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Protection Officer (Community Based Protection) - The Danish Refugee Council (DRC)



About the job
Under the guidance of the Protection Team Leader (community-based protection), the Protection Officer (community-based protection) is responsible for field based planning, management and implementation of  a range of community-based activities that reduce risk and increase capacity with identified communities in specific geographic areas of Libya.  This includes IDPs, migrants, refugees, asylum seekers, as well as members of host communities.
The position fosters social cohesion and strengthens communities’ resilience through the promotion of empowering, participatory community activities and programmes. The position also collaborates with other officers in the protection Unit and the PIM officer on the implementation of activities, monitoring and reporting, external representation and human resources, to ensure quality and efficiency of the overall protection programme.
Your main duties and responsibilities will be:
Program

Carry out community mapping exercises within in and outreach in under the guidance of Programme Manager, Team leader.
-Establish and maintain a strong rapport with the community focal points in the identified areas and facilitate in active information sharing.
Participate in the implementation of community empowerment and capacity-building activities with the aim of preventing and/or reducing protection risks.
Coordinate and participate in supporting communities in carrying out early warning systems and safety plans.
Mobilize communities and carrying out risk education and awareness raising sessions on identified community based protection themes.
Ensure that community based protection assistants and mobilizers effectively use and comply with the tools, forms and SOPs, and with protection with the applicable professional standards related to protection and humanitarian interventions.
Carry out filed based implementation of any other programme activities related to community outreach, protection monitoring, or assessments at the individual, household or community level.
– Use solid participatory approaches with attention to age, gender, diversity and vulnerability criteria, to facilitate meaningful dialogues that enable participants to self-identify protection concerns that affect their own communities.

Monitoring and Reporting.
– collaborate with the MEAL department, the PIM officer in carrying monitoring, evaluation and feedback activities within the target areas.
– Provide oversight and guidance and support to protection assistants in the field application and use of the tools and comply with the processes related to monitoring, reporting and information management.
– Ensure that activity reports are archived on the server and/or uploaded onto online platforms for information management as relevant.
Representation and coordination
– Under the guidance of the team leader, Represent DRC to a range of stakeholders including individual beneficiaries and community groups, humanitarian agencies, services providers, local authorities, etc. To this end, ensure professional standards and transparent communication to build trust and collaboration with concerned stakeholders.
– Ensure that interactions by staff with individual beneficiaries and community groups take place in environments and in ways that respect and promote safety, agency and dignity in accordance with professional standards for protection and humanitarian work.
Human Resources

Under the guidance and supervision of the Protection Team leader, supervise the Community Based  Assistants and Community Mobilizers.
Ensure that Protection Assistants and mobilisers fulfil their roles as per the ToRs by providing support and guidance.
Coordinate leave plans and schedules to ensure the effective implementation of programme activities.
Promote a professional environment conducive to collaboration, teamwork and professional development. Uphold compliance of programme staff with the applicable standards related to protection programming, code of conduct, as well as additional internal DRC procedures and guidelines related to human resources.
Operations support

– Support the coordination of programme activities as they relate to logistics, administration, finances or security as relevant, in coordination with the relevant departments.  Ensure the compliance of staff with the relevant internal policies and directives.
 
About you
To be successful in this role we expect you to University Degree in the Social Sciences, Sociology, Community Development or any other related field, Moreover, we also expect the following:
 
Required Experience and technical competencies:

2-3 years of professional experience in the field of humanitarian interventions, human rights or community development, preferably with an international humanitarian organization.
1-2 years or experience in community mobilization and or community based initiatives.
Solid knowledge of the migration context in Libya and of the protection issues affecting migrants and refugees.
Fluency in written and spoken Arabic and some level of English.
Strong skills in communication, and implementing participatory, community-based approaches.
Proven capacity to document, summarize and analyze information in a clear and systematic manner.
Solid experience in responding to needs of particularly vulnerable individuals and groups using analyses of age, gender, and diversity and other criteria.
Demonstrated capacity to effectively represent a humanitarian organization with the communities.

Desirable:
Basic knowledge of French an asset
 
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
Type of Contract: National Employment Contract.
Contract length: 6 Months- Renewable.
Level: H
Start date: ASAP- Feb 2020.
 
Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates/ Nationals; please refer to drc.ngo under Vacancies.
 
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: 17 Feb 2020 at mignight.
Please click on the link below to apply:
https://candidate.hr-manager.net/ApplicationInit.aspx?cid=1036&ProjectId=158401&uiculture=en&MediaId=5

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