychology degree.
Moreover, we also expect the following:
Required experience and competencies
•Minimum 2 years of practical experience in sector area working for an INGO
•Field experience in PSS
•Bachelor degree in psychology, PSS, or social work
•Excellent skill in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
•Advanced English proficiency
•Fluency in Arabic.
•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.
Contract length: 3 Months (renewable dependent on both funding and performance)
Employment Band: H
Designation of Duty Station: Hatay
Start date: 26 September 2022
Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Nationals.
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: 21.08.2022
For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website drc.ngo.
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