Introduction The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental and non-profit organization, founded in 1956, that works in 40 countries around the world.
DRC’s mandate is driven by three global strategic objectives within the DRC Assistance Framework : Saving lives and alleviation of immediate suffering among people affected by conflict, safeguarding, restoration and development of livelihoods, and, Institutional and organizational change that contributes to protection of people’s rights and peaceful handling of conflict.
Background DRC has been operating in Greece since November 2015, providing support to the Greek Ministry of Migration Policy in ensuring dignified reception conditions for refugees and migrants arriving on Lesvos island.
In March 2016, DRC expanded its operations in Athens, in response to the changing context and the build-up of refugee population on mainland Greece.
Purpose Under supervision of the Protection Team Leader and in close coordination with other protection colleagues, DRC field units, POCs and other relevant actors in Attica, the protection officer will be 100% field-
based and will support the implementation of DRC’s protection objectives and activities. Duties and Responsibilities Protection Analysis
Maintain a strong protection analysis of issues and trends in the protection situation within and affecting the area of deployment for programme, advocacy and management purposes.
Maintain an oversight of services provided and available to persons of concern with whom the protection team is working in the area of deployment.
Program and team oversight and support
Supervise and support the protection team in the implementation of agreed protection activities through provision of day-
to-day support and operational guidance;
Ensure agreed protection activities are delivered on time and to agreed standards.
Ensure preparation of required project and work plans, in coordination with Protection Monitoring Team Leader.
Undertake planning and provide feedback to the Protection Team Leader on procurement and logistics needs, or any issues relating to staffing.
With the protection team, identify, advocate for and support opportunities to mainstream protection considerations into DRC or other programs.
Coordination and Representation
Develop and maintain effective working relationships with external stakeholders, including government authorities, UNHCR, other organizations and service providers (including service referral focal points), and other relevant stakeholders, as well as persons of concern in the area of deployment.
Act as a focal point for contact between DRC protection management, other DRC Attica protection teams (eg Protection Monitoring Team Leader, PSS Officer, RCM Coordinator, Legal Aid team, Protection manager, other DRC protection officers in other sites, etc), between the DRC protection team in the area of deployment and other DRC units, and with other agencies in the area of deployment.
Ensure service mapping and effective referral pathways are kept up to date.
Refer protection cases to relevant partners; including updating relevant databases on referrals and feedback
Represent the DRC protection team on site level meetings when requested.
Reporting, monitoring and evaluation
Ensure reports are delivered on time and to agreed standards.
Regularly monitor the progress of protection activities against project plans and timelines.
Support and undertake program monitoring and evaluation activities, including regular activity monitoring, documentation of case studies, best practices and lessons learned, as agreed with line manager.
Ensure sound financial management and expenditure tracking, and the preparation, delivery and filing of agreed financial documentation.
Provide inputs for the review of DRC SOPs and other work processes and identify gaps and challenges and make recommendations for improvements.
Contribute to continual improvements in DRC protection programming and ways of working, through identification and communication of challenges, gaps, recommendations for improvements and lessons learnt (what works well, what does not).
Ensure to apply and comply with the information management system which is in place in the area of deployment.
Ensure files and MOVs are maintained to agreed standards to ensure donor compliance and accountability.
In collaboration with the Protection Monitoring Team Leader and Protection Coordinator and other colleagues, contribute to the development and design of DRC Attica’s protection program and activities.
Research, Advocacy and Communications
Conduct or support primary and secondary research on designated topics, as agreed under the guidance of the Protection Team Leader or Protection Coordinator.
Any other duties as requested by the Protection Monitoring Team Leader or Protection Coordinator.
Strong verbal and written English skills
English AND Arabic or Farsi are requirements. Candidates who meet these requirements and also speak Greek will be prioritized
Additional language skills (eg : French, Kurdish languages) will be highly appreciated
At least two-year working experience in a related field; previous working experience with local or international NGOs will be considered as a strong advantage
Experience of community-based or community mobilization work in a humanitarian context is a strong advantage
Strong computer skills
High professional ethics
Skills and Qualities 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 vision and values.
Terms and Conditions The contract will be under the Greek Labor Law, and all allowances will be provided to the employees (Christmas, Easter, Vacation bonus).
DRC provides training opportunities to develop and strengthen the quality of its services as well as its staff members’ professional and personal development.
The position will be based in Attika (Greece) and national terms and conditions apply. General Regulations The employee shall follow DRC instructions on safety, confidentiality and ethical guidelines, including the Code of Conduct and the Humanitarian Accountability Framework.
Employee should not engage in any other paid activity during the DRC contract period without prior authorization. Employee should not engage in any activity that could harm DRC or the implementation of any project during the DRC contract period.
Employee should not give interviews to the media or publish project-related photos or other material without prior authorization.
Employee shall return all borrowed equipment for the project to DRC after the end of the contract period or upon request. Application Process